My skin is crawling

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My skin is crawling

Postby Camann214 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:16 pm

Hi everyone ! I’m a 28 yr old female and I have been dealing with some crazy symptoms for the last 6 years. My biggest health issues revolve around pain. However, I’m posting because I’ve been having some very specific symptoms and want to know if anyone else has had similar. Randomly, It feels like bugs are crawling on my skin and it drives me crazy!! Honestly it is hard to truly explain the feeling but it is very uncomfortable. It gets really bad right before I get one of my “pain spells”
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Re: My skin is crawling

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:17 pm

kind of like a 'carbonated' feeling?
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Re: My skin is crawling

Postby Camann214 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:22 pm

Woah, yes that’s exactly what it’s like! Great word for it!
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Re: My skin is crawling

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:40 pm

when i have had that feeling it has been something i associate with lhermitte's sign - but it is not at all the same as the positional jolt that seems to lhermittes' main calling card. haven't felt it in ages though. since maybe 07. i've been working hard on optimizing health since dx in early 06. loads that can be done to support neurological health - the earlier you can catch things, the better!
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ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Re: My skin is crawling

Postby autumn9993 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:08 pm

Yes, it feels exactly like something crawling across your skin! Sometimes I find that using a "gate control theory" approach to it, as in having a stimulus that is stronger than the crawling sensation in the same area, can help distract or give some relief. Example: massage the area that is having the crawling sensation. Obviously if it is quite severe this may not help, but give it a try - anything to make life more manageable!
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