Neuropathic-like Pain

Published: January 29, 2013
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I have neuropathic like pain in my feet, legs, hands, arms and face and it is life altering. I have both CFS and FM. I have had an EMG and a skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy. All came back normal. Do you have any suggestions as to what this is coming from? All the docs I have seen so far have no answers.

Answer

If it is pain to light touch, it may be allodynia. In these cases, I use the same treatment as for neuropathy, but add the medications Namenda or amantidine (both NMDA receptor antagonists) if needed. See Pain Free 1-2-3 for more info.

L&B,

Dr T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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