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Long covid caused neuropathy which flared up, causing painful somatic tracking

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Onbts, Jun 29, 2022.

  1. Onbts

    Onbts New Member

    Long story short-

    Treated long covid as tms. Worked. Neuropathic pain and fatigue remained, though to a lesser extent.

    Vaccine intensified neuropathic pain and fatigue. Still, managing.

    Need for sleep increased. Made it a point to sleep for 8 hours.

    Some life stresses -> less sleep -> intensified neuropathic pain to an intolerable degree. Pins and needles. Would rate it at 10/10. Unable to sleep without a Benzodiapone. Unable to do somatic tracking because the muscles are tighter than ever and the nerve pain is really really intense. Suspecting worsened nerve damage.

    What should I do? I am extremely suicidal.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2022
  2. cain aven

    cain aven Peer Supporter

    Get your nerves checked by a specialist. I had burning hands and feet for 6 years and it was the worst pain i have ever had. Only smoking seemed to treat it, temporarily. But now i am at only 5% of what it was, because it was stress/anxiety/rage boiling under the surface. Get your nerves checked to see if there actually is damage or not.
  3. mbo

    mbo Well known member

    Try to differentiate between neuropathic pain (damaged nerves)
    and neuroplastic pain (nerves under extreme psychological/emotional tension, aka TMS or MBS).
    For the first one you need a doc that offers the correct therapy.
    For the second one there is nothing structural/physical to repair. Your nerves and brain are OK ...but in a overprotective/hypervigilant mode. You just need the correct information/ knowledge/education about pain.
  4. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    During a flare up just do whatever helps and mostly see it for what it is, a flare up. Don’t try to figure it out. Just let it be. Put your faith in the many, many healings and success stories we share here. I used to rest my face on a hot water bottle (Trigeminal Neuralgia) and just rest.

    Rest and listen to a TMS podcast. There are quite a few now so hopefully someone here can recommend a couple. I like the Alan Gordon ones best.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tell-me-about-your-pain/id1503847664?i=1000549794312 (‎Tell Me About Your Pain: What Is the Most Important Tool for Overcoming Pain? on Apple Podcasts)

    Healing from TMS is all about understanding the cause of your pain and the ways you unintentionally keep it alive. To that end keep reading, listening, watching the sage words of the many good people who have kept Sarno’s legacy going. Of course, read Sarno.

    In my darkest days the person who helped me most was Dr. David Hanscom. I link to him in My Story.

    plum x
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  5. momar

    momar Newcomer

    how are you doing now ? i also have it from the vac

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