I have been on the neuropathy pain train for the last 7 years (ideopathic) and have tried everything the doctors have recommended and every miracle cure located through research to no avail. I try not to complain but find that if you don't some, everyone around you forgets you have these issues and then is so surprised when you can't do some activity or function because of the pain. I get the old oh, I didn't know you were still having those problems many time from people that you have explained to many times that no, we have found no cure and pain meds don't work. If you are not an advocate for yourself, the medical community and your friends and family move on as if there is nothing there. I can't explain that my pain in my feet IS NOT the same as your sore feet from a long day at work. Have to make a little noise or be forgotten!