I have been diagnosed with neuropathy in my feet about 2 months ago. Have been on Lyrica for about a month. I find now on some days that the pain travels up to my thighs. Just wondering if this is caused from the neuropathy in the feet. Have drunkenness feeling from the Lyrica and also the hangover feeling the next day. Is this a common side effect?Also wondering what else I can do to help with the pain? I am not a diabetic and have a lot of allergies to meds. Please if any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for your time and patience. Have a great day.
Does the pain from neuropathy in the feet travel up to the thighs?
- 5 Apr 2015 by iamanana6x
- 5 May 2015
- lyrica, peripheral neuropathy, pain, neuropathic pain, diagnosis
Added 5 Apr 2015:
About 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetc Dystrophy. Could my neuropathy be caused from that? I did have a razotomy about 8 years ago and I had been pain free up until about 4 months ago. Can a razotomy help with my pain for neuropathy? Just trying to get some answers on what might help. Some days it feels like I am walking on nubs at the end of my legs, although I can still feel my feet. I have no numbness at all. Once again, I thank you so much for your time and patience. Have a great day.
Added 8 Apr 2015:
I want to thank each and everyone of you who have given me suggestions. I truly appreciate it. My heart goes out to everyone of you, who have to be in this awful pain. If I happen to find anything that can help, by all means, I will definitely share with you. All of you ladies are so wonderful and caring. Bless you all. I have each of you in my prayers. :) ♡
I have had PN for about 9 years and it started in my feet. It sometimes travels to my legs and thighs but mainly below the knees especially in the back of my legs. I have had days where it affects my hands and arms. There doesn't seem to be a pattern and it changes daily. Some times there is no pain for a few days and those are the good days. Everyone's pain and experience is different I am learning. I take 30 mg. of Amitriptyline which helps with the pain and is not costly. I sometimes massage a medicated cream on my feet before bed and it helps a little. I would recommend reading books on pain management and learning all you can about neuropathy. You will learn more on your own and from other sufferers than from doctors.Best wishes to you.
Yes the pain from neuropathy can be anywhere. Mine started at my toes, feet and now I have it all the way up to my buttocks and the small of my back, and on front side of my body its in my toes, feet and all up my legs and thighs. The Rhizotomy would only work for nerve roots in the spinal cord and what you had it done for. Gabapentin nor Lyrica helps my neuropathy. I stay in excruciating pain 24/7 with no break inbetween. I hope you find something that works as nerve pain must be the worse pain in the world.. May God bless you!
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