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Constant Skin Pain

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  • Posted By: waterdeepchu
  • September 26, 2010
  • 09:40 PM

So, this has been going on as long as I can remember, for well over a decade. Im 24 now, and was noticing this problem as early as 10 years old, but its really hard to describe. In a nutshell: my skin is horrificly sensitive to any touch. Its far worse when someone else touches me, but even my own tocuh causes significant pain. The more sensitive areas hurt significantly more (lower torso, genitals, etc,.) This is to a rather insane degree. I can barely wash myself due to the extreme pain, and showering is right out. I am unable to have any sort of sexual contact, as the pain is so intense as to render it impossible. Even gentle physical contact in places like my arm or back cause severe pain, enough that I will ***k away as reflex.

Again, this has been the case for my entire life, or at least, from as early as I have meaningful memories. It is extraordinarily frustrating, as there isnt a single thing that doesnt cause this rather high level of pain. Im just wondering if anyone knows..anything at all, that could be causing this for my whole life? Its very frustrating.

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  • I began having severe skin sensitivity in December of 2009, shortly after my 39th birthday. The pain started on the back on my right leg and upper buttock but quickly moved to the back of my left leg and then to the sides of both legs. That's when I ran across this forum and I was amazed at how many symptoms I read were similar to what I was experiencing. My skin felt like I had a very bad sunburn. My doctor scheduled an MRI to rule out MS and results were normal. Blood work results were also normal. The week after the MRI the skin sensitivity seemed to manifest itself as pain in the joints of my arms and legs and I went to the ER when my left arm seemed to go numb. You guessed it, doctors found NOTHING. In despiration, I decided to visit a chiropractor. This was the first time I had ever been to chiropractor and I entered his office in tears. After my first adjustement, I felt instant relief. Since I started the chiro visits in Feb of 2010, I have had no skin sensitivity, until last weekend. I felt the pain coming back in the backs of my legs. I went back in for what is now a routine chiro visit, and by the time I left the office, the sensitivity was gone. I'm guessing this is the result of a pinched nerve or some type of misalignment. It evens baffles the chiropractor, who initally felt the pain was due to some sort of viral infection. For all those experiencing this type of pain, I recommend you try a chiropractor. It works for me.
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