I am new to the forum. I have been dealing with this pain since 1993. It started out as a result of a messed up foot surgery on my right foot and about
a week later the pain spread to my left foot. The doctors couldn't make up their minds - they said RSD, Causalga (?) and sympathetic neuropathy. I have a medtronic spinal cord stimulator implant, two 100 Duragesic narcotic patches and have Vicodin ES for breakthrough pain. I have been to 3 pain centers (which are all run by anestheologists - who wnt to mask the pain and not eliminate it) I have tried acupuncture - it worked the first time and never worked again. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996 and then they called it diabetic neuropathy. I have said it would be the greatest thing in the world if I could have one day free of pain - but I think that would be a mistake - trying to get used to the pain again would cause me to lose my mind. Oh, I have to ad that I lost my husband of 43 years in July of 2005 and my right leg in Nov 2005.
Anybody have any good suggestions? Do you know of a GOOD pain center in the Detroit area? I have been to U of M, St John, Mt. Clemens General and a private one in Port Huron.