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Joseph

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Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Chronic pain, Ear, nose and throat disorders, Neurology (brain and nervous system)

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Fri, Jul 19 3:15pm · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

I feel your pain. Thanks be to God, I've had no broken bones but four fusions and eight knee operations put me in your league of polyneuropathy. I lived on Oxycontin, Lyrica, Baclofen, and Amitriptyline. The side effects of the abuse of Oxy have made life a living hell here in the State of TN. It was bad enough that my GP was forced to discontinue prescribing Oxycontin by my state, but now they are forcing pain clinics to close or jump through a maze of hoops to stay in business. I had a manageable quality of life until May 8th when the State of TN forced the closure of my last pain clinic. I am now on a two-year waiting list just to get into another clinic. All of that time without the Oxycontin that I was living on.

Fri, Jul 19 2:47pm · Burning Feet syndrome in Neuropathy

I've had some success with Lyrica (150 mg twice daily) and Amitriptyline (75 mg nightly). The burning in my hands and feet lessened greatly and the Ami also helped me sleep.