I think I have made my husband gunshy when it comes to giving me a quick squeeze on the shoulder when he walks by me... OUCH, THAT HURTS! is my off the cuff response if he has caught me by surprise. He's equally surprised that such a gentle touch can send me right through the roof...poor guy...!
I have the same pain. Some places are worse than others, but it is pretty well there all the time. I describe it as feeling as if there is a bruise there. I am having alot of trouble with pain to the touch on my legs right now. Even trying to rub them hurts. Now I walk aroung trying not to bump into anything because the smallest bump hurts!
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I have that all the time. It does feel like bruises with no visible bruising. Very annoying
Yes, I get that too, some days are worse than others..heck some minutes are worse then others. I'm a big hugger.. I love to give 'em and get 'em. DH always knows when I'm having a bad day because I'm not in a huggie mood. Sometimes I couldn't have any other symptoms than the sensitive to the touch thing.. other times I could be shuffling around full of pain and exhaustion but no problem with the sensitive touch thing. I wish I had an answer for this, I think the reason there are no answers for fibro symptoms is they just don't make any sense at all.
My pain is not as extreme as these examples, yet, but I have begun to notice that my skin is becoming a lot more sensitive. I used to love my hubby and I cuddling together in the evenings, and he would stroke my hand, arm, leg, face, etc, while we watched TV, and it was comforting. Now, if he strokes the same spot for more than a couple of seconds, I feel like he's rubbing sandpaper on my skin. It's not his fault, and I don't think he fully understands the magnitude of it, but it's getting to where cuddling isn't so cuddly anymore.
Of course, it's not just those instances. At work, I have to reach out to my left a lot to answer my phone (I'm a telephone customer service rep), and I might do that about 100 or so times a day. If I don't consciously lift my arm up off the desktop when I reach for the button, my arm scrapes lightly on it. After just a couple of calls, I'm practically ready to scream. Any time I have physical contact with anything for more than a few seconds, I feel like someone is peeling my skin off. I have become withdrawn from my own surroundings for fear of being in contact with anything that will cause me to hurt.
absolutely yes, i get that pain and i identify. its awful.
My skin is sensitive also and wearing anything that resembles real clothing has become a challange. Yesterday went to the store and the sweat pants I had on made the skin on my legs literally crawl. Not painful...just annoying. When I brush my hair, I get shivers all over my body...or pull a shirt over my head...goosebumbs. I have cut all the labels out of everything. It's like I can actually feel the texture of the cloth against my skin. Flannel and soft cotton...that's my wardrobe! Really Bites, doesn't it?