The stinging pain in my feet has a name

The stinging pain in my feet has a name

The stinging pain in my feet has a name and it’s called peripheral neuropathy. I did a little research on the subject such as its origin. There are various reasons why a person would suffer from it but in my case, lupus is the culprit.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system gets confused attacking its own tissues. With that said, lupus may cause potential or permanent damage to internal and external organ systems.

Major organs are compromised whenever there is a flare up. Currently, I’m experiencing a pins-and-needles discomfort in my feet in addition to numbness. I read that there’s no cure for peripheral neuropathy because it’s a chronic condition.

I use gabapentin for my symptoms but sometimes the pain is still unbearable, especially at night for some reason. If you’re experiencing similar issues, please consult your doctor as they may have a different treatment plan. Hope for a better treatment plan for myself is on the horizon.

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Sabrina Nixon

I’m an author and playwright of urban fiction, a mom of two boys with autism, and have lupus. I lived my formative years in the Cabrini-Green Housing Projects. I have an article about my thoughts of the demise of Cabrini-Green on Page Four of the Chicago RedEye titled “Eyesore yes, but public housing was our home” (April 2010) and a lupus article titled “Butterfly is more than some ink on my leg” (May 2010).

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