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Severe leg pain

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  • Posted By: cantget relief
  • June 3, 2009
  • 06:21 AM

i'm new to this, so, i just figured out how to post a question
i cant even see straight, i've been up for days, someone please help me, i hva e type 2 diabetes for over 10 years now, about a month ago i started to have severe pain in my lower legs, the muscles and the joints, my pain was chalked up to nueropathy and given gabapentin, which doesnt work, i spent the day at the er, and they pretty much told me to get used to it, and that was the only treatment for it, i have even thought about ending my life, my god, we dont let dogs suffer like this, i eat ibuprofen and aleve like candy, completely tearing my stomach apart in hopes to get some pain relief, does anyone know what i should do, or what if any other medication can be used....i'm desperate

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  • First, you have to find a way to calm down. The self-talk is paramount when it comes to dealing with chronic pain-- you can make your condition worse just by thinking that you can't live with it. You can-- many people (myself included) find ways to deal with chronic conditions. Second, gabapentin (Neurontin) is not the only med you can try, it's just the one that usually works. Try googling a med called pregabalin (Lyrica).Third, if the NSAID's that you are eating like candy do not help the pain and only cause you stomach issues-- STOP TAKING THEM. Why do something you know will not work and only serves to increase your distress? You need to learn to do only the things which are proven to be beneficial-- and not stop searching for beneficial things. You are making the choices here, don't make things worse for yourself. Really, the mental aspect of chronic pain is highly connected to the amount of pain you will actually be in, even if the cause for your pain is physical. There are many, many different techniques for gaining control over this aspect thus resulting in less pain. I would start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) solutions. I know from experience they work.
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