I stopped the Lyrica. I read on it and there are too many side effects. I am now 3 weeks into my no sugar, no carb diet and feeling even better than when I posted originally. My blood sugar has stablized. Also been keeping my feet moving and wearing shoes with more padding on the soles, and my pins and needles are nearly gone. I do have still a little bit of pain in the ball of my foot so I am going to change the chair that I sit in to teach. The chair I have does not allow for me to be able to put my feet completely flat on the floor so it puts pressure on the back of the lag and on the ball of my foot and this may be causing me the pain. It is worth a try.