Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain that usually is accompanied
by tissue injury. However with neuroborreliosis, neuropathic pain is caused by the spirochetes infecting the
central nervous system and causing infamation in the nerve endings.
With Lyme infection, the nerve fibers themselves may be damaged,
dysfunctional or injured depending upon the stage of infection. These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect
signals to other pain centers.
The hallmark of Lyme pain is that it "starts and stops"
or "moves around". The major difference between neuropathic pain and regular pain is the acute degree of
pain. "Dull" aches or "throbbing" aches would never describe neuropathic pain.
"Sharp" or "stabbing" describes neuropathic pain
How to manage neuropathic pain
Pain clinics are a good choice for people with chronic
neuropathic pain because the doctors understand the degree of suffering and can prescribe suitable opiates or
narcotics. My doctor continues to reassure me that taking narcotics for unbearable pain is a smart medical
decision NOT a moral one. I was so afraid of being addicted to the pain meds when in fact they allow me
to live. So perhaps they are evil if abused but they are from God for people who suffer badly with
Natural treatments can be very effective
for some. An excellent article detailing herbal pain relievers can be found at: http://www.mothernature.com/Library/bookshelf/Books/15/18.cfm
A great products I use and recommend for
neuropathic pain, insomnia and anxiety is GABA.
My new LLMD in Spain has recommended Magnesium Oil and DMSO for topical application for pain. I am amazed -
especially by the DMSO how it takes care of painful rashes like shingles and helps the
scarring disappear as well.
attacks I recommend Panic Away.