I feel like I'm losing my mind. It feels like someone put me into a pot of water and the gas has been on for a year now. It feels like acid has been poured into my blood and is flowing through my body. I'm beginning to lose sensation in my feet. I guess from the overload it's like the brain is shutting down portions of the body which I can not longer tolerate pain from. Have to see the neurologist again on Tuesday. His receptionist said if it's central pain. Ever heard of this? Narcotics don't do much. Is this MS? Am I dying? Is this CFIDS? FM? How can I make it stop? I have a call into my pain specialist. I'm trying everything but I can't get it to stop. I don't even want to think about the ER. They think CFIDS is an imaginary illness. I guess it's just deal with it for a while longer. MelG :-( "With central pain, the pain signal apparently finds alternate routes to the brain. When the "wires are crossed," the brain seems unable to locate and gate these alternate pathways. Pain coming through the alternate pathways feels garbled, unstoppable, and bizarre. In severe cases, the result is unbearable pain, what one physician called "a neurologic Auschwitz." Patients use very different terms to describe central pain. It most often follows stroke or spinal cord injury but can be seen in conditions as diverse as multiple sclerosis or AIDS. Tasker has stated that it can be the "worst pain known to man."