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Nerve/skin pain

Jul 15, 2015 9:06 AM

I always get this weird sensitive feeing pain randomly somewhere on my skin. It is around 5cm big but doesn't show any swelling, rash or redness. If I press further up on a nerve it stops the sensation.

Does anyone else get this? Any tips/solutions?

Jul 15, 2015 10:16 AM

Hi Zam. I get those feelings to. Like my left upper back will all of a sudden feel kind of numb, tingly, not pins and needles feelings just a sensation. Sometimes when I am having a flare it can feel like I have a bad sunburn. And I do not go in the sun. Nothing really helps it for me. If my husband can put his hand flat and gently on my back and I don't go through the roof, then I have him gently just lightly run his hand over the area. This happens randomly on my body too. I have fibromyalgia, lupus, Sjogren's, hypermobility syndrome, Graves disease, irritable bowel syndrome and some others. A lot of these "syndromes" overlap with their symptoms. Hard to tell what is causing what. The feeling of numbness... Is called paresthesias. I'll check back in later.

Jul 17, 2015 12:17 PM

Zam, I don't get those sensations. Instead I begin to itch like my skin is crawling. The weird part is it happens only in bends of my flesh; elbows, knees, toes, fingers, neck, and even the corners of my mouth and my eyes. It drives me nuts! I originally tried to treat with benadryl thinking it was allergies, but it never worked. I owe use anxiety meds which helps calm it down. 🙏🌼

Jul 18, 2015 10:38 AM

Zam, have you any tests done by a Neurologist ? They might be able to get an answer for you. I tend to get a slight burning sensation on different areas of my skin as well. But yours sounds a little more neurological to me. Good luck! (Hugs)

Jul 20, 2015 7:18 AM

Thanks guys! No I haven't Faerygrl but I'll look into it :)

Jul 20, 2015 7:38 AM

Look into tests for MS like a Lumbar Puncture (spinal tap) and MRI

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