Re: Finally a Diagnosis
Thanks for you caring post!
In the past I have tried Lyrica, Cymbalta, neurontin, Topomax, Elavil, and many other anti epileptics and anti depressants. So many I have lost track!
I had so many side effects that I couldn't take the Lyrica or the Cymbalta, plus my insurance wouldn't cover them anymore and they became too expensive for me to take. I did find that Lyrica really did help my fibromyalgia, but I gained over 30 lbs on it and I made so may mistakes I was almost fired from my job. It really messed with my thinking. I wasn't able to drive a car either- too loopy.
The neurologist that finally diagnosed me with SFN related to my RA has told me not to return as she has nothing more to help me. She did say to check with her in a few years to see if there were any new drugs in the works for neuropathy.
Not too encouraging!
But I try to take it one day at a time. I find that if I can get to the pool, I have a better day. But the terrible cramping of my toes and feet and the constant aching of my legs really wears me out. My RA problems seem minor to me over the worsening symptoms of the neuropathy.
Oh well, I do what I can. Hope you are making it thru the days as well!