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Where can I find information about thalamic pain syndrome?

By December 11, 2010 - 12:27pm
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I have numb first 3 fingers on my right hand and also loss of feeling down the shin of my right leg. The leg has been numb since April and I lost the feeling in my fingers in July. My fingers are also very hypersensitive. After having an MRI of my head, they have decided I've had a TIA of the thalamus, thus causing the thalamic pain syndrome. I would like to find as much information as possible so I can try and understand this and also decide if this is what is going on with me.

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Hi Kygal,
Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear about your pain. I found some great informational sources for you. Here are a few:
Pain Clinic Org

Here is some info from the National Library of Medicine

Health Central

I hope these help to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us for further details.


December 12, 2010 - 10:39am
(reply to Anonymous)

Hi Missie,

Thanks for the links you provided. It's really hard to tell from some of the articles I've found and will probably have to wait till I get a referral to the stroke clinic the doctor wants to send me to. But, there's no denying that I had a TIA in the thalamus region. When that happened, who knows.....and I'm not sure there's any way of knowing. Thanks again.


December 13, 2010 - 8:11am
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