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Neuropathic Pain

Posted by Martin on 7/11/05 at 11:23 (178166)

Hi Doctors,

I've suffered from foot problems for about 10 years, but the heel pain became very severe about 15 months ago, shortly followed by severe pain in other joints and muscles, chronic fatigue etc. I've had every test under the sun, all come out negative, and finally they've settled on saying I have neuropathic pain or neuropathic sensitization. In other words, there's nothing wrong with my tissues, but I'm heightly sensitive to pain in certain parts of my body.

I've generally made massive progress through diet, supplements, acupuncture, herbal medecine, and just generally being less stressed in life. It really has made a difference and I'm now generally much better. But whatever I do, I can't seem to shift the heel pain!

What can you suggest for neuropathic pain? Can it get better over time?

Most stuff I've read about neuropathic pain is not particularly positive, so any possitive thoughts, comments or suggestions would be appreciated! Many thanks.


Re: Neuropathic Pain

john king on 7/12/05 at 16:29 (178257)

Many doctors prescribe Neurontin or Topomax for this kind of nerve pain. I have something similar, peripheral neuropathy. Have you had any kind of chemical exposure? I got mine from Agent Orange. I think when you get a diagnosis of neuropathic pain that means the doctors don't know what is wrong with you.

Re: Neuropathic Pain

Martin on 7/13/05 at 04:16 (178299)

Thanks for this info John. I haven't had any exposure to any chemical substances to my knowledge, but have possibly traced my symptoms back to a series of infections in suffered in India.