In June 2016 I was diagnosed with acute transverse myelitis (TM) in demyelinating disease of central nervous system; with hereditary and idiopathic, unspecified; and with ataxic gait. (Please visit Myelitis.org. You will be surprised of our illness's similarities.) In layman's term, I have an incomplete spinal injury with paralysis from the waist to the tips of my toes. I went from being an active person to a cane over night to a wheelchair after 5 months of diagnosis. Think along the polio virus family. A good sum of humans today probably haver never heard of polio. Being an incomplete spinal injury, I have daily bouts of being able and not able to feel the constant burning, tingling, swelling and overall aching pain simular to diabetic nerve pain and fybormyalga.
I take or have taken most all of the pain medications listed in all the discussion categories. I use Voltaren (tier 3 $$$ Rx) gel on my feet, legs and knees at least twice a day especially at bedtime. Two weeks ago I read an article on Myelitis.org about an OTC, homeopathic, paraben free, safe for diabetics, a foot therapy cream drug for neuropathy named TOPRICIN. Do Not let 'foot' scare you off. I use the cream externally everywhere (I do mean everywhere) the TM pains require attention. I have been sleeping a whole lot better since being introduced to Topricin. Roy Hayes, Houston, Texas USA