My skin is painfully touch sensitive, from about the waist down but especially on my thighs. It's really hard to describe but touching my skin hurts - I am sitting in a chair at the moment and the pressure of my thigh on the chair is uncomfortable. It's got to the point that I won't let my husband touch my leg because it's just so uncomfortable. Not writhing on the floor pain, just uncomfortable pain that makes me crabby.
I had the same thing when I had my 'big' relapse last november and it lasted a couple of months. It varied in intensity but got really irritating / uncomfortable. Every time something brushed against me it hurt.
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Hypersensitive, painful skin is called allodynia and some people even find the touch of fabric unbearable at times. I'd never had it until about two months ago when I had a quite severe stomach bug and my scalp became painful to touch, (as you can see, it's not exactly weighed down with long, flowing locks), the only way I can describe how it felt is to say the skin felt tight and quite bruised. It's much better now, although not completely gone. Here's a couple of short abstracts about it, and how analgesics aimed at neuropathic pain may help… interesting that this condition is often associated with migraine:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve ... 5905000217
Unfortunately my leg went yesterday lunch time and is dragging again. And last nigth my r arm started going intermittantly numb. Looks like another relapse.
I tried to call my GP, the MS nurses and the neurophysio and none of them called me back so i have entered into the weekend with this and no support. I don't know what to do really - whether it's worth going to casualty or whether I should just sit on it and wait til next week. I've been there before so i know what to expect & I have the walking stick - but I am still in pain & frustrated, and have no support for my leg / foot!
Thanks for the links!
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