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What is the treatment for Central Pain Syndrome?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Dec 28, 2012
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Pain medications often provide some reduction of pain, but not complete relief of pain, for those affected by central pain syndrome. Tricyclic antidepressants such as nortriptyline or anticonvulsants such as neurontin (gabapentin) can be useful. Lowering stress levels appears to reduce pain.

 

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  • Michelle26 Apr 2013
    PI had a right ischemic stroke in Aug/12 and about 2 months ago began developing a burning sensation on the left side of my face and left arm and hand and then a few weeks later this freezing cold, "frostbite" like sensation started in the same area. at first just a few days a week and now it happens daily. I have been on Cymbala and Lyrica for months, but to no avail...am looking at going to a Pain Clinic to see an anesthesiologist, but the wait is up to 3 years. Does anyone have any suggestions?