Post-Op hypersensitive burning skin - solution?

Posted by expat69 @expat69, Jan 6 1:19am

AAA post-op
hypersensitive burning skin – solution?

I wonder if any readers have a solution for severe nerve damages, and painful hyper sensitive skin, after surgery.

Burning skin that are very painful 24/7.
Think sunburn x1000 times.
Think pain every second, day and night.

Not scar related, but every inch from hips to toe.
Sleep wake up many times each night.
Wear socks, jeans or wide pants are painful.

Doctors say multiple nerve damages after many surgeries.
Surgery history:
1. Evar.
2. Evar.
3. AAA.
4. Infection removal.
5. AAA
6. Axillofemoral bypass
7. Blood clot.
All within 12 months.

Morphine and Tramadol prescribed don't reduce the pain, not even slightly.

I softly massage my burning area every day for hours, in hope to reduce sensitivity, but others say this is a possible longtime solution.
Done research online, can't find any medicine or cream that would help for this 24 hours a day pain.

My incredible medical history are 100% true, so I am beyond desperate for any suggestions that might help.

Please.

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Hi @expat69
I am so sorry you’re experiencing this! This is the worst kind of discomfort! I had a thoracotomy to repair my aortic aneurysms- I have this kind of pain basically from left breast to left shoulder blade. I have trouble with tight clothes or bras- so I can see where socks, and other clothes can be an issue. I have found lidocaine patches help some, also biofreeze, could be entirely placebo effect but at least calms me down and makes me able to relax and rest. They did try me on some neurontin post op- it did help a little also- I just stopped taking because it seemed to make me too sleepy and I just didn’t want to take more pills. But I was told for nerve damage there just wasn’t much to be done. I would talk to your doctor and maybe see a neurologist to see if they have better treatments to offer. Best wishes!!

Jeane

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Hi @expat69
I am so sorry you’re experiencing this! This is the worst kind of discomfort! I had a thoracotomy to repair my aortic aneurysms- I have this kind of pain basically from left breast to left shoulder blade. I have trouble with tight clothes or bras- so I can see where socks, and other clothes can be an issue. I have found lidocaine patches help some, also biofreeze, could be entirely placebo effect but at least calms me down and makes me able to relax and rest. They did try me on some neurontin post op- it did help a little also- I just stopped taking because it seemed to make me too sleepy and I just didn’t want to take more pills. But I was told for nerve damage there just wasn’t much to be done. I would talk to your doctor and maybe see a neurologist to see if they have better treatments to offer. Best wishes!!

Jeane

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Dear Jeane.

Thank you so very much.
All suggestions are valuable for me.
Are your burning pain gone or reduced now, and can you tell me how long time it took?

Will look if Lidocaine are available where I live. Sadly seems this problem has been ignored by the medical professionals and lack solutions, but I never give up.
Willing to try any kind of possible remedy.
We both know how this burning feeling can make one nuts.

Thank you again Jeane.
🫂

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