Well is funny that you bring that up, (i know it's being 3 years since your posting but reality is that the condition doesn't go away :() i have had that problem for at least 10 years, a "patch" of the skin hurts/stings like if you had a cut or you have had burn it :S at least that is in my case. I've tried different doctors through the years and all of them have been clueless and in disbelieve so if someone has an idea please share. And last but not least, the burn can come any time, anywhere in your body and multiple places at the time unfortunately on my experience :(, all the best to you
I have on my left leg just above my left ankle inside part of leg, there is some tiny blood vessels that look like varicose veins only about an inch square, in that area I don't feel anything by touch, but if I bend over the pain, burning, stinging sensation happens....just weird. I have just noticed it in the past couple weeks.
I just read your post from 2010. I have so many familiar pains and symptoms you described, especially with my legs. In fact, I have so many health issues, and real pain, I feel like the doctors think I'm making it all up. My mother also had MS, and I often wonder if any MS genes(my mother was diagnosed with MS and then found out she was pregnant with me) are responsible for any of my many health issues. I had a MRI a few months back showing white spots in my head. Although they couldn't tell me what the white spots were, they could tell me it was not MS. These white spots, unidentified, have been identified in people with migraines. I originally had this MRI due to headaches, and exact spots of pain on my left side of my head. I do hope you are feeling better and at least have some answers.
I will say a prayer for you. I have my own difficulties consisting of 2 hips with no cartilage and my back is a train wreck (per my doc). I woke up yesterday a.m. and while I was trying to get my eyes open I felt this MAJOR stinging and burning sensation just behind my left arm, on my back. It felt like I'd been stung by a wasp and I slapped at it, thinking that a wasp had somehow gotten into my room. There was no wasp. There was no rash or other indication of injury. Shortly after that the area (about 2" square) went numb. Today I find that if I press on the area, I can feel the burning and stinging start up. I believe it's nerve problems, perhaps from my train wreck of a back. Like you, I'm reluctant to go to my doc and tell him about it, as it sounds silly, but not if one is experiencing it. Since it is not an all-day thing, only when I slide over in bed, stretching the skin a bit, or press on it, I'm not going to worry about it, unless it spreads. Getting old is not for sissies, as I hear. I have to agree. I don't mind getting older, I just mind what happens to you. God Bless.