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Published 10 April 2019

Neuropathic Pain

If you've read through any of my blog posts, you'll know that my primary symptom is neuropathic or neurogenic pain. I discuss everything I've done to mitigate this significant problem.

For a good look at a recent assessment, check out this blog post from March 2019, Better Pain Management (Month +33.6).

I recently published a book written by my sister, Ruth. She spent about 16 months researching cannabis and how people use it medicinally. If you suffer from pain due to damaged nerves, I urge you to consider using cannabinoids to help. Not only does it help alleviate pain, but there is also evidence that it can help repair damaged nerves.

Our book, The Medical Cannabis Primer, is for healthcare professionals and patients. The content is comprehensive, but it's not written in the format of a medical text. It's easy to follow and understand. I urge you to check it out.

This website,, offers a complete description of the book.

Besides cannabinoids, I address the pain with Lyrica CR and carbamazepine XR. They are both extended-release medications. I sometimes add to the carbamazepine XR with an instant-release, chewable carbamazepine. These are 100 mg pills, which I bite in half. Often a 50 mg surge of carbamazepine will quickly (10 minutes) jolt me out of a pain crisis. Sometimes I need a full 100 mg.

Important Timeframes

  • My Stem Cell Transplant Date: June 5th, 2016
  • Treatment duration: 4 weeks
  • Typical onset of disability reversal: +9 months
  • Typical complete recovery from procedure: +1 to +2 years
  • Typical maximum reversal of disability: +2 years


I am not a doctor. I am a scientist (engineer) who has had MS since March 2013.

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