Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this feeling like someone just randomly slatthered on some menthol ben-gay on a section of your skin. Mine is usually somewhere on one of my calves or ankle, and occasionally my arm.
Does it feel cold, or burny, or both? I get cold sensations on my body - most recently on the side of my right thigh, or my right ankle. Just the other day, I started getting an odd hot sensation on the outside of my left leg. I also get a prickly sort of feeling (feels like I'm standing in cockleburrs!) on the outside of my left foot.
Forearms, hands, calfs, feet and on my back between my shoulder blades. Dr.s call it a burning dysesthesia (unpleasant sensation.) Sometimes mines starts as itching and "as the volume goes up" turns into burning. That sensation, if it was just in the one place or both feet is associated with non-myelinated "small fiber nerves" in the skin. Since I get it in multiple places and have CNS demyelination, I think of it as a short circuit in the wiring. Some place, my brain thinks it is getting the itch/burn message, but it really isn't there. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in action. Yep, I still scratch at it sometimes.
I get the "buzz" in my hands and feet. For the most part, I'm able to ignore that. Except maybe when I'm in bed trying to sleep. Then it irritates the heck out of me. The "buzz," pins and needles, and the like I'd call a paresthesia. Weird, unusual, but not what I'd classify as unpleasant. The burning or the Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) shocks are very unpleasant. Most of the TN pain is controlled by the Tegretol. Doesn't do much for the other sensations. I have something "natural" that usually puts that to rest.
I get the burning sensation in my arms. And it does feel like icy hot. Does anyone find that cool air from a fan or from the air conditioning in a car causes the burning sensation as well.
When I lay in bed at night I have to keep my arms covered because the air from the fan causes them to burn. So strange.
All the time. Feet and legs, arms and hands, and sometimes in the private areas. Had one there for most of last month. One time I woke up thinking I'd messed my pants! I call it icy/hot too - just like someone slathered big swatches of biofreeze on my skin. I have them on my face too. And almost always, when one of these shows up, sooner or later (usually within a week or two) I'll start having muscle spasms and twitches under that area of skin.
Sorry JJ, I guess I'm dating myself. Ben-gay is an ointment that you put on sore muscles. It has a methol type substance it it that is supposed to sooth. The new version is that Icy/Hot that has been mentioned too. It's just not too soothing a feeling when you actually haven;t put it on and the feeling is there in patches.
I agree with Lulu...that analogy is awesome! I get the same feeling on my forehead and my ankle regularly and it's an aggravation that I could live without just like the rest of the parasthesia's and numbness and all the rest of the stupid symptoms of MS. Just more joy of having this stupid disease...sorry, I am feeling bitter today.
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