Neuropathy | Last Active: Dec 17, 2019 | Replies (17)
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I am in my early 60's and retired last year. My feet have hurt for well over a decade and I had been medicating in ever increasing amounts with T1's. After many failed attempts, I had given up on getting a diagnosis and/or treatment – but I quit smoking in April and piled on 20 pounds. I wanted to get out and do some walking but told my doctor that part of the reason I don't is because my feet hurt so much – and in fact – the pain had begun to wake me up in the middle of the night. He ordered a nerve conduction test – and here we are.
I also have something called Developmental Topographical Disorientation (DTD) – which means I get disoriented VERY easily. Because of that, I have spent the vast majority of my life in a very limited 'space' (mostly at home!) – so my life is not as outgoing as other's. I read, sew, spend time on the computer, and for exercise – do modified forms of yoga and pilates that will accommodate my arthritis.
Up until very recently, 300 mg of Gabapentin had eliminated the pain from my SFN – but a large dose of stress seems to have completely countered that as my foot pain is as bad now as it ever was. I will manage until I see my doctor in 3 weeks and will be asking for an increased amount of Gabapentin…