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sarah22500 sarah22500

Sharp intermittent stabbing pain top of foot keeping me awake

I have small fibre peripheral neuopathy in lower legs There is no pain. I just feels like I have very tight knee-high socks on. I am not diabetic or overweight. i get really bad night cramps in my feet and side muscles of my shins which wake me up and have to stretch legs.

The last few nights I've been getting intermittent electric-type pains on the top of one foot. They last about 1 second each time but I can't sleep because they are SO SHARP.

i think it's most likely more nerve damage but how the heck can I make them stop when in bed?! Now getting them regularly through the night AND day....


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  • martin45332 martin45332 sarah22500

    This sounds so familiar because my experience is very similar but I do have quite a lot of pain. When I go to bed I take 1mg of clonazepam and 900mg of Gabapentin. I lay in bed until sleep comes. I get up for the loo a few hours later but get back to sleep for a couple of hours. This regime may well not work for you but I thought I would just let you know what I did.

  • Woodie2210 Woodie2210 sarah22500

    Hi Sarah, like Martin, my experience is similar but with burning/tingling in

    my feet and to a lesser degree my hands. I am not diabetic. I take 15mg

     Mirtazapine which allows me to have a good nights sleep. This medication

    does not appear to be one of the more usual A/Ds for this pain and according to

    the forum can be difficult to withdraw from but for the time being at least at

    night there is some respite from this debilitating painful condition.

    With best wishes.....x


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