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burning skin sensation on most of my body, feels like sunburn/stinging but no rash/redness, 7 weeks.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 8, 2014
  • 10:06 PM

Am 52 years old, post menopause. have been to many specialists including neurologist who put me on gabapentin (Neurontin) for past 5 weeks (started with 300 mg/day but have been up to 900 mg/day for past 3 weeks) and Cymbalta (60 mg) for past 2 weeks. Also saw a reproductive endocrinologist/menopausal specialist who put me on estrogen and progesterone for past 6 weeks. Not really feeling better despite the medications. Have had an MRI of pituitary to rule out pituitary tumor, abdominal, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound... all normal. Also have had EMG of leg to rule out peripheral neuropathy... normal. Also had chest xray, which was normal. Also had blood tests including CBC, comprehensive metabolic panel, hemoglobin A1c, sedimentation rate, c-reactive protein (CRP), ANA, rheumatoid factor, lyme test, RPR, Vitamin D, TSH 3rd generation, Ca+PTH Intact, Thyroid antibodies... all results were normal/negative. My FSH was very high at 200 and LH was 74.8, but after being on estrogen FSH came down to 64.9 and LH came down to 25..but doctor said these #s are meaningless because they change frequently in post menopausal women. I am not getting better. Please help with any suggestions of what other types of doctors or tests I should do, or if anyone else has experienced this and what they found as a diagnosis and/or medications that actually help. Also wondering if stress could cause this. I have not had increased stress when these burning skin symptoms began suddenly, but I have had chronic stress for years. Thank you. DP

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