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Smile MP for 35 Years, New to Site

Hi all. I just happened to search for a discussion board for MP and found this site.

I guess I should give a little summary: I first got a diagnosis of MP in 1988. It was 3 years after I left the army as a paratrooper. When I was in, I had injured my groin/leg and the tingling pain & areas of numbness started. Around ‘88 I went to the doc (a neurologist) because the minor tingling pain turned into a burning pain that had me limping. He prescribed me Neurontin and told me to use it when the pain got bad and as it would subside, I could slowly go off of it. I stayed that way until about 5 years ago when the pain became unbearable. I ended up going to UCLA pain management and had several nerve blocks and radio frequency ablations. None of them worked for longer than a week. Nerve blocks lasted maybe 2 days. We did discuss surgery but at the time I was going through cancer treatments with radiation and chemo and I didn’t like the idea. After the chemo it was not pleasant as it fired up the nerve pain. I am currently on 2,700 mg of neurontin daily to take the edge off. I do use a cane whenever I walk a lot. Eventually I did go back to the VA to get their diagnosis related to my military injury and they did award me a 30% disability rating for severe incomplete paralysis. So that is my story and I will read others experiences with MP on here. I am active on other discussion boards for cancer and they have been very helpful. Take care. -JR
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