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constant painful-to-touch skin

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  • Posted By: waterdeepchu
  • September 28, 2010
  • 06:25 AM

Edit: Just to be perfectly clear, this affects my whole body, is truly constant, and has lasted my entire life (appx 24 years)

For the whole of my life, ive been experiencing a sort of pain that ive never been able to find a diagnosis for. I'm so sensitive to touch that any contact with another person causes significant pain, to the point that i'll ***k away out of reflex. This has been going on as long as i can remember. The best way i can describe the feeling would be to imagine that you had a sunburn or rash across the whole of your body that never went away. My skin doesnt have any outward signs of a condition that could cause pain. I cannot adequately shower, the water hurts too much. I cant have any kind of intimate/sexual contact with anyone else, because the pain is extremely intense in sensitive areas. Even touching myself, anywhere, causes me pain. The lightest touches from anyone else are far worse, no matter their location. This has been going on my entire life and I just cant find an answer, or even anyone else who has experienced this! any help would be *greatly* appreciated.

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  • hi .. u need to elaborate ur symptoms on these points ..1. ur age , sex , location 2.time of onset of ur symptoms 3. did al ur symtoms start after an episode of infction ?4 . do u do drugs or alchohol ?5 . have u been tewsted for autoimmune diseases ?6 . do u have any family history of same symptoms ? m a medico , pls provide d above info n help me find out wats wrong wit u ..
    arjun4mb 80 Replies
    • September 28, 2010
    • 00:40 PM
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  • Well, im male, age 25. Im not ultra comfortable giving out my location, but ive lived all across the US, including the south, the west coast and the mountain timezones, moving appx every five years. As for onset time, this has existed for as long as i can remember (around 3 years old or so.) My symtpoms werent caused by any infections, they have always been there. I dont drink alcohol. I do smoke pot, but not that often. Ive been tested for autoimmune disorders, and never had one. And nope, my family doesnt have these symptoms.
    waterdeepchu 9 Replies
    • September 28, 2010
    • 11:50 PM
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