Val, I've have a peripheral neuropathy that has been affecting my right leg for several months now. I'm also on neurontin and it certainly helps with the nerve-related pain and 'weird' sensations. I'm also working with a physical therapist now who is helping me to do some 'mechanical' things to build up my strength and provide some relief. One of my rheumatologists told me that since I have lupus and Sjogren's, I'm likely to have this kind of thing happen again, somewhere (leg, arm, feet...whatever.) Not what I wanted to hear, but at least I know it can be dealt with. The good news from my neurologist is that these things can heal, at least to some extent. It can take many months, but they do improve (mine has, so it seems to be true!) Do ask about gabapentin (neurontin) when you see your specialist. I think you'll find it provides you some relief.
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