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how to manage chronic nerve pain

Started by 100002119339951... on 10/30/2011 5:04pm

i was injured in 2009,since then im suffering from this itching pain,it like a eletric shock running through my left leg down to my toes.i tried almost everything i can,and sometimes i couldn"t even sleep at night for more than one day.i have been in a couple of neurologist,but the pain is still there.please good peaple help me.i sometimes thinking of committing suicide,becouse i feel like this pain,has over power all my strength.im loosing hope.it ruin my entire life.

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What kind of meds have you tried?
Gabapentin, any vitamins, narcotics help with
Mine. It's just getting worse like central pain.
What have you tried?

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Kenneth, I haven't heard back fro you
Hairthehman

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Hairthehman sorry for taking too long to reply,i was away for holiday and i didn"t bring my computer along with me.i have tried a couple of medication like:Trepiline,Carbamazepine,Tramahexal and epleptin(lyrica),but sadly still the pain is there,if you can recomend any medication i will love to try it.Have a happy festive season

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I had a slightly similar situation and finally found about 75 percent relief from having a spinal cord stimulator implanted. I may take vicodin once a week now, but I am able to work and get around much better. Have you thought or heard of this way to manage chronic pain? Please hang in there.

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Zamanie- I'm new to this site but I read your post and believe me, you have described exactly what I have and am feeling. The shock comes out of nowhere and I really believe unless you've experienced it, it's very hard to explain. I never had pain like this prior to the spine surgery I had. Since the surgery I've had pain in my right leg and just like you, it goes all the way to my toes and sometimes feels like there's a tight band wrapped around my foot. I often cannot find a comfortable position to sleep in at all and end up staying awake until all hours and finally fall asleep from exhaustion only to have to wake up at 5am to get ready for work. I was given all kinds of meds after surgery but became so depressed I threw them all out, somehow got a kidney infection, had to go to emergency and the doc prescribed some of the same pills that I had thrown out. We talked and he understood my craziness and depression. I was so tired of being drugged up and depressed without being able to really walk and being in pain so much, I just sort of thought 'I'm gonna throw these all out. It's either sink or swim.' He explained that I'd been giving my neurotransmitters help (via the meds), and to just stop (by throwing the pills out) shocked not only them but my spinal nerves as well. I was a mess. What he gave me was gabapentin (which I thought was a mood altering drug because I had been on so many I didn't know what was what) and Endocet. I began taking those two meds and they helped somewhat. Gabapentin helps take the edge of the stabbing, shocking, electrical pain for me. And Endocet is oxycodone which helps for short periods of time (2-4 hours). I am not out of pain. On a good day using the pain scale I'm at a 2-3. On a bad day I'm at 8 and have been at 9 a few times. The laws here have changed since the beginning of the year and surgeons are not allowed to prescribe pain meds after 6 weeks post surgery. I'm well past that, so I was given two referrals to Pain Management docs. Anyway Zamanie I really didn't want this to be about me, I am just trying to share my experience with you so that you know that you are not alone in what you are going through. I too, have felt like I just couldn't live like this anymore. Pain changes who you are and certainly changes what we can do. I am so happy to have found this site and to read so many stories that people are sharing. I know it has helped me a lot, just reading the posts. I hope you can feel that way too. Please do not give up. Please read the stories people are sharing. I hope that you can share more of your story and I wish you better days ahead.

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Kenneth, the only thing I can say is opiates. This helps me huge! But I don't get enough. I got one big problem, and that is why do Drs put us through all this? Does anybody care that we would like to have a life too? There's things I want to do, and if these ass hole Drs think that we don't deserve that then we've got more of a problem than our 435 miles of nerves that we have in our body. Opiates are for pain. And if you're in pain, then that's what they should give you. I don't care if it's addicting or not. Aren't their things that you would like to do instead of cry? Give us opiates! Get on my support group CPS and talk to my friends. Tell them Harry sent you. Theirs no reason for this BS They give you enough to take the edge off but not enough to give us life. Screw em That's my feelings. Wait till they have nerve pain. I'll write my congressman and Senator. This is why people take their lives, because it hurts so bad. Write me. Let me know how you are. GB, Harry

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Look for a site, CPS, and start talking to all of my friends who have nerve pain.
They care. If u can't find it mail me back

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Kenneth,

Like everyone here, my empathy precedes me. My question is, could you please elaborate on "i tried almost everything?" This will give people a better idea of what treatments you may not have tried yet.

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I get the electricity in both legs and feet.....I just had my first shot in my back on wed..next one on the 22nd.....it seemed to help a little.....but I think after giving birth to 4 boys..my pain tolerance is high because I had some serious back labor that i wouldve jumped through a window to stop the pain...but I also know how you feel..It's NOT good..! Hopeing the next shot will work better...The doc asked me today about surgery..but I'm not ready for it yet...Good Luck

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