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Do You Have Chronic Pain — That Is Widespread, Confusing & Treatment Resistant.

by Anura Guruge



If you constantly struggle with confounding pain you may have Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) and not know about it.

Doctors are often reluctant to tell you that your pain may be due to Central Pain – since it is a condition that is difficult to explain and rationalize.

Intense chronic pain, widespread and varied, that appears to be treatment-resistant, and often accompanied by burning, numbness, stiffness, itching, or pins-and-needles, may very well be CPS.

What you may have believed was Fibromyalgia might actually be CPS – though this is not of major consequence since the treatment options for both are essentially the same.

CPS, however, is not due to inflammation or injury to a muscle, tendon, bone or joint. Central Pain Syndrome is a disorder of the Central Nervous System (i.e., the brain, brainstem and spinal cord) due to a prior violation; e.g., spinal surgery, brain injury, herniated disc, pinched nerve, stroke, etc.

If you have been suffering from intense pain for a longtime, with weird sensations and discomfort, from different parts of the body, that comes and goes – accompanied by growing emotional distress – you need to find out about CPS: especially if all of this started a few months after you had a neck injury, spinal surgery, concussion, a tumor or infection. There are many who actually suffer from CPS without realizing it is CPS that is responsible for their confusing and confounding misery.

CPS, though deemed not life-threatening, is, unquestionably, life altering, and not so for the better. CPS can be so crushing that it affects not only those suffering from it, but all of those around them.

CPS is infuriating. CPS has been associated with pain so off the scale that it has been referred to as ‘indescribable’ – way beyond that of a dentist accidentally hitting an unnumbed nerve. The pain and discomfort of CPS, so real though it maybe, is not due to any treatable injury, inflammation or infection! That is very hard to come to terms with. But, it is real pain.

CPS is an after-effect of some trauma that happened previously to the brain, neck or spinal column. This trauma, probably due to the intensity, duration and volume of the initial pain, causes the central nervous system to malfunction. That is what CPS, currently said to be incurable, is all about.

CPS, like its twin, fibromyalgia, is, not as yet well studied or understood. CPS tends to be a taboo condition – often overlooked and unspoken by doctors, though it is known that there are millions who suffer from CPS. This book will help you become an expert on CPS – and seek treatment that best helps you, given that the symptoms of CPS will always be specific to you.


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by Anura Guruge

What The Lyrica Ad For Fibromyalgia Does Not Mention — Possible Brain Impairment!

by Anura Guruge


This article titled “Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses” is a GOOD place to start. It also has links to the relevant studies. Click image to access original …


Pfizer that makes billions on Lyrica conveniently omits to mention anything about brain impairment when it comes to the side effects because they were discovered after FDA approval. From: http://www.lyrica.com


I don’t take Lyrica BUT I am very familiar with it.

My latest book will be on ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS) and Lyrica is one of the most used drugs to treat CPS.

The generic name for Lyrica is Pregabalin.

IF you are taking Lyrica/Pregabalin you should Google ‘pregabalin synapse’ — where a synapse is a key component of the nervous system. 

This a HEADS UP because many of you may not have realized this.

IF you are taking Lyrica/Pregabalin and feel that your ‘head’ is no longer ‘feeling right’ …. this could be it.


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by Anura Guruge

If You Have Fibromyalgia Watch The New TV Commercial For ‘Lyrica’.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the Lyrica TV commercial at ‘iSopt.tv’.


Much has changed about the UNDERSTANDING of Fibromyalgia over the last few years.

It is safe to say that Fibromyalgia today is NOT your mother’s Fibromyalgia (75% of those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia being women).

The actual name ‘Fibromyalgia’ is no longer accurate. Fibromyalgia, where ‘algia‘ is Latin for pain means pain to do with fibrous tissue (Fibro) and muscles (myo).

It used to be considered a condition related to rheumatism (or arthritis).

NOT SO ANYMORE.

The ‘American College of Rheumatology’ when talking about the causes of fibromyalgia states: “… it is as though the “volume control” is turned up too high in the brain’s pain processing centers”.

The ‘National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases’ (a member of the U.S. ‘National Institutes of Health’) now says, in the section on ‘causes’: Many researchers are examining other causes, including problems with how the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) processes pain’.

The Lyrica commercial NOW acknowledges this. At the 15 second mark, shown above in the image, it says: “… thought to be the result of overactive nerves”.

BINGO.

At last.

Lyrica, the leading medication used to treat Fibromyalgia finally admitting that Fibromyalgia is a nervous system disorder.

That should help.

The commercial also goes onto say, with more emphasis than ever before, that Lyrica INCREASES DEPRESSION.

Well depression is known to make Fibromyalgia WORSE and that is not anecdotal.

So, if you have Fibromyalgia watch this commercial a FEW times ……


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by Anura Guruge