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Well, I'm so happy to know that I'm not the only one that thinks she's going crazy. I started out with my primary care dr. who did some test and then sent me to a pain management dr. She gave 4 different sets of injections one on each side of my spine, did no good. Finally, I called a neuro surgeion and he said I had a pinched nerve at L5, which is the nerve that goes from your spine to your feet. He said I didn't have the normal symptons, like the shooting pains down my leg, only thing that hurt were my feet, my back didn't even hurt but he was 80 - 85% he could help me. So, I had surgery in Feb. 2011, then several months of therapy. He told me it could take 1 - 2 years for my pain in my feet to go away because it takes that long for the nerves in your spine to regenerate. Still in severe pain worse then before surgery. Thank goodness my back still doesn't hurt the only thing is my feet. Been on Lyrica since before the surgery, keep increasing my dosage, last I was taking 150mg in the morning and 300mg at night. I have a new pain management Dr. and he wants me to have that nerve stimulator put in my back. That really scares me, but I'm going to "test drive it" first and see how that goes. He's also decided that the Lyrica is not doing me any good so he's weaning me off of it, today is my first day of just taking 1 150MG pill for the whole day, I do that Sat. & Sun. and then on Monday I start takiing 60MG of Cymbalta once a day. I haven't slept in two weeks and I'm ready to scream. I called them today and told them so he's calling me in something to help me sleep, sorry can't remember what he said, but do know that it started with an "N". I'm really hoping and praying for a nights sleep tonight!!! Will let you know how it goes with the Cymbalta. Good luck!





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