Erida, I suspect we all of us question our drug regime from time to time, and that’s a good thing.
I came off DMDs because of unpleasant side-effects, but have continued with Gabapentin for quite a long time now, which I take to relieve, or lessen, various symptoms like nerve pain, muscle stiffness and the hug. However, I often think about stopping, and for two reasons; the first is just to get away from routine pill popping, the second to get a measure of how much the drug is helping, or not, as the case may be. How can we know this without stopping for a while, or maybe reducing the dose?
I think that Alison, in post #3, puts the case for staying on DMDs rather well, if you can tolerate them, which it looks like you can.
I have, in the past, come off other treatments for nerve pain, almost always because of side-effects, and have found both my MS nurse and neuro to be understanding and helpful in the matter, usually offering an alternative.