I have had MS for ten years. Is the burning and prickly feeling on bottom of my feet a relapse or is it normal for someone with MS and something that I need to get used to?
Burning and prickling sensation on the bottom of the feet is very common in MS. This is not a relapse and can wax and wane during the day. If the sensation is too annoying, especially if it interferes with sleep, talk to your doctor about trying a medication like gabapentin or Lyrica, among many, to block these symptoms. The medications we use are generally well tolerated in most people are not addictive.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego