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burning all over sensations

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 15, 2007
  • 10:16 PM

ive been to doctor from doctor,I do not understand what i have? thought hormonal-got on bio-identical hormones(miracle) except hasn't stopped these bouts which feel like the worse sunburn ya ever had underneath my skin,disabling at time,I go from tub to bed when these occur,may last 2 weeks or may last a day? HELP?

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  • Does your skin get hot? Does the color of the skin change? Any muscle weakness?...You may want to write your experience down of paper so you don't leave anything out when you see a doctor. Have you seen a neurologist? This may be a problem with the nerves, which may explain why the burn is not limited to one small area. Best of luck!
    lsoroosh 51 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 05:01 AM
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  • Does your skin get hot? Does the color of the skin change? Any muscle weakness?...You may want to write your experience down of paper so you don't leave anything out when you see a doctor. Have you seen a neurologist? This may be a problem with the nerves, which may explain why the burn is not limited to one small area. Best of luck! I did this, I told all of the Doctors the symptoms I have and I made sure I wrote everything down on paper so I wouldn't forget when I saw them. I experience the burning all over sensations, on some days it is worse than other days. I really don't know what to do.The Doctor I saw today gave me a prescription for Ultram(tramadol) for the pain. Does anyone have experience with using Tramadol for pain or know of someone who does, and if it worked for them or not? But my Doctor I saw today really didn't seem as if he thought it was related to my nerves what soever. He said that he thinks it's just anxiety. I've never known anyone to have burning sensations because of anxiety. I mean, at least I don't think anxiety could cause burning like pain. I just know that I really need help, and I feel that Doctors I've talked to are tip-toeing around the possible issue at hand. What should I do, if it really is a nerve related problem, and no-one seems to think it is and I can't find any Doctor to do the proper diagnostic tests to test for specific nerve transmission and/or nerve damage or pain.:confused: :confused: :confused: I had the muscle weakness, skin color changes, as well as skin tears because my skin is so thin an seems to bruise easily and bleed lightly especially on the knuckles or ther areas on the backside of my hands. I even talked to a neurologist and he was basically not believing anything I said. My general Doctor was just told me to come back for a physical in 6 months or so, and I'm just so frustrated. I really need help? Any suggestions, anyone with a heart?
    wilson2678 1 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 05:54 AM
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  • I am not a doctor, but it seems likely that it is not nerve related if you are experiencing skin tears, bruising, etc. Possibly some sort of connective tissue disorder or vitamin deficiency (??). For whatever it is worth, you may want to look up erythromelalgia.
    lsoroosh 51 Replies
    • November 18, 2007
    • 06:33 AM
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  • It is possible to experience burning sensations all over caused by anxiety. My mother suffered from it in her last years, one sister who has since died and one who has recovered from the sensations. She attended a pain control clinic and had to wait ages on the waiting list. I doubt she'd have got in if the problem hadn't affected her ability to eat and she was therefore rapidly losing weight. I have started to suffer from it and it's only since I realised (five years ago) I was going to have to look after my elderly SIL (88). I had also experienced a physical trauma; a partial rupture of my right quadriceps. The pain started (while I was still using an exercycle for my knee) in one leg (just the shin), then spread to the other and now appears in most of my body. I wouldn't be able to cope if it was present all the time. Like most women of my age (65) I'm reluctant to speak to my doctor for fear of being considered just another hypocondriac. After all, he didn't believe the pain I was in with my knee and sent me off for physiotherapy--horrendously painful exercises with a mere 1 cm of quadriceps!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 14, 2010
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  • It could be shingles or a related herpes virus: zoster sine herpete is shingles without the outbreak...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 15, 2010
    • 06:06 PM
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  • ive been to doctor from doctor,I do not understand what i have? thought hormonal-got on bio-identical hormones(miracle) except hasn't stopped these bouts which feel like the worse sunburn ya ever had underneath my skin,disabling at time,I go from tub to bed when these occur,may last 2 weeks or may last a day? HELP?Anxiety DOES cause burning pain under the skin. However IMHO any burning anywhere in your body means you have a high need for antioxidants that is not being met. In other words, something is wrong biochemically which is resulting in oxidant production and the burn is because you have used up all your antioxidants and your cells are ndeed being destroyed for lack of antioxidants, which is the burn you feel. You can get it from anxiety, which is going to be from some methyl cycle deficiency). Essentially you are not getting enough B vitamins or you genetically cannot break them down and need active B's - the forms your body actually uses. See the Vitamin B12 deficiency bulletin board at wrongdiagnosis.com for Fredd's protocol, which works. Incidentally problems with this biochemical cycle cause demyelination of the nerves, which hurts, and could be also what you feel. Here is that website:http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948&page=1448&highlight=Vitamin+B12Here's the protocol (read only): http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327 Alternately, I feel like this when I go hyperthyroid, which also issues a cascade of oxidants requiring anti-oxidants. It is common to go hyperthyroid after menopause because estrogen helps you absorb copper. Be sure to get these medical tests: FREE T3, FREE T4, reverse T3, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Test, Thyroid Antibody Test, and TSH. (NOTE: TSH IS NOT SUFFICIENT...it can take years, if ever, for TSH to reflect the status of FREE T3, which is the most important test). If you should find you are hyperthyroid, get a hair analysis at traceelements.com (if you cannot do it directly then you can go through www.lef.org -- I got it done through a Life Extension recommended doctor). Trace Elements is one of only two hair analysis labs that do not wash the hair samples and thus gives accurate results. Mine showed low copper. I do not know how to counsel you on supplementing copper because it is a poison and you do not want too much. There is a paper by Lowe which you might read about a study showing 1g Ca, 15 mg Zn, 5mg Cu, 2.5mg Mn to reverse osteoporosis. (Fyi, hyperthyroid causes osteoporosis). Here's the paper: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=5154628&jid=&volumeId=&issueId=02&aid=5154620&bodyId=&membershipNumber=&societyETOCSession= Trace Elements will make you aware that the amount of copper you absorb is greatly affected by what you eat with it, and zinc and calcium inhibit absorption. It is reasonable to assume that in the above study the minerals were taken together, which would account for the high dose of copper. Thus, be sure to do the same yourself (if you take copper separately you would need less - who knows how much less). Um, if you are low copper, don't take zinc at all until you bing your copper levels up.
    madanthony 1,087 Replies
    • August 15, 2010
    • 07:38 PM
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  • ive been to doctor from doctor,I do not understand what i have? thought hormonal-got on bio-identical hormones(miracle) except hasn't stopped these bouts which feel like the worse sunburn ya ever had underneath my skin,disabling at time,I go from tub to bed when these occur,may last 2 weeks or may last a day? HELP?P.S. Temporarily, until you fix the source of the problem, you need very high antioxidants -- probably in excess of 4 g. Vitamin C, 1 g.Vitamin E, 200 mg CoQ10, 100 mg alpha-lipoic acid. Take any antioxidants you can think of in the max doses considered safe. Also just in case it is thyroid - until you know - you should be aware that iodine and methylB12 and possibly selenium (since it potentiates iodine) help you make T3 and you do not want to make more, so discontinue these supplements. YOU DO NEED methylB12 - so this is only a temporary measure. Of course your body may be able to make its own from the B12 you get in food and any methyls you get in food, but don't take any extra until you've got your thyroid under control if that's what it is.
    madanthony 1,087 Replies
    • August 15, 2010
    • 07:45 PM
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  • I personally think it is anxiety and stress related because I started it in my shins five years ago when (recovering from surgery for a ruptured quadriceps) I started to have a strange burning pain in my left shin and this was around the time my husband was talking to his elderly sister (20 years his senior) about having her live with us, which I thought was a bad idea for all three of us. She's now been with us four years and I haven't changed my mine. The sensation was a cold sort of burning at that time. Then it spread to my right shin (the damaged leg) and started to feel more like sunburn, and now covers my lap, my genitals, my stomach and up my back. At first it came in the evening when watching TV, and later at night after I got up to use the loo. Now it comes any time of the day and sometimes I'm free of it in the evening, and the only time I get it in bed is when the room is too warm. Most of the area where I burn actually feels cool to the touch.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 14, 2010
    • 03:42 AM
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