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I have had PHN for 3 years now and there doesn't seem to be an end to my pain. I attend a Pain Clinic in Oxford and the consultant does his best for me. I now have injections into the back of my head, this has suppressed the electric shocks that I was getting from the damaged nerves in my spine. I take amitripyline, gabapentin and propranolol, these give me a good nights sleep but do not give me any relief during the day. Some days I don't know how I am going to go through, I have so much to do and have a dog to walk. I don't get any sympathy from my husband, if I say I don't feel well enough to do a job he just thinks I am being dramatic! If I remind him that I am always in pain and don't feel well he just says that he is sick of my moaning about my illness. I only 'moan' when he has put me under pressure to do more in the cottage we are renovating. I am 60 now and this is the first time in my life that I have been ill, I wish I had the money to run away and live in a little cottage on my own.
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