I had my right upper lobe removed (vats) 5 months ago and finished chemo in 7 weeks ago. I'm beginning to think the nerve pain will never go away. Tried Gabapentin unsuccessfully and then Lyrica. After about 3 months of Lyrica, which really helped, I had to stop due to side effects. The nerve pain is not as bad as before the Lyrica but still very very uncomfortable and depressing at times. Doctors just say nerve pain can take a long time. Can anyone tell me how long the nerve pain really lasts?