... cymbalya and lyrica, but I dudn't felt nothing, no pain, nothing strange, since three days ago, that Zi began with "pin" sensations in all my body almost face and neck, not very often, not painful, but with itching. Someone begin with this? I am very scared about everything I read about neuropathy. It' really very bad and painfull? O you think this are symptoms of neuropathy and small fibers neuropathy?
I'm not understanding. If you had no pain, felt nothing strange, how/why did the doctor diagnose you with peripheral neuropathy? From my experience with neuropathy (9 years) the symptoms and pain stay with you 24/7. I have always described it as when your foot falls asleep and you move it. When the feeling is coming back, you get that red hot poker, stabbing, cramping, you can't put weight on it, pain. At the same time you have areas of numbness. But with neuropathy, the pain does not stop. I suspect that you might be experiencing side effects from the Lyrica and Cymbalta, since you do not have the "pin" sensations and itching all of the time, nor did you have these symptoms before starting the meds. You should talk to your doctor. Cymbalta and Lyrica are some pretty serious meds that have alot of side effects.
I would be asking for a verification of the peripheral neuropathy diagnosis unless you were given these meds for a different condition, and the peripheral neuropathy is a secondary diagnosis.
Hello. Wondering if you have done reading about this condition. For the understanding of this disease, please review this quick description.
Sensory symptoms of small fiber neuropathy are highly variable. Common complaints include paresthesias, dysesthesias, and insensitivity to pain. Paresthesias are abnormal sensations. They are often described as numbness, burning, cold, prickling, pins and needles along with other symptoms. Dysesthesias are unpleasant sensations, either spontaneous or evoked. A light breeze, the feeling of clothes, or even a soft touch can cause pain. Insensitivity to pain can be particular problem. One may be bleeding or have a skin injury without even knowing it."
The article goes on about causes which are well known or spontaneous. This info is from Wikipedia and written by a physician from Mayo. The article discusses a detailed professional analysis.
Here is the deal. Neuropathy, no matter the cause, has the potential to get worse. However, if it was caused by an underlying condition, control of that disease will help. Weight control is also essential. If anything would have me watch my weight it would be pain. Since many of us suffer from varying degrees of this condition, whether large fiber or small, there are many tales to tell.
My only advice to you is that you handle it for what it is. A crummy condition that needs to be treated. I found gabapentin helped me tremendously for the neuropathy when I had shingles which it was treating. The side effects were not pleasant for me only because the first week with the intense pain of shingles I was getting increased tremors. A week later all that stopped and it worked well. My brain didn't seem to function well as I was having a hard time accessing info. Others have commented on this effect as well. My doctor said it straight and simple, " what would you prefer? Pain or forgetting what the name of a process was I learned forty years ago." So I took the drug. I am grateful I did.
No one knows how these medication will work until they are tried for a period of time. dealing with these conditions and how we do so is up to us. They take time and one has to give it that. There is no such thing as having no pain. There is such a thing as controlling it and getting busy so one can ignore the remainder. Proper rest and attitude does a lot. You are still at the stage where treatment can help. Wishing you comfort and solution. Karen
Peripheral Neuropathy can be, and usually is, excruciatingly painful. Believe me you don't want it! I had PN in my feet and am now 100% pain free. And the PN was over quickly once I started this regimen: Super Complex Vitamin B (2X daily) and Vitamin B-12 (1X daily). Vitamin B rebuilds your damaged nerves. If you are also diabetic (like me) be sure to watch your glucose and control it with insulin if necessary. For pain relief, I found the products at PureBiomed.com to be exceptional ... instant pain relief with no side effects. I see hucksters like Neuropathy Support Formula selling Vitamin B at 10X the price of OTC Vitamin B. Don't fall for it. I feel the same way about Gabapentin, Cymbalta and Lyrica ... waste of money for PN. Simply put, the Docs on Fox News stated "there really are no good drugs for PN." Skip the systemic and use topical to stop the pain while the Vitamin B is regenerating your damaged nerves.
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