Nerve pain

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Nerve pain or neuropathic pain or neuralgia is pain in the nerve(s),[1] nerve pain is typically experienced as an intense pain that causes painful shooting, stabbing or burning sensations.[2][3]

Nerve pain is usually chronic, meaning that it lasts for over 3 months.[3]

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Nerve pain occurs in some patients with ME/CFS or fibromyalgia.

In the International Consensus Criteria (ICC) for M.E., nerve pain is not directly referred to in the diagnostic criteria but would typically meet the Pain (significant pain) criteria. The ICC primer refers to nerve pain under the "possible pathological types/comments" of Pain: "altered sensory information and pain processing in the brain that is perceived as pain, peripheral neuropathies."[4]

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