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Dr. Phil, MD
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i had an operation for colorectal cancer in 1997. immediately

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i had an operation for colorectal cancer in 1997. immediately after coming round after op i couldn't feel my feet. i thought it was because i had tight stockings. when they were removed the pain remained.
I have tried numerous pain killers none of which were effective except codine phosphate to which i became addicted resulting in a number of falls and other problems - heart beat
Last year i had a colostimy to replace the original iliostomy which was becoming unmagable
The pain is now such that i have a problem walking and standing
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Have you tried a drug called pregabalin?
Also have you had b12 checked to make sure this isn't the problem?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes I had a bad reaction to pregabalin

what is b12?

You could try gabapentin instead
B12 is a vitamin. Deficiency in this vitamin (which is common in bowel surgery people) can cause all of these symptoms.
It should be tested in the blood
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

my b12 is fine

also I had a bad reaction to gabapentin

what about duloxetine for pain or amitriptyline?

I would get other vitamins tested as well

B1, B2, B6, folate, Vitamin D
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I still do not have a suitable answer

what information do you seek?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I get impression my GP has tried everything without success

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I rather hoped you would be able come up with a new idea!!

have you tried duloxetine or elavil?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

still no suitable answer

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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