I completely forgot one of the worst side effects – Nerve Pain or Zingers! I can’t believe that I remembered this side effect now, when my daughter is no longer getting zingers. I have no clue what made it pop into my twisted mind now. She suffered from the zingers somewhere around month 2 and they stuck around until about month 5 or 6 then slowly went away.
Sometimes the nerve pain would get so bad that I could see her body actually jump from the pain. It would wake her from a deep sleep when it was really bad. Different things helped. Motrin did help a little but it really just took the edge off, which she was grateful for. Heating pads are great. That was the most help, plus she was always freezing at that point so it also warmed her up. Luckily they are gone now which is another sign of her body learning to regulate itself.