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Allodynia

Aug 18, 2015 1:29 AM

Just think this word is useful, it means things that should not be painful (like someone's jacket touching your skin when they walk by, cold temperatures, wind, sun, blankets, etc.) becomes painful from hypersensitivity.

I think of it with CRPS, but I think it goes along with pretty much every other type of chronic pain.

Aug 18, 2015 5:58 AM

Can allodynia and CRPS be in just one area? I've noticed that when I shave my legs there are certain areas that feel like I've been cut with a knife. And if I scratch an itch, of my dog jumped on me and makes a scratch with his toenails, it feels like extreme pain then burning &/of stinging. It only happens on my legs. Just curious ly wondering. 🙏🌼

Aug 18, 2015 10:01 AM

Flappsy, CRPS can be in many areas. Sometimes you will find it will pop up in an area after an injury or a surgical procedure. I had a HUGE cluster of lipoma tumors (19) removed from my lower right abdomen and now have been having horrible pain in that area. Pulling up my underwear, washing in the shower, etc. the incision is 16 inches long and it is level with where my pelvic bones would be (but being fat, you can't see my pelvic bones.. LOL!!😳) at any rate that pain goes all the down and into my groin. When I shave, wash, dress, etc. it's painful, burns and hurts to the touch. I have the same thing on the other side where the first cluster was removed and there were 14 lipomas there. That side burns and hurt to the touch as well. I also have pain going down the left side of my back from the surgery where they implanted the neurostimulator device and the back of my neck as well. It can pop up at any place on your body, the pain can change, stop and return. I hope that was a clear explanation as I'm a bit foggy today. Hoping that you are having a good day. As always, you're in my prayers my friend. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 18, 2015 11:16 AM

Thanks Always, it was helpful. Hope your day is a good one despite the fog! 🙏🌼

Aug 18, 2015 11:47 AM

I just read a book that state s that a lack of certain vitamin B's can cause this and that there is no test that can see if you lack one of the B's so try it for a month what could it hurt.

Aug 18, 2015 11:57 AM

This is interesting, and strange. I had a saliva test run by a doctor and it came back that I have a genetic defect of the MTHFR gene. It prevents me from metabolizing and absorbing folate, B9. My blood work has shown low B12 for years, a family medical issue for many generations. I'm on a more natural form of B9, called L-Methylfolate. Since I started it my B12 has also increased slightly. A few months ago a doc said the lump behind my knee may be a lipoma. 🙏🌼

Aug 18, 2015 3:49 PM

Momflyer, most people could try it, although if they have a gene mutation (I have the same one as Flappy) it could make them sick.
Also, allodynia is the term to describe this being painful when they shouldn't be. It can happen anywhere around the body.

Aug 18, 2015 10:22 PM

Thanks for the explanation on allodynia. 🙏🌼

Aug 19, 2015 8:30 AM

I just read an article on fibromyalgia that says this is very common in this disease and that it can come and go and move about on the body

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