Browneyes, I have just went through the trial myself!! I have to say, check and make sure that your stimulation isn't too high, I think that gave me a feeling like I had noodle legs!! LOL! Try that, don't know!
I am still considering getting the permanent myself, so I can't help there, but this forum has TONS of great info about them! People here are VERY helpful!!
I did get a LOT of pain at the lead site, and it seemed to wrap around to the side and front with that, but I hear that the permanent doesn't have that problem because everything is under the skin.
Please make sure to have a sucessful trial before you decide ANYTHING!! I had a successful trial, according to my doc, but I'm still not so sure about it because of all the problems I hear!! I still have to see another doc to see what he says too!
Best wishes to you, and I hope this helps a little! Please write if you have any more questions!! Oh, and I would talk to your doc if you are having that much pain!! I wasn't given any extra pain meds and that made it VERY hard to tell if the device was helping at first or not!!
Good luck to you, and all!!