I guess I will separate my life "before PN" and life "after PN":
Five (5) years ago at 64, I was extemely active playing tennis 3-4 times a week and going to the gym 2-3 times each week in addition to my favorite activity; taking care of my grandaughter, the love of my life (after my daughter but different). I went to the doctor, a rheumatologist, to check out some symptoms of RA recurring after quite a long time. My RA factor was high so the treatment began for RA including a steroid pak and daily medication. This was pretty good for a short time but other ailments happened, the worst being what seemed like an electrical storm in my legs and feet. I was diagnosed with Pheriphal Neuroathy and referred me to a neurologist. After some tests, discussion, MRI's, other scans and much time, etc. he confirmed the rheumatologist's diagnosis and said that was all he could do for me.
Meanwhile the pain had reached proportions I could not tolerate. I was taking handfuls of Motrin (up to 20-30 each day) which really didn't reach the pain. We tried various pain medications through the rheumatologist and ended up with Oxycontin. I was referred to a pain doctor to monitor my intake which was 120mg a day (3 @ 40mg). (STOP - MORE LATER)
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