For years I have had periods of time (few days to a week) of my scalp being very sensitive to touch. Hurts when you wash your hair or scratch your head. Will go away then come back aweek for two later. Just wondering!?
The reason for scalp pain is myofacial pain. The layer of tissue known as facia gets inflamed , and causes extreme pain under the scalp. Myofacial pain syndrom goes with fibro.and I have yet to find a remedy
I have a disorder called frontal fibrosis alopecia. My scalp burns, itches, and my hair falls out. It's brutal and the flare ups are extremely painful. I was diagnosed with 2 biopsies which I requested from the dermatologist to find an answer. It's an inflammatory disease that scars the dermal tissue in the scalp. It not curable, but I have some control with prescription shampoo, medication and minoxidil.
I also have adrenal insufficiency as well as Hashimoto's and hyperparathyroidism.
Don't know if this helps you. I would encourage people to go to a dermatologist and get a biopsy done. I don't know the connection to my fibromyalgia. But when I see so many people on here with scalp problems it makes me wonder.
Yes! It hurts to touch and I feel pressure on top of my head. I don't understand why either. It almost feels like soft spots but burning sensations.
I can't pull my hair back at all. It gives me a headache. I have to wear loose fitting clothing also. I find anything tightly against my skin is extremely annoying.
This was one of my early symptoms. After I was dx'd in 2002 I started reading and found it to be a common FM thing. Basically if you have a muscle there, then it can cause you pain. It seems that if my head is tender then I will also have ones where my eyes, neck and shoulders will also have periods of pain. Then one day that will end and it will hurt in another place!