Last month, I met a specialist in physical medicine to address my unrelenting neuropathic pain and spasms as baclofen was no longer responding. I was prescribed Tizanidine (4mg) for spasms which initially did quiet my feet jerking at night. (I will note here that I am also being treated for insomnia while taking 30 m.g. of Temazepam which has now been unresponsive- I once doubled my dose to 60 mg which my doctor adamantly said was not okay.
For the past few days my spasms have returned and have not been suppressed by Tizanidine as I have taken up to 12 mg. Pain is now uncontrolled with Gabapentin.. (I had been staggering my dosage in the evening beginning at 6 pm and taking on average 1500 m.g. )
Where I am now is that my specialist will check in with my neurologist as to what could be causing these spams and hopefully recommend other treatments. But the pain, too, is unbearable and I am miserable in the evening.
So, for those who suffer with intense burning pain as well as feet jerking, please provide advice on your successful treatment so that I may share with my doctors. I do note pain and sometimes feet jerks during the day but they are not as bothersome than when I am retiring in the evening. These symptoms sometimes cause me to be short tempered and irritable which does not characterize me at all. I am in dire need of relief!
Thanks for reading and I look forward to your responses.