I think just about all of us with multiple sclerosis (MS) have experienced the numbness, tingling and/or burning that is otherwise known as paresthesia.
If you are really unlucky, you get to experience buzzy feet (or other body parts) all of the time. To me one of the worst parts of this MS symptom is not the physical discomfort, although that can be considerable. I just hate the fact that when I have these weird sensations in my extremities, I cannot forget for one second that I have MS. I simply cannot ignore this symptom, no matter how hard I try.
Adding insult to injury, bringing it up to a doc usually gets a shrug and we get told that it is a "benign" symptom, meaning that it is what it is, but it probably won't get bad enough to negatively impact our physical functioning. It's not that our doctors wouldn't love to help us - unfortunately, there is very little that modern science or medicine can do to address paresthesia.
So, I have assembled a list of the things that I have heard about from others or tried myself to get some relief. Some of these ideas require a bit of effort or even a little bit of "magical thinking," but knowing that they have helped some people at one time or another should provide the necessary incentive to give a couple of them a chance.
Read the full article here: Tips for Dealing with Numbness and Tingling as a Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis
Now I'm asking for your input. What have you done to help with this symptom? Did it help? How much relief did you get? Any and all stories, advice and even whining about your paresthesia are welcome here. I have no doubt that we all want to feel better and we all understand (from first hand experience) how frustrating it is to have this symptom. Most of us are probably willing to try things that others think are "silly" or "weird" in our quest for relief. Share your experiences in the comments section below.