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Moving skin pain - please help with this mystery!

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  • Posted By: ahojte
  • June 10, 2008
  • 01:05 PM

4 months ago I went to the doctor for an inguinal hernia. At the same time I noticed a numbness/pins and needles in my right forearm. Neither of us thought it was a major problem until it spread to my right triceps area, then moved to both sides of my chest and upper back. From there it moved to both sides of my stomach and lower back, then my right leg, to my left side and it now appears to be starting in my right side. Each time it moves, the area previously affected gets better - it's only in one region at a time.

I've had a cervical MRI, brain MRI, blood workup (including lyme, B-12, thryoid, etc) all of which came back fine. There was a small flare in the brain MRI but they don't see any lesions to indicate MS and told me I very well could have had this my whole life. I have another MRI of my back scheduled this week to confirm no lesions there.

Other than that I am really at a loss and need some help. Thank you for any feedback

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  • This may not be your problem but it may be your answer. I have a tremendous amount of skin pain. I am diabetic and it may be associated with that. It also may have come from a virus I had last year. Long story short, anything that touched my skin hurt. A neurologist finally gave me a prescription for amitriptyline. It was the magic pill for me. I am now out of my bed and keeping my job after a whole year of suffering. -Chris4 months ago I went to the doctor for an inguinal hernia. At the same time I noticed a numbness/pins and needles in my right forearm. Neither of us thought it was a major problem until it spread to my right triceps area, then moved to both sides of my chest and upper back. From there it moved to both sides of my stomach and lower back, then my right leg, to my left side and it now appears to be starting in my right side. Each time it moves, the area previously affected gets better - it's only in one region at a time. I've had a cervical MRI, brain MRI, blood workup (including lyme, B-12, thryoid, etc) all of which came back fine. There was a small flare in the brain MRI but they don't see any lesions to indicate MS and told me I very well could have had this my whole life. I have another MRI of my back scheduled this week to confirm no lesions there. Other than that I am really at a loss and need some help. Thank you for any feedback
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    • September 11, 2009
    • 03:39 PM
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