More frequently I am experiencing severe burning pain in my feet and lower legs. I have neuropathy in my feet and my Raynauds symptoms have been worse in the cold weather. This seems to happen over the course of a day. I often experience numbness in my feet but at the onset of these particular episodes, my feet will remain numb, I have difficulty walking as I can't feel my toes and they refuse to warm up over an entire day. Late in the evening, I start to feel a burning sensation and my feet will turn the same colour as in the picture, spreading from one foot to the other. My toes swell and become tight and shiny. Both feet and legs up to calf level feel as if I have poured boiling water on them or walked barefoot into nettles 😲. Gabapentin, Zapain and ibuprofen together do not help. Taking all three plus rubbing 5% ibuprofen gel on my feet offers some relief. I try to keep pain meds to a minimum so it really has to hurt before I up the meds. I generally don't sleep on those nights, so I am not good the next day. The one good thing is that these episodes eclipse all of the other aches and pains! I had an episode 2 days ago and still couldn't put weight on my toes when I went out today - relied heavily on my walking stick. I am seeing the consultant next week and hope that she will have some ideas. I just wondered if anyone else has this problem?
Ouch! Painful feet and legs - any ideas? Is this ... - LUPUS UK
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