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Having nausea last 2 weeks I have nerve pain all over my body. Random headaches. And feel like there's pressure inside my head. Is it a brain tumor?

Having nausea last 2 weeks I have nerve pain all over my body. Random headaches. And feel like there's pressure inside my head. Is it a brain tumor?

Possible not likely: Brain tumors are particularly uncommon in patients your age. Headache is a common symptom in brain tumor patients but is also seen in many other conditons, more often than with tumors. 'nerve pain' all over your body doesn't sound like a brain tumor symptom. See your doctor for a referral to a neurologist and likely for a head MRI scan to reassure your about this. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I've been getting random pains throughout my body- mostly my extremities. They are piercing pains and leave as fast as they come. Is this nerve pain?

I've been getting random pains throughout my body- mostly my extremities. They are piercing pains and leave as fast as they come. Is this nerve pain?

See a Neurologist: These symptoms deserve a proper workup in the office of your physician. You may need to see a neurologist or a pain specialist. However, you need a proper in-depth work up. ...Read more

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18 yr old with Nerve pain, tingling, burning sensation all over body. Facial Nerve Discomfort with small randome movement, Non fluid body movements. Small sensitivity to noise. Weird brain sensations with nausea. Please help. Very scared. Don't know?

Mgt/workup: It is important to check with a Pediatric Neurologist at your local Children's center. From your description of the symptoms, peripheral and central nervous system involvement is possible. Causes to exclude include infection, toxins and metabolic disturbances. An EMG may be needed. ...Read more

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Nerve pain all over body all the time. Anything I can do to heal nerves? I take benzo for anxiety and seems to help but not sure if it's making worse.

Nerve pain all over body all the time. Anything I can do to heal nerves? I take benzo for anxiety and seems to help but not sure if it's making worse.

Interesting: When someone describes a symptom that is "all over", I usually find clues on lab work, if this is a new thing for you. I would order CBC with diff and plt, liver tests (AST, ALT, AlkPhos, bilirubin (total & direct)), FULL thyroid panel (TSH, T3, T4, free T4), vitamin d, Homocysteine, B12 & folate, FSH, LH, estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone. Also keep symptom journal for any daily changes. ...Read more

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Had minor shingles rash on right stomach, now going away but nerve pain all over body, especially right arm. Related? Treatment? Acyclovir not working

Had minor shingles rash on right stomach, now going away but nerve pain all over body, especially right arm. Related? Treatment? Acyclovir not working

Diffuse Nerve Pain: Hello. Herpes Zoster doesn't typically work like that- causing diffuse nerve pain. It's typically very specific to one or two nerve distributions (dermatomes) on ONE side of the body. Acyclovir can cause diffuse muscle and bone pain. Topical lidocaine, oral gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc. Are options to treat the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the nerve pain in my entire body?

What is the cause of the nerve pain in my entire body?

In your case: Is a sign of anxiety, and one that can cause a great deal of distress. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and possible referral. ...Read more

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What can cause Periodic excruciating bouts of facial nerve pain randomly occurring?

What can cause Periodic excruciating bouts of facial nerve pain randomly occurring?

Trigeminal neuralgia: It sounds like you're suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. This is a condition, in which there is inflammation of the nerve going to the face which transmits pain, causing spontaneous. Pain. At your age, I would get this checked out. It maybe just do the virus. ...Read more

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I received medication for nerve pain, yet I feel numbness all over my body. What does this mean?

I received medication for nerve pain, yet I feel numbness all over my body. What does this mean?

Queries: Do you have a diagnosed peripheral neuropathy, as that could cause these symptoms? Key item is to uncover cause of "nerve pain", and treat the underlying issue. Medications for pain treat symptoms, not cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nerve pain doc gave me meds but I am feeling numbness all body?

Can you tell me about nerve pain doc gave me meds but I am feeling numbness all body?

Pain and depression: Individuals with neurotic depression report more pain than do those with endogenous or biologically based depression. Anxiety, muscle tension, all body paralysis and hypochondriasis are common symptoms in depressed individuals. In the majority of patients, pain and depression develop at the same time. Take care. ...Read more

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What other diseases can give you diabetic nerve pain throughout your body, besides diabetes? That and MS are ruled out so far.

Let's assess: Let's assume your total body pain is not due to fibromyalgia. It maybe that one explanation is a peripheral nerve problem, such as a small fibre neuropathy. Diabetes is but one cause, there are 8 others. ...Read more

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What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea?

What is the cause of nerve pain on left side of head and down left side of body with nausea?

Thalamic pain: Can produce pain on one side of the body (including the head). The clinical course may help with sorting out what is going on. Is this jolts of pain, progressive episodes of pain and are there any other symptoms besides nausea?
Does change in body position relative to gravity affect the pain? You need to have this worked up.
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Are there any reliable web links about pinched nerve or disc pain with information and images of upper body nerve pain? Symptoms?

Are there any reliable web links about pinched nerve or disc pain with information and images of upper body nerve pain? Symptoms?

Here you go Barbara!: There is lots of lit on these topics as millions of American, both young and not so young, suffer from back pain and pinched nerves etc. Pl keep in mind that most cases can be managed conservatively with PT surgery only as a last resort. Feel good!

here are a couple of links.

http://www. Webmd. Com/back-pain/tc/herniated-disc-symptoms ...Read more

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Can gabapentin improve hr &bp fluctuations in autonomic dysfun. Take 1800 mg 4 nerve pain on entire left body & mildly helping. Is it a coinkydink?

Can gabapentin improve hr &bp fluctuations in autonomic dysfun. Take 1800 mg 4 nerve pain on entire left body & mildly helping. Is it a coinkydink?

Not that I know of: Am not aware of any studies showing gabapentin effective at treating either BP or pulse fluctuations or other autonomic dysfunction. Would be helpful do know what the origin of this dysfunction and your neuropathy since they may well be related. I hope you are seeing a neurologist for this, who may suggest testing for the various causes of such dysfunction. Talk with the prescriber for advice. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to a medication which caused pin and needles and nerve pain in my body. Can an allergic reaction cause multiple sclerosis?

You didn't and No: 1) Allergic reactions don't cause "pins and needles" or "nerve pain" (whatever that means). They cause rash, itching and swelling. Whatever kind of reaction you had, it wasn't an ALLERGIC reaction. 2) Your symptoms sound nothing like MS. 3) Nobody knows what does cause MS, but "allergic" (or whatever) reactions don't. Whoever discovers the cause of MS will win a Nobel Prize in Medicine. ...Read more

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Can an angiolipoma of the brain cause nerve pain through out the body? What is the best treatment if surgical removal isn't an option?

Angiolipoma: An anginolipoma is a rare lesion and the normal treatment of choice is surgical removal as long as the neurosurgeon feels it can access in a reasonable fashion. This tumor would not likely be the cause of pain throughout the body, in most cases if there is pain it would be related to a specific region of the body, not a diffuse pain. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat and get nerve pain and really lethargic after eating also my body aches really bad I am miserable after eatin what's going on?

Dysautonomia: The food going into the stomach automatically sends a signal into the lower brain computer. The computer has become too reactive and a sympathetic nerve reflex causes sweating and other symptoms. Commonest cause is poor diet, particularly sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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Diagnosed fibromyalgia, but I think it's something else? Weak, fatigue, normal b/w, tender spots, shooting nerve pain (random, intense, last 10-60sec?

Diagnosed fibromyalgia, but I think it's something else? Weak, fatigue, normal b/w, tender spots, shooting nerve pain (random, intense, last 10-60sec?

Talk w/ your Dr!: Perhaps you can be convinced of the DX or led to a health psychologist who can help you work through your search for a diagnosis (and treatment) you feel is correct.
The experts know a lot, but there are many times that a patient has a different kind of knowledge. Also, you could both be right. There might be other things in addition to fibromyalgia that are causing problems for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

I have sudden onset neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout by body due to exposure to cleaning products. How effective is cymballta in the teatment of nerve pain havevtried lyrica (pregabalin) gabapenten?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta is a good option for neuropathy because it works on the peripheral nerves by a different pathway than Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). Cymbalta should be started at a low dose at bedtime and gradually increased over several weeks to avoid the side effects and to determine the effectiveness on the treatment of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left side of body numb, doesn't function properly. Left side of face, upper abdominal muscle spasms, severe nerve pain. Can not think or converse, memory?

Left sided pain: The medications that you are taking can cause difficulty in thinking, speaking, and memory. It is important to review the proper dosages and timing of the medications with your prescribing physician to avoid an overdose. I am not sure what the cause of the left sided numbness, poor function, and spasms. This may be due to a previous stroke or a neck problem with spinal cord injury. ...Read more

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I suffer from sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout my body. Yesterday I fell at work and had a complete a-c separaion of the shoulder. My feet hurt more now. Why?

I suffer from sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet and nerve pain throughout my body. Yesterday I fell at work and had a complete a-c separaion of the shoulder. My feet hurt more now. Why?

Nerve pain: Since you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, did they pinpoint its origin? You list a pain killer and an antidepressant. Are you taking them simultaneously? They should be taken separately. The fall enhanced and excited your pain receptors and your feet are now more painful. Try to soak the feet in cold water and see if this helps. You may want to alternate to warm water too. ...Read more

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While going through an allergic reaction to an antibiotic I was having stinging nerve pain in fingers and toes now all over body can I have MS now?

Criteria for MS: Hi JeriS,
Typically symptoms related to MS are on one side of the body but can be both sides as well occasionally. The symptoms typically go away followed by a period with no symptoms followed by returning of symptoms perhaps elsewhere in the body. If this is the scenario you are experiencing then you may need to consult with a Neurologist who can guide you in the right direction.
Best of luck ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot. Random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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What is femoral neuropathy, I've been diagnosed with sudden onset peripheral neuropathy of the feet, and nerve pain throughout my body. Have severe pan in my left upper thigh, nothing helps the pain.

Spine vs Neuropathy: The cause of your pain may be a pinched nerve in the spine or around the thigh, especially if just on one side. It may also be neuropathy not due to compression (pinching), which usually is symmetric on both sides. A good neurologic exam by your doctor may be able to differentiate the source better. ...Read more

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Can a benign brain tumor cause severe muscle and nerve pain on the left side of the body from the shoulder down to the ankle?

Can a benign brain tumor cause severe muscle and nerve pain on the left side of the body from the shoulder down to the ankle?

Potentially: Yes, potentially by raising the pressure in the central nervous system and also by displacing other tissues in the brain as well. Don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Have had tingling in arms, spread to legs, lots of random nerve pain. Lymph nodes feel swollen, uncomfortable feeling to lower head, metallic taste?

See a doctor or UR: PCP. All the symptoms mentioned aren't normal, and spell trouble without a diagnosis made, and needs to be worked up and assessed by a doctor, who knows your history. Don't delay. Time to get some help! ...Read more

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Can HSV2 move around the body? Used to get prodromal nerve pain just on thighs, now get it on arms, even face, left eye, nose. Subsides with Valtrex (valacyclovir).

Can HSV2 move around the body? Used to get prodromal nerve pain just on thighs, now get it on arms, even face, left eye, nose. Subsides with Valtrex (valacyclovir).

Once it's there....: It's there....as I mentioned in the other post....this virus basically hides out in the dorsal root gangliia of the body. Depending upon which dorsal root chooses to "release" the particles on any given instance is what determines where in the body you'll have a breakout but once it's there.....it's completely penetrated.....that's true for any viral entity. Bacteria and fungi are different. ...Read more

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Syadic nerve pain?

Mispelled: Spelled sciatic. Pinched nerve in back from spur or disc herniation. ...Read more

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What causes nerve pain?

What causes nerve pain?

Pressure on the nerv: That begs the question. .. Where is the pressure? It could be local, positional like you are sleeping on your arm or in the spinal cord.
>90% it is between where the pain is and the spinal muscles. .. Not dangerous but will drive you crazy. See your doc and see a massage person who may find a tight muscle that needs to be released and you are cured. My tools of choice are acupuncture needles. ...Read more

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Accupenture for nerve pain?

Accupenture for nerve pain?

Can give it a try!: Nerve pain can be due to a long list of things. In anatomic compression/entrapment, other treatment modalities are recommended. If due to neuropathy or neuropathic pain, acupuncture may provide some benefit. Improvement is not measured by reduction in pain alone, but also by functional improvement & by modulating ones perception/tolerance to pain; the latter is often over looked in research design. ...Read more

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How can one treat nerve pain?

Conservatively: With musculo-skeletal pain treat with pt and home exercise. Medications for nerve pain can be used but cause side effects. Consider topical compounding ointment, followed by non-opiate meds. Anti-seizure meds like neuron tin, tricyclic antidepressants, snri antidepressants like Cymbalta (duloxetine) have been effective. Nerve blocks, neuroablation, spinal cord or peripheral nerve stimulators can be effective. ...Read more

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Does nerve pain ever go away?

Can: Depends on the etiology of the nerve pain. If the nerve was injured by compression and the compression resolves, then most likely it will resolve. Same with most infectious causes of nerve pain. If it is from trauma, it may resolve but can take an extended amount of time. ...Read more

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What does nerve pain feel like?

Nerve Pain: Nerve pain can express itself in a few different ways, depending on the location and cause of the nerve injury or damage. Increased sensitivity at the skin area served by the damaged nerve is common. Numbness along the path of the damaged nerve may be constant or intermittent. Discomfort may occur with a stabbing sensation or a burning sensation and may increase with movement. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more