So I have a L5/S1 extrusion which apparently is pretty big. Over the past few weeks, I think it has been stabilized with steroids. Now I only have numbness in 3 toes and some mild sensation changes ont he out right side of my calf.
I was started on Neurontin to "protect my nerves" and have done well with it for the last few weeks.
Last night I noted that at the tips of my toes my sensation is now "normal" (though not for the whole toe) and that my right side of my calf is occasionally very itchy.
Has any had that itchy sensation before? Ik now when I've had other surgery in the past the wound would itch while it healed....so I guess I'm deluding myself that some of the nerve damage is trying to heal....
Am I crazy? Or is it all the medication talking?