Electric shock in right leg

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For the past few weeks I've notice that I get what feels like electric shock on the back of my foot where the Achilles tendon is.  I also get it in my my right wrist, which I thought maybe it was carpel tunnel, but it comes and goes and it's in the wrist not the fingers.  I also noticed that I've been tired a lot more.  I am waiting for an appointment with my doctor to try and figure out what this could be.  Any ideas?

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    Sexy mom, Unfortunately no, my peripheral neuropathy is in my feet and have had for 3 years as a side effect from harvoni for hepatitis c. I would not have taken that drug if I knew it had such bad side effects. A lot of people have described what you are feeling and it turns out they have neuropathy and are referred to a neurologist. Good luck
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    Hi there,

    It could be neuropathic pain. Which i have which is like sharp hot needles beung poked in your feet. I have it hands and feet mostly its nasty. But i am having a bad flare up the last month. And its in my head, all over, driving me crazy. For me its burning pain, heat and i don't know if thats the sane. It is thought to be nerve damage from an accident i hsd years ago. Theres little info and even the neurologist wasnt able to help much as theres no scure. Its mainly to control the pain, they often refer to the pain clinics of course it might be something entirely different for you. I hope it can be sorted for you, ive been put on pregabilin now but its affecting my coordination. Im in the uk so not sure what medication is available over there. Best of luck, let me know if you get any answers

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      Sorry about the spelling mistakes, im struggling with my hands today
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      I can understand your spelling, but anyway doctors over here like to insist on giving out antidepressants. My argument with that is the pain is not in my head but it is in my feet, doctors think they know everything so it's hard to argue with them, it took a mri and a ct scan to prove I was not making it up. But at first they tried lyrica and then cymbalta which made things worse. Then they tried gabapentin but it is not doing anything so I am weaning myself off of that and I have heard horror stories about that drug. I'm also taking myself off of nortriptyline because that does nothing either. So I am on baclofen three times a day and carbomazepine twice a day which doesn't do much either except help with anxiety. I wish they would give me something for the pain but my neurologist says that nerve damage is hard to figure out and he is giving me what he can which is not true, there are other real pain meds out there but they don't want to give them out. They also get bonuses from the drug companies for passing out antidepressants.

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      Oh and pain clinics here are worthless, they have you go see your regular doctor to get a prescription after they see you
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      You are dead right with what you say, but the Amitriptyline, is an anti depressent but it is also known to work on neuropathic pain, i know he is prescribing me that for the pain. But yes ive had this in the past with the first neurologist who was horrible. I think i said this before. I had waited

      10 months to be seen,and he wrote me off didnt even check me over until i asked him to. He was totally disinterested. I broke down crying. In the end after 10 months of pain with gave me another reasin to say i was neurotic, in my head and an airy fairy condition. Ive really had to fight for this with soecialists.. i think . Gps are at a loss what to do but have been more supportive when ive had bad flare ups at trying to get the pain levels down. I dont go to the doctors regularly so they know i only go when i need to. I think i have had this 6 to 7 years im not quite sure. As for pain clinics you are right they cant prescribe, just give you a load of leaflets, how ever they did give me that capascin cream to apply which is the hot chilli one to numb the nerves and also a tens machine which works quite well when i have it on high but i dont want to have it on all day and as soon as i switch it off the pain is straight back and more intense. I have only had a nerve conduction test which showed a trapped nerve but nothing that would explain the symptoms i have. Ive not been offered any scans. Apparantly its very hard to show up as its small nerve fibres and so many nerves its hard to pin point. However i have read something about a punch biopsy that should show. But if there is no cure i see no point. Other than getting a proper disgnosis and to be recognised that it is real. What did your scans show up? At the moment i havent worked for a whole month and have had financial worries with a mortgage to pay. I also have no car as it sounded awful. £1800 to fix more than the cars worth, so its gone to scrap. Ive been lonley isolated and depressed. But i have three children at home and still function and look after them. Im sure the stress , makes the pain more intense. Ive applied disability benefit which was dla here but now called pip. Ive filled in forms and had have a interview with them on tuesday. Im absolutely rung out talking about it. I think im off loading today as ive just been taking pain killers to get through the day but ive just been sick. Now the pain has eased and it feels nice to feel normal. I really appreciate the days when i feel better, stops you taking things for granted

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      Let's see, where to start.. lol, my Mri showed sciatica and arthritis and the emg showed the neuropathy. That is when I had my first neurologist which I hated, he is one of those doctors who think their s**t doesn't stink. He was supposed to make a plan but never did so that is when I got a new one. This one gave me the carbomazepine because I have anxiety and he said it would help for that and neuropathy pain which it did for a couple of weeks. He also gave me the amitriptyline to get rid of cramps in my feet and legs at night while sleeping. And he said that the gp was right to give me the gabapentin. But I see him in a couple of weeks and am going to go over that with him and tell him I don't want to increase the dosage and ask for a regular pain medication and redo the ones that I am on and stay on the baclofen as that seems to work a tiny bit. I know he is going to say to increase the gabapentin dosage more and am afraid if I disagree with him what he will do. But I feel it is my body and not his and he doesn't know how it feels

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