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Burning pain in face when thinking?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by music321, Sep 17, 2016.

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  1. music321

    music321 Peer Supporter

    I have the most peculiar symptom, and wonder if anyone else has experienced anything similar. In 2010, I took Lyrica for a short period of time. Upon discontinuing it (my MD felt no need for me to taper from my "low dose") I experienced twitching muscles, anxiety, and burning facial pain. After a few years, the facial pain was entirely gone.

    This evening, I have been using my brain in a vigorous way that I'm not accustomed to doing. I'm trying to relearn some chemistry from high school. This involves quite a bit of focused mental activity. This is causing my face to burn quite a bit. The pain is bearable, it's just a sad reminder that I have neurological problems, though.
     
  2. BeWell

    BeWell Well known member

    If by neurological problems you mean TMS, it is not neurologic. It is psychogenic. Mind induced.
     
  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Geez, relearning anything from high school would cause me any number of neuro symptoms. Which I experience regularly anyway, whenever I have to research something about our gawdawful income tax laws.

    But as BeWell, said, these days I know such symptoms are indeed brain-induced. Psychogenic. TMS. A distraction to repress the negative feelings of inadequacy that inevitably crop up during such sessions. And rage against our idiotic Congress for writing the laws in the first place.

    Seriously, though. This sounds like a conditioned response to me! Classic TMS associated with anxiety. I've been there.
     
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  4. music321

    music321 Peer Supporter

    thanks for the replies. Whatever the issue, I'm not going to make a big deal of it.
     
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