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mitch777:
Ugh! Sorry you need to go through surgery again. Will this enable you to walk better and/or relieve some pain? I hope it's the last surgery and it works wonders for you. It certainly nice of Ted to offer his help. :)
I've had sciatic nerve pain that sounds similar to what you described. It was very painful. It took time and many visits to a chiropractor to get relief. Did the doc have a solution to your nerve issue other than pain relief? Hope you get this worked out before being laid up with your foot surgery.

Miss Philicia:

--- Quote from: BT65 on July 25, 2013, 05:18:15 AM ---God, that's awful.  I know you've struggled with these foot issues.  I hope this is the last surgery you have to have for a long time (if ever).

I take Lyrica for neuropathy, 150 mgs twice a day.  I don't know what the maximum dose is, but I started on, I believe, 50 mgs twice a day.  It doesn't get rid of it, but it does help, better than Gabapentin.

Good luck with everything, you have my number.

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My podiatrist started me on 50mg three times a day so when my refill is up and he sees that there's an improvement maybe he'll bump it up to what you have. I think the half-life is only 6.5 hours so maybe that's why he prefers a 3/day dosing, but I'd be glad to double the dose to 300mg/day like you, Bettina.

Miss Philicia:

--- Quote from: mitch777 on July 25, 2013, 08:07:15 AM ---Ugh! Sorry you need to go through surgery again. Will this enable you to walk better and/or relieve some pain? I hope it's the last surgery and it works wonders for you. It certainly nice of Ted to offer his help. :)
I've had sciatic nerve pain that sounds similar to what you described. It was very painful. It took time and many visits to a chiropractor to get relief. Did the doc have a solution to your nerve issue other than pain relief? Hope you get this worked out before being laid up with your foot surgery.

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I think sciatic nerve pain is part of what I have -- but I'll clarify it when I go back to the podiatrist.

Frankly I'm not convinced it's all due to HIV -- partially perhaps, but mostly from this long-term undiagnosed high arch issue that I assume I've had my entire life. But hey, that's part of the fun right -- not know what is causing what! :) When you have HIV and then non-HIV stuff happens it's near impossible to sort out what's causing what. The best a doctor can do is try a bunch of different things and see what sticks.

Maybe I should consider see a neurologist next, but you know I'm TOTALLY sick of specialists now. I've lost count with how many I've seen in the past five years (or longer if I count back in NYC when I spent five years also seeing a lot of them).

At least I don't have to travel a lot to go to any of them. With my health I'm stuck living in a city until I croak.

ps: This upcoming foot surgery shouldn't be as bad as the last two (or so they tell me) -- I'll take it easy for 7-10 days, not two months, then be able to do grocery shopping with one of those little bootie thingies. I think the metal pins will come out in 3-4 weeks and hopefully the toes will be sitting down flat and I'll be good to go.

Naturally Miss P will be happy to provide photo documentation for the forums.

wolfter:
I hope this finally gets you some relief.  My Bill suffered terribly from Sciatica.  The pain generated all the his right leg and his hip pain was horrendous.  He finally underwent some treatment that allowed him a tremendous amount of relief.  Wish I could recall what it was.

W

Miss Philicia:

--- Quote from: mitch777 on July 25, 2013, 08:07:15 AM ---
I've had sciatic nerve pain that sounds similar to what you described. It was very painful. It took time and many visits to a chiropractor to get relief. Did the doc have a solution to your nerve issue other than pain relief? Hope you get this worked out before being laid up with your foot surgery.

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Yeah, I think that is what it is -- also causes a lot of weakness up my legs and even to my buttocks. I vaguely recall him mentioning MOAR surgery, but he wants to try other non-obtrusive things first. It's generally most bad in my feet, but I think it's also what has caused weak knees now for over a decade. Basically I'm somewhat a mess from the waist down, but it's sporadic. I mean I do at least get around for basic tasks, shopping, traveling, etc. But I worry about it getting worst seeing as how I am only 48.

Just goes to show that a high cd4 count mean diddly, doesn't it?

ps: ooopsie, I already replied to you... damn klonnie! :) lol

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