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Sensitive Skin to Touch

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  • Posted By: Lexi212
  • October 9, 2006
  • 09:37 PM

I've been having a problem with extreme sensitivity in my lower extremities off and on for a few months. It starts in the upper and inner left thigh, and by a few days later it has radiated to the outer thigh, down to my calf and sole of my foot. Sometimes it will go to the other leg, too, but not usually at the same time. Also, the area between my legs gets extremely sensitive as well. The best way to describe it is that its like a sunburn without the redness and heat. It just stings when I touch it, or clothing touches it and its worse with cold or heat. This lasts for a few days to a week, and its like it moves down my leg and then out my foot. I have been to my pcp and my pain management doctor with no luck. I am not on any medications at current. Please help if you can! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Lexi

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  • I have similar things, esp. to the very first post. I also have some vericose veins that run from up between down the front of the thigh back to the back of the knee to the back of the calf. It doesn't explain everyone's symptoms but this could help someone. Compression hose are available with a prescription and they help. Also, these veins can act up mostly around every 4 weeks, that special time of the month.
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  • I called on Friday 7/6/07 and made a same day appointment and got to see a female doctor. After giving her my symptons she felt it was my sciatica and suggested that I take advil or something similar 3 times a day. I had already been taking advil for something else just increased my dosage and my back problem and skin sensitivity has gone away. She also suggested therapy. We ruled out kidney infection and any other kind of internal infection I could have had. I can just say that I am a happy:) pain free person at the moment after having the pain for two weeks. I am counting my blessings.:D Wish you all luck on your diagnosis.
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  • Hi, my names Maz,i am 33. yesterday the left hand side of my lower thigh(above the knee) started to hurt, when i ran my hand over it it was excruciating, i had an appointment with a nurse anyway so i thought i would ask then.By the time i did see her the pain in my skin had moved to my inner thingh like a band?.When i asked the nurse she had a look, couldnt see anything but manipulated my thigh to check for any unusual bumps.This morning, i feel like my skin all over my thigh is burning, its spread up to my groin so far and im going to hate getting dressed today as it really did hurt wearing clothes yesterday.I thought last night that i was going nuts with this, so decided to search today and i am soo glad that i did.I have been suffering sleep problems, tiredness, i am stressed as me and my husband seperated...from what ive read over the last few pages..these are all linked with the skin pain i have at the moment.Is there actually a name for this condition?so glad i am not the only one.
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  • Sorry, not registered, my name is Joe. I'm 51 and had this all my life; I always figured it was normal and signaled the onset of a pending illness like a cold or something. I'm now thinking it was just what it is, some screwed up skin thing that happens and quite possibly made me THINK I was getting sick and thus I felt sick, I don't know. Here's why I posted. I'm experiencing it right now for the past 3 days (I usually get it on my face and scalp and arm). It's on my left side of my face, yesterday it was he right. I noticed something interesting that might help add facts to the mystery. Now that it is on my left side of my face (feels sunburned) I noticed that my left eye is slightly blurry. Thats all I wanted to mention... it seems to me that whatever it is it manifests as a surface skin sensation and thus we describe it as such but since I am experiencing blurriness in the eye on the same side I have to think that this thing gies much deeper and if so probably affect any number of organs and possibly that is why people feel sick and tired during these bouts.Joe
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  • Hey yall! My name is Pam from New Orleans, LA.This phenomina is called "Neuralgia" or "nerve pain". There are many causes and various types of neuralgia and it is linked to many invisible disorders...for instance, I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chemical sensitivities, and other overlapping disorders that were all derived from the chemicals in my silicone shell, saline filled breast implants. In the height of my pain, i had the Ebstein Bar Virus, with high levels of viral antigens. Once my implants were removed and over a period of two years, the viral antigens went down to normal decreasing my pain. However, I still suffer with extreme pain. Like right now, 2:37am!!!!Besides the pain disorder, if I don't take meds to fall asleep, I don't! If you're having sleep problems, are in pain, and stressed, you are bound to relive the cycle over and over and over again.They begin treating chronic pain with helping you reach stage 4 or REM sleep. This stage is very important for it heals the body of daily stressors, physically and mentally. If we never reach this stage of sleep night after night, after night, it wll take its toll on our mental and physical health.I'm not a doctor, but i've seen enough of them to know that they only have a handful out there that are really willing to listen, and use our medical history, how we are feeling mentally and physically, along with our medical tests to treat us...instead of just relying on medical tests alone. Many doctors have told me that they could not help me based on medical test results. So i would have to pick my tired, hopeless, painfilled and emotionally wrecked body up and move on to the next one. I was told several times that it was all in my head!!!! Don't give up!!!! Fight the good fight for yourself. If you don't like what the doctor says, speak up. If they still don't respond to your needs, move on!!!!!!!!! I copied a link that may be helpful to all of you. If it doesn't post correctly, just google the word "neuralgia". You can develope this nerve pain when exposed to chemicals or toxins at high levels (including implants of any kind) or from your diet. Having diabetes, recent surgery, certain medications, having MS, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, etc can cause neralgia pain.Here is the actual info I found... hope it helps all! Good Luck and GOD BLESS!!!!!!!_____________________________________________________________Neuralgia may occur after infections such as shingles, which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpesvirus. This neuralgia produces a constant burning pain after the shingles rash has healed. The pain is worsened by movement of or contact with the affected area.Postherpetic neuralgia may be debilitating long after signs of the original herpes infection have disappeared. Other infectious diseases that may cause neuralgia are syphilis and Lyme disease.Diabetes is another common cause of neuralgia. This very common medical problem affects almost 1 out of every 20 Americans during adulthood. Diabetes damages the tiny arteries that supply circulation to the nerves, resulting in nerve fiber malfunction and sometimes nerve loss.Diabetes can produce almost any neuralgia nearly anywhere in the body, including trigeminal neuralgia.Carpal tunnel syndrome (pain and numbness of the hand and wrist) and meralgia paresthetica (numbness and pain in the thigh due to damage to the nerve) can also be caused by diabetes, or can be due to trapping of nerves due to excessive or damaged surrounding tissues.Other medical conditions that may be associated with neuralgias are chronic renal insufficiency and porphyria -- a hereditary disease in which the body cannot rid itself of certain substances produced after the normal breakdown of blood in the body. Certain drugs may also cause this neuralgia.SymptomsPain located anywhere, usually on or near the surface of the bodyIn the same location for each episodeSharp, stabbing pain or constant, burning painPain along the path of a specific nerveImpaired function of affected body part due to pain, or muscle weakness due to motor nerve damage.Increased sensitivity of the skin or numbness of the affected skin area (feeling similar to a local anesthetic, such as a Novocaine shot)Any touch or pressure is interpreted as pain. Movement may also be painful.Exams and TestsNeurologic examination shows tenderness occurring along a nerve tract. Trigeminal neuralgia usually causes pain along the second and third nerve divisions (lower face and jaw), and rarely involves the first nerve division (temple and forehead). Other signs of altered nerve function may be seen often, such as loss of deep tendon reflexes, local loss of muscle bulk, local lack of sweating (sweating is regulated by nerve function), and abnormal skin sensation.There may be specific trigger points (areas where even a slight touch triggers pain). A dental examination is used to rule out dental disorders that may cause facial pain. The presence of other symptoms (such as redness or swelling) may indicate disorders causing the pain, such as infections, bone fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, or other disorders.No tests are specific for neuralgia, but tests may be used to rule out other causes of the pain. There are a number of other laboratory tests doctors use to determine the cause of neuralgia. Blood tests to check blood sugar and kidney function are routinely used. When the diagnosis is not clear, other tests may be helpful -- particularly whenever there is suspicion of an underlying medical problem like arthritis, syphilis, vitamin deficiencies, or other less common disorders. If multiple sclerosis is suspected, the diagnosis usually can be confirmed with an imaging test of the brain such as an MRI.A lumbar puncture (spinal tap) is often used to confirm the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and other nerve disorders. It involves taking a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Analysis of this fluid may show evidence of inflammation, helping to establish the correct diagnosis.TreatmentTreatment of neuralgia is aimed at reversing or controlling the cause of the nerve problem (if identified), as well as providing pain relief. Therefore, the treatment varies depending on the cause, location, and severity of the pain, and other factors. Even if the cause of the neuralgia is never identified, the condition may improve spontaneously or disappear with time.The cause (if known) should be treated. This may include surgical removal of tumors, or surgical separation of the nerve from blood vessels or other structures that compress it. This can be the approach taken for certain cases of carpal tunnel syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia.Strict control of blood sugar may accelerate recovery in people with diabetes who develop neuralgia.Mild over-the-counter analgesics such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen may be helpful for mild pain. Narcotic analgesics such as codeine may be needed for a short time to control severe pain. These traditional pain-killers, however, often have disappointing results.Other types of medications work in different parts of the nervous system and often provide better symptom control. For example, antiseizure medications such as carbamazepine, gabapentin, lamotrigine or phenytoin may be helpful for pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. The most common side effects of antiseizure drugs are drowsiness, tremor, and incoordination.Antidepressant medications, such as amitriptyline, may be helpful to control pain in some cases. The topical (local) application of creams containing capsaicin also may help to control pain.Other treatments may include nerve blocks, local injections of anesthetic agents, or surgical procedures to decrease sensitivity of the nerve. Some procedures involve the ablation (surgical destruction) of the affected nerve using different methods, such as local radiofrequency, heat, balloon compression, and injection of chemicals (such as glycerolysis).Unfortunately, these procedures do not guarantee improvement and can cause loss of sensation or abnormal sensations. For some patients, post herpetic neuralgia can be treated with a combination of oral (taken by mouth) prednisone and antiviral medication.Physical therapy may be helpful for some types of neuralgia, especially postherpetic neuralgia. Treatment of shingles with antiviral medication may decrease the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia.Outlook (Prognosis)Most neuralgias are not life-threatening and do not indicate other life-threatening disorders. However, pain can be severe and, in some cases, incapacitating. For severe pain, be sure to see a pain specialist so that all options for treatment can be explored.Most neuralgias will respond to treatment. Attacks of pain are usually episodic (occurring in intervals, alternating with relatively pain-free periods of time). However, attacks may become more frequent in some patients as they age.Possible ComplicationsUnnecessary dental procedures prior to diagnosis of neuralgiaDisability caused by painComplications of surgerySide effects of medications used to control pain (see the specific medication)When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall for an appointment with your health care provider if symptoms of neuralgia are present, especially if prolonged or unrelieved by over-the-counter analgesics. See a pain specialist for severe pain.PreventionTreatment of associated disorders such as diabetes and renal insufficiency may prevent development of some neuralgias. Strict control of blood sugar may prevent diabetic nerve damage.
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  • WOW, I have the same thing...I have had very sensitive skin in my legs for months now. This along with a feeling of tiredness all the time has convinced me that there is something very wrong. I have been afraid to go to the doctor because i wasnt sure that I wanted to hear what they might say. It is so nice to see that so many other people are experiencing the same thing. For some reasion it makes me feel a little better. I hope that we all discover what the real problem is.
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    • September 11, 2007
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  • Have any of you looked into "Shingles"
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    • September 11, 2007
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  • Hi everyone... I have the exact symptoms most of you have mentioned. Currently my lower left back, my inner left thigh and parts of my foot are extremely sensitive with that sunburn feeling. I have these symptoms for the last 3-4 days and they are slowly traveling down my left leg into my foot. I have never had this my whole life and this is completely new. I recently (a few weeks ago) went thru a majorly tramatic immune system attack when I was infected with MRSA and developed an abcess on my cheek in which I needed antibiotics to treat. I had a major allergic reaction to the antibiotics (on the 7th of 10 days) and developed a skin rash over most of my body (the antibiotics did take out the abcess). The rash went away after 3-4 days while being treated with steroids for 1 week. So I was fine for a few days (almost a week) when this weird burning sensation started on my lower left back. My lymph nodes in my neck (near the front of the chin) are still a bit tender so I imagine my body is under an attack of sorts still. I have not been tested for HSV2 but I know I have had cold sores during a few occassions in my lifetime and more recently when I had that bout with MRSA. I think MRSA is still in my system and is causing this so I plan to try a round of natural antibiotics called "Nature's Best". Please keep posting here everyone so we can try to figure out how best to combat this thing and what helps, etc. I will let you know if the natural antibiotics seem to clear my immune system up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 12, 2007
    • 10:15 AM
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  • i get this ever once in while too, lately it almost all the time. REALLY BAD. i think it has something to do with stress. i am planning a wedding right now and i am REALLY stressed out. i have released my stress by getting some things done and it all of a sudden has gone away!it starts in my thight ande moves to my knee, usually.but the last time it started in my lower back, i thiought it was kidney, but then it moved to my thioght and knee and THEN inbretween my legs. It hurts.I have not gone to the doctor because i am afraid he might think i am a hypercondriac! LOL
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    • September 13, 2007
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  • I am 49 yr old male. I first developed itchy burning skin about 10 years ago. After few months I developed red spots on most of body but more on back, side area under arms, and on my face. 2 physicians both said probably something viral and prescribed zyrtec for the itch. After a year or so condition mostly went away as long as I took zyrtec. Got to the point that I only needed to take about every 3-5 days or so. I have really been stressed at work the past 2-3 weeks and I woke up last Sunday morning with my back and side under arms really sensitive and burning feeling. Skin on my face feels really tight and gets really red if I scratch. First time this bad in about 10 years. I started the zyrtec daily again and trying to be stress free and I think I am feeling a little better. I know how you all feel. The burning sensation is horrible and makes the anxiety worse which I think aggrivates the skin condition. I would suggest that everyone try Zyrtec. It really helps me. By the way, I do take synthroid for low thyroid. I think that also messes with skin conditions.
    Bristol 6 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
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  • As with all of you, I am so "happy" to find out I am not crazy! I was trying to think of how to describe the sensitivity down my right arm...the sunburn is a great description. I cannot think of anything I may have had to trigger this like some of you have said. I am 27, almost 28 years old. Three years ago I had my gall bladder removed. I thought maybe it could have been some "slip of the knife" that hit a nerve or something, but it appears that is not it at all. I don't really feel stressed, I have only had one intimate partner, I don't have any other ideas of where this may be coming from. Good luck to everyone! "I feel your pain!" I am not a registered user either, but I will be checking to see if anyone finds out what we are dealing with!
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    • September 20, 2007
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  • I have been suffering from these 'burning skin with no sunburn' symptoms for a few days now. It started off with having backache but then started being extremely sensitive to the cold and it feels sore, like it has been scratched. I keep having a look in the mirror as I can't believe it is not red and raised like it feels! It is maiinly on my lower back and my left arm.I haven't been to the Dr's as I know they will only suggest paracetamol and a change of washing powder but I will keep an eye on this forum - at least it's not just me!
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    • September 28, 2007
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  • I have had HSV II for over twenty years, and for the last decade or so have suffered from a sciatic-like pain. Often, it follows the sciatic nerve in my right leg (same side as HSV infection), but it also occurs quite randomly all around my buttocks, thighs, abdomen and even on occasion my arms and forearms. I don't always get an outbreak along with this pain, which I describe as a definite nerve pain that is highly cold-sensitive. I've researched the pain online periodically in the last few years trying to connect it to the HSV, but this is the first time I've ever found anything that confirms my suspicions, even if it's merely a forum for other sufferers. I have seen mention of herpes-related nerve pain, but never a good description of what I experience, such as many of the folks here have. I think the pain is indicative of the infection gaining a stronger foothold in my nerves, perhaps nesting further and deeper than is usual. Just my thoughts...Thank god I`m not the only one !! My symptoms started about 1 year ago.It all started once when I came out the shower and I decided to "trim" down below with clippers for quickness and go for a shower to clear the excess hair.I came out and around 30 min later I had blisters on the pubic area just above my penis (although they have never actually been on it) - also loads of small pimple like things(freaked out).These blisters turned into small sores that were exremely painful but went away after 3-4 days.Next month,the same thing happened and I had the "burning skin sensation" BEFORE the blisters came.Could not put my finger on it at all as I was not sleeping around.I am in a long term commited relationship and have ALWAYS been faithful.Went to the Docs - he said it was IRRITANT CONTACT DERMITITS.Stopped triming down below and it seemed to subside.Have had a few "outbreaks" since but nothing harsh as each time I have came into contact at all with this product/handwash etc without thinking and quicky cleaned it.Narrowed it down using a soap I was using was causing and irritant reaction, so the burning skin could be your body`s defence to a reaction.Funny enough,used a shower gel with oils in it the other day and then 2 hrs later...small bumps (instead of blisters appeared) in the same location as my first reaction and now have the pain.Bit worried now as seen all these posts about HSV-2 and the symptoms - they are remarkably the same.I know my girlfriend is prone to coldsores (HSV-1) and am afraid that this could have been passed on (although I have never had a cold sore)I know HSV-1 can cause HSV-2 pending where the virus entered the body and that you can also have it for years-even from birth. Although my girlfriend has just been tested and is clear of all STDs and has not had ANY symptoms I have had.When I get the pain,it isn`t cold sensitive at all and can come and go in a day.Should I get tested or just leave it,is it just what all the other people are getting? I`m worried if it it ISNT what the doc said ans IS HSV-2,my girlfriend will think i have been cheating - Seriously confused now! Help !.....
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    • October 4, 2007
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  • I have had skin sensitivity in my lower back, buttocks, and upper thigh areas for the past four days. This all started with middle back pain. One of my vertebrae were swollen for a couple of days and this is the same time the skin sensitivity began. I have been under tremendous stress, have not been eating well, and have been getting little sleep. I am waiting for his episode to pass, but might end up going to the doctor if it persists. It feels like a sunburn and it hurts when putting on or taking off clothing. No rash of any type.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2007
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  • Just to say I posted a message a couple of weeks ago saying I had the very sore, sensitive 'sunburned' skin all over my back (and arms sometimes). I found this forum as I couldn't find any explanation for the pains and was pleased to find others the same!2 days ago, I started getting red spots on my back and it has been diagnosed as shingles. At least I know what it is now.
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    • October 18, 2007
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  • I've been having a problem with extreme sensitivity in my lower extremities off and on for a few months. It starts in the upper and inner left thigh, and by a few days later it has radiated to the outer thigh, down to my calf and sole of my foot. Sometimes it will go to the other leg, too, but not usually at the same time. Also, the area between my legs gets extremely sensitive as well. The best way to describe it is that its like a sunburn without the redness and heat. It just stings when I touch it, or clothing touches it and its worse with cold or heat. This lasts for a few days to a week, and its like it moves down my leg and then out my foot. I have been to my pcp and my pain management doctor with no luck. I am not on any medications at current. Please help if you can! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks, Lexii have just started today getting that same thing. what is it ?
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    • October 21, 2007
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  • I have just stumbled across this site today and I was astonished to find other people had the same symptoms like me.I have had this sunburn like pain before but NEVER as bad as I have it now.Mine started a little over a week ago and first started on my right hip.At first I tried to ignore it but then the sunburn like pain moved to my lower abdomen.Within the last few days it has spread across my entire lower back along now to the outside of my right upper arm.The pain is almost unbaring.I have severe Lymes Disease and saw my doctor last week.I told her that my skin hurts to the touch and she didn't say anything.All she did was write it in my file.:mad: I have been diagnosed with Lymes Disease for a little over 11 years now:( .But the doctors told me I had it 5 years prior to being diagnosed.I also have Chronic Fatigue, Arthritis and Fibro.They are all offset of my Lymes.I also have a 4 year old daughter so my illnesses have been very difficult.And now with this sunburn like pain that is spreading on my body is making my life extremely difficult.I have read all the pages on this thread and I was happy to see I was not the only one with this problem but saddened that so many people also have this problem.If anyone out there can give me anymore insight to this problem I will be ever so grateful.Now that I am a registered user I will check back very frequently.
    SexyAngelEyze69 2 Replies
    • October 23, 2007
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  • I woke up this morning and noticed my right hand was hurting.When I woke up both of my hands were on my stomach and I was laying on my back.A little while passed and I touched my right hand.It hurt to the touch just like my entire lower back, my right upper thigh, my lower abdomen and the outside of my upper right arm.When I looked closer at my hand I realized there was a litte red patch where it hurt.I don't know if I have any other of these little red patches on me but now I am starting to get really worried.I'm scared something else is now going on with me.I also suffer from depression and I have a lot of stress amongst the other things I peviously listed in my last post.I also have Endomeatreosis (I don't know if I spelled that right) and have had 2 Laproscopic procedures for it.I know it is back again because my doctor confirmed it.Please, if there is anyone out there that has any answers on what this red patch on my right hand that hurts like sunburn is please post on here.I don't know what to do anymore.I really feel like something is not right with me.
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    • October 23, 2007
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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 24, 2007
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  • I've been lurking on this forum for a couple of weeks now basically because i'm hoping to read someone experiencing something like that I've been going through for the past month or so... I'll go ahead and get out that I'm Hypoglycemic, Anemic, and allergic to almost everything. (pretty much a walking ad for why mothers need pre natal care) I'm 28 years old and have a job that keeps me constantly stressed out. So about a month or so ago I noticed that my skin felt almost like it was burning. I wear jeans on a daily basis and I thought it had something to do with the jeans. I started wearing jeans that weren't so tight, but I still had the same problem. When I walk around I'm fine. It's not until I sit down for long periods of time that I start feeling this insane burning sensation in my backside. It's not just located in one area on my backside though. It moves around. Sometimes it's on the bone, other times it's on my butt cheeks, then the latest development is a burning and complete discomfort around my inner thighs then running down the backs of my legs. It almost feels as if my jeans are wrapping around me the wrong way, but they aren't. Nothing is swollen. My skin doesn't hurt to the touch. It's just a painful feeling that won't go away. I've been tested for everything under the sun due to my previous mentioned health problems so that rules out anything to do with thyroid problems and I don't have hemorrhoids. When i apply heavy amounts of lotion symptoms seem to go away, but then return later on in the day. I've also noticed that the symptoms only appear when I start to think about them. This is what leads me to believe that it's stress just playing a cruel joke on me once again.The last thing I should mention is that I have adult eczema that is only located on my face. That didn't show up until 3 years ago, but my dermatologist prescribed a steroid cream that I was to only use for two weeks. Well, if anyone has eczema they can tell you that you are always going to run to that cream if you see an outbreak occurring. I was wondering if maybe these symptoms i'm having could possibly be related to some side effect of extended use of the steroid cream *even though it's only used on my face*Oh and when this uncomfortable sensation started happening i also started getting this feeling like the inside of my mouth was on fire or burning, yet there was no reason for it to feel that way...I refuse to pay a doctor to just basically come back and tell me that this is all stress related, so i was hoping maybe some of you had some experience with this.Thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
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