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Posted 6/25/2011 by raindancer in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 6/25/2011 10:56:22 PM
I have the weirdest thing going on. I feel like I have a sunburn on different parts of my body. I have no redness or rash, and have had this off and on for several weeks.

I have had this on my upper arms, the side of my neck, my hands, and now my lower back and upper left thigh.

It feels burned and sensitive to the touch.

I have not changed soaps, shampoo, detergents or any other products in my home. I have no idea what is going on, but nothing helps. Lotions, cream, and pain meds (ib and tylenol) I have even tried allergy pills to see if it was a reaction.

This recent episode, has lasted about 4 day so far, and is so irritating because its on my back where my jeans hit my waist.

So? Any suggestions or ideas?

It's very frustrating.

ETA: I'm also not taking any medication other than Zyrtec, but I have taken that for a long time. So not new.

Just in case it matters.


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Posted: 6/25/2011 11:06:51 PM
I get this, and it is from my fibromyalgia. Probably not something you want to hear, but there it is.

I am sure there are multiple neurological or even structual (spinal?) things that can cause various sensations like this. I'd recommend getting it checked out so you can at least deal with it head on.

And I suggest spinal because I am currently having some major issues with my left arm that I'm pretty sure are related to my spine. I've got an appointment coming up to start looking. Good luck in finding out what is bugging you.

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Posted: 6/25/2011 11:10:25 PM

I get this, and it is from my fibromyalgia. Probably not something you want to hear, but there it is.


I have a friend with this as well, and my brief reading of it in google searches doesn't sound like it, as I have no other symptoms of fibro.

I have arthritis, but not severe and I don't take anything for it.

But nothing else in the symptoms list apply. So that's good! I'm sorry you have it though.


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Posted: 6/25/2011 11:29:12 PM
Okay, my first suggestion would have been Niacin, but since you say you are not taking meds that will not work unless you are taking a multi-vitamin that has a large amount of Niacin in it. Seriously, I take Niacin and I have the exact same side affects, but it is a known SA sorry I could not help!


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Posted: 6/25/2011 11:37:40 PM

I have arthritis, but not severe and I don't take anything for it.


what kind of arthritis? This is common with Psoriasic (sp) arthritis.




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Posted: 6/25/2011 11:58:51 PM
My mom had this and I occasionally have flairs myself. It's a type of neuropathy. I use a topical analgesic until it passes. Hope yours is nothing too serious.


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Posted: 6/26/2011 12:00:04 AM

what kind of arthritis? This is common with Psoriasic (sp) arthritis.


I have osteoarthritis in both knees and I have bursitis in my hips.

I have never heard of this type you mention. Off to read.


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Posted: 6/26/2011 1:27:11 AM
I know you said you have no redness or rash, but maybe shingles?


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Posted: 6/26/2011 5:30:59 AM
I am also going to say shingles. My dad got the ultra sensitive skin and strange tingles before his rash came out. He's now on anti-viral drugs and they seem to be working slowly. He also has it exactly where you describe on his back and it makes it difficult to sit down!
Hope you feel better soon.

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Posted: 6/26/2011 1:06:30 PM

I know you said you have no redness or rash, but maybe shingles?


I don't know. Does that come and go every few days and move around?

I appreciate the ideas though! Off to read about shingles. Such an exciting way to spend my Sunday.

ETA: well it would seem I don't have any other symptoms of shingles, and since it comes and goes and never has broken into a rash or blisters, and I had the chicken pox 2x's as a child...it seems unlikely.

Such a weird thing!


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Posted: 6/26/2011 2:34:39 PM

It's a type of neuropathy.


That's what first came to my mind, as well.

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Posted: 6/26/2011 7:12:51 PM
I was also thinking shingles. Even though there is no redness, no rash.

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Posted: 6/26/2011 7:53:18 PM
Are you going to call the DR tomorrow? I think I would if it were me after having these symptoms for so long.


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Posted: 9/22/2012 6:26:11 PM
Hi, I was recently experiencing the burning in patches all throughout my body. There was no redness or rash. My joints were throbbing. I could also feel my varicose vains hurting. It was hard to stand for any periods of time. Each day, I felt it getting worse. This was over at least a 2 week period, perhaps longer.

I experienced some symptoms that seem to be similar to Fibromyalgia. I did not like the treatments I read about on the internet for that kind of illness. I found a Chinese doctor in Atlanta (who practices Chinese medicine).
He mentioned when he looked at my skin and palms, and told me, he saw Fibrosis, liver and digestion problems.

He did acupuncture. After the treatment, when I got up from the table, immediately all the pains and the burning sensation went away. I was completely amazed. I never experienced relieve so fast!

He told me I also had to detox my body and gave this tea to brew for 10 days, and some other herbs for energy. The tea taste terrible - yuck! The three main recommendations were expensive $550 for only 30 days. Some of the herbs are wild mushrooms and they are the majority of the cost. I have to repeat some of the same herbs for 6 to 12 months, he said to completely heal from it.

The only thing I can tell you, is that it is the best I have felt in 10 years. I used to get intense migraines and often experienced throbbing pain in my hands, feet, and legs. Often I felt tired and overwhelmed.

From his treatment, it's helped me have the vitality and health to handle the difficult challenges that I'm facing.

Look to see if you can find a good Chinese doctor in your area. If you can't check out someone who is good with acupuncture. Otherwise the doctor I went to is in Atlanta. You can find him www.yellowMountaingreentea.com. I do not make a dime for referring him or his products. Please tell him that "Michelle" sent you.

I'm just grateful for the results! It's important to feel good!

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Posted: 9/22/2012 6:30:06 PM
Old thread that was bumped.




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Posted: 5/5/2013 1:22:31 AM
I have had this also, for several years (approximately 10 years). It comes and goes. I may not experience it for 6 months, then within a few hours I'll have one or two areas that feels like it's sunburnt, but no redness, no heat, no rash. This started before I ever started taking any meds (currently I take Synthroid (3 years) - Klonopin (6 years). It is very bothersome, but it goes away within 24 to 48 hours. I've never thought to mention it to my Dr., I guess because whenever I see him (every six months), I'm not having a flair up therefore I'm not thinking about it to ask him. I just found this forum this morning because I've had two spots flair up just within then past 4 hours (lower back, and inner thigh - both on the right side). Started having this when I was diagnosed with mononucleosis as an adult (I was very sick with mono for about 2 months). I've just dealt with it, never taken pain meds or applied any type of anelgesic or other cream...it goes away almost as fast at it flairs. I've never been worried about it because it never made me feel tired or in any pain, just bothersome. Maybe I subconsciously haven't told my Dr., because he is very thorough and will put me through all kinds of tests. I also notice when I have these flair ups, my legs (from the knee down) ache...not like restless leg syndrome, but they just ache...ibu or tylenol helps that though. Not sure I want to be diagnosed - as long as it goes away and it doesn't interfere with my everyday life, I can deal with it. I couldn't imagine having the feeling all over my body, then it would hurt to wear clothes, cover up with a blanket, etc. If that were to happen, I'd definately see my Dr. as soon as possible. If you find out what it is for sure, please share. Thank you

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Posted: 5/5/2013 2:43:13 AM
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Posted: 5/5/2013 6:15:14 AM
Well crap.... Sorry to see this is an old bumped thread... wondering if the OP got a diagnosis. My dad has been dealing with the same problem for 2 years and his doctor just tells him it is stress.

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Posted: 5/5/2013 1:44:58 PM
If you look at how many views this has (10,000) which is disproportionate to the amount of comments (18), my guess is that it gets a lot of hits on the Internet through google. Someone who found it signed up on 2peas to post just on the thread, hence the bump. Just my guess.


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