I have nerve pain in my feet constantly - the usual pins and needles and burning which intensifies if I have my feet "down" for any length of time.
I currently take amitriptyline (50mg) for spasms and it does its job but does nothing at all for the other sensations.
I have tried pregabalin which I didn't think had done much good but as I was reducing the dosage the pain did get slightly worse. I was then prescribed gabapentin and the same thing has happened. The changes must have been so gradual that the difference in sensation was hardly noticeable - either that or my nerve damage has got worse!
I am due to go back to my GP on Thursday. My MS nurse has suggested carbamazepine, nortryptaline or duloxetine. She also suggested a referral to the pain clinic in case any of these alternatives don't work.
I suppose what I'm asking is can I expect any of these drugs to remove the sensations completely or is that totally unrealistic? If that happens will my feet feel "normal" again or will they be numb?
I can't really remember what feet usually feel like - they've been getting steadily worse for a year now!!
Thanks for any help,