March 11th, 2008

Six Million Dollar Man

So That's What It Isn't...

Back to the doctor today. MRI and ultrasound both found nothing untoward (so I did read the test results correctly), so it's nice to know that I don't have a herniated disk or blocked artery, but that still doesn't explain why I keep feeling like somebody's applying hot matchstick heads to my leg. :P

So the next step is to go to a neurologist to get tests done for peripheral nerve damage. Meanwhile, as a temporary measure, I've been prescribed a nerve medicine ("Lirica" or something similar, I forget the exact name) which is specifically designed to treat burning sensations in peripheral nerves, go fig.

If it can keep the pain from bugging me when I sleep, that'll be enough ... what's the point of going through all the rigmarole to get a CPAP if I'm just going to wake up from having imaginary gremlins setting fire to my leg at night?

-The Gneech
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