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SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone :-)

Forgive me if I asked this before...don't think I have, though. Of course, even if I have asked this before, there's a good chance that none of you will remember it either tongue (Oh, don't we love our fibro fog??!!?? eyes )

Anyway-just wondering if any of you ever get this weird symptom that I do-I will randomly feel this sensation that is almost like I am being pricked with a pin or needle. It's always in a very small, concentrated area, and doesn't feel like it's coming from my insides at all, but more like it's in my skin. Not ON my skin, exactly, but IN my skin, yet it doesn't feel like it goes any deeper than that. Like, I don't feel it on a deep internal level..does that make sense? I get this feeling totally randomly and in different spots. Yesterday I felt it in the tip of my middle finger and in the center of my abdomen. Like I said, it's not an all over burning sensation or an ache and it doesn't last very long. It really is just like someone came up and poked me with something sharp in one small area. I really don't know how else to describe it..

So-anyone else have this lovely symptom?
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~danielle


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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, danielle....I get this sensation quite often.  At first I thought I was being stung by a bee or something that got under my clothes.  I've had it on my toes and fingers and thighs the most.  I LOVE fibro!

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SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Donna! Just like a bee sting. Couldn't think of that word-big shock. lol

One of the things I love about this place is that it's filled with wonderful people who will reassure me that I'm not nuts! It's all just part of the fibro, bay-bee!
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~danielle


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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Danielle
I have had that right in the middle of my tummy. Its a prickly, warm feeling, and I usually notice it first thing in the morning. It goes away during the day.
I have no idea what it is, but am sure it is related to this lovely fibro.

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SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sue,

Yup-I get it on my tummy. And my fingers and toes. So weird and annoying and even though it doesn't last a long time, wow does it hurt when it happens!
love and hugs
~danielle


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pattipanda
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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Danielle!!!

I get that too and in exactly the same spots that Donna does.  I don't know why my hands and feet seem to be such a problem for me.. but for some reason they're very effected by the wonderful thing called fibro. AURG!!!!  When I'm not in a flare they almost seem like a tingly itchy feeling.. but if I'm in a flare they really hurt more.

Who knows what causes it.. but I definately get it.

Cheers,


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rache1020
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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had this happen last night on my big toe, then my index finger. Just out of nowhere -- bam! something just stabbed my toe and the pain lasted maybe five seconds. Maybe two minutes later, Bam! happened again. Then it didnt happen again the rest of the night.

Stupid fibro.

Binki
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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, me too!
Yesterday I was feeling it near the top of my head (like something came out of nowhere and stung me real hard) and I have had and having again lately it in my hands(palm side), just above the bend of my wrist. I have gotten the sensation on my bum b/4 too. :-)

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pattipanda
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   Posted 4/2/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL... Lori!! I get 'em in the bum too.. but didn't know what word would be appropraite!! Thank you for putting it so well.. and I totally agree with your closing line!!!!! turn
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TarheelMama
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   Posted 4/5/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Odd that you have this here, I thought I was alone! It feels like I'm getting bit by a fire ant, but there's nothing there! I also get sensations at times like cobwebs are on me.
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Littleneck
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   Posted 4/6/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
The first time that feeling happened to me, I was riding in the car sitting next to one of my sisters and I thought she kept poking me with a pin to be funny. "Cut that out!" I kept telling her. Now I know why she thought I was crazy. :)

leemadd
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I get the same thing and it is in certain spots like near my rib cage or elbow or knee . It sure is strange.

Baloo
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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, and it is like a bee sting or fire ant. I have to keep looking to make sure i haven't been stung, becuase I am deathly allergic to bee stings and wasps.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 4/6/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
When this first started I kept telling DH that we had bugs in the house that were biting me. I also get itchy spots on my body like an itchy bite and it might last for hours, I have one on my left thumb this morning, there is nothing there but it itches. And we wonder why people have a hard time understanding this DD. turn
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 4/6/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Yesterday, I felt like I was being pricked in my eyeball with a pin!  I love it when that happens!

Huggies

Donna


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BMadron
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   Posted 4/7/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this too. I thought I was crazy. I happens in random spots all over my body. It feels like tiny pin pricks or bug bits. Being brushed by a spider web is also a good description. I have not officially been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I also have Psoriatic arthritis. I get referred muscle pain due to the arthritis. When this started happening I though that I was allergic to Lortab, but it does not occur everytime that I take it. I am Neurotin for pheriphal neuropathy in my feet. I was on Lyrica but had to go off it for insurance reasons. I do not know if the neuropathy has anything to do with it. I was just at my Rheumatologist and forgot to tell her about it.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
smhair  OMG!  I have experienced this irritating pin sensation for a month now; just when I think it is subsiding, it escalates again.  I have pin pricks in waves.  Like I'll get one on my arm, then my face, then my stomach, and the top of scalp.  This is enough to drive one insane.  It seems to get much worse in the evening hours.  I'm pretty good most of the afternoon, with may a few pins through the day - by the time 5 p.m. hits, they start up.  I've suffered from numbness and tingling in the past, but this pin thing is entirely different.  I have an appt with a rheumatologist next month so hopefully she'll research this.  Meanwhile, let me know how your pins progress or if they stop. 

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   Posted 6/22/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I get it on my fingers and toes. It drives me to drink, I mean nuts!!!
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Littleneck
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   Posted 6/23/2009 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Scalp, hands, feet, thighs and back. I have backscratchers in every room because it will itch after the pinprick feeling. I also get LOT of goosebumps lately!

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   Posted 6/23/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Baby Ruth and welcome. I'm glad you joined the family. We do get some weird feelings with fibro. Read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, it contains lots of great info. Ask questions and read and we will be here to help you.
 
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   Posted 6/23/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG,
i'm never questioning my fm again. A bee sting is exactly what i get, mostly on my back and legs. It makes me jump.
While we're on the subject are any of you prone to static shocks when you touch metal, my husband says i should have those strips that hang out the back of cars on my heels.
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SheTiger68
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   Posted 6/24/2009 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Not only do I get the pin-prick feeling a lot (mostly in my hands and arms), but I also get shocked a lot when touching something metal. The first few times it happened I figured maybe it was because I had been walking across a carpet and built up static electricity, or perhaps my hands were wet. But I started taking notice, and realized it was just randomly happening, no matter what. I have learned to be wary around metallic stuff, and just adapted to getting shock therapy every day, lol!

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   Posted 7/4/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Itching and pin point electric shocks experienced mainly on hands, feet, legs, thighs - extremities. Itchy eyes. It feels to me as though the hair follicles are drying out and that causes the itching...but why the shocks?
 
This started in 2000, almost overnight, after having moved into a house with new carpet. I immediately developed a red dot rash on the extremities of arms (especially palms and inside wrists) and lowert legs. It was itchy. Electric-type shocks. Ver localised, but enough to get a reaction.
 
A flatmate suggested Zyrtec. The red dots disappeared but the electric shocks stayed. I've been taking 1 Zyrtec at least every 3 days for 9 years now. It keeps the symptoms at bay.
 
What are the exact symptoms? They are a specific itchyness at the hair folical. Almost always accompanied by electric shocks to the extremities. It's a surface skin thing. Often a general state of hightened alert accompanies this as I know what to expect. It can make me jerk in response, but not an out-of-control, just a reactionary movement.
 
Get the feeling that I couldn't cope without Zyrtec. I always stock up on it...and make sure it's available if I'm travelling overseas from Australia.
 
I've had every blood test known and never found the cause. Allergies have been suggested, but I've changed my diet (reduced sugar / fats) and lifestyle (smoking / exercise) and it makes no difference. I had an allergy screen but nothing. Perplexing.
 
This is an interesting condition as it's not mental / imagined. If I didn't take Zyrtec, I get the sense that I'd be incapacitated by itching and electric shock type sensations. Not painful, but annoying.
 
Will look at the suggestions made here.
 
I have a Son who's 8 and he has no similar symptoms, nor does the fiance.
 
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AustenFan
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   Posted 7/4/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
This has been happening to me too over the past week or so.  I was starting to wonder, "Now what's wrong with me?"  Since it seems so common among us fibromites, I guess it's just part of fibro. 
 
Thanks Danielle for asking the question that's been driving me crazy too!  smilewinkgrin
 
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Mel5
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   Posted 1/27/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same sensation and turned out I had low levels of vitamin D. Seems my nerves are irritated due to a metabolic imbalance. They put me on 2000 IU of vitamin D and my symptoms are going away. Also, don't see a dermatologists have your doctor refer you to a neurologist. It is not the skin, but the nerve endings.

I hope this helps you

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