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Painful sweating and seemingly unrelated red dots

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 24, 2009
  • 01:26 AM

Whenever I begin to sweat, I get an uncomfortable pinprick sensation, mainly on my back and on the backs of my legs. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, essential tremor, and arthritis. I am a young woman, although the medical conditions I just mentioned are usually associated with older people.

I also have a seemingly unrelated problem with little raised red dots on the top of one of my feet. They do not itch or hurt. They are arranged in a circle. My grandma insisted that it was ring worm (it doesn't look like ring worm at all) and my aunt said that it looked like deer ticks (they're not ticks). They have been there for quite some time...at least 2 months.
Anyways, any insight into this would be helpful.

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  • I would suspect that the pinprick sensation when you sweat is caused by the fibromyalgia. Fibro causes the nervous system to kind of 'amplify' sensations.....it's possible your body is reacting to the actual neuro sensation of the moisture on your skin-- amplifying it to a degree that is uncomfortable. Many fibro patients can't bear to have anything touch their skin. By the way, if your form of arthritis is Rheumatoid, none of your conditions are only for the elderly. Fibromyalgia and essential tremor (of which I have both) is quite common is younger people, as is RA. My 8-year-old niece has quite a bad case of ET and has since she was a toddler. It runs in families. The other form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, is more common in the elderly because it's more the 'wear and tear' type-- a result of use. As for the red dots......if your grandmother thinks it looks like ringworm and you have ruled that out, I would definitely suspect Granuloma Annulare. Well, GA usually looks similar to ringworm, but I just read that you don't think it looks like ringworm. If the lesions are arranged in a circle with a whitish inside--- really, in any case it's worth looking into (google). This is a condition I also have, not a fun one but no real harm-- just an ugly skin issue. It can be definitively diagnosed with a biopsy of the lesions, usually preformed by a Dermatologist. Mine cleared up, for the most part, after about 3 years. There is a great thread somewhere on this site about this condition. Just some things to think about. I wish you well.
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