I take Lyrica. However my nerve issues sound a bit different. The Lyrica helped change the burning, electricy-like, bugs crawling feeling to numby. I will take numb over pain any day. I would love to feel my middle 3 toes again without that going to sleep feeling, but it is better than me wanting to whack them off! But you may want to try Lyrica. It really helps and to me, has NO side effects.
Thank you Angel, I will look into that drug. Though typically as I know there is no medication for numbness. My numbness is tingly and throbbing sensations, and if I run my toe across a floor or something it is a really different feeling than the other side.
What I have been told is that numbness is worse than pain because continued numbness will cause a complete lack of feeling and sensation permanently if it is continuous. This is what worries me.
I have a herniated disc L5-SI - it is protruding on the left side and i have nerve damage in my left leg mostly in the sciatia nerve. I also have numbness of the right leg, not the nerve numbness but the entire leg goes numb like it is falling asleep. also my herniated disc has calcium deposits around the disc and there may also be scarring there - i am in extreme pain constantly and take lortab for the pain. i have had shots in my back and physical therapy - all of which did no good. i am waiting to see a specialist and have been told by my primary care doctor that i may have to have surgery. i am hoping i am not too late for this.
do check with your doctor to see what meds you can take and what treatments will help. mine has been going on since june of last year. once i see the specialist i am hoping they will revisit lyrica with my insurance as they originally declined it as it is experimental to be given to people with back pain - it's normally given to people that have diabeties and have leg pain - good luck and keep talking to your doctor or others in similar situations. i went too long before i started seeking treatments. the numbness i can deal with - the pain i cannot - take care
Oh yeah, I am sure. It can only stay that way for so long before your whole perception of feeling is different. Numbness does suck, I know. For me, I am not as much numb as on the edge of falling asleep. That is what the feeling is like for me. Past the prickles and close to numb but not quite there yet. Paresthesias is how my doc describes it.
I tried Lyrica a couple of days. right knee down is numb, my feet burn and look totally sunburned after standing. The instructions state not to take with muscle relaxants or anxiety meds. It also stated it could cause weight gain. It could have helped, however, you have to weigh which hurts worse, the back or the feet? It also made me more lupey, my dr says anything for nervepain will effect the big nerve in the brain. I couldn't stop taking soma and the anxiety med I have to take because the vicodin makes me stressed. So all that thought out, I stopped, there was a vanity issue regarding possible weight gain
Try laser surgery...contact Dayton Laser Spine Institute in Dayton OH. My husband recently had this procedure, he was in a car accident. He seems to be on the mend and feeling pretty good. He had numbness in his leg also.