Well, the neuropathy pain has been getting worse each day. I see the neurologist on the 24th. In the meantime, a friend of mine took me to the ER because I cannot sleep from the pain. It is not only both feet now, it has also moved into my legs!
For the past several days I have gone to bed and the pain wakes me back up. It is a vicious cycle of pain and no sleep. Frustrating.
So, I headed to my ER. They actually got me right in and checked me out. Decided no blood clots were present. It is just the pain of the neuropathy.
Neuropathy is usually associated with those who have diabetes. A little known fact is that when lupus starts affecting your brain, it can cause your nerves to go haywire, just like in diabetes patients. It causes a pins and needles type of pain. It causes acute pain and can be really horrible. I have posted previously on this subject of the connection from lupus.
Sorry if this post is a little disjointed. The ER doctor gave me a healthy dose of morphine along with a triple dose of neurontin. The pain is still there, just not as bad. I have some relief finally. Now, on the 24th me and my neurologist are going to have a major pow wow and get this pain under control. I cannot live like this, in constant pain. I totally understand why some of our fellow lupus warriors have committed suicide. When you have this pain all the time, you get to wondering why should you keep trying. Been there. Now, if this will give me a little break from the pain, maybe I can get back on track and feeling better. Ok, a girl can dream at least.
- Neuropathy Pain Relief (answers.com)
- Medicines For Relieving The Ache Of Peripheral Neuropathy (oleole.com)