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odettesmom
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   Posted 8/25/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Have the ants crawling on my ms leg, but also on what used to be my "good" leg. the heat is to blame i suppose, but still not comfortable. yesterday had a major stabbing feelingon the ms leg.. felt like something stung me, but no sign of any bites. has anyone found the ants are able to turn vicious? a first for me. linda

rhondab
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Linda

Way back when....i had a prob with this and my doc gave me Cymbalta to sorta settle things down. Those sensory things are really hard to manage...they just come and go as they want and can be really hard to treat. Cymbalta seems to help calm those things and give u some control over the sensory. I really hope u get some relief from this. It can be really irritating! Take care and don't be such a stranger!
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odettesmom
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   Posted 8/25/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah, i know, ants are one of the tangible short-circuits in the nerve chain, but never had the stab before. happened when i was standing up doing the prayers of the people sunday. difficult to balance on one leg, lean against pew, hold prayer book and retain some semblance of good episcopal composure! LOL!

yes, on cymbalta already. afraid to think, but could be ms is making a move. now on tramadol for the pain. just every so often i have had enough ms and go back to wondering why, WHY!!!???? can't do what i used to be able to accomplish. rather frightening. linda

Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/25/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Linda,

It is nice to hear from you again.  I am sorry to hear of the pain and "vicious ants" you are having.  Good description by the way.  This is a crazy disease huh?  You can go along, all adjusted to your symptoms and limits then something new comes along to rock the boat.  Hang in there and let us know how you are doing.


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


popsie
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   Posted 8/30/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Linda,

Yes, the stabbing pain is nasty.  I have had the stinging beasties off and on for the last 10 years but they do not seem to predict an attack or a worsening of symptoms in fact almost the reverse!??  The last 18 months I have had terrible pain (beyond 10/10) lying, sitting, standing, walking and on the skin all from spasticity.  During this time when I was having my worst deterioration the stingers were relatively quiet.  Now, I have a baclofen pump which has given me miraculous relief from all that pain and I am feeling good again but the stingers are  back in my good leg & arm where they have never been before. I have found that rubbing them vigourously is the thing that helps the most.  I also feel that they might be related to allergies but have managed to prove that.  Hope you find relief!


Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/31/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   

Popsie,

I am so glad the baclofen pump is helping you.  It is great to hear.  I hope you continue to get relief from that.  Keep us posted.


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


Beau2006
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   Posted 8/31/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, ants you say, well that is how I describe it too.....I get it along my forehead and sometimes down the sides of my face....it does not last long, but I find that I am always swiping at my face.....just one of those annoying this....
 
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