Hi all, hope you are all as well as can be.
I’m hoping some of you can maybe give me some advice or suggestions. I am not currently on any medications/dmds as I have PPMS but my feet & legs at night are becoming really unbearable with burning/tingling and I am getting very little sleep. My neuro prescribed Amitryptiline but on reading the info, I don’t feel I can take them. My father has glaucoma & one of the side effects of Amitryptiline is raised pressure in the eyes (which is what glaucoma is) It is an hereditary condition & on my last 2 eye tests I have had raised pressure in my eyes so I am obviously reluctant to risk taking anything that may make it worse.
Having spoke to ms nurse, she suggested Gabepentin. Again, I am really not wanting to start down that route until absolutely necessary due to the heavy duty side effects, the having to take every day & the dependency issues.
So I am wondering if any of you have tried any natural remedies that have given some relief. I appreciate any natural remedy is unlikely to be as effective as a drug, but I would prefer to try something natural that might give me at least some respite, even if minimal, before resigning myself to becoming a gabby addict
I am currently sleeping with an ice pack, which as the weather gets colder is not doing much for the non burning parts of me!
I have ordered some canibidol gel tabs today but have no idea what dose to take or what time of day I should be taking them, so any opionios on that would also be appreciated, along with any other supplements, methods, thoughts that might help. I have spoken to my ms nurse, helpline on here & my local ms therapy centre with no success. There must surely be something that helps a bit, without having to go straight to heavy duty drugs?
Thanks all x (sorry for long post)