owww not a fun time, xp. i also had numb hands/feet, the 'hug' and all that. including the hypersensitivity in my fingers.. even while numb, how fun is that :S ..
i am not a pharmaceutical drug user, but there are plenty here who can advise you along those lines.
also you will find a large population of patients who use surgery for their ms (this is very new stuff - see CCSVI forum to read about the risks and possibilities)
personally i have used vitamins and minerals to great effect so far. my signature links below can provide you with some reading if you would like to be proactive on that sort of alternative. i am not 100% in agreement with some of the links i provide, but i have drawn from them and from research, in formulating my own approach.
as for your hands, i am thinking klenner might be the best place to start. it's a weird protocol but if you like i can tell you what i did for the modified oral version.. and what i did not do.. and what i would add based on more recent research, given that the klenner protocol is about 40 years old.
personally, based on klenner and other sources, i have come up with a few key nutrients that are important to examine as a first step when dealing with ms. if you're interested just say the word
and welcome to TIMS. lots of sympathetic people here, all looking for the solution.
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com