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Extinction Burst after Diagnosis

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by kkcarlton, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. kkcarlton

    kkcarlton Peer Supporter

    I saw Dr. Schubiner today and it was fantastic. What a genuinely nice man.

    Back pain flared during the 3 hour drive, but improved shortly after I got there. I had mild back pain (2 on a scale of 0 to 10) during the appointment. He said I am healthy and all the symptoms I mentioned are due to TMS. left feeling empowered and excited. I started my 3 hour drive home and the back pain got worse and then my head and upper teeth started hurting. I was at about a 7 at this point. I did not go into fear but was a little disappointed. After an hour I took kratom for the pain which normally helps. Got home 2 hours later still at about a 7. Took more kratom and went for a walk with my husband.

    The pain is still about the same.

    I assume this is an extinction burst?

    Can the brain really "override" pain medication? If so, that is fascinating.
  2. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    Good for you!!!!

    It sounds like extinction burst to me. I have no doubt that the brain can override pain medication.

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