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    Neuropathic Pain

    Asked by JNW on Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Neuropathic Pain

    This is the second time I've experience neuropathic pain around my mastectomy site. The first time I had nerve blocks and trigger points and they did great from the day I got them and they lasted well over a year. This time around, a few hours after the nerve blocks, the pain started growing and spreading. I notified the doctor. She put me on Baclofen and told me to give it a week for the nerve blocks to fully kick in. The pain continued to grow and spread. I saw her after a week and she said she'd never seen anything like it. She tried a couple of trigger points. One worked and one didn't. Based on that, she said she didn't want to go in with more blocks or trigger points, gave me a script for Baclofen and said to come back in a month. Has anyone else had this issue? How did you overcome it? Dry needling has been suggested, but very close to where my lymph nodes were removed, which worries me about lymphedema. Is that valid?

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    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Spammers gone Yea Greg thanks.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      @charnell, I can only delete the whole thread, that would only send them somewhere else. We are starting to close in on them. Thanks for your patience

      about 4 years ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar

      Thanks everyone for sharing your treatments. I have neuropathy with some fibro. I've had some of the drugs mentioned, but just don't like the side effects. I'm dealing with chemo brain now & don't want it to worsen.

      about 4 years ago

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