In my 12th year of cidp-produced nerve pain, and 4th year of rheumatoid arthritis. The neuropathy is based in the legs, while the arthritis bothers me most in the hands, shoulders, and spine. Lately, I have sometimes had the sensation of a pain loop between my shoulders and down the spine. It's a combination of funny bone, tooth nerve, and electrical pain. It can feel like it is never going away. Yesterday was a new low, with this new pain pattern all ramped up with no end in sight. That feeling of eternal pain is terrifying and I'll do just about anything to relieve it. Yesterday, after I had exhausted all of my prescription pain relievers and I was still stuck in a loop, I had the sudden and highly surprising urge to put black pepper on my tongue. What the?! I successfully resisted doing that, but, man, I came close. It wasn't a considered, thought-out response to the pain, as it just came out of nowhere (the urge to put black pepper on my tongue). I'm glad I didn't follow through on that, as who knows how I would be feeling now, tongue-wise.