They can check substance P levels. Substance P runs through a persons spine and through the brain, carrying nerve senses and stuff. They can check substance P levels with a spinal tap. Im sure thats why they dont normally do this, as spinal taps are considered an invasive procedure, painful, and most likely unnecessary(in the mind of a doctor)...
Anyways, I just wanted to share that with you! I have often wondered where my substance P levels stand. Im VERY curious to know if mine are high or whatever. Wouldnt that EXPLAIN why we have heightened sensitivity to pain and such? I dont get it!?!? lol I should just request one one day! lol But, like I said, I want to know...there must be SOMETHING they can do to help with elevated levels of substance P....... ??? Perhaps....
Anyways, just thought I'd share that bit of info.... I read it some time ago... Take Care
Lyrica(15 months on, but now officially off of it!) and Paxil(about 6+- months)
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart
no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to
smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."