Pain in my right arm started in 2005. Just as you describe it. A neurologist gave me Carbamazepin in 2007. I had to learn when to take how much but after 3 months my pain was under control. I just did not like the side effects but better than the pain. I have been taking 1200 mg until "8 months after the procedure".
I had been trying to take less all the time but only 5 months after the procedure I was taking 900mg, 6 months after - 600 mg, 7 months after 300 mg, 8 months after my procedure nothing. I took last 75 mg July 6, 2010. My procedure was November 3, 2009.
I also had other improvements the first 33 days - like more energy.
My stent is still OK but Dr. Simka believes there must be something else as my blood flow is very low. We plan to meet in October and hopefully find out what else is wrong.
So, yes, your wife can hope to get rid off the pain.
Aug. 7, 09 Doppler Ultras. in Poland, left Jugul. valve problem, RRMS since 1996, now SPMS,
- Nov.3,09: one stent in the left jug. vein in Katowice, Poland, LDN, never on DMDs
- Jan. 19, 11: control venography in Katowice - negative but I feel worse