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Neuropathy/Raynauds

I'm a 55 yr old female with severe Raynauds (no underlying condition) that causes dry gangrene (winter months), angina, and of course the blue toes. I also have only 1% circulation in toes, with very little feeling in feet. Now I have neuropathy and listed as mild.
My pulse in feet is difficult to detect, but there. Feet constantly tingle as well as legs, and I have severe cramps in feet at times. When I walk I feel as though I'm walking in quick sand and the pain is gradually worked its way almost to my thighs. I also have restless leg syndrome.
Most medications given cause an interaction with my Raynauds (making extremities turn blue faster and worse), so I was put on Gapapentin. I have also been on Naproxin for over 7 years but have gradually gone off due to non-errosive reflux disease. The gabapentin worked for awhile dulling the pain and symptoms, but the side affects became worse as the drug was increased. The only option I was given was a narcotic, and I refused, and the doctor sent me away.
At this time I am not being treated with any type of medication.
I guess my question is this? Is there any type of treatment plan out there? Would a pain clinic help? Most doctors seem to just give up on me, but the pain and sometimes lack of coordination is becoming unbearable, but I don't want narcotics, or meds that have extreme side affects.
Also, just to put out there..I had ulnar nerve transposition on both arms, a severed bicep in shoulder with no explanation, and a SLAP on the other shoulder with no explanation. To me it seems all of this is connected to something else, or maybe not. Any help would be appreciated.
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