Hi again Debs,
I have found the only thing that helps with numbness is time - assuming you’ve had a relapse, that is.
It’s caused by nerve signals not being able to get through due to damage. So unless or until your body repairs the damage as best it can, I don’t think there’s any medicine you can take that can make nerve signals jump the damaged bit.
I find your nurse’s attitude a bit baffling, to be honest. I’m all in favour of not taking any more drugs than necessary, but if the ones you’re on aren’t doing the job, I’d say something else IS necessary. Plenty of people are on both pregabalin and baclofen - and sometimes many other things besides. There shouldn’t be an issue with taking both together.
I know baclofen doesn’t work for everyone, and some have had nasty side-effects from it, but I’ve found it an absolute godsend for the leg stiffness (spasticity). I don’t know where I’d be without it, now.
I hadn’t actually noticed how stiff my legs were getting, until I finally took something that helped, and realised I should have been on it ages ago.
You’ll no doubt get some more replies about the pregabalin, and how long to persevere with it. But honestly, if it doesn’t settle down soon, and start to deliver some benefits, I’d go back and enquire again about baclofen. What’s the worst that could happen? You try it, but don’t get on with it? No worse than the situation you’re in now, is it? I think it’s at least worth a try.