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My dr said I have severe, severe nerve damage. what kind of

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my dr said I have severe, severe nerve damage. what kind of injection was he talking about giving me
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: i have just learned that sjogrens can cause nerve damage in back. my legs feel too heavy to lift. i get tired quickly. my dr said he didn't want to give me an injection of some kind. what could it be
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i have sjogrens and connective tissue disease.s there something that will give me a little energy and relieve the pain
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

He was probably thinking about an injection into the lower back

Does this sound correct?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
my doctor told me today that my biopsy showed severe, severe nerve damage. probablyfrom my sjogrens. is this a disease that progressively gets worse? he wanted to start me on lyrica. so today i filled the prescription. he said he didn't want to start giving me injections yet. what kind of injections would he be talking.about? my balance. is worse and only getting worse. my legs feel so weak afterjust walking around in the house. they did,a biopsy on my right leg to determine what kind and how bad thenerve damage is. do you agree with his treatment plan. he started me on 50 lyrica today .
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry you are suffering so bad. You seem very knowledgeable on this topic though.

1)Sjogrens does progressively get worse. I'm sorry. :(

2)cortisone injections

Yes, I agree with the plan. However, I think lyrica is more likely to help that injections. Try the injections as a last resort

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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