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Phantom Pain


#1

Can anyone tell me something that i can try to help with phantom pain?


#2

Did you try the trick with the mirror? It helped Rob:

http://survivingsarcoma.com/?p=987

Sometimes, neurontin is given for phantom pain but it doesn't look very efficient according to this study:

http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/05/42/5/pdf/smith.pdf

As for me, I rarely experience phantom pain anymore. I noticed I do after my stump sweat a lot. I get electrical discharges which make the stump move by itself. It feels like it's due to a chemical imbalance but I haven't figured out how to prevent it yet... I can manage to "ignore" it though by focusing on something else. I 'd say I am applying a form of self-hypnosis.


#3

Josh's way of dealing with it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo7s3ewxznw