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Fri, Oct 4 7:28pm · TARLOV CYST in Chronic Pain

@joken This is the 1st time I have seen Tarlov Cysts brought up. Wow. I was going to ask if there were any information or if anyone else had a Tarlov cyst or cysts. I have back pain and back issues for years and was also diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy this year with no known reasons
. I am not diabetic. Three months ago I ha another MRI of my back and sine done. Well, there in the written report was Tarlov cyst. This ha not shown up on prior MRI's. When I asked my doctor about it he just said, well actually h didn't say anything and I did not pursue an answer at that time because thee were so many thins going on. Now I hear it talked about on Connect and others have also found they have Tarlov cysts. I did read up on them and it sad they don't USUALLY cause problems, but they can. I couldn't help but wonder if my severe back pain and maybe even neuropathy could be triggered by that cyst and for some reason just now showed up on the MRI. I will be asking more questions when I see the doctor. If something is on or near your spine that should not be would think it could cause problems. I hope more information will be brought up from others here.

Thu, Oct 3 7:23pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@lioness I also used the Topricin cream. I have neuropathy in my legs and feet and also have fibromyalgia. My sister recommended this cream and I am very pleased. I use each evening on my legs and feet. It helps so much, even with the numbness. I ordered it from Amazon (of course). My sister orders directly from the site and says they always have sales.

Wed, Oct 2 11:32am · Acupuncture helpful for peripheral neuropathy (PN)? in Neuropathy

@lisalucier Thank you so much for steering me in he direction of the lymphedema site. I have already looked and will also join. Very good information from the group. Yes, I returned to acupuncture yesterday. It went very well. Tina, the therapist sat down with me and we talked about last week's session and how the week went. I told her her was feeling better, with more energy and lighter mood. I told her that I believed it was because I have been taking Melatonin and have been sleeping better. She smiled and told me she had worked on my anxiety and mood last week and feels that might have helped also. Ah, I said, maybe the combination of the two. I let her know that I preferred no needles in my head. She was fine with that and we preceded to acupuncturing me. I felt a little out of it when I left which may have been that I relaxed this time. I do not have an appointment next week because my daughter will be home for her vacation and spend a week with me. She lives in Ohio so I want to spend the time with her. I pray that adding acupuncture to the mix of medications to decrease my pain will do that. I will stay with it for at least the 6 weeks. I may have to space it out after that because insurance is not paying.

Tue, Oct 1 7:01am · Acupuncture helpful for peripheral neuropathy (PN)? in Neuropathy

cwm1@cwm1 I too am trying acupuncture. I had my first session last Wed and I go for a 2nd session today. My first session was more uncomfortable than it should have been. She put needles in my head and it did hurt. I didn't say anything until she came back into the room. My head, my eyes, my teeth, and my head were hurting. I told her and she said it was my sinus as the needles did something. I really don't know what she said, but anyhow I am going back today with an open mind. It is expensive and she does not take insurance. With my pain from neuropathy, fibromyalgia, lymphedema.I am willing to give it a try. While I am here, can anyone tell me about lymphedema and what they are doing for it. I have it in my left leg. The doctors are saying it is idiopathic just ass they say my neuropathy is. I don't have diabetes and have not had cancer. I find it concerning that I have two medical conditions that they say are idiopathic. The doctors really did little testing to look for a reason for both conditions. Have you are other group members have this issue.

Mon, Sep 23 11:47am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@mamacita Just read your post saying that gabapentin is now a scheduled drug as is lyrica,, What State are you, I have read this in other posts, Why is gabapentin and lyrica taking this turn, My doctor and pain doctor kind of push for the gabapentin for my neuropathy, fibromyalgia and mortons neuroma, My pain doctor just called in the gabapentin and oxycodone, I will have to show ID for the oxycodone, My word, what is happening out there to question gabapentin and lyrica I was an addiction counselor for 28 years, retiring 7 years ago, I had never seen or heard of those two drugs being sought after, Many people with medical issues find relief with gabapentin and/or lyrica, I am surprised I have heard no problems with pain management prescribing oxycodone, When a medication is used for it's intention and is monitored there should not be a problem, Unfortunately there is abuse with so much out there and I certainly understand, but it is sad that for those who are helped by the medication must also suffer, I believe every one should be cared for on an individual basis, There will ALWAYS be drugs abused no matter what restrictions are placed, but for many, such as me, I am taking a medication and not abusing a drug, I live in Maryland, I am so glad they didn't take Tide pods off the market after it was found kids were eating them to get "Who the hell knows"

Sat, Sep 21 9:11am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Mamacita Jane Welcome back, You were missed, I don't always share my issues, but always look on Connect for reinforcement and new answers to pain relief, I have pheripheral neuropathy, fibromyalcia, osteo arthritis, and am now dealing (or not dealing) with mortons neuroma, mortons neuroma is a very painful foot issue, Half the time (no most of the time) I don't know where the pain is coming from, One or two of the above, Lately is the foot pain, I even had a cortisone shot in my foot a week ago, Yup, still pain, Now lymphadema, What I am getting at is that I understand what you have been going through and welcome you back,

Fri, Sep 6 8:10pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

@wilcy You enjoy a few drinks in the afternoon. The relaxing and a dull of pain for a bit is probably as good medicine as any prescribed and has less negative effects than some of the medicines we put in our bodies. Just be sure not to drive a vehicle. Sounds like you have a good diet and are taking needed supplements. When they say alcohol can contribute to neuropathy they are talking about the alcoholic who drinks their meals and are not putting any nutrients in their body. Eat heartily and drink responsibly and enjoy your afternoons.

Thu, Sep 5 8:52pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

resawaller I know your pain is beyond measure I know the feelings that are drawn from it I know escape seems the only option It is not God guided you back home to see the face and hear the voices of your loved ones You made it through and you will make it through tomorrow I will pray for you. I will pray for relief from your pain. Remember what God did for you today He will do it every day as long as you call to Him. Prayers for all of us.