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Central Nervous Sensitization??

I was diagnosed with damage in my inner ear two years ago from a virus.  The ENT found the damage with a vemp and ecog test.  Brain MRI was normal.  Originally my symptoms were vertigo all day long everyday with tinitus and ear pressure.  About a year later the symptoms calmed a some but I would still get bouts of vertigo.  The ecog and vemp test were redone and came back normal.  I'm not sure why I still get some vertigo with normal test results but I do.

A year later I started getting this burning sensation and hypersensitivity across my skin making everything that touches me hurt.  I have worked with the mayo clinic for a year now and they can't seem to find anything wrong with me.  Thay told me it could possibly be Central Nervous System Sensitization and want me to take Gabapentin.  

My question is this, could the ongoing effects of the disorientation from the vertigo and the stress it puts on my body possibly be connected to causing this Sensitzatoin syndrome of the nerve signals being sent to my skin?

All autoimmune antibody test have come back normal but I am also wondering if my immune system could be causing my skin pain.  Any information would be helpful.  Thank you.
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I will look into that.  Thank you for your reply.
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Hi there.  I stopped by this forum as I posted my own question but saw your post.  I do not know if this is related but my son has something called sensory integration disorder also called sensory processing disorder.  This involves the nervous system and how it responds to input.  For my son, he gets mis signals sent via his nervous system.  Something might register as painful when it isn't.  Some people have the opposite in that they get no signals that register pain or discomfort (very dangerous, you can imagine).  My son feels great discomfort from things that involve his skin.  They refer to it as tactile dysfunction and he is tactile defensive.  We have used a brushing protocol which has helped tremendously.  I would consider talking to an occupational therapist that treats for sensory issues to see if you can find some relief.  good luck
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