Necrotizing fasciitis pain
My cousin had necrotizing fasciitis five years ago and almost died. She was in hospital for over five weeks and had many surgeries to remove dead tissue in her leg. She now suffers from severe pain and swelling. She cannot take opioids because she becomes like a ‘zombie” and they don’t work after twenty minutes.
Her orthopedic, primary care, and vascular surgeon docs all say there is nothing they can do to help her except prescribe gabapentin ( which she says doesn’t touch the pain) or opioids. Much of her leg is disfigured and lymph nodes and blood vessels were remove during her hospital stay. Has anyone had a similar experience and found relief?