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Pain, stinging on thighs

Hello I have this ongoing pain or stinging feeling on the upper front of my thighs. It feels like sunburn, except when I slap the skin it goes away. The skin is normal in color and texture. The feeling migrates to the top of my left foot occasionally. It feels like a torch or acid being poured on my skin. I have been tested for all kinds of diseases. The Dermatologist, urologist, gastro enternologist , allergist and primary doctor are just guessing.
The feeling is never there when sleeping. It bothers me the most when sitting. Occasionally when walking.
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Anyone?
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Have you seen a Nuero--I have the same issue at times and have been told its Post Viral--However not sold on this, What have the Docs that you have seen told you--Have you had your Vit D and B-12 Tested??
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Yes I had both tested.
The doctors don't know what it is. I either hear that it's in my head or that it's stress.
The typical answer when the doctors don't know!
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did the Rx you with anything??
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The only scripts I took were from a dermatologist. They made my skin red and burn worse. Then it itched bad. I stopped using the steroid cream and the itching went away. The skin still burns. I was given a script for diflucan. That made the area in question break out in a horrible rash. which made me think it must be something fungal inside my skin.
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Did your stinging resolve??
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Have you had your back X-ray or MRI?
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Hi, I've had this burning sensation for almost 3 years now. Mine started on my left thigh only, then the condition began to jump around my entire body. I know two things about this condition which my Dr. refers to as parathesis and that is, it points to some sort of neruro disease and that my Vitamin D level was almost nil. Mine does not hurt or cause pain in anyway but boy is it annoying. It moves anywhere. I have lots of other symptoms as well from low body temperature, to soft finger nails that hardly grow to extreme weight gain and I have an itchy back. But it started out as a burning sensation on my left thigh. Some days the right side of my head feels so heavy I don't think my neck can hold it up (the longer I am undiagnososed the more new things pop up!), good luck! I have had an mri and the only thing that showed up was plaque in the sleep sector of my brain. NO MS, or Lupus or anything else like that, thankfully.
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Did you have all the other Neuro type testing--EEG, LP, Etc--Has the Nuero given you any other advise other than a condtion??
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P.S. Did Nuero say what kind of Disease??
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I am currently having similar symptoms. I have a burning sensation on/in the skin similar to sunburn on the tops of my feet, shins and calves, tops of my hands and undrside of my arms. The sensation is like a mild sunburn and seems to be accompanied by an increased stiffness in my leg muscles. I am 45 and this stiffness has come on quite suddenly. I am currently giving up smoking (2 months) and am using a occasional nicotine replacement lozenge to help relieve the cravings. I recall having similar symptoms about a year ago when i tried to quit (using patches). I have read in this forum that anxiety can cause these symptoms and last year my smoking withdrawal/treatment did seem to increase my stress at the time which lead to a severe panic attack but i am still not sure what caused what. I am a little stressed sometimes due to smoking withdrawal at the moment but not too severe and i am not convinced this is causing skin sensations.

I am currently having a second round of blood tests to see if they can find anything, and the doc will refer me to a neurologist if the pain persists. He did recomend i try Champix for the smoking and suggested that this may also have the effect of making me calmer but i have read of some (possibly unfounded) side effects which has lead me to hold off for now.
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You are not alone. I developed a gradual pain behind my thighs that travelled to both legs. I've been dealing this close to 2 years. The burning/hurting pain is unbearable. I'm constantly shifting around and standing to minimize the pain. You can see my profile. I have various other neuro symptoms with equivocal dx for Lyme, Viral and Chronic migraine.  I'm taking Gabapentin which has minimal benefit for the pain.
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Did you have the LP and MRIs Is your Neuro treating the symptoms of Lyme or what?
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