I was interested in the previous question about the numbness in the hands and feet. These episodes of pins and needles come and go and are mainly in my face and upper body. Sometimes there is numbness and on occasions it feels like it affects my whole body. Things are somewhat blurred because I have osteoarthritis of the neck with some nerve involvement on the right side. However, I think the headaches may be due to that but I am wondering whether there is something more systemic going on linked to the vasculitis. I am taking Pregabalin but unfortunately it has a number of side effects and it is a case of which is worse the pins and needles or the side effects. There have been cutbacks at the hospital I go to so my appointment had been put back a month and has now been brought forward by 3 weeks because of my problems but it still means I won't see the rheumatologist for another 5 weeks. Has anybody experienced something similar or can anyone give some advice please?