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Multiple sclerosis is not a painful disease, right? Wrong. The pain associated with MS can vary from an occasional annoyance to a constant, excruciating distraction.
For years, it was believed that MS was a painless disease. However a systemic review of the literature discussing pain in MS revealed that almost 50% of people living with MS report having pain. Of those reporting pain, 75% of patients had experienced pain within the month prior to the assessment or survey.
If my experience had been included in one of the surveys, I would have been included in the 75% reporting recent pain. The type of pain I have is called neuropathic pain which is caused by nerve damage in the brain and/or spinal cord. When the myelin (insulation for the nerve fibers) becomes damaged, the nerve signals can become distorted and ‘short circuit.’ The result is unpredictable and often painful.
My neuropathic pain began with a case of...
I'm in fairly good health but for the past 30 years I have been experiencing a sharp pain in the front left side of my head, its not a headache. It comes and goes sometimes I wont have it for maybe 5 years then it comes and goes today and a few months ago, please help me on this, I'm a 53 year old female. Anabela.
Get thee to a doctor!
Seriously, what you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more info on them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . Also, please see Seeking Migraine and Headache Diagnoses and Medical Advice .
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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