In 2013 I developed overnight neuropathic pain. After many crying trips to the GP, they just said I have vulvodynia. The mystery is that I simply developed a small cyst and overnight I had full-on stabbing pains ! I then developed sciatica as well as coccyx pain (for no reason)
I was treated with amitriptyline 50 mg and Lyrica 300 mg and sustained full remission and even weaned off all meds for a year and a half. I doubt that nerve damage would have allowed me to experience remission.
I have since had a relapse. I recently tried to wean off my amitriptyline and at 30 mg I had another relapse. I have crawling under the skin, buzzing/electricity feeling, random shooting pains and symptoms that move around. I even feel a ghost cyst when there is nothing there.
Does this sound like a functional neurological disorder? As it makes no sense, my symptoms make no sense, for example when I am with my boyfriend I have less symptoms (he makes me happy). I am absolutely exhausted by this neuropathy and all the tablets. Lyrica makes me feel like a different person (apathetic and detached)