MrsGeorge wrote:I'm sure I'm being really dense but over the week I have started getting really sharp pain in my arm and leg that come for a couple of minutes then go away. It's happening a number of times throughout the day. Is this an MS thing or is my body just crap?
Years ago, some docs felt that pain wasn't associated with MS but we know today that information is dead wrong. My wife (passed away) had associated pain with her MS, especially from leg spasms.
She eventually went to the pain clinic here and saw a neuro who specialized in that. That is the route I would suggest if possible. Pain clinics are very experienced with this and usually have 3 or 4 alternatives that you can try.
My wife went on Lyrica for about a year and that helped her pain. Eventually, she was able to wean herself off the drug and the spasms and pain did not reappear. The neuro said that in some cases, a "jolt" to the system from a particular drug will make the pain go away. But with MS, you really don't know what is going to happen!
Best of luck.