My Neuropathy came on after 2 strokes and does not hit any one part of my body. I am now taking 2-300mg Gabapentin twice a day. I have taken 5 a day but went back to the 4 because of the dizziness side effect. With the exception of once, my pain usually hits me when I'm alone. Which means no one knows, but me, about the pain.
Yes, I have no idea when I will have pain, where, or for how long. The pain that concerns me the most is the chest pain. I have had a blood clot in my right leg (I'm on meds for it) for years. I figure that if I can take a deep breath and it does not hurt I am okay, that is as long as the pain does not last more than a few minutes. I have discussed with my doctor and he feels I am doing the right thing. IF I can relax while I am having any pain I have found it goes away faster. Sure, just try to relax when you are in pain.
When I have pain and cramping in my foot or leg I am glad I'm still using a walker to grab onto or I could have fallen. I'm using the walker less so I don't know what will happen when I don't have it near.
Is there anyone out there who has Neuropathy pain from a stroke or two? I would like to talk with you to compare notes.