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Dryness (Eyes, Mouth, Skin)

There are few different ways these symptoms present themselves, and a few possible causes. One cause is CSS itself. CSS symptoms involving dry mouth, eyes, and skin are common. However, there are many medications that can increase this symptoms. So, check the side effects of all of your medications and…

Central Sensitization Inventory

The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) was developed to assess the overlapping health-related symptom dimensions of CS/CSSs. Part A has 25 items scored from 0 to 4. Total scores range from 0-100. Part B (which is not scored) asks if one has previously been diagnosed with one or more specific disorders,…

Guidelines for the Classification of Central Sensitization Pain

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Feeling Cold Often

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During the colder months, any temperature lower than about 70 degrees will result in me feeling cold. The majority of this cold is in my extremities – my hands and feet.  My hands and feet become stiff, painful, and feel like ice to others. Solutions: Keep temperatures around 68-70 degrees…

Cold Chills and Night Sweats

So, this is a weird one that took me years to figure out.  I’ll describe the symptoms, what foods triggers them, and why this occurs. The Cold Chills: In the dead of night, maybe every 30 minutes or so, and every time I move even the slightest bit, it metaphorically…

My Severe Pain Relief Guide

The following is my guide to treating sudden onsets of pain and other symptoms. While they work wonders for mes, they may not all work for you. I hope you find at least some of these relief programs successful in your sudden onsets of symptoms. And I hope you keep…

A Controlled Home Environment

When I speak of my home as the a controlled environment, as the only place I can completely recuperate from moderate to severe symptoms, I mean everything in my home is 100% accommodating to my central sensitivity. For other people this will vary based on their needs, but for me…

Tremor or Trembling

There are three types of trembling that I will speak on here. The first is due to muscle weakness. The second is due to electrical dysregulation. The third is due to a mixture of pain and anxiety, and is the direct result of hypersensitivity to adrenaline, norepinephrine, and eventually dopamine…

Shortness of Breath with Little or no Exertion

It may be the fatigue, it may be the pain, or it may be both causing this. The best solution to help reduce how short of breath you become during your day-to-day is to work on some cardio and strength training 3 times a week each (at least). If you…

Visual Hypersensitivity

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Visual sensitivity is characteristic of an abnormal intolerance to the visual perception of light by the presence of an actual physical photosensitivity of the eyes. For sufferers of visual hypersensitivity, light outdoors and even indoors can be mildly discomforting to blinding. Most effects are assumed the result of chronic pain…