Severe Consistent Burning and Raw Sensation
I am new to this community…About a week post surgery I woke up from a nap and it felt like someone laid a hot iron on the back of my arm. While it feels like there should be blisters and irritation it looks normal. Assume it is because it is the nerves. Then a few days later the same pain started in my nipple. A little less like an iron amd more like someone took sandpaper to it.
Ice (was like shooting pain fireworks)
Bio freeze topical analgesic (didn't work)
Gabapentin (makes me tired so can't really function and sometimes slightly takes the edge off but doesn't always.
OxyContin (knocks me out so the pain feels surreal and not feeling extreme but can't and won't take regularly due to all the concerns)
From the posts I have found so far, which scare the bejeebees out of me, this doesn't seem unusual. Makes me feel so defeated thinking this could be more than just a short term situation.
TIA for any words of wisdom!