Those at painonline do NOT view antiepileptics as the answer to central pain. However, since most of us take them, it is good to consider which one works the best. A new one may help, especially in females.
Frightening, isn’t it? Is this the company we wish to keep?
To have CP is to have to listen to amateur neurologists, who hear the vocabulary and translate every word into the familiar. You would think the entire world has central pain. Not hardly. If it did, the world would stop functioning. Claiming empathy, without actually having any, makes the whole situation worse.
It helps to be able to think in concrete terms to figure out what is happening in central pain.
It isn’t too hard to identify those with cervical injury (anywhere from C1 to C7) on the central pain survey at this site. They typically include symptoms which traditionally have been discussed under brain damage. High cervical injury apparently tends to injure brain far more frequently than is recognized. Questioned carefully, at least fifty percent of those with cervical injury and central pain also display some of the symptoms of subtle brain injury. The real incidence may be one hundred percent, since working memory loss is virtually universal.