I was just wondering if anyone has had nerve pain after surgery. I had a lobectomy and chest wall resection almost two months ago. I have had nerve pain in my upper right arm as well as on my right breast and into the right armpit. I am taking Gabapentin 300mg 3x a day as well as Advil and Tylenol throughout the day. I find that these meds do very little for the pain. I also take hydromorphone 2.3mg when the pain gets beyond me. Usually I take that up to twice a day. The doctors have said that with time the pain may diminish but perhaps the pain across the right breast will not because of the nerves that were affected when they did surgery (they removed the top 4 ribs and nerves in that area were affected, thus the pain in the breast area). I would love to get greater relief and wondered if anyone had any suggestions if they have experienced anything similar. I do not want to become dependent on hydromorphone and so take it when it is absolutely necessary. Thanks for reading and would welcome your comments.
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