Hi there Sharona
I too have nerve pain, I sympathise.
Is it stopping you getting asleep or making your sleep lighter?
I often notice my nerve pain at night and not notice it at all during the day. I think because there are no stimuli at night I 'feel' the pain more then.
I don't think it sounds like progression if you are not changing in any other way- pain can come and go at any stage. It was one of my earliest symptoms and I was firmly RRMS, think I still am to be honest. Sometimes it lasts a few weeks or months. In the last 3 years it has become permanent and I've tried a couple of meds. I can only speak of my own experience of them, your reaction to them might be totally different so it's well worth trying one out to see if it works well for you.
75mg Prothaiden at night. Pros - slept heavily, no pain. Cons: very grumpy, miserable on it and really fatigued.
25mg amitriptyline at night. Pros- worked 95% for nerve pain and helped some muscle pain too. Improved my sleep too. Cons: was very grumpy within an hour of taking it, very fatigued even into the next day.
Both Prothiaden and amitriptyline are tricyclic antidepressants, and as I experienced a lot of fatigue on them even at low doses, it seems as if I am hyper-sensitive to this type of drug, although they work well for nerve pain
. Maybe you will not be as fatigued on them as I was!
50mg Lyrica at night. Pros- none really apart from not feeling as fatigued as I was on amitriptyline or prothiaden! Cons: seems to be effecting my memory and thinknig, I have started getting panic attacks that I never had before, and it is only working for about 50% of the nerve pain. I am hoping to switch from it to something else when I see the neuro.
I hope some of this helps and let us know how you're getting on.