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Hello,

I've been to multiple doctors for my chronic pain, and one of the possibilities was fibromyalgia. My skin randomly gets super sensitive to the touch. It's just my skin, and is completely different than my average chronic back pain. It's like when I sit too close to a heater for a while and have a heat burn. Any clothes that I wear feel like they rub my skin wrong and even running my finger over the area gives me goosebumps and is so sensitive that it hurts.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a sign of fibromyalgia and if so, what are some recommended remedies?
 

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I would not self-medicate and will go to the doctor right away. Your description sounds a bit serious and for me, I think you should go and see your dermatologist too. There are times when you get some sort of skin allergy and the symptoms would be the same.
 

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Hello,

I've been to multiple doctors for my chronic pain, and one of the possibilities was fibromyalgia. My skin randomly gets super sensitive to the touch. It's just my skin, and is completely different than my average chronic back pain. It's like when I sit too close to a heater for a while and have a heat burn. Any clothes that I wear feel like they rub my skin wrong and even running my finger over the area gives me goosebumps and is so sensitive that it hurts.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a sign of fibromyalgia and if so, what are some recommended remedies?

Hi there! Really sorry to hear about your problem, I also suffer from very sensitive skin from time to time, I'm afraid this is normal on people with fibro :( I know how awful it is! I can't even touch the affected zone when this happens, but fortunately enough this doesn't happen too often.

By the way, is the affected zone is too big? Can this sensitivity last for days?
 

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I have that burning sensation at times and it's never the same spot. it doesn't happen all the time, just sometimes. when I do get it, I tell my husband " my skin hurts". that's the best way I can describe it.
 

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Skin pain was my first symptom. I still remember the day it started. That was in the late seventies. Then arm pain. Took years for a diagnosis. Now at 61 my worst symptom is extreme fatigue and daily headaches. Well unless I over do. But with no pain meds, real pain meds, I don't do much. If I use pain meds I am a whole new person. Oddly oxycondone or methadone, the ones I've used before, give me energy. The doc said its because my pain is lessened. After a mastectomy for breast cancer I was awake and roaming around the hospital all night. I am currently hoping to find a doctor where I moved that will prescribe again for me. At age 61 I don't care about dependency anymore. I want to live my life now. Not just physically be here.
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I have the same problem, I also call it skin pain. It happens when I over do it. It is very hard to handle. The stage after that is severe burning, just like you are on fire. When I first got it I didn't know what to do, cold water would hurt it too. Now I know how good narcotics are, they truly help. But more than anything is that you should never let yourself to get there and that is hard. To be able to say no to your husband, friends, and children.
To have to say you are not cooking dinner , or you can not go to the movies.
 

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You should see your doctor just to be on the safe side that it is not being caused by an allergic reaction to medications or that you don't have shingles. Both cause severe burning pain and very sensitive skin and can become totally unbearable and even life threating.

It worrys me to hear so many of you just figuring that each new symptom is the result of fibro. Just because you have fibro does not mean that other illnesses can not start up as well. It is better to see your doctor or better yet a dermatologist before self-diagnosising or just taking our word for it. Better to be safe then sorry.

I had a very bad allergic reaction to medication and my skin felt like it was on fire. I had Steven-Johnson syndrome. Look it up on-line and see what can happen with chemical burns from medication. Please get checked out soon. :)
 

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Hello,

I've been to multiple doctors for my chronic pain, and one of the possibilities was fibromyalgia. My skin randomly gets super sensitive to the touch. It's just my skin, and is completely different than my average chronic back pain. It's like when I sit too close to a heater for a while and have a heat burn. Any clothes that I wear feel like they rub my skin wrong and even running my finger over the area gives me goosebumps and is so sensitive that it hurts.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a sign of fibromyalgia and if so, what are some recommended remedies?

Yep. I am the same way. I've been super sensitive to touch for years now. The winter winds really do a number on my skin. Any sunlight burns it right away. It seems to get worse with age. I don't understand why I am so fragile.
 

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This used to happen when I would touch the skin on my upper thigh area. I think mine was due to some nerve damage though, which I'm not sure was fibro related. It could have been due to a bad tattoo I used to have in that area, and also an injury I got awhile back. My wrists used to do this as well, but I think it was because of Carpal Tunnel as opposed to fibro.
 

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You should see your doctor just to be on the safe side that it is not being caused by an allergic reaction to medications or that you don't have shingles. Both cause severe burning pain and very sensitive skin and can become totally unbearable and even life threating.

It worrys me to hear so many of you just figuring that each new symptom is the result of fibro. Just because you have fibro does not mean that other illnesses can not start up as well. It is better to see your doctor or better yet a dermatologist before self-diagnosising or just taking our word for it. Better to be safe then sorry.

I had a very bad allergic reaction to medication and my skin felt like it was on fire. I had Steven-Johnson syndrome. Look it up on-line and see what can happen with chemical burns from medication. Please get checked out soon. :)

You had Steven-Johnson syndrome? Wow. I've not known of anyone in real life that has had this. I know it's pretty awful! I'm so sorry! I hope recovery was pretty quick!
 

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It too me a longtime, over a year to begin to feel like myself again. The chemical burns which burned like fire, were on my face and neck, and chest, outwardly, but the most pain was it burnt all my muscus membranes. I lost my eye lashes and had some vision problems, the inside of my nose and ears, burns on my neck and chest, and my back. I did not get admitted into the hospital but went to the ER with breathing problems, and found that no doctors there knew of the illness, and only by provided pain medication. I was diagnosised by my eye doctor who knew right away what was wrong. I was in severe pain and had extreme fatigue and walking and balance problems. This was from a medication that was given to me for a health condition.. It is truely something that anyone can develop when your body begins to resist a medication or develops an allergy to any medication.

So if your skin is sensitive or feels like it is burning see a doctor right away. Lots of people end up in burn units with conditions similar to first and second, and third degree burns all over their bodies. :)
 

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My skin will feel like it has a moderate sunburn but not too severe and it comes and goes. I also occasionally will have sensitive skin to clothing. I try to wear loose clothing most of the time but can feel a slight discomfort (not pain) if I wear a heavier fabric or something a little tighter. But it is not necessarily painful. It was one of my first symptoms of fibro and I ignored it for a long time. Then I got psoriasis on the palms of my hands. This has gone away but I am now getting itchy bumps on my scalp. I'm not sure if this is related to fibro but it all happened right before I started with the severe fatigue and pain. My skin has always been slightly sensitive to harsher soaps but has gotten much worse over the last few years.
 

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I get that skin pain all the time. I can't even handle a breeze going across my skin. Usually these episodes only last about 36 hours for me or I would go crazy. I haven't found anything that helps even ease that particular symptom. My pain specialist and my rheumatologist both said it is a classic sign of fibromyalgia. It's called Allodynia which is pain due to a stimulus which does not normally provoke pain. I have noticed that if I don't drink enough it will almost always bring on an episode.
 

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I have experienced this very weird pain before, the top layer of my skin was hurting so bad around my thighs and nothing was helping. I don't know if it was because of the skin eczema I have or the fibro. It disappeared within 2 or so day but I could not wear a trouser. I only wore free dress and did not apply anything.
 

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Hello,

I've been to multiple doctors for my chronic pain, and one of the possibilities was fibromyalgia. My skin randomly gets super sensitive to the touch. It's just my skin, and is completely different than my average chronic back pain. It's like when I sit too close to a heater for a while and have a heat burn. Any clothes that I wear feel like they rub my skin wrong and even running my finger over the area gives me goosebumps and is so sensitive that it hurts.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a sign of fibromyalgia and if so, what are some recommended remedies?

Sounds more like dermotagraphism. Look that up perhaps.
 
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