careful about adjectives used

June 25, 2007 at 9:31 am

Hi Michael,

Just read your post about the different types of neuropathic sensations you describe…. I hope your doctor/doctors are more compassionate than mine because before I knew this was a neurological condition I would use similar adjectives to describe what I was feeling on the inside of my body. Often the reaction I got was this guy needs a “psychitriast” “psychosomatic” etc etc so be careful on the language. Another thing to be mindful of is that often doctors assume that if you are feeling anything even if it is pain, pins or needles or hot/cold sensations you are feeling something that is a “good sign”.

Without a doubt some feeling is better than none but the important thing here is for the extent of time the abnormal sensations go on. For me it was 24 hours a day for now though between my neurontin, psychotropics, antispasmodics the sensations can be masked for 4 to 6 hours at a time but this is not a long term solution though it is a relief. My advice is if your body can handle it and there are pharmaceutical options that can mask the problems I would take advantage of them. Do not allow yourself to suffer for hours on end. Even with the best of meds you will still have days when nothing will help hopefully those will be a rare occurrence.

Best of luck,