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Stuck at home due to sensitive skin

Feb 25, 2018 8:02 AM

I have chronic pain in my chest and ribs.
When my pain gets worse I get incredibly sensitive. I don't really know what to do! I would like to get out of the house for at least a few minutes everyday but the pain is killing me. I can't even have a light fabric over my chest and that won't cut it during winter. I hate feeling so stuck in my house ☹️

Feb 25, 2018 9:10 AM

i know jus how yu feel. are yu unable to wear clothing over yur skin as well?

Feb 25, 2018 9:24 AM

@mudduck, it's just my skin at my chest, the rest of the body is okay thankfully.

Mar 02, 2018 5:04 AM

I know how you feel I have this on my legs arms feet and especially my hands

Mar 02, 2018 7:49 AM

I have this, some days I can wear jeans or basically what I want but others I can only wear something so soft and really baggy like my dads T-shirt with nickers or baggy shorts. Even leggings can hurt xx

Mar 02, 2018 8:22 AM

Yeah I realized that I needed to go shopping for some more comfortable shirts with a lower necklines. It really sucks!

Mar 02, 2018 9:38 PM

I get skin sensitivity to the point that I dont want anything to touch me. I have actually slowly replaced most of my wardrobe with soft and comfortable fabrics, soft sport bras, and primarily wear house shoes to wear if I leave the house. I have given up on caring what I look like to anybody else in the world too because my comfort level is more important to me than how I look.

Mar 04, 2018 11:56 PM

I get it. Even a subtle breeze causes the most excruciating pain.

I'll be honest, sometimes it comes down to growing thick skin. I wear compression sleeves and ace bandages all the time. Does it help? A little. But I can say that there are days I wish I was home but I push on. Learn your limitations and live in day type compartments. Moment by moment if you need to. You got this.

Mar 05, 2018 9:26 AM

I have periods where my skin is sensitive to touch. Not as sensitive to having clothes on... that must be awful... I'm so sorry. I think about going out to the mall or something but there are so many times I just stay at home... alone...not having real productive days. I think I think about the effort and I just don't want to do it.

Mar 05, 2018 9:39 AM

@MySistersKeeper Yeah it's the same for me. It takes so much energy to go out sometimes and thats when it gets lonely. I live alone so I typically like going out to meet people but sometimes I really don't have the energy

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