The one thing that has helped me keep my sanity is medication for
the pain - as your boyfriend may tell you, ibuprof
en/tylenol etc doesn't do a thing for
this type of
pain. Lyrica (heavily advertised on TV these days), or Neurontin
(Gabapentin) may work to keep the neuropathy
at bay. I'm still numb, but the pins-and-needles don't wake me up at night anymore, and I'm able to get through the day.
Good luck to him and you!