Pain is a great leveller, I always say. Two summers ago I had kidney stones and gallstones at the same time! Agh.....
I don't know if you are currently seeing a neurologist for your MS and if you've have pain diagnosed as being associated with your MS. These are important questions as sometimes you need to rule out that there's nothing else going on in your body that could be the cause of your pain. It's like playing Lieutenant Columbo (ok, I am dating myself) by finding out all of the facts to find possible causes of the pain. With that said,if you feel your pain is MS related, please take a look at The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's website for information relating to Pain and MS. You can begin by clicking on this link: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/symptoms/pain/index.aspx
If you are not seeing a neurologist for your MS you should schedule an appointment with one to talk about your pain. They can take a look at the cause of your pain and recommend medications and/or alternative treatments once they find out what is happening with you. You could also think about seeing a pain specialist.
For me, I take Neurontin for the partial complex seizures I experience. Neurontin is also used for pain due to spasticity or pain caused by certain lesions. This is simply my personal experience. The Neurontin was prescribed to me was after I was seen and tested by a qualified neurologist.
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