Nerve pain/tingle in left side

Hello, I suffered a stroke 18 months ago and was left unable to walk. After 2 months in hospital I was able to walk for short periods but have suffered from terrible nerve pain in my entire left side. My left leg also feels like it is burning hot but the skin is cool.
I am taking gabapentine for the pain and codine but doesn’t really help.
The doctor said it’s the nerves making new connections and I am sure he is right but I am finding it increasingly hard to live with.
I am taking antidepressants as I feel down so much and the fatigue is hard to cope with. Sorry to sound like I am moaning but after 18 months it’s difficult to be positive.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Joyce

Hi Joyce,

If you are not getting any relief from gabapentine then ask your GP about either pregabalin or amitriptyline. Similarly to gabapentine both are neuro pain suppressants.

Finding the right one of these three suppressants is a trial and error exercise, just got to find the right one that works for you.

Kind Regards,


Thank you very much for your advise but I have tried them both without no relieve



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