@pfbacon Peggy, I imagine that all of the people on this forum at one time have wanted to give up because of the situations they are in. I have thought about it. I have been though the stages of grief that are normal, and I think people who are diagnosed with some incurable disease go through the anger, the grief, the "why me," the sadness, the fight, the flight, and then may reach the point of just wanting to give up. When I feel this way, I stop and think that there are so many people who have situations more severe than mine. We don't know why we get a disease or have severe pain when other people are enjoying life. What I have come to realize and accept is that there are problems in our lives that we have no control over. I am not saying that we accept the pain, but we seek information from those who are also trying to find help. Can you go to another doctor and get another opinion? Don't let yourself give up. A professor I had used to love to say "Keep on, keeping on. I know you have read posts on the Mayo Connect site from people who are in the same pain situation you are in. I have diabetes and have such pain in my feet that yesterday I thought I would not be able to walk at all. I elevated my feet and messaged them and eventually the pain was less—not great but better. Small baby steps sometimes help enough to give relief. Just allow yourself a chance to read more posts and see if someone can give you suggestions. I haven't found anything that helps, but I haven't been to a pain dr. and I haven't told my endocrinologist. I want to be strong and try to learn as much as I can. Just don't give up on yourself. I will look through and find others who may have some suggestions.
If you need to write any time there is a Neuropathy group and a Just Want to Talk group. Also I am on the diabetes group, and I will do anything I can to help.