Has anyone experienced their skin burning and feeling like it's being stuck by thousands of needles all over 100% of your body! I'm a 48 year old male chronic back pain patient. I've had a L-4, L-5, S1 lower back fusion and I have a internally implanted Morphine Pump for my chronic lower back and leg pain. These symptoms are fairly new to me...the last 6 months or so...These symptoms include my neck cracking severely when I move my head in any direction, my left jaw cracks when the neck stiffens up. There's pain in the lower left side of my neck and in my middle back just below the shoulder blades...very painful and sharp...dull and aching as well... My shoulders crunch horribly when I raise them directly in an upward movement.And the worst of it all... the burning and needle sticking pain...100% of whole body! I'm pretty scared and I'm making an appointment with a Doctor ASAP! now that I can with Insurance. help! Anyone heard of any,some or all of these symptoms? Thankyou...
Maybe check into Lyme disease. I'm sure that someone will come along and help you out. I have some strange symptoms that I have been dealing with and I am scheduled to see a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor), but can't get in until January 07. Check some of the other posts here, there should be a list of symptoms. Hope you get some help, I know its frustrating, especially the stinging sensations, I too, have that. Take care!
Yes Lyme disease is something to check out. Also other autoimmune disorders, such as CFS/CFIDS, FMS, etc. Someone mentioned Arachnoiditis a while ago. Google these things. I'm glad you are seeing a doctor, hopefully they'll be able to tell you why you're having all these problems. But don't be dismayed if they can't. It happens often. (Are you taking any new med's?) My husband has the chronic back problems, and I have everything else you mentioned. The all over needles and burning skin is due to my FMS/CFS &/or Lyme. And there are a lot of people here who have mentioned this as a symptom too, so we understand what you're going through! Let us know how you're doing!
Hello Everyone! Well, I went to the V.A. to mention all of the problems I was having and if I didn't need the Meds. they supply for me I certainly wouldn't go back. I guess since I have so many problems and I'm so worried about them the "Nurse Practitioner" told me I was a "Full Blown Hyporchondriac" I wanted to punch him right in the mouth. I was Humiliated to say the least. So far I have been unable to have this "Burning and Needle Sticking Sensation all over my Body" diagnosed at all with any type of certainty. I see the posts you've made and now I have somthing to go on. It's apparent I need to see a Specialist. My problem is I'm on Medi-Care without a cent to my name these days and it's hard to get treatment from any doctors being in this perdiciment..."They really turn their nose up at you" Well as far as my conditions goes, I'm not doing to well. The burning and neddle like sensations appear and reappear without warning and it gets so bad I can't move at all. My neck is very unstable and sounds terrible, i.e. cracking, popping, squishing noises. I have these problems in the Middle of the Spine as well... I appreciate all you good folks responding to my last post and I was lucky to stumble on the site again. Now that I've bookmarked it I will return with regular posts to let you guys know how I'm doing. Thanks so much for the advice, it will be considered. John B. Denton
Glad to see you back, though I'm sorry to hear you're not doing well. Don't you just love it when so called "caregivers" say things like its all in your head, or you're a hypochondriac. I know the feeling!
This is a good link to check all your medications, it will tell you if any med's counteract with any new med's, OTC drugs, and even food. It might help.
You might want to look into the Marshall Protocol (MP) too and their explanation of Th1 inflammation. Check out "Essential Information about the MP" & "Marshall Protocol FAQ's" on their main page: marshallprotocol.com
Its a curative therapy, not a treatment of symptoms, so its no over night aspirin relief , but it does address autoimmune diseases and symp's as you have. I'd also be careful of taking any steroids.
The MP involves taking common med's with diligent avoidance of sun & bright lights, and Vitamin D. The MP site explains why a lot better then I can. The med's are expensive (From pharmacies, the MP doesn't sell them or anything else), but if you can actually cut down or cut out light exposure and Vit D foods/supplements, it may provide a little relief of symptoms, it did for me, its not much, but its something. Hang in there! You're not a hypochondriac! Keep posting!
Hey Folks, one thing the "Nurse Practioner" did was perscribe some Anti-Imflamatories...does anybody know if this medication will help with any of the symptoms? I don't have them yet, they'll arrive in the mail soon...Thanks...John B.
Hey, thanks for the post! I'll certainly checkout the information you've suggested. I remember seeing somthing about avoiding sunlight and Vitiman D...Get this, I was up until recently drinking 4 to 5 gallons of 2% Milk a week...I cut that consumption WAY BACK to 2 gallons a week if that...I'll assume that the Vitiman D has somthing to do with the Bones and might cause them to naturally fuze together? This is only a guess but I sorta have a feeling that my spine and neck are trying to fuze...especially the neck. Is this a possibility? Please, if you would...can you explain in a little better detail the reason for the avoidance of sunlight and Vitiman D products/food, etc.? Yes, your right about the DOC's, they can really be SNOBS for the lack of a better word...which I would like to use by the way!We just had a cold spell here and the temps. went from the high 60's to freezing overnight. I'm a basket case! I'm so stiff I feel like a piece of 2 by 4 board! I'm going to go and check out the Marshall Protocol right now! Thanks allot, John B.
Well, now that I'm fully awake...which seems to be a state I'm in almost all the time these days I want to write another post. When I saw the V.A. doctor on tuesday it was one of the most humiliating experiences I've ever had to go through. The "Nurse" must enjoy taking his frustrations out on his patients! I filed a complaint about him to the "Administrator" and got a phone call from "Guess Who" the nurse warning me that if I complained about him 1 more time I would only be able to be treated at the Audy Murphy Hospital and no longer at the Community Clinics. I was very careful to explain to the administrator that I did not want the Nurse to be approached over the complaint but that I wanted to be taken care of and diagnoised with a little more care...for lack of a better word! Well, she certainly snitched me out, that's for SURE...no more complaints I guess...The problem for me is just this...I have to use the V.A at this time because I can't afford care in the "Public Sector" From what I can see it's a sad state of affairs this country's in as far as medical care is concerned and even more frightening is the medical professional's ability to "Diagnos" an Individual...it's down right "UN-NERVEING" I told the "Practioner" about my burning/needle pains all over my body and this is what he said; " so what...it's not going to kill you is it" Well, no...but... "listen, your pariniod, you probably just have a good case of degenerative disc disease found in all of us at your age (48)" OK, so what do I do when this pain suddenly hits me? "nothing at all, just let it take it's course" I don't know about you guys, but I'm suffering horribly, more than I ever have in my freakin life! I'm kinda lost and don't know what to do at this point. I had a blood pressure of 130 over 100 and the "Practitioner" said, ah...that's just a border line "high" bloodpressure. Well, at the end of the visit he was perscribing another blood pressure pill to add to my existing Diovan and told me that the Diovan just wasn't cutting it and I needed to shoot for a bloodpressure of 130 over 80...well to be quite frank I'd prefer 120 over 70! Ofcourse I didn't tell him that...I might get yelled at! Well, It's onward through the Fog...any other suggestions anyone can make, I will certainly be watching...John B.
I know of something that will help your back pain, I suffered from Nerve pain severely for two and a half years as well as vertigo after an accident falling down a flight of stairs. Unfortunately for me I can only take pain medication once or twice a month or it just quits working so I had to learn to endure the pain. I am also an herbalist and my business suffered dearly almost to a stand still, but I don't give up easily. I got to the point where I was just plain desperate so I did tons of research and learned about a machine used in Europe and as a last result spent the money to buy it. within a couople weeks my nerve pain decreased at least 60 % and continues to work, and I am happy to say after using the machine for 7 months and going through a reversal of symptoms for my vertigo called a die off which was not pleasent but surely not as bad as continuing to suffer from it, I finally hit the climax of the illness and then it dissapeared. During that 7 months I went through one die off after another and got rid of several illnesses including ones the doctors told me were incurable. I am going through the stinging of my body right now which started about a month ago and of which I have had before so I am hoping it is a die off as well and if so it will subside with in a few weeks misserable as it is. But your writing about your pain has perked my interest in you, I as a business owner do sell herb products and am also involved in getting this machine out to those who have suffered much much too long. We just had a teleconfrence where it spoke of how this machine after a 30 minute treatment is equivilant to getting a 10mg shot of morphine. I could go on and on but the crux of the matter is if your intereste in knowing more about this wonderful machine and how and why it works for so many health problems please email me at herblady.***@**** and put "PAIN SUFFER" in the sub-heading so I don't accidently delete you. I can then give you a phone number to call. Hope this information has been helpful to you and others.
Hey Stratosphere ~ I'm 35 years old and also have a horrible pain all over 100% of my entire body, over every inch of my skin. It throbs, and hurts like needless poking me 24/7. Every second of the day, no relief at all. It feels like my skin is to small for my body. I am a cronic back pain sufferer and had an epidural injection in september 2007 which was suppose to relieve the (little lingering pain) BUT instead as a result of the injection I have been diagnosed with Chemical Meningitus, Nerve Damamge in my feet and this undiagnosed pain all over my body. I cry out in pain when the physicians attempt to take my blood pressure, when it starts to tighten around my arm, the constriction is so painful they have to stop. I live in the Phila PA area and have seen many doctors, all baffled about my whole body pain proble, I am currently seeing a doc out of Jefferson Pain Management Center and they are also clueless. I am going to see a pain phychologist there to learn coping skills (although if they only knew the severity of the pain,right... I am coping pretty well). Also I asked about acupuncture and the doc said although it won't help my entire body pain, it could possibly hep in some areas - basically he said it won't hurt to try. I am in the same boat as you with this undiagnosed pain. Weird how relieving it is to find someone else out there that understands this horrible experience. Also there is a radio station 90.9 WHYY in Philadelphia that had an episode on cronic pain. There was a doc talking on the show. Her name is Sarah Whittman, dept of psychology at Drexel University. She has a website nationalpainfoundation.org - I haven't checked it out yet but it's on my list to do. If you get any leads please share them with me too.
It sounds like you have RSD reflex nerovascular dystrophy sometimes calles CRPS domplex regional pain sydrome. Took many medications for it, but have found that taking nothing actually works better. The drugs all had bad side effects. The best medicide is physical activity. It sounds crazy because you are in so much pain, but it actually works. I mean intense activity. Every day. Each day add more to what you are doining. It works. The burning pain is getting less. The other thing to do is to rub the areas that you feel the pain with brisstle brushes anything with a rough feels to it. Keep working and adding to it every day. Of cousre a health diet, minus foods with additives helps. that's were I still have to improve.
Hi. I had the exact same symptoms for the last 10 years off and on. All the sudden the symptoms will completely dissapear for 6 months. However, I have found that I usually get them when I have broken sleep for a few nights straight. I get stinging pains all over my body and anything the squeezes my skin hurts really bad for example when I tie my shoes tight, the skin on the top of my feet hurts bad. I went to 20 doctors 10 years ago and nobody and I mean none of them could figure it out and started saying: "You might have Lupus, you might have MS", etc.... I had brain scans (MRIs) and every other kind of test. I tried to see if I was eating something different etc... Now as for what Helptoday said, I agree. I started excersizing and the pains lessoned. Also, I found that if you just lay on the bed and give your whole body a deep massage for about 10 minutes, you feel better. That always seems to work. Anyway, I am on today because they pains just came back yesterday so I figured I would look to see if anyone else experiences the same problems. What might make you feel better is to know that I don't take anything and it usually goes away after some time. Try to get some good sleep for a few nights straight, go for walks etc... Let me know if any of this works for you.
Have you ever taken levaquin, avelox or cipro. I took many of these drugs. They are neuro toxic antibiotics and go after the nerves. I took 4 scripts back to back and my sensory nerves blew. I am covered from head to toe in instense stinging and nearly out of my mind. I have to almost live in the shower. I pace, cry, a lot of other symptons, pounding heart but this is the worst.. Please check to see if you have taken these drugs in the past. the reactions may be delayed up to two years..
I have seen 80 doctors. there is no cure it seems maybe time.. I have been like this for 3 years.. it is past torture.
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