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Painful skin and no answers!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 17, 2006
  • 05:12 PM

I am so trying to find out why I have skin pain. I do not experience the pain all the time. I maybe have it 3 or 4 times a month. The skin is so sensitive to the touch and to clothing it is sometimes unbearable. It does not burn or itch nor does it discolor and I have no other noticable symptoms with it. The doctors look at me like I am out of my tree!!! Is there anyone else with this out there and may know what it is?

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  • A lot of the symptoms that people are describing sound like they could be related to a candida problem. A candida problem is a fungal overgrowth that can cause a widely variying array of symptoms. Just google it and you will find plenty of info on it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 03:01 PM
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  • not sure if this is what you are actually describing, but mine starts by feeling like it is sunburned or chemically burned, even when there is no exposure to anything that would make it burn. i have skin sensitivity to soaps and other things, so i try to stick with things i know i can use. it is usually on my stomach near my naval or to the right, on my right thigh, or on my arms. sometime it is intense enough that wearing anything hurts if it is touching, sometimes not. occasionally, the pain is there even when nothing is touching it. is this what you are describing, or something else completely? seems odd there are so many people with this and no diagnosis:eek:
    haysmama 4 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 07:06 PM
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  • I'ved been trying to figure this out for about 5-7 years now. In the begining I woulod get a patch from the outter corner of my ey down my cheek just to the jawbone. It wasn't seriously painful, more just a rude nagging pain. It was more noticeable to the touch. It feels like I have sandpaper grating my skin from the inside out. I am in the midst of this again but now it is displaying around my eye, onto my cheekbone stops there, restarts at my lower back down the back of one leg and throughout both heels. So painful I can barely stand on my feet, hurts when there is no pressure. I have tried many analgesics and creams but nothing touches the pain so I just tolerate it for now. I too feel crazy when I veralize it to others. I have been on anti-depressants for 10 years, take an anti siezure medication for a mood stabilizer, and I have terrible acid stomach w/o provacation if I don't take protonix...My friends swear it's fibromyalgia, but it isn't debilitating like their pain seems to be. I'm in the process now of going to different Docs to rule out other things, so I guess we'll see.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 5, 2007
    • 10:29 PM
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  • WOW! this is a real condition! i'm not a hypochondriac !i am a 40 year old malei also have spots of pain, like raw sunburn only with no discoloration .about 4 to 6 inches in diameter They work their way up the body and last about a week each.finally it will affect the base of my head.which causes a maddening nerve pain and nervousness and inability to function. then it will go away only to start over in a couple weeks on my leg or thy.It seems to work it's way up the nerves of the spineIt must be something to do with the spinal cord.I have also noticed a connection between the pain spots and stressful events or colds and illness.I have never had sex with anyone so i don't think it is a sexual related illness From all i have read here..the most likely candidates are: the herpes virus from chickenpox (Shingles) or FibromialgiaAnyway,,, thanks to you all .For helping me know i'm not alone in this and that it may have a real treatable cause.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2007
    • 11:45 PM
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  • You should really talk to a doc. I spoke to a lady while at work one day and her symptons of MS sound similar to what you are describing. I was reading these posts b/c I too have weird burning/pain like skin spots(I've always called them my hot spots) and I am relieved to know that I am not alone but your description of your symptoms goes beyond the skin. The lady at my work and I started our conversations about migraines/seizures and she informed me that for years she took nuerontin(seizure med) for her epilepsy. Well she had a successful brain surgery and she stopped having to take the neurontin. Not too long after the cessation of that med she started having almost all of the symptoms you described. After talking to the doc, he ordered a spinal tap and the test came back positive for MS. The nuerontin she had been on had been masking the severity of the symptoms. I don't mean to scare you but it is uncanny the similarity of what the two of you described. truely concerned.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 12, 2007
    • 02:11 AM
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  • It is so nice to know that I am not alone. I sit here now with the back of my thigh felling as though it is on fire and keep finding web sites refering me to Fibromyalgia but my joints don't hurt, just my skin. The skin on the backs of my arms, thighs, my abdomen, my back, although not at the same time, but it has become more intense each time it happens(usually every other week or so). I did just read an article that linked migraines and skin pain and I am a migraine sufferer so maybe a trip to the neurologist may be helpful. I wish everyone suffering from this the best of luck because I know personally how disruptive it can be to the daily life, sometimes you just can't get your mind off it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 12, 2007
    • 02:26 AM
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  • I'm 26 years old and am experiencing this for the first time. It is covering my entire body. I can't brush my hair because it hurts. I can feel the hairs on my arms and they hurt. I don't know what's wrong but the pain is nearly unbearable.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 13, 2007
    • 08:21 PM
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  • I have the same thing. It comes and goes, but for the last two weeks it's been non stop in my face and left arm. I am so irritated by now, and my Doctor thinks I'm crazy.This time there is a difference I now have a sore throat as well. I don't know if the two are connected?I'm so glad there are more people I thought I was going mad.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 15, 2007
    • 02:25 PM
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  • Lately I've been experiencing the same symptoms. Tingling/numbness type pain in my arms, chest, and scalp. Sensitivity to cold. You should all look into Hypopituitarism, especially if you have increased urine output, low grade fever, malaise (or fatigue), hoarseness.. www.webmd.com.. Many general physicians may miss this because it is uncommon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 03:38 AM
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  • Hello, just like all of you I've been suffering from the exact same thing for a few days now. Thought I had shingles, but then no visible rash and then the pain went away and then came back in a different place! I am convinced that it's immune-related. Probably not a "disease" so much, but just a symptom of immune distress. I am going to go to my chiropractor. I started out with a virus of some sort, headache, flu-like symptoms, and low-grade fever. Then the pain started. I have been sleep-deprived and stressed (we moved 2 weeks ago). I know my immune system is freaking out. I guess I don't have any answers, but I would recommend trying some alternative medicine- anything that could help boost your immune system. It would make sense if some women notice it happens when they are ovulating, since that takes a toll on our bodies - it's all related. Hope someone gets some help from this!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 04:09 AM
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  • I was wondering what this was that I have had all my life. I am not sure its the same thing as what is being described here. Its a pain on my skin. It moves around. I dont get it very often but when I do it happens a few times over a month. Last week I had a patch hurting on my forearm. burns hurts to touch or clothes to rub it. It does hurt to push on it. Not severe though. No redness or apparent injury. I just call it my roaving sore spot. This week its on my hip. My sisters and I laugh about it because we all have it. If it is the same as what you all have it may be a milder version or that I am so used to it I just overlook it. I do have a cold right now. I saw where someone said that can bring it on.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 00:14 AM
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  • I started having this sensation last week for the first time I think. It occurred in two patches one on each side of my lower left thigh (inside thigh and outside thigh) and my jeans were driving me nuts. That went away after about a day. The next day I had a similar feeling above my left arch in my foot. Went away, then began having pain in my hip joint (which I've had for years off and on) with skin pain localized around the front of my hip and a small patch next to my navel. The next day I still had the skin pain patch next to my navel but as well next to my spine as if you could draw a straight line through to the navel pain. Today it has wrapped around my side to practically connect the two patches and the upper leg skin pain is back. It is the "sunuburn" type feeling that is aggrivated by any type of light brushing of clothing or hands. I am 31 and have struggled with anxiety in the past that produced tingling sensations in my feet, hands legs muscle twitches, periodic hearing depression accompanied with ringing in one ear, extreme fight or flight experiences. All of these symptoms seem to go away when I get calmed down or less stressed. This one isn't however and the movement of it is whats freaking me out. Will this ever let up?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 24, 2007
    • 04:38 PM
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  • I know how everyone is feeling. I have had a pain that seems to act like a 3rd degree sunburn only I have not been in the sun! It really hurts! It is on my right side only, and from my chest up to my head! No one knows what is wrong and it is making me mad! You'd think with all these medical advances we would finally have some relief! I hope that some day we will find the cause and help everyone who has this condition!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 03:35 PM
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  • Just going through my second bout of this, exactly as you have all described. It is REALLY good to know I'm not going mad!Over the past 3 years, I have suffered a whole host of unpleasant viral illnesses, and as a result currently have mild to moderate persistent pain in my legs which has been diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. The pain/sensitivity to touch has only just come on though, so I don't know if there is a link here or not.Stress could be an issue (and I think is always suspected when there is no other explanation), but other than that I have no idea. It really is an annoying pain though eh? Good to know in most cases it disappears as quickly as it comes.Good luck to all fellow sufferers...D
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 09:45 AM
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  • sorry my english is poor . this is my words translated with google. St. unhealed wounds long Medication: . Function: antivirus sterilization, the rot Shengji, Sanjie swelling, bleeding Dingtong Indications: Rupture all the trauma, septic infections, skin Sores (including bedsore). Effectiveness: a new drug for a Jiyu traumatic for infected wounds suppurative three Jiyu. For white ulcers, skin layer will yards, cotton wiped off the medication, drug rehabilitation, until white foam disappeared so far. A few days after the drug Jiyu. If long-term ridden skin yellow water, wetlands are breaking injured by the drug 1-3 at Jiyu. If such patients self-inductance allowed tight neck with a hard feeling of tetanus. The drug used in the street and said contacts at the same time, distribution of three insurance, and even served three can be cured, not relapse.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2007
    • 03:38 PM
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  • It started for me about 5 years ago on my left lower abdomine. It is relevant to my menstral cycle and that I am sure of. It used to come every 3 weeks and last about 72 hours. 2 years ago I had a hysterectamy due to endomiosis. They left me my left ovary and the pain comes every other month. It is a patch of skin about 3-4 inches in diameter by my thigh and my C-Section incision. It lasts as long as 72 hours for me and no other symptoms. Could it have been from my C-Section I doubt that my child is now 16. First one 21.? Do mens hormoes change at all during the month.Yes they dohttp://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=431376So men have you noticed a pattern and a time length?If the skin is touched by anything I climb the walls in pain. I know it is not internal for when the Gyno opened me up she looked for anything that might be there to cause the pain. It is on the outside of the abdomine wall and what ever it is effects the skin. I guess I am lucky that it does not tavel around and now comes only every other month. I do not have Herpies nor shingles or insulin issues or fertility issues. I have a clean bill of health execpt for Asthma which I seemed to develop about 6 years ago. I only take abutrol inhaler when needed. I am not over weight or stressed or depressed. I looked at all the sites and researched what this could be and had surgery to boot. That of nothing I could find that remotely matched. So lets hope that 1 just ONE doctor reads this forum and is moved to help find what it is and what can be done to rectify it. I know if asked I would be a test patient.Maybe it is just hormonal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 23, 2007
    • 08:56 PM
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  • I just read through all 77 posts and am experiencing this too. It started 3 days ago as a little spot on my back just under my shoulder blade. As the day progressed it started hurting in a small spot at the bottom of my ribs on the same side. Today it has connected from my spine to my sternum on the one side. I keep looking in the mirror hoping to see something but there is nothing there.The pain is difficult to explain. It is like sunburn except if you scratch it, it doesn't keep burning like sunburn would, in fact scratching doesn't really make it hurt. It seems like the pain is on the underside of the skin but when clothes rub on it, it hurts.I'm not too sure about the CRPS. There is a list of symptoms on this sitehttp://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?ss=15&doc_id=4215&string=#s23and it says you have to have at least four of them. I don't have any.If someone ever get a diagnosis please post it, you will be doing allot of people a great favor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 26, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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  • After a week of suffering with this same pain (chest, upper back, right underarm and tricep) with no visible rash, blisters, etc. and no fever or other flu symptoms, I finally talked to other members of my family to find out if they had experienced similar symptoms. My older sister told me that she had had the same ailment a couple of years ago and it was diagnosed as herpes zoster or shingles. Her doctor prescribed Valtrex, and after a short while the symptoms disappeared and have not returned. Interesting to note that her doctor told her that the symptoms would periodically return. Tomorrow, I am going to my doctor to get this cleared up, hopefully once and for all... Hope this info helps me and others...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 02:27 AM
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  • You may have nerve damage from untreated Diabetes.Have your doctor do a blood history on your sugar.Neuropothy (never damage) for me causes my skin to be very painful to the touch. I cannot sit down or rise up without the pain as it is mostly in my thighs and buttocks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2007
    • 11:33 AM
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  • Anyone who knows anything about this would be a big help!!!! About a week and a half ago the same spot on my upper back started driving me nuts! It feels like a horrible sunburn, and it's even uncomfortable when clothing is rubbing on it-it's not a constant thing, just randomly throughout the day. I'm only 17 and it's really starting to worry me! Anyone with info would be much appreciated!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 6, 2007
    • 03:03 AM
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