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…

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,…

Visceral Hypersensitivity & Central Sensitivity Syndromes

Central sensitivity includes sensitivity to all forms of sensation – it’s an all-encompassing classification of sensation + pain. Sensations that are not painful to others can be painful to people with central sensitivity. They are hypersensitive to pain itself and other sensations which all can result in pain response accompaniment…