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severe nerve pain 4 months now ... head to toe
Bear54 posted:
I have just joined. I have been in severe and chronic nerve pain since being exposed to methamphetamine dust while cleaning out an apartment full of dirty clothing etc left by evicted meth users back in January over 4 months. desperately seeking help. I have read of many different types of pain meds but who do I go to that knows about all of them and can help me find one that works. I have severe reactions so far to the few my psychiatrist tried me on. even ambien caused a severe reaction in me... need help ... Thanks for any ideas or info.. Bear
77grace responded:
Hi Bear54,
The best way I can think of for you is to go to a pain Specialist!!!!
I suffer with Chronic neck and back pain and that's what I finally had to do!!!They know alot more about medications and what kind of thing s work for certain kinds of pin!
Sounds like you are sensitive to meds so,good luck!
Bless you,77grace
bpcookie responded:
Hello Bear, OMG, your poor thing. That sounds just awful. So sorry to hear about the meth dust and your pain.

At one of my Dr.s office, I read a pamphlet about Gene testing and how it can help determine what medications would be best to treat you with. Now I don't know how this works but I am going to ask my Dr. about it on my next visit.

Good luck to you
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ctbeth replied to bpcookie's response:
Hello bpcookie,

I've not heard about gene testing that can determine what medications would be best to treat one with.

If you have any articles on this please post the link(s), if you would. I confess that it sounds a little shady to me.

What would gene testing show that would indicate which specific med would help or not help anyone?

Bear, are you saying that you were exposed to methamphetamine particles and this experience has caused you to have severe and chronic nerve pain ever since?

Have you been to see an MD regarding this meth-induced nerve pain?

If you do, your MD will carefully assess you and he/ she will either decide on a med or offer you options.

Is there a name for your pain syndrome?
annette030 replied to ctbeth's response:
Hi, Beth

I have heard of the gene testing for certain abnormalities that cause one to be less likely to be sensitive to a particular group or family of meds. I was not aware that this was available yet, as it had many kinks to be worked out yet. We certainly are not at the point where we can decide what meds to use according to these types of tests. Maybe the doctor here knows more about this.

I am sorry, I cannot provide links to any articles, like you, I always ask. I take Nursing 2013, and Neurology Now, I may have read it there. I also get regular updates from Medscape, it might have been in those.

Hugs, Annette

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