I was given prednisone for a flare up of Neuropathy pain in the right foot for a course of 12 days. After the pills were gone my pain returned to its normal levels before the flare up. But about a week later, after no longer taking the steroids and the pain has returned 10 times worse. It is as if there is a knife constantly digging into the side of my ankle and the top of my foot feels as if it’s on fire which seems to come and go. The burning lasts for about 10 minutes and then slowly fades away leaving a chilled feeling behind. Is this normal after stoping steroids? I also have a history of DVTs so that is a possible concern? I am in so much pain I have taken the maximum dose of pain pills as well as the largest amount of CBD oil that they said I can take for anything the pills don’t reach, as well as heat therapy which only worked as long as the heat was directly on my foot. As soon as I turned the heating pad off the pain comes back as my foot returned to normal temp. I can normally handle pain, in fact I stop taking pain pills the day after surgery because I can handle it so well. But this has me curled up in a ball crying due to my foot hurting so bad. I don’t know what to do. Can someone please give me some idea of what to do?
Neuropathy pain suddenly worse?
Question posted by LibbySunny on 29 Jan 2022
Last updated on 29 January 2022 by leesten
LibbySunny - I can empathize with your pain. I have PN and have tried every drug and therapy that I am aware of. I tried CET in Las Vegas and went to CryoNext in Oviedo Florida. The only thing that has helped me is stem cells. I don't believe I can mention the name otherwise my post will be censored. I understand they don't want to advertise here. I hope I can at least say it is with an American company that operates a clinic in Medellin Colombia. The benefit, so far, has been slight to moderate. The worst of the pain is almost gone. I still have pain and still take opioids, but the worst of the pain, which for me was stabbing pains in the toes, is now down about 90%. I am about 8 months post-treatment and will probably do a second round to get any additional benefit I can. After that, I may try the HF10 spinal cord stimulator.
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