Nerve Sensitivity


Nerve Sensitivity

Extreme sensitivity is a symptom experienced by many people suffering from conditions such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue. Symptoms can occur in any part of the body and can mean that even gentle touching or brushing against something creates pain.  The pain may also take a long time to dissipate. 

The medical terms given to extreme nerve sensitivity are:

  • hyperalgesia – when you're extremely sensitive to pain
  • allodynia – when you feel pain from something that shouldn't be painful at all, such as a very light touch

Symptoms also include feeling shooting pains in limbs, feeling sparkler type pains run along the skin, prickly sensations, trembling, numbness, paralysis, itching of the skin, burning sensations, electric shock sensations, pins and needles, heaviness and weakness of limbs.

Nerve sensitivity is often unexplained but may be caused by any number of things including disease and the side effects of medications.

These are just a few:

  • Diabetes
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Celiac disease
  • Trauma
  • Amyloidosis
  • Fabry's disease
  • Medications, including B6 (pyridoxine), isoniazid, HIV drugs, orchemotherapy
  • Toxins, such as heavy alcohol use
  • Autoimmune conditions, such as lupus and vasculitis
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Some cancers, such as lymphoma or myeloma
  • Lyme disease

To find a homeopathic remedy to help relieve symptoms it will be important to look at all of the symptoms which you are suffering in order to build a detailed picture of the whole of you.

Neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard treatments and occasionally gets worse with medication.  Combining your treatment with complementary therapies is often an effective plan to help relieve pain and reduce your susceptibility.

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