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Severe Neuropathy

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by gr8feet, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. gr8feet

    gr8feet Member


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    Hi there
    I have a 61 year old male I treated for Plantar Fasciitis.
    He also has idiopathic neuropathy greater than 5 years.
    NKDA
    HTN
    Hyperthyroid
    Polypharmacy for colesterol, HTN, dysthymic, constipation.

    For neuropathy he is prescribed by his chronic pain DR:
    Lyrica
    Cymbalta
    Pennsaid
    Marijuana
    Cesamet
    and at night so he can sleep with the pain needs
    Oxycodone & Morphine

    Any treatment thoughts for neuropathy this bad.
     
  2. flyhal

    flyhal Welcome New Poster

    I have had peripheral neuropathy for over 20 years. It started in the military in the 50's with feet nerve damage during basic training. I have high arches and should never have been accepted into service. Feet have hurt since that time. It is very painful to just stand and am limited on how much I can walk. Then around 1990, the pain expanded up to my legs, especially the calves. It took 12 years to get identified as Neuropathy. Then 2 years ago, a new type test revealed that I had Small Fiber Neuropathy or SFN. This is called the Painful Neuropathy. I have been taking Tramadol for 15 years now and has been quite effective but as the pain worsened in the legs, I am now also taking Neurontin/Gabapentin. This has been highly effective. I take 8 tablets of 50 mg of tramadol daily and 2400 mg of Gabapentin daily. The VA supplies the meds for me.

    Hal
    Panama City, FL
     
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