Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 16, 2018 | Replies (30)
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@sinjin – regarding your electrical/burning sensations. I am wondering if these are not the same as what some call the "zappers" or "whooshes". Mine began at about the time of the SFN diagnosis and usually started between 4 and 5 a.m. My neurologist increased the nighttime gabapentin and eliminated the morning dosage. Now I just have the burning in my abdomen and torso upon awakening with no "zappers". I also received what turned out to be great advice from my yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher. Notice, be aware, observe and welcome the sensation even if somewhat painful. Do not fight it. Don't even move. Just let the sensation wash over or within your body. It will do its thing and then it will dissipate and go away much more quickly. She was right. I am no longer frightened or dismayed by the burning. I just say, "good morning pain" or "welcome burn" and wait patiently for it to disappear. It leaves pretty quickly and I seldom, if ever, have any more episodes during the day.