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Hi I have been living with neuropathic pain for over 7 and a half years since surgeons damaged a nerve during an appendisectomy. At first i found it very hard to live with but since seeing my chronic pain nurse specialist i have found it much easier. I have tried all of the medication i.e amitryptiline, accupuncture, pregabilin, nerve blocks etc but nothing seemed to help, until i started cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with a pain psychologist. I found that using distraction techniques has helped a lot, as well as sharing my thoughts and feelings with others around me. I am now under the care of a consultant in London and am awaiting to have a permanent nerve stimulator implant device, which i cant wait for as the trial of this took away the pain completely.
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