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dicklaxt 05-13-2008 03:48 AM

Hi Folks ,need some info please
 
First off let me say I don't know why I never tried to find this site before now and now that I'm here it looks like the place to get what I need. Briefly,,,,,,

I was diagnosed with neuropathy 2 years ago but believe I was suffering from the early stages as long as 5 years ago. It has never been discussed as anything but neuropathy( no specifics) The treatment has only been pain management type and I have taken 5 or 6 different meds all of which effect me the same way and that is to put all the problems behind me with sleep. I cannot function that way so that has been the reason for switching to different medications looking for a fix of sorts.I won't go into a lot of symptons that I'm sure you all have heard over and over.

I have contacted a neurologist for help but he does not recognise my secondary insurance after Medicare and I can't afford the out of pocket expense.

I am asking for a list of Specialists in this thing called Neuropathy in Houston Texas.My condition is becoming untenable,numbness of feet/toes and partial lower extremities and of course associated pain has to be handled with something/somehow other than pills.

Thanks for listening and hope to see some names and numbers.I'll be reading of your conditions, good luck everyone.

dick

cream9518 05-14-2008 11:41 AM

Re: Hi Folks ,need some info please
 
Have been diagnosed with PN about two years ago and I can feel your pain. I started with burning feet and now have been having numbness from ankles up my legs. I am on Lyrica 200mgs a day and have tried everything that was offered to me and did not get any relief. I have a cervical degenerated disc and all doctors say that this was not the cause of PN. After a having the last test that was suggested by my neurologist was a skin biopsy. It showed a dead nerve ending which is giving me this problem. I was advised by my GP and Neuro doctors that I can take Percocet whenever I am having the pains which only makes me oblivious of all that is going on from foot up. Just taking 5mgs will not make me addicted to drugs. If this makes me feel better why not. I also was prescribed sleeping pills when the pain gets bad at night and cannot fall asleep. I wish you luck with finding a neuro doctor. Are there any charity cares chapter in your hospitals that you can get some help. With Gods help and some prayers from me wishing you the best.


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