I have bad neuropathy pain in my feet and calves. It has continued to become worse over the years so that now I have to consider taking something for the pain. It is a burning...electrical current...stabbing..vice like continously running up from my feet to my calf. I also have continous muscle twitching in the calf as well. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with either neurontin or lyrica. I was given neurontin a while ago but didn't feel the pain was enough so that I had to take something. Just recently it has started in my hands so that when I touch anything it feels as though there are needles pricking my fingers. I am seeing the doctor next week but was curious if anyone has had any success with either of these medications. I am also wondering if anyone knows the cause of this...I was first told it was CFS and then told it was a major Bartonella/Lyme symptom. I am very worried that after 8 years it is now progressing to my hands as it is very hard to do things with especially my left hand. Is there any type of creams etc. that I might be able to rub on my hands so they are not so sensative? Thanks...... In fact this pain was my first symptom back in 2004.