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Dear Lord...please tell me that the nerve pain gets better? I'm almost 3 weeks out from ORIF and the nerve pain is crazy. I'm barely sleeping. During the day, I'm distracted enough that I can ignore the pain, but at night I just lay in bed with the burning, stinging, shooting pains.
The surgeon gave me Gabapentin, which I'll start tonight. Have others found it helpful?
Nothing over the counter even touches the pain. Google says I can use topical stuff (Biofreeze) for pain relief, but since I have a cast on, that's not an option.
Any help with ice? Even through a cast? Elevation makes it worse, so I've given up on that.
I'm open to suggestions.
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