Patient Comments: Neuropathic Pain - Causes


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Comment from: Kay, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 26

I developed neuropathic pain in both feet and ankles, and worse in my toes, in winter of 2020. Gabapentin was prescribed, but I had poor reaction to the drug. Then duloxetine was prescribed but it didn't help. The neuropathy disappeared by late spring but resumed shortly before Christmas. It starts about 2 hours after I go to bed and I can no longer sleep. I've tried sleeping pills, brandy and apple cider vinegar. I am often a zombie during the day and take frequent naps.

Comment from: ArchyMom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

I have permanent nerve damage in my right leg and foot as a result of spinal surgery and subsequent infection. At first, it was just the pins and needles feeling, but gradually the pain started. I'm now in almost constant pain. Some days are worse than others and it varies during the day and depending on what I'm doing. I used to be a very active person and now have a hard time walking. I take 1200 mg of gabapentin. I'm struggling to accept my condition, but fortunately I can still work full time, though not getting to do the fun part of my job. I'm an archaeologist who can't dig. I feel like I'm on the Island of Misfit Toys.

Comment from: acumen, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

I have toxic neuropathy caused by a poisoning from acrylamide, a chemical used in industrial applications. It came on suddenly and has only worsened over the years (18).

Comment from: Ann, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

After having increasing/worsening neuropathic pain since 1987, my doctors have finally given me a diagnosis - they think. They think it might possibly be multiple sclerosis.

Comment from: Mary, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I have osteophytes which are impinging on the neural canal. I have severe neck pain and surgery has been an option which I have declined. I initially was prescribed morphine patches which did not work. I now take 150 mg Lyrica which provides moderate relief. However I can have episodic severe debilitating muscle spasm. I have recently had another MRI scan on neck and lower back and am awaiting results of this. I am currently in a lot of pain and really need help with pain management. I have a reasonably sympathetic general physician but never feel that I can describe the pain. I have likened it to toothache in my neck and I look permanently tired when I have a protracted episode of neuropathic pain.

Comment from: Debbierose , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 27

I have many health problems but I’m stuck on trying to figure out what’s happening to my left forearm. I used to do a lot of crochet and now it hurts my forearm so bad I had to quit doing it. I love crocheting, it makes me relax. Now I can’t do it anymore because of the neuropathic pain. I already had golfer’s elbow treated on that arm and it didn’t help.

Comment from: pkfowler, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

It is called Idiopathic neuropathy of the feet. Idiopathic means, the neurologist does not know what has caused the neuropathic pain of the feet.

Comment from: aleph, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

I'm a diabetic patient and hypertensive. For the past 20 days I'm suffering from Chilaiditi syndrome and my stomach is bloated. I applied liniment and Salonpas in the areas where there's pain, that's where the rashes began, then subsequently followed by this neuropathic pain. I’m applying sodium fusidate to the areas of skin disease and taking up to 900 mg/day of gabapentin.


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