Re: 25 with post herpetic neuralgia
i am just wondering how large of an area is being affected and exactly where on your body is this? have you ever tried any lidocaine for this in either the ointment or the actual lidodrem patches that you simply apply over the affected area? i have one really sick and evil type of pain syndrome from spinal cord injuys called central pain that started attacking my shoulder blades and specific areas in and around the L elbow area. this crap is VERY much like what you are dealing with. it feels like a second degree burn that just never 'heals' or even ever goes away with all that a burn entails with even a slight breeze blowing over the impacted areas will set off a nightmare flare, and extreme hypersensitivity. it is a seriously sick lil pain syndrome. the ONLY thing i have been able to use that will help to at least 'numb' what i cannot get any med to actually do anything for is using lidocaine patches when things really get completely intolerable. depending upon just where and how large this affected area just is in you, the lido could help.
the only actual 'med" that even touched this crap and also my RSD knee was lyrica. that was an amazing med for me and did alot for me too, but for me and the way i react to specific meds that DO also have to do with specific areas of my cord damage too, it did too much TO me to even try and stay on it. but it does not give side effects or not debilitating ones to everyone. some people have no problems with lyrica and some do. but this is the ONLY actual med i took that just seriously gave me some hope there for awhile anyways. but if you have not yet tried lyrica, i would most definitely giove it a shot. i do hope you can find something that just works for this hell you are dealing with. if you have not yet tried the stuff i mentioned, DO at least give it a shot just to see how you may feel with it. but i go nowhere without my lidocaine. that was a total lifesaver for me when this crap just started and i could NOT tolerate THAT level of pain intensity til my brain finally started to try and accommodate this crap for me. its just always there stinging away 24/7. take care rusty, marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.