Sciatia Pain ? Anyone Ever had burning sensations in the feet ? ):
I have numbness down the back of my calf and the bottom of my foot and around my ankle. I get some relief from taking Lyrica. It is expensive, but for me it works pretty well. I still have numbness, but much less than without the medication. I wanted to see whether Neurontin would give me any more relief, so I took a break from the Lyrica to try it. That is when I realized how much relief the Lyrica actually provides for me.
I know what you mean, though, about the pain getting to you. It is hard to concentrate on anything other than the pain when the pain is that intense. By the way, I also get epidural injections, so that may be working to relieve the numbness, too. But even with the surgery, Lyrica, epidurals, anti-inflammatorries lots of ice, a tens unit and narcotic pain medication, I'm still miserable. Granted, I had complications after my surgery and required another. But, I guess I am just living with the pain and talking to a psychologist about the depression from the pain and my inability to do a lot. Also, I look at a lot of these boards and I feel bad saying this, but it's sort of a nice feeling that I'm not the only one suffering with back pain. Of course, I would prefer that no one on the boards, including me, had to have pain. Anyway, for the time being, I'm just dealing with it as best as I can. I know that I definitely don't want to take any more medication -- I especially don't want any more narcotics. And, I'd like to be medication-free as soon as possible.
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