Anyways, my doc did put me on Lyrica (very expensive nerve drug) and if i take it three times a day, the numbness goes away mostly, but the pain, pressure, burning, itching, etc is still there, along with the side effects
of the pills: dry mouth like crazy and cramps (charlie horse in calf at 3 am). So, it's sixes. But, the numbness for me is the worst part. Ask your doctor for a sample of the stuff; you'll know if it helps you within 2 days.