I am 3 weeks post AVR and have nerve damage in my right shoulder. I have paralysis in my right thumb & finger beside it, skin numbness from elbow to wrist on underside of arm and the whole thing internally feels like frost bite. The pain is excruciating, sleep is rare, no med seems to work. I was put on Neuronton 300 mg which didn't help and had a reaction to that. I ended up in ER 2 nights ago and received five 1 mg injections of morphine for the pain. After a reaction to Zocor, which I didn't need in the first place, I knew I wouldn't survive that again. I had a C Spine X-ray yesterday which came back normal. I have been given a referral to see a Neurologist but can't get in until August 2005. My system is extremely sensitive to different meds. I am on Coumadin now for life. The only thing that brings minimal relief now is Darvocet N 100's (2), 400 mg Ibuprofen and a Xanax all at once and then the relief is brief. Frost bite feeling goes away but the pins & needles and numbness never goes away. Does anyone else suffer with these post symptoms? Have a better solution for relief? Any idea how long this will last? Thanks so much for any advice you can offer and any input at all.
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Paralysis due to pinched nerve