Central Sensitivity Syndrome | A Survivor's Guide
Central Sensitivity Syndrome & Central Sensitization | A Survivor's Guide
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Mexiletine for Nerve Pain and IBS

My neurologist recently put me on Mexiletine and it has been pretty darn amazing so far. Mexiletine is a sodium channel blocker (SCN5A-Cardiac), and treats neuropathic pain. The best way to describe the effects of this medication is like someone glazed my burning hot nerves with a cool gel. Or…

Genetic Factors in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain

Chronic widespread pain, including fibromyalgia, is a pain disorder with genetic links. Learn what genes may influence a person’s perception and sensitivity to pain. Pain is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors, working in concert to control how humans process it. Pain sensitivity falls on a bell-shaped curve in…

My Medication and Supplement History

I decided to write this post for my new Neurologist and other specialists who aren’t quite sure what to try medication and supplement wise, and for medical researchers trying to better understand the biochemical complications of treating Central Sensitization in severe cases.  Below I will list prescription medications, OTC medications,…

How ADHD Saved My Life

I am totally and permanently disabled. This means that there isn’t a job in the world I can do. I can have hobbies that I can engage in (like this blog), but only at my own pace and with absolutely no external deadlines or expectations of quality. I am housebound…

Flu-like Symptoms & Central Sensitivity

While central sensitivity involves a lot of flu-like symptoms in general, there are some things that can make these symptoms more pronounced. These symptoms can include flu-like aches and pains (dull, achy, sharp, pinch), altered sense of smell, congestion, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, swollen, soar, and watery eyes,…

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