I experience exactly what you're describing, gheko. I take Neurontin/Gabapentin at 1800 mg. per day, but it doesn't seem to help much. I often feel like I'm sitting in a vat of hot battery acid and this becomes a problem particularly when lying down because I have too much pain in my left shoulder to lie on it, too much pain in my right hip to lie on it, and then on my back, there is the burning, scalding pain that feels like the skin is being peeled off and the tailbone is being crushed. It is difficult to stand for even a few minutes because everything in the lower back and right hip and leg goes numb. You are definitely not alone and what you are experiencing is in my opinion, definitely a sx of MS. Did I read elsewhere that you are not dx'd with MS yet? I agree with esspidity--don't take hot baths! It may feel good for a minute, but that minute passes and it could be potentially harmful. I hope you get some relief soon. I wish I knew what to suggest. If I find something that works for me, I'll sure let you know. jo
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