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‘Central Pain Syndrome’ — THE Book For All Of You With Chronic, Confusing Pain.

by Anura Guruge

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The start of the Amazon listing for the paperback.

IF you suffer from chronic pain, widespread across your body, that comes and goes, that has been treatment-resistant ‘for ages’ YOU may have ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS).

IF you have chronic pain with burning sensations, pins-and-needles or numbness YOU may have ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘.

IF you had back surgery and now have persistent pain YOU may have ‘Central Pain Syndrome’.

IF you have Lyme and now suffer from all sorts of pain then YOU HAVE CPS.

IF you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia there is a MORE THAN 50% chance that what you have is actually ‘Central Pain Syndrome’.

If you want to learn MORE please read the back cover above. That is a good start. Then you can read the ‘blurb’ on Amazon.

Yes, I wrote this book. It is my 27th book. {SMILE}

Why did I write it? Because, I, ALAS, know more about ‘Central Pain Syndrome’ than most. And I kid you NOT. And that includes doctors.

Plus, there were NO books on ‘Central Pain Syndrome’ for sufferers. There was one — for doctors. So, I wrote this for us fellow sufferers.

OK. I do NOT have CPS — at least not as yet.

But I am extremely familiar with CPS. I have, to my LOSS, been living with CPS for the last 6 years. CPS has been the BANE of my life. So I wrote this book to help others in this ‘circle of pain’ or ‘LIVING HELL’.

Well … more as we go along.

Have a look.

IF you have chronic pain you should check out this book.

IF you can’t afford to get it let me know. I will send you a FREE copy! {SMILE}.

All the best.

IF you have CPS, I can relate.

New FacebookCentral Pain Syndrome” Page.

You should visit and follow. Thanks.

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by Anura Guruge


Do You Have Chronic Pain — That Is Widespread, Confusing & Treatment Resistant.

by Anura Guruge

If you constantly struggle with confounding pain you may have Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) and not know about it.

Doctors are often reluctant to tell you that your pain may be due to Central Pain – since it is a condition that is difficult to explain and rationalize.

Intense chronic pain, widespread and varied, that appears to be treatment-resistant, and often accompanied by burning, numbness, stiffness, itching, or pins-and-needles, may very well be CPS.

What you may have believed was Fibromyalgia might actually be CPS – though this is not of major consequence since the treatment options for both are essentially the same.

CPS, however, is not due to inflammation or injury to a muscle, tendon, bone or joint. Central Pain Syndrome is a disorder of the Central Nervous System (i.e., the brain, brainstem and spinal cord) due to a prior violation; e.g., spinal surgery, brain injury, herniated disc, pinched nerve, stroke, etc.

If you have been suffering from intense pain for a longtime, with weird sensations and discomfort, from different parts of the body, that comes and goes – accompanied by growing emotional distress – you need to find out about CPS: especially if all of this started a few months after you had a neck injury, spinal surgery, concussion, a tumor or infection. There are many who actually suffer from CPS without realizing it is CPS that is responsible for their confusing and confounding misery.

CPS, though deemed not life-threatening, is, unquestionably, life altering, and not so for the better. CPS can be so crushing that it affects not only those suffering from it, but all of those around them.

CPS is infuriating. CPS has been associated with pain so off the scale that it has been referred to as ‘indescribable’ – way beyond that of a dentist accidentally hitting an unnumbed nerve. The pain and discomfort of CPS, so real though it maybe, is not due to any treatable injury, inflammation or infection! That is very hard to come to terms with. But, it is real pain.

CPS is an after-effect of some trauma that happened previously to the brain, neck or spinal column. This trauma, probably due to the intensity, duration and volume of the initial pain, causes the central nervous system to malfunction. That is what CPS, currently said to be incurable, is all about.

CPS, like its twin, fibromyalgia, is, not as yet well studied or understood. CPS tends to be a taboo condition – often overlooked and unspoken by doctors, though it is known that there are millions who suffer from CPS. This book will help you become an expert on CPS – and seek treatment that best helps you, given that the symptoms of CPS will always be specific to you.

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by Anura Guruge

If You Have Fibromyalgia Watch The New TV Commercial For ‘Lyrica’.

by Anura Guruge


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Much has changed about the UNDERSTANDING of Fibromyalgia over the last few years.

It is safe to say that Fibromyalgia today is NOT your mother’s Fibromyalgia (75% of those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia being women).

The actual name ‘Fibromyalgia’ is no longer accurate. Fibromyalgia, where ‘algia‘ is Latin for pain means pain to do with fibrous tissue (Fibro) and muscles (myo).

It used to be considered a condition related to rheumatism (or arthritis).


The ‘American College of Rheumatology’ when talking about the causes of fibromyalgia states: “… it is as though the “volume control” is turned up too high in the brain’s pain processing centers”.

The ‘National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases’ (a member of the U.S. ‘National Institutes of Health’) now says, in the section on ‘causes’: Many researchers are examining other causes, including problems with how the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) processes pain’.

The Lyrica commercial NOW acknowledges this. At the 15 second mark, shown above in the image, it says: “… thought to be the result of overactive nerves”.


At last.

Lyrica, the leading medication used to treat Fibromyalgia finally admitting that Fibromyalgia is a nervous system disorder.

That should help.

The commercial also goes onto say, with more emphasis than ever before, that Lyrica INCREASES DEPRESSION.

Well depression is known to make Fibromyalgia WORSE and that is not anecdotal.

So, if you have Fibromyalgia watch this commercial a FEW times ……

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by Anura Guruge

Have You Heard Of “Central Pain Syndrome?

by Anura Guruge

If persistent pain, on a daily basis, is a feature of your life, have you heard ofCentral Pain Syndrome“?

If not check out these two YouTube videos. You might find them both interesting and useful. Amazing how many people have never heard of this condition.

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Brain Meditation: Do YOU THINK Of Your Brain At Least 10 Times A Day?

by Anura Guruge

If NOT, why NOT?

Even putting aside the hackneyed (and actually erroneous) beliefs about how often men, especially ‘young men’, think about sex (and the appendages involved), how often do YOU think about other parts of your bodies?

Many of YOU, I know, suffer (alas) from fairly regular headaches — even those of you who are in your 20s (or younger)! That is NOT RIGHT.

I can’t remember the last time I had an headache!

I do not say that lightly and to be honest I feel BAD about saying that. But it is the trust. I can go for YEARS (if not longer) without getting an headache. And when I get one I PANIC because it is so rare and unusual. Luckily for I my rare headaches typically have to do with my very poor eyes. [Yes, life is a compromise. Life is a balance. I don’t get many headaches BUT I have very doggy eyes — or at least one eye.]

What do I attribute my lack of headaches to?

The incredible relationship I SHARE with MY BRAIN.

I start my day, before anything else, even before I open my eyes, by wishing MY BRAIN a sincere, heartfelt ‘Good Morning‘.

I talk to my brain — internally — incessantly. I ‘ping’ my brain at least 40 times a day.

That means that, on average, I consciously, commune with MY BRAIN, more than 3 times an hour during the time I am awake.

My BRAIN knows that I sincerely and truly respect it … pay homage to it.

This is how I meditate.

And PLEASE remember and respect that ALL PAIN you experience is created by YOUR brain!

I don’t think about my breathing, red balloons floating in the wind, flowers wilting or sunsets over the ocean. I just think! That is all that is required to mediate.

But, way back … 42 years ago (or more) … I made a pact with my brain. We work together. We are ONE.

So my brain knows me extremely well and I know my brain quite well.

We have a WONDERFUL, enviable relationship.

When all else is dark and bleak I have MY BRAIN — and that is ALL I need. I know my brain will get me through.

Yes, of course, I can get you there TOO.

You and I are going to do BRAIN MEDITATION.

This is how we start:

  1. First thing every morning you say “Good Morning” to your brain.

  2. At least 10 times a day, ideally 4x, 8x, 16x more times a day, YOU think of your brain. Just think of YOUR BRAIN.

More steps later. SMILE.


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“Great Waters”, Wolfeboro, NH, All At Sea, CANCELS Signature Chorus & Orchestra Event For 2016.

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by Anura Guruge

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antichristThis a major and unexpected BLOW.

This was the signature event. People came from far and wide (one lady from San Diego) to sing in this Chorus. They had been doing it for years.

This new Chairman, Jim Shildneck, is proving to be a right royal PAIN IN THE NECK.

Shildneck. Well I am teaching people to pronounce his name in a whole different way which better portrays his personality and outlook.

I am going to contact Fidelity, a long time Great Waters sponsor, and have words with them about their sponsorship in 2016.

What a pain in the bloody neck. Jim Shildneck. Let his name live in infamy as of now.

Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, NH, And My False PSA Test Reading

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

by Anura Guruge

The new Huggins per its deservedly proud architects.

Writing about the forthcoming Huggins Fair yesterday, got me thinking about this far from amusing incident with Huggins — and I knew I had no choice but to share it with you.

It was Fall 2007 and I was seeing an urologist in Manchester, NH — next to Elliott Hospital. I needed to get a PSA test done before my next visit.

My primary care doctor at the time was based in Alton (where I had recently moved to) and was affiliated with Huggins Hospital. They could draw blood, enter the necessary ‘stuff’ into the computer and then sent the vials off to Wolfeboro to be tested at the hospital. It was certainly more convenient than having to drive to Wolfeboro. Plus, you typically got faster service in Alton. So, I arranged to have my blood drawn in Alton and to have the results sent back to them.

My appointment with the urologist was on a Thursday. I was going to swing by the Alton office on Wednesday afternoon and pick the results.

I get a call from a nurse in Alton that Wednesday afternoon. She says that my results are in, but that they are NOT good. The PSA score had been marked as HIGH.

I was devastated. I had never expected any issues, at that juncture, with my prostate. Usually my PSA was always on the low side; below ‘1’. Now I had a nurse telling me that my PSA was high.

I still had the presence of mind to ask her what the reading was. She said it was ‘0.1’. I got her to repeat it. ‘0.1’. It was below ‘1’. But, it was supposed to be high. I told her I will be there shortly to pick up the result sheet.

I did a Google. ‘0.1’ was way LOW. Not high. Deanna drove me to the doctor’s office. I was in a trance. Long ago having seen what it did to folks I had vowed that I would never have my prostate taken out. Worst case I would go with pellets. If they could only guarantee 8 years, that was still ‘OK’ with me. So, I was, in my mind, already getting mentally prepared for the pellets. I called up my eldest daughter. She told me not to worry and that all will be OK.

I saw the nurse and got the result sheet. She showed me where there was a big, BOLD ‘H’ to denote that the ‘0.1. reading was high — and per the range, it indeed was very high.

Next morning we all went to Manchester. I was still dazed.

My urologist is great. A good Catholic. I had given him a copy of my first pope book. He liked it.

I told him the results and gave him the sheet. He read it, carefully. He told me that it was strange. He said that ‘0.1’ should not be high. I said, I thought that. I asked him if the test has changed, with a new scale of readings. He said ‘No’.

He was confused. He told me not to worry. That he was going to call Huggins. He said that I would need to get the test done again — at a different lab.

He told me he would call me. That was the end of the appointment.

I was still crushed. The kids needed to go to the bathroom. Finally we were ready to leave and were trooping out of the door of the main building. A couple came up behind us and said that the doctor was looking for me and that I should go back.

So we trooped back upstairs. The receptionist called the doctor. He appeared with a BIG GRIN on his face.

‘Mystery solved. Your results are fine. Way below ‘1’. You are good. Huggins had YOU coded as a FEMALE!’


So all of that was because Huggins had me in their computer as a FEMALE.

Well, I wasn’t new to Huggins. They had done blood work for me before. I had also had Cat-Scans at Huggins. So, it wasn’t as if I was new to them. Plus, in whichever light or direction you look at me, I do not look un-masculine.

I was relieved, but now was bummed.

When I got home I checked. To my amazement I found out that they indeed do PSA testing of women — and for a woman ‘0.1’ PSA is high. I think that in the main such testing has to do with transgender issues.

Now I was at the ‘get even’ stage. Called up a couple of my favorite lawyers. I wanted to sue the pants off Huggins.

Crushed again. Would YOU believe this: I had NOT suffered enough pain!

Yep, 24 hours of mental anguish, however, severe is considered bagatelle by the system. So much for the you can sue on a dime theory. I was told the BEST I could hope for was to get Huggins to refund me for the PSA test!

Well, maybe this story might help somebody else. Check the gender on your PSA results.

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