Burning Sensation

Hi all, Hope you are all feeling good as you can be in this heat!! I am so glad for an air con unit in my bedroom. Over the last few days I have this horrible burning sensation that started in my lower right back and has gradually spread round my side and now is in my stomach region. Paracetamol etc don’t make any difference. Has anyone got any suggestions to help. There are no marks or swelling. I also have a uti didn’t know until went to bladder clinic for a regular appointment. Now on antibiotics for that. Barney

Hi Barney,

Burning sensations are a very common symptom of MS, but I see from your profile you are quite new to this, so I’m guessing you didn’t know that.

The UTI may well have something to do with it, as infections can cause a thing called a pseudo-relapse, which means you have an outbreak of symptoms similar to a relapse, but it’s not a real one.

The present heat could also be an aggravating factor.

Ordinary over-the-counter painkillers won’t work, because pain of this type is almost certainly nerve pain, and paracetamol, ibuprofen etc. don’t address this. You will need a specialist prescription painkiller for nerve pain, so you’ll need to contact your GP or MS nurse if you want to go down that route.

Hope this helps,


Thanks for your reply Tina. I was beginning to think it was the MS but wasn’t sure if this was a symptom. Paying me back for pushing myself this week. This site is great for being able to talk to people who understand what it is like. Barney