spend the day working with no issues, soon as I lay down problemhappen
one and off I have pain, sometimes extreme pain, lasts up to 12 hours long sometimes to the point where I get no sleep for 3 days straight. I work from home at my desk. When work is over I learned to go to sleep when/if I am not in pain until staying up and going to sleep later because the pain might happen later and I end up awake all night and get no sleep.
But the past several days/weeks? even when I have days of relatively little or no pain when I lay down on my right side, my big toe starts throbbing (there is no big toe it's been amputated the pain happens in the foot behind the wound where the toe used to be and it's deeps inside but feels like a big toe). I switch to my left side so I can rub the big toe, right foot, on the bed to relieve the pain and the top of the foot start up prickly tingly painful feeling. When that happens I would lay on my left side so I can rub the top of my foot on the bed to relieve the pain. So i end up not being able to sleep because I can't rub both sides of my foot at the same time.
I think it's because either I stop being distracted and can concentrate on the pain or because I elevate the foot that causes my neuropathy to flare up?
I need to stop it because once it does this and I get up, the pain slowly gets worse even when I am up and I end up getting no sleep and I have to work again the next day.
Now I also have the periods of time of middle to extreme pain that happens on a random basis with no known cause or specific issue that I can pin down causing it to happen.
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the pic on the left started off as a tiny cut and the pic on the right is how it looks now though a bit cleaner with less dead skin on it.
Oh …. just reading through comments and saw the photos…. maybe a stupid question by me but have you shown this to your/a doctor? Sorry I dont know about this subject but was a bit shocked and thought to myself, no wonder you are in pain. My neuropathy is not as bad a most but as soon as lie down my toes go numb yet hurt and feels like glass between if i bend my toes and over the months and years toes jut dont move he same, especially as you say, at night.. hope you get some helpful feedback here, best of luck, J.
Who do you think amputated my Toe? 🙂
Oh, right. Wasn't sure how long ago toe amputated and if needed to see him/her again for some help. Dr, who performed amputation was surgeon, jut thought family dr. might help you. Our nephew had one big toe amputated too and has been having a really bad time of it, keeps getting infections and visit to hospital to clean up area… but I have never seen his foot, so such photos new to me, sorry. Hope you get some help with the pain soon it sounds horrible…just thought maybe you haven't seen Dr. since you got the small cuts.. take care, J.
Meditate (or focus) on the pain free foot. This helps me.