Central Pain Syndrome

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What is Central Pain Syndrome?

Central pain syndrome is a neurological condition caused by damage to or dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord. The character of the pain differs widely among individuals partly because of the variety of potential causes.

What is it like to have Central Pain Syndrome?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Hot bath with Epsom salts and essential oils, Lorazepam, Steam Sauna
Diclofenac, Tramadol, Vitamin B Complex
Zolpidem, Fatigued to Fantastic Revitalizing Sleep Formula, Eszopiclone
Iron supplement, Acupuncture, Modafinil
Duloxetine, Solgar Calcium Citrate w/Vit D, Cytomel

What do patients take to treat Central Pain Syndrome and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(APO-Gabapentin, Gralise, PMS-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin)


(Trepiline, Amitriptyline Troche, Tryptanol, Laroxyl)


(Novo-Nortriptyline, APO-Nortriptyline, Aventyl, Sensival)


These charts show data from Central Pain Syndrome patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Central Pain Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 58 patients have this condition
  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 27 say Central Pain Syndrome is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 3
40s 25
50s 18
60s 5
70+ 1


Distribution of females vs. males

73% Females
27% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 37
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from Central Pain Syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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