I have been reading articles related to stroke to try to find out anything I can about our condition. Who do these guys think they are that they can write these articles! Give me a break! Since when are those "prickles" (stupid name) annoying! They aren't mere touch the skin with a needle tip nerve firings - they are downright ice pick stabbing! Or how about the creepy crawlies on our skin? (we women get that one two ways). They describe symptoms and effects as annoying, inconvenient, unfortunate....they should live with them! Feel free to add to this list. I was looking up the cold effect we suffer from and they suggest massaging the area but, note that massaging can make it worse! Waaah! :Doh: Pass that bottle over here!