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Skin Pain?

Sep 03, 2015 10:16 AM

Does anyone else have skin pain? I will have bouts that last sometimes up to 3 days where my skin hurts (usually my arms and legs) to the point where it hurts to wear clothes and no one can touch me. It has even woken me from sleep.

Sep 03, 2015 10:59 AM

Yes, my arms legs chest upper back neck, skin on those areas are so senitive I can not be touched

Sep 03, 2015 1:28 PM

Sounds like it could be allodynia

Sep 03, 2015 6:22 PM

I do. My heat is swollen and even my sifted shirt hurts and wearing a low scoop neck allows wind to hit it and feels like fire!

Only recently has it started to happen to my arms.

Sep 03, 2015 7:59 PM

I invested in some pants made of mostly lycra and a little cotton and buy them several sizes too big. They sell them in jammie pants now and also in those colorful women's dress clothes. For me, the colder the air the better. Water, especially showers, hurt a lot. Then there are days where I can't leave the house at all.

Sep 03, 2015 9:52 PM

I get that sensitivity over my whole body. Sucks big time. I've found all I can do is take higher doses of meds and keep movement to a minimum...

Sep 03, 2015 11:07 PM

All the time!!! I'm so happy someone else knows how it feels. I feel so sorry for your pain but am jealously happy someone knows how it feels.

Sep 04, 2015 12:26 AM

Ashling 16. There are days where it's gotten bad enough where I build a nest at the top of my bed, take Zanaflex, and cry till I sleep. Liya, I understand exactly how you feel! Besides which my Mom (which is sad that I have this in common with) I have only met one other person with fibro and neither one had skin pain. 😯

Sep 04, 2015 7:12 AM

There are days that it is excruciating to try to put clothes on. My husband is very understanding of my fibro but has a hard time with me pulling my arm or shoulder or whatever part of my body he's touched away from him. I almost cry from his touch.....sad!!!!!

Sep 04, 2015 8:37 AM

I have issues with skin sensitivity. It hurts me when I shower and I have to make sure the water is tepid because if it's too warm, it burns me and if it's not warm enough it causes more pain because it feels cold. There are areas on my back where I can't even scratch an itch because its excruciating. I understand how bad it sucks. I'm sorry that you deal with this as well. I never gave it much thought because as far as I can remember (which isn't far), I don't think anyone has mentioned it or if they have, I either missed it or forgot.

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