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Board: Neuropathy 05-25-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By cocoa100
Re: neuropathy moving

Not really when first diagnosed they said it was idiopathic neuropathy then later I found out my B12 was low and I was per diabetic plus years of heavy drinking of beer. I guess with all of those...
Board: Neuropathy 05-25-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By cocoa100
Re: neuropathy moving

No I have not had the nerve removal I have read about how painful it can be. I know what you mean about the sensitivity when showing now after I shower my thighs are so sensitive I have to wait at...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 05-09-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By cocoa100
Re: LYRICA vs TOPAMAX for ibs pain

Have you tried applying for assistance with payments for your lyrica with there manufacture. go to lyrica's web site to learn more.
Board: Neuropathy 05-03-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By cocoa100
Re: neuropathy moving

Thanks, already on Lyrica 75mg twice a day can not take any higher because of feet swelling. I also take levertiracetam known as Kappra 1000mg 3 time a day.
Board: Neuropathy 04-22-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By cocoa100
Re: neuropathy moving

thanks for the reply. so far my balance is still ok but my walking is getting slower because of the heaviness feeling. stay strong!!
Board: Neuropathy 04-20-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By cocoa100
neuropathy moving

I have been dealing with neuropathy for about 4yrs now. The worst of its in my feet and lower legs. Now I am having more pain and heaviness in the thighs area of both legs. it starts off as feeling...
Board: Pain Management 02-22-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By cocoa100
re: have to find a new dr

if you stop for the 30 day it might not be completely out of your system but they can tell that you have stop because it will not be as strong in your system as the test that was taken 30 days ago....
Board: Neuropathy 10-22-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,321
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Neuropathy unknown cause

maybe you shouldn't increase the dosage so fast give your body time to adjust. hopefully the groggy feeling will go away. good luck and give it time
Board: Restless Leg Syndrome 10-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By cocoa100
Re: RLS treatment, I don't know what to do.

it takes lyrica several weeks to get into your system so I would give it some more time.
Board: Neuropathy 10-08-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,504
Posted By cocoa100
Re: left foot neuropathy getting worse, stiff calf

Welcome to the life of neuropathy I've been living with this for about 5ys now and it don't get any easer. All I can say is get the right doctor to help you find the right medication so you can cope...
Board: Neuropathy 10-01-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By cocoa100
Re: moving meuropathy pain

thanks for your reply I have an appointment on the 13th see what happens from there. jus hate going for all the zapping, sticking and expenses for them to say there nothing they can do.
Board: Neuropathy 09-25-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By cocoa100
moving meuropathy pain

is it possible for neuropathy pain to move up your legs and into your thighs? just the front of both thighs and both calf's
Board: Pain Management 09-18-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By cocoa100
Re: in pain & hate my life

tell the truth let him know the therapy helps somewhat ,how much otc you are taking and that you are worried about the amount of otc you take. ask if there something else you can do but do not ask...
Board: Diabetes 09-17-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Please read this - feeling wrecked

I would check with the doctor before stopping sound to me like you started with too high of dosage. You should have worked your way up to 150mg instead of starting with that. they do come in 50mg
Board: Neuropathy 09-03-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By cocoa100
Re: capsaicin cream

thanks, not looking for a cure just some additional relief
Board: Neuropathy 09-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By cocoa100
capsaicin cream

has anyone used capsaicin cream for nerve pain. I have neuropathy in feet and legs looking for some kind of relief for the burning. currently on lyrica, kappra, hydrocodone and ms contin they work...
Board: Weight Loss 08-04-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Lyrica and Weight Gain

decreasing the dosage is not going to stop the weight gain. I only take 150mg a day 50mg three times a day and gained weight but if it helps with the pain a few pounds will not hurt you just have to...
Board: Neuropathy 07-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,321
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Neuropathy unknown cause

how is you b-12? sometimes low b-12 can cause neuropathy, also r-alpha lipoic acid is good for the burning that is cause from neuropathy.
Board: Neuropathy 06-08-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,634
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Neuropathy: I don't know if I can continue working?

I do the breathing meditation exercise every day after work. that helps to relaxes a lot of the pain after working all day and also give me strength sometime to cook dinner.
Board: Neuropathy 06-05-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,634
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Neuropathy: I don't know if I can continue working?

No I deal with customers at the counter I am however working 80% with full benefits
thanks the lord keeps me going
Board: Neuropathy 06-05-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,634
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Neuropathy: I don't know if I can continue working?

painat43 I to have been working for the last 4yrs with neuropathy in my feet its hard but you have to do what you can to keep the health benefits. one thing that might help you is a book. You Can...
Board: Neuropathy 06-04-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By cocoa100
Re: hurting after you take medication

I take lyrica and keppra for the nerve and the mc contin for the pain with hydrocodone for bt

msnik i have been in pain management for the last 3yrs now and i don't think its in my head that its...
Board: Neuropathy 06-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By cocoa100
hurting after you take medication

I have been living with neuropathy pain for about 4 to5 years now. it seem as of lately that about 5 to 10 minutes after I take my pain medication that pain get strong for about 15-20 minutes and...
Board: Pain Management 04-17-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By cocoa100
Re: why is Vicodin not acceptable for long-term pain relief?

have you tried an of the long acting pain mediction since your doctor does not want on the short acting anymore. maybe you should. dont ask for any by name but ask if you could perhaps try the la...
Board: Pain Management 03-26-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By cocoa100
Re: I feel like a Yo-Yo need support

i agree with backhurtz,
we all have to follow the rules. they are made to protect us,they may be strict but they are for protection. i think you need to get some tylenol, heat, ice, message and...
Board: Neuropathy 12-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By cocoa100
Re: compound cream with ketamine

thanks your right about the gabapentin only problem with me and it i can not take a high enough mg for it to work without have bad side effect. as to the lyrica you can take smaller mg. also they...
Board: Neuropathy 12-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By cocoa100
Re: compound cream with ketamine

the cream is perscription. i also take lyrica-script, kappr-script and r-alpha lipoid over counter it helps but it hard when you have to work and be on your feet. i will let you know how it works.
Board: Pain Management 12-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By cocoa100
compound cream for neuropathy pain

i have been in pain management for about 4yrs now.was just perscribed a compound cream for my nerve pain it has lidocaine, amitriptyline and ketamine in it. has anyone had any experince with this...
Board: Neuropathy 12-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By cocoa100
compound cream with ketamine

hi I am tring somthing else for my neuropathy pain in my feet its a compund cream with ketamine in it. i never heard of this and they used the ketamine because i am allergic to gabapentin.
has...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 11-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Caregiver out of ideas.

dont give up, i just tear up reading this because it sounds simalar to what my husbnd i went through.with me being the one with the illness. the best thing is communication sit down and have a heart...
Board: Pain Management 10-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By cocoa100
Re: switching medication?

update:
went back to the ms contin on 15mg twice a day.the ocycotin was a wast of money it did nonthing for the pain but make it worse. has anyone tried topiramatie for nerve pain? doctor wants to...
Board: Neuropathy 09-03-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,391
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Small Fiber Neuropathy

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i give myself a shot once month also
Board: Neuropathy 09-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,391
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Small Fiber Neuropathy

You are right about it takes a combination. I am currently on 75mg lyrica twice a day and 1000mg kappra three times a day. The lyrica works best but i can not take more than 75mg twice a day because...
Board: Neuropathy 08-22-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,391
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Small Fiber Neuropathy

wow
while reading this post i thought i was writing it myself. the symtoms are so much like what i am going through. still tylor i can relate with the feet thing iam at the point where i hate shoes....
Board: Pain Management 08-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By cocoa100
Re: switching medication?

thaks lotty667
my dr did mention that but thought we would try the oxy first,i will bring this up at my next appointment. the name methadone scared me at first but after reading some post on this...
Board: Pain Management 08-08-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By cocoa100
Re: switching medication?

sorry
i was on 10mg of MsContin and now on 10mg of Oxycontin. Even if he increase the mg its the price that is a problem. the doctoar did give me a discount card for my script for this month but...
Board: Pain Management 08-06-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By cocoa100
Re: switching medication?

just want to give an update on me and this oxycontin. it not working any better than the ms contin as a matter of fact i think it wost. i really have to take sa med every 5 to 6 hrs and the oxy cost...
Board: Pain Management 07-22-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By cocoa100
Re: switching medication?

thank you both for the advice. right now it seems that i need the sa med first thing in the morning and after work. Yesterday during work the pain got a little bad but i did not take the sa med...
Board: Pain Management 07-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By cocoa100
switching medication?

just switch to oxycontin from ms contin how long does it take before i know its working? how long should i wait to take short acting pill? when on ms contin did not know the vikes were suppose to be...
Board: Pain Management 07-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By cocoa100
oxycontin

does anyone know how long it takes an insurance co to approve a script for oxycodone
Board: Pain Management 06-19-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,159
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Hello...new to forum

thanks oldnbroken
after reading your story it helps with me to stay strong and not let this cp take over my life
Board: Neuropathy 06-17-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Tingling, pins/needles in feet and hands...

nerves can be restored but it can take years and that depends on how far damaged they are. once the damage is so far there is no repairing
Board: Neuropathy 06-09-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Cold

hi june just found your post. i know what you mean about the toes numb 24/7. have you found any shoes that work. i am still looking eveni n the summer its hard to find shoes
Board: Neuropathy 05-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By cocoa100
Re: advice on drugs needed

nanacarol
you can go on lyrica's maufacutre web site and apply for assistance to help pay for your script and depending on income they may supply it for free.also there are other medications you...
Board: Neuropathy 05-22-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Am I causing more pain by walking?

thanks gmak but i can not wear closed in shoes of any kind it has to have the back out, when i wear closed in shoes it feel like they are getting smaller as time past no matter how big the shoes...
Board: Neuropathy 05-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By cocoa100
Re: Am I causing more pain by walking?

missamyjo
i also have problems with shoes touching the top part of my feet. what i did find that help is propet travel walking slides. i like them because they are light weight made out of mesh and...
Board: Neuropathy 05-15-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By cocoa100
Re: newbie to neuropathy

Thanks mellow i will have to ask my pm about the topamx that is one i dont think i tried. the pain psychologist was helpful he taught me lot maybe it time to see him again it been awhile since my...
Board: Neuropathy 05-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By cocoa100
Re: newbie to neuropathy

yes its the lyrica. i had the same problem with gabatine when the dosage got to higher mg the swelling started thats why we decided to try the lyrica because its basicaly the same but used in smaller...
Board: Neuropathy 05-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By cocoa100
Re: newbie to neuropathy

how are things going with the new job? great i hope. the swelling is down thanks but now the burnings twice as bad so back to the drawing board to try to find something else for releif again.
keep...
Board: Neuropathy 05-14-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By cocoa100
Re: newbie to neuropathy

congrats and yes the extra activity will do that. i feel that way all the time after about mid week of a working week. been out of work the last few days had a bad reaction to the lyrica feet wollen...
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