I was diagnosed recently with sensory peripheral neuropathy. I never knew what it was. Except that i live with constant pain mainly in my feet. Is it nessasary to find a pain management group to get pain meds or is there anything I can take that will help. ( the only doctor i have seen was an ortho who requested nerve studies due to severe carpal tunnel). Where do i turn?
I take it you don't have a primary care physician? If you do, i know in some states they can prescribe pain medicines and its cheaper to go there. Your only other choice is a pain management specialist. If you decide to go that route be prepared for urine drug tests, pill counts and monthly or bimonthly appointments. I have a wonderful pain management doctor and I don't mind all the requirements entailed, however it can be an expensive route! Because of the opioid epidemic those are the only doctors that can or will prescribe opioid pain medications. I also recommend you take all of your findings, reports and information on your condition with you, I know they like MRI'S etc.
There is a very effective cream you can purchase over the counter, its probably cheapest at Walmart. It is called Zostrix. A friend of mine used to use it and it worked wonders for her especially at bedtime. That was when you needed a prescription for it. I wish you the very best. God bless you!
Hello Ninamarie55, You might consider a Pain Management Clinic in order to get the proper medication for your problems. I too, suffer from Neuropothy due to Spinal Stenosis, also need to schedule an appointment with a Pain Specialist. Currently, I take Lyrica for Fibromyalgia & nerve pain for the Stenosis. It helps somewhat, but I will need other medication to control the neuropathy more effectively! You can also see a Neurologist for this matter as well. You are not alone when it comes to pain... you have my sympathy!
Take care & hope that you will find a doctor to manage your ailment!
You can make an appointment at a pain management clinic. They will test for nerve damage and treat you accordingly.
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