I started some meds that have vastly improved my pain as a secondary effect (prozac for depression, gabitril for sleep), but I still feel some now and again and when one wears off I really feel it. Now, this may sound crazy, but I think I felt "better" when I could feel the pain all the time. I had no pain free moments to compare it to! I have fairly mild symptoms, or so I thought, until I stopped feeling pain. What had been perfectly manageable and what my husband and I joked about as "my bag of complaints" became terrible pain. The pain hasn't changed, just my attitude towards it. I'm probably going off the gabitril anyway, but I think I'd really rather not have any pain meds beyond the 2 or 3 ibuprofen I used to take when things got nasty. I know the people with real hard pain can't do this, but do mild pain people feel this way?