I was a banker for 35 yrs and had to take early retirement and go on disability because of the continuous pain and extreme pain spikes in my feet. During the first 5 yrs I went to Cleveland Clinic who referred me to a surgeon who performed five separate surgeries on my feet with no improvement. I started seeing a pain specialist who implanted a pain pump w/catheter surgically implanted in the fluid around the spinal cord. It has given me some relief with my continual pain but my pain spikes are unbearable, which happen 4-7 times in a 24 hr period. I take oxycodone with Tylenol but helps very little. Do you know of any other type of medicine that may be new that helps with neuropathy? I have tried all of the standard initial try drugs. I did take Nucynta which helped a little bit but was not covered by insurance and cost over$500 per mo. I am fairly well to do but that was just to much. I know this is a difficult area but do you have any thoughts?
Let your pain management doctor know that your current pain meds are not helping. There are many you can try that are time release, (long acting) like oxycontin then use oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Have you tried gabapentin or lyrica? By the way don't ask for a specific medication or your doctor may think your seeking drugs to get high.
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