I too, concur with Chutz's comment about this symptom being a part of fibromyalgia. I often get the sensitive skin areas where just a touch can send me into pain. Often it comes about in my hands when my husband tries to stroke my hands and arms, I have to stop him because it hurts so darn much. I feel so badly, cause he feels so bad to be causing me pain, when he was only trying to comfort me instead. This fibro is a bear, I tell ya.
Thanks for letting me share!