Patient Comments: Neuropathic Pain - Cause

What was the cause of your neuropathic pain?

Comment from: Dannybouy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 17

I have noticed that no one has mentioned the use of opiate based patches. These stick on the skin like a regular plaster and release the opiate over and 24/7 basis on an even dose. They are then changed at the end of each week. I have found this to be a great help as there is no need to swallow tables and no sudden "rush" of the pain killer that invariably wares off after a few hours. I found that for severe spinal nerve pain I use 15mg of Butrans and it has helped! Speak to your Doctor.

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Comment from: Tracey, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

I have had 3 back operations. The 1st was due to a bulging disc and I had to have it removed. I take 120mg of morphine per day and 40ml of oramorph medicine. I`ve been diagnosed as having Chronic Neuropathic pain and the specialists have said there is no more they can do for me. I`m unable to walk and spend most of my days in bed unable to move due to tremendous pain. Is there any advice that anyone can give me as I am very depressed and don't know what to do.

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Comment from: VikiMason, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I'm two years out from chemotherapy for breast cancer. I'm enjoying a fine remission, however I've been told my sundry symptoms indicate neuropathic pain. My fingers and toes buzz and tingle. I also frequently have what behaves like gouty arthritis in my feet and hands. My uric acid levels are generally good when this happens. I get more and more confused about the nature of this condition. I'm also pretty discouraged.

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Comment from: Fate, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I was caught in a crossfire and got shot 7 times, 2 to the torso, 2 to the left arm and 3 to the right thigh. I was also injured in the grenade blast, multiple fragments to my entire body. I was inside a car then that crashed on a 30 feet cement wall causing concussion and abrasions. I've been diagnosed with Neuropathic & Nociceptive Chronic Pain Syndrome. This was 23+ years ago.

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Comment from: Tewey, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 17

Diabetes (Type 1) was the cause of my neuropathic pain. For a few years the pain in my calves (left more than right) was more of an irritation than a disability, but about three years ago, after a serious hypo which I over-treated (too much orange juice) I found I could not walk at all. For almost a year I was unable to walk more than a few yards without crippling pain, but after a few months I was able to ride a bicycle, and now I can walk a couple of miles (though not very fast) and I can ride my bicycle for an hour or more. The pain is still there, and it is worse when I walk, but it is never as severe as three years ago. I think the daily yoga is helping.

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Comment from: jrg, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 26

Adult-onset diabetes. Classic stocking-mitten distribution, with numbness now radiating up my arms and legs. Requires pregabalin and hydrocodone for relief of burning pain in my feet.

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