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  • Hyperesthesia....similar to symptoms of FMS

    2 posts, 2 voices, 3043 views, started Sep 15, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Deb Link


    • Garnett

      Hyperesthesia (or hyperaesthesia) is a condition that involves an abnormal increase in sensitivity to stimuli of the senses. Stimuli of the senses can include sound that one hears, foods that one tastes, textures that one feels, and so forth. Increased touch sensitivity is referred to as “tactile hyperesthesia“, and increased sound sensitivity is called “auditory hyperesthesia“. Tactile hyperesthesia may be a common symptom of many neurologic disorders such as herpes zoster(shingles), peripheral neuropathy and radiculopathies.
      Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system,[1] which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness. Peripheral neuropathies vary in their presentation and origin, and may affect the nerve or the neuromuscular junction.
      Radiculopathy is not a specific condition, but rather a description of a problem in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly (a neuropathy). The emphasis is on the nerve root (Radix = “root“). This can result in pain (radicular pain), weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling specific muscles.
      In a radiculopathy, the problem is at or near the root of the nerve, along the spine. However, the pain or other symptoms may manifest in an extremity through a process called referred pain. For example, a nerve root impingement in the neck can produce pain and weakness in the forearm.
      Polyradiculopathy is the name of the term for describing when more than one spinal nerve roots are affected.


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          Queenbee wrote Sep 28, 2009
        • Interesting article.  I’ve got fibromyalgia and lupus.  Awesome combo, let me tell ya!  But I also have the world’s most sensstive sense of smell and hearing in the world.  It makes my husband crazy, cause if there’s a hint of something that doesn’t smell “good“, then I hunt it down until I can make it diappear.  Perfume about kills me!!

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