I have a few medical conditions(diagnosed) which I won't bore you with ,but about 8 years ago I started to experience severe shin pain in one leg any vibrations,or just my trouser legs cause pain as does the weight of the quilt on the bed or touch feels like I was being kicked if it's wind outside this also hurt my leg, 8 year later I have the same problem with both shins and the backs of my legs I also get quite intense hot sharp stinging pains up the backs of my legs,the hot sharp stinging pains can improve with rest ( I have a glass coffee table which I can rest my legs on if it is near the sofa I find the coldness of the glass eases the hot stinging pains)I currently take Gabapentin (which was a god send)and pain patches which can ease the pains for about a day and a half.On the bad days I have to wear 3/4 length trousers.The problem is that about 10-12 years ago people noticed I would end up slurring my speech if It was a long conversation but it would only happen just now and again. But now I find it happens every time I having a discussion and I have eye muscle problems (I have problems trying to keep my left eye open if I need to look-up or sideways..if I am out I have to look at the ground in order to stop my eye closing.So my GP wants me to cut my Gabapentin dose down from 600mg 3x daily to 300mg 3x daily as he thinks the Gabapentin are causing the slurred speech and eye problem (but the problems were starting before the Gabapentin, and I am so worried because at the moment the 600mg do help the shin pains...but each tablet does give some relief which lasts about a hour on my bad days....what am I going to do when my dosage is cut down from 600Mg to 300mg the pain can be so unbearable to start with. I feel like I'm flogging a dead horse it seems as if everyone around me does not understand how much pain I am actually having, I do try to manage without using my crutches some days while in my home .But everyone seems to think the pain cannot be that bad because I try to get around without them ..I'm in my early 40s and hate having to use them at all but no-body seems to understand and I feel like I'm going insane
PS I have developed constant lack of sensitivity in both feet one shin and the back of my left hand ( if I touch them it feels as if I am touching someone else's feet or hand I can feel a pin prick just not touch.
Does anyone know anything about this problem or suffer with the same condition please ?