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Prickly Sensation

Prickly Sensation

Hi- does anyone get painful prickly sensations- esp in the arms?

posted about 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Even though I'm a healthcare professional it took me almost ten years to really understand what the prickly sensation was. Its called Peripheral Neuropathy. Its an issue usually reserved for ppl w/diabetes. But we see alot of ppl w/FM that complain of it being a problem. My feet feel like I've standing on the old milk crates w/the holes in them. My hands and feet both tingle, burn and ache, constantly. I've found relief in taking amitriptyline twice a day. I've seen other medication advertising relief from FM pain. As I expected, they didn't work. And they came w/more issues that we too much for me and my poor body. I do have my extremities falling asleep, going numb, if I sit in the same position more than, say ten minutes. So if I were you I would speak w/my physician and inquire about amitriptyline. It helps you sleep throughout the night and it does help alot w/the peripheral neuropathy. I wish you better health. Gentle Hugs.

posted about 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I got this the other day. Kind of felt like a mild electrical current in my left hand and fore arm followed by reduced feeling and movement that seemed to travel upwards.

posted about 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Mine is in my right outer thigh. Its number tho I can feel it and it gets very sharp prickly pain and at time sharp knife stabbing pain while prickling and god forbid I bump into something........OUCH

posted about 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Ditto. I just started gabapentin which is helping.

posted about 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My extremities and hands and feet all have occasional numbness.

posted about 7 years ago
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