... worse with time. I was an active person that now has to be carried up the stairs-wheelchair at times and terrible pain everywhere! Mostly joints. Does it ever get any better? Im on strong medication for pain and even this doesnt work for me. I also swell up alot in feet and legs-is this normal for peripheral neuropathy? This much pain is a shock to me. Doc said 100 different disease prosses cause this-so far they cant find anything else. Going to UCLA next week maybe can get some help there. Does anyone else feel like this or have these symtoms? What should I do for exersize? Sorry so long-I'm getting scared that this is gonna be my life.