Weird pinprick sensation?

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luvskermit
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   Posted 1/27/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I get that bee sting feeling in my fingers. The area tends to get deep red and swells...and 15 minutes later it's gone. I call it the "ice pick". Glad to know I'm not alone, yet sorry you all put up with it, too.

Wish I Might
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   Posted 2/26/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the site and so glad to read some of these posts.  I've experienced this as well.  The first time it happened it was in my eyeball.  Just a quick painful shock that scared me to death.  It stayed in my right eye for quite awhile.  It would just come and go randomly, and at first I thought I'd gotten something in my eye.  It was only later that I realized it was something quite different.  Since then, I've been nearly driven over the edge by intense itching and electric shocks all over my body.  I've been reading up on myoclonus, and am beginning to believe this might be what's involved.  Has anyone here been diagnosed with myoclonus?  If so, I would love to hear more about it.  Thanks and God bless.

SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 2/27/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if this is the same thing or not, but when I lie down for a while, like when I am asleep at night, I wake up and my feet feel all prickly and almost a little numb. I don't sleep in any weird positions, and this happens when I sit for too long as well.
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Eric.E
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have the same thing going on... It just started a few weeks ago and the Doc checked it out and could not find nothing wrong. Its like getting pinched with finger nails on Abdominal area and it just happens when randomly. I totally understand.....

jamies.mom
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   Posted 3/1/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I get stingy sensations too, but i don't think it is as painful as a bee sting, I don't yelp or jump because of it. What it feels like to me - and maybe you won't understan this if you didn't grow up in the coutry! - is like getting a tiny thorn from a blackberry bush stuck in me! used to pick blackberries as a kid, and they have the tiniest throns, really more like razor sharp fuzz on their stems. You can get them stuck in you without really noticing, but if you run your hand over the area where they are stuck then it really stings. They are almost impossible to see, and have to be pulled out with tweezers. That is more like what my pricklies feel like. I get them on my toes, fingers, arms, tummy. Often I would go to a bright light and scour the area looking for the tiny thorn, even though I have not been near a blackberry bush for decades! Sometimes they feel like a hangnail too, especially if they are on my toes, I will check the nail side trying to spot the culprit but never find any.
fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, restless legs, polycystic ovarian syndrome.


Libby08
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   Posted 3/1/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Great topic!  I get the same thing, in any random place on my body.  It will sometimes cause me to jump- feels like almost out of my skin.  I always figured it was from the fibro.........Don't you just love it?????

upbeat
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   Posted 3/2/2010 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I get the same bee sting, but mine is in the exact same place (behind my knee) every time and happens when my back is acting up. I have always assumed it was from a nerve in my back. I wonder if Vit B would help those that have it in the extremities - is it B6 that helps nerves? Can't remember, I think my pain meds are kicking in and I can try to go back to bed! :)
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Susanlynn9
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   Posted 3/2/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I get these "stings" all of the time in all parts of my body, mainly in my hands. Fibro is definitely the disease that keeps on giving!
Susan

Breast Cancer Survivor (2005); Bipolar Disorder; Diabetes; Migraines; Fibromyalgia; Knee and Ankle Rheumatoid Arthritis


DonniesGirl
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   Posted 3/2/2010 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes!  I get these stinging sensations too.  Another member posted that it feels like a bee sting, and that is exactly what mine feels like.  I had it on my back the other day, and actually took off my shirt b/c I thought there was something in my shirt stinging me.  No sign of anything.  I'm always expecting a mark where it happens...nope.  Just fibro.  :( 
 
It's nice to see that we aren't alone though, right?  :) 
 
Hang in there,
DonniesGirl  :)
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yo-yo
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   Posted 3/5/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I too think its a nerve ending thing.  I've only had these electric nerve shocks a couple of times.  Last night I woke up out of a sound sleep with a sharp shocky type nerve going wacko between my big toe and the next one!  Shot me right up out of bed!  It just kept zapping me like an electric fence which makes me think its a nerve ending thing.  After zapping me for a few minutes then it got itchy!  What fun! 
 
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angelwngs
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   Posted 4/21/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
 Hi everyone, I am new here. I've not been diagnosised with Fibromyalgia, but I have been having many issues which led me to this forum. In July 2009, I had a stabbing pain in my left eye. It lasted overnight. The next morning, a Sunday, our eye dr met us at his office thinking I had gotten a sliver of metal or wood in my eye. There was evidence of trauma but nothing lodged in my eye. From that day on my eye has been weeping sticky clear fluid. The eye lids sting profusely. Then occasionally upon walking the top of my head would hurt so badly it felt as if I had to hold it to keep it from coming off. This feeling continued on and off for months. Then the bee stings and electric shock sensations began. They were first confined to my face & then moved to my hands & then to my feet... Now they are all over my body. Sometimes they are tolerable & feel as if I have fallen into a fire ant bed. Other times I feel sharp, DEEP Stabbing sensations accompanied by electrical shock which literally make me want to jump out of my skin. They attack over my body, including my private parts like blinking Christmas tree lights. I never have a clue as to where they will hit next or how intensely. There are two spots on both sides of my forehead which when these sensations hit there, extreme waves of nausea come over me. In May of 2009, I pulled a tick off of me. There was already a very large red round rash around the tick & where it was attached to me. The next morning I went with my husband to our family dr who immediately put me on 8 days of antibiotics. Then came what my dr thought was pneumonia & I got more antibiotics, breathing treatments & steroids. Since then I've been to rheum, 2 ENT's, 2 Eye dr's & a neurologist. I have had a CT, 3 MRI's & 16 blood tests. The only thing abnormal is
my ct showed some sinus infection. Since June I have had 6 rounds of antibiotics! Now
 my Vitamin D is low at 15 when normal low is 30 & my blood sugar was 63. (I have had it as low as 39/as I was told years ago I was hypoglycemic.) Tests show negative for Lyme
Disease, MS and basically every other disease known to man for which which dr's have tested. Now, Neuro wants to do Spinal Tap/Nerve Conduction Study& an EMG- I've tried Lyrica and Neurontin & become agitated and like I'm on diet pills on both. I don't know what to do next.... I'm at my wits end. Please help with any advice if anyone has any suggestions....

bygrace123
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   Posted 3/21/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to being diagnosed and I have these same sensations. Mine have come on with a vengence when I am trying to sleep. So ontop of my body not going into deep sleep, I am slapping, itching and trying to wiggle away the fire ant type pains randomly moving all over my body.
 
Has anyoe found any relief from it and what did you try?
 
thanks
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The-Abyss
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   Posted 7/26/2011 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
To start, I apologize if what I say isn't as clear and concise as it could be ( brain fog.) I am not a Dr. and anything I say is open and welcome to scrutiny..... But here are my thoughts.
I have had symptoms similar ( for about 4 years) to you all plus some. I'm pretty sure I have Lyme disease, but can't get a dr to diagnose anything to save my life. Regardless, pretty sure I have fibromyalgia as well as a number of other things. I have done a ton of reading and comparing symptoms and whatnot. From what I can tell, fibromyalgia is more of a symptom than a diagnosis. It seems to be usually associated ( when the dr's can figure out what's wrong) with other diseases and such that affect the brain, at least in some small part. The brain controls everything.
It would seem ( to me, anyway) that it only makes sense that there is something else either changing brain chemistry or causing some brain damage, therefor sending out bad signals. Dr's still have no real understanding of what causes fibromyalgia, and diagnose it when they get stumped and have no other idea of what it could be. Personally, I would never accept fibromyalgia as anything other than a symptom ( just feels like a cop out on the dr's parts) and would get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th (etc, etc) opinion until one of them comes up with the real reason.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents on this.

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tara_
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   Posted 7/26/2011 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
The-Abyss: interesting view. I've been thinking the same for a while now but have never really put it into words. When the pain and fatigue is bad, I tell people I'm having a fibro flare. But when anyone asks what I have, I tell them doctors don't know yet. I'm not sure if I'll ever accept the fibro diagnosis. As one of my doctors explained to me, fibro is nothing but a cluster of symptoms put together for diagnostic purposes when the real cause isn't found.

Klambert1
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   Posted 7/27/2011 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Tara,
I don't think I will ever accept the fibro diagnosis either. I am always searching, reading and trying to come up with something else that "could" be wrong with me. It's crazy to think that so many people have it that they could figure out what is going on. Who knows, sometimes I think it could be toxic chemicals in the air or some biological war chemicals we are exposed too, lol, and maybe we are told it's fibromyalgia...haha, random thought, but it has crossed my mind in these times.

I do get the pin prick sensations, but honestly I thought it was normal for anyone..lol. I never really thought it would be fibro. See when you have fibro, you sometimes don't know what is normal pain for everybody and just fibro pain only. Well to me anyway, lol. I get them in different areas and I would try to quickly look and catch to see what was biting me, and nothing was ever there. HAHA I used to think it was maybe a bug so tiny I couldn't see it, but now I see that fibromites have it too..hahaha, tiny bug.

KL

The-Abyss
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   Posted 7/27/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, this stuff is crazy. Most of the time I'm not sure whether I want to laugh, scream or cry, lol. My family thinks It's "all in my head." My friends believe me, but none of them can ever truly understand it, even though they try. It's nice to have a place to share thoughts and feelings with people that understand (not that I wish this crap on anyone.) I guess that's all I have for now. Stay strong.

SummerPixie
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   Posted 7/30/2011 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ! I am new to forums, in fact this is my first post to a "thread". I came here because I am experiencing these strange pin prick sensations on the bottom of my feet mainly at night when I'm trying to go to sleep as well as random though infrequent ones all over my body esp. legs, thighs and back. I am noticing this more now that I have stopped taking any and all medications for my Fibro pain. I was worried it may be radiation causing this ( I live on the coast of Northern California ) because I seem to be so sensitive to everything. The pinprick feeling on the bottom of my feet is sudden sharp and makes me jump sometimes. The pricks on my legs feel like there is a bug or something and and I always feel & look to see if anything is there of which I find nothing . I had decided to stop medicating this Spring as I wanted to really feel what was going on with my body and see if I could let my body find it's natural rhythm again and make a better assessment of my Fibomyalgia that the rheumatologist had diagnosed me with. I had been given many different meds from anti-depressents to Vioxx , etc. sticking mainly with Vicodine w/out Tylenol as it was ( or so it seemed ) most effective for treating my discomfort and helping me with energy without so many horrible side effects and feeling like an alien had taken over my body ! I had used this as I had been recovering from a bad car accident, multiple traumatic dental surgeries ( several root canals,etc. ) illness from black mold where I had been living & breathing the stuff, moving to a new house where there was a slow carbon monoxide gas leak for three months ( making my fibro flare up severely ) a divorce, death of three loved ones within a year , lots of stress , moving back to this country after a decade overseas ( culture shock ) , Mono-Epstein Barr Virus , other illness/virus/bugs from traveling and living in remote countries .
While the pain relief from the medication was helpful during the worst parts of my flare ups I noticed as I started to feel better that the unfortunate side effects of the pain meds ( constipation , nausea, fatigue , brain fog ) seemed to be exaggerating my fibro symptoms . I felt more achey and would have endless inflammation and pain in my scapula that caused me to want to be massaged very vigorously almost to the point of bruising because I could never "get" to the pain. I was almost experiencing a "boomarang" effect, I couldn't tell the difference between what was my "fibro" pain and what was caused by "withdrawals" from my body wanting it's dose of medication. That's why I needed to do a cleanse and to find out where I really stood. It was a difficult passage to stop the meds . I was worried I wouldn't be able to even stand for long w/out them, do any normal tasks . It took about two weeks to taper the meds and two weeks to go through the worst of the withdrawals. I did notice a remarkable difference in my Fibro. I wasn't getting as much inflammation & flare ups . I still have the discomfort but right now ( the last five months ) it has been manageable. I went to a free clinic at the local Ayurvedic Hospital where I got support with my diet and some supplements to help balance my digestion and for sleep/ pain. overall I am feeling so much better I am able to get more exercise which in turn makes me feel better both mentally & physically which lessens the doomed feeling of being a disabled fibro victim for life as I had felt cry .
Now as I am finding out where my body truly stands I am noticing that my metabolism seems to have slowed and I have gained weight though I am exercising more and eating healthier . I know it is worth it because I feel so much better . Also I now have had the worst acne ( never had it acne in my life ) ! The pinpricks are awful and aggravating . Also , I am unable to stay up late like I was used to and cannot sleep in . I feel the need for deeper rest and don't want to take pills for this ! I have tried herbs , baths , etc. I think the meds suppress a lot of functions in the body and effect the nervous system by depressing it then the body acts out over time by becoming even more aggravated and sensitive / jumpy. So my conclusion is that if you can maintain yourself with healthy diet, ROUTINE, sleep and exercise ~ and have a strong mind, healthy emotions and surround yourself with healthy people ( emotionally , mentally, physically and "spiritually" ) you may be better off in the long run dealing with your Fibro . The body is capable of many amazing miracles and I am going to keep believing and working toward healing yeah

CrushFibro
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   Posted 7/30/2011 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My "bee sting" sensation always occurs in the same spot -- my left shoulder. It drives me mad when it happens repeatedly because I keep trying to find something there, but like everyone else, it's invisible. I also attribute it to nerve pain.

I've taken my shirt off on more than one occasion and replaced it with a different one hoping it would make it better. Sometimes the placebo effect helps in that I "think" I am doing something to address the problem. haha... oh, the goofy things we are willing to try in an effort to make our symptoms go away.

As far as my take on fibromyalgia, it does appear to be a cluster of symptoms that many of us have in common. I don't care what they call it or if it's an actual diagnosis or whatever; I just want them to continue researching to see if they can find what causes these symptoms (in the hopes that we could prevent others from suffering in this manner), find effective ways to treat it, etc.

I don't feel as though the doctors have "missed" anything and that I have something else.

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   Posted 8/24/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Greendesigner
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   Posted 8/24/2011 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. Whenever I get this pinprick sensation I take a swig or two of a product called Ferroglobin. I find it also helps with the brain fog and tinitus. To the point where all my symptoms disappear. I think it is because I am low on vitamin B12, not being a great meat eater,but this replaces it for me. It really works and quickly too. You need to find what dose works for you and don't overdo it as this can be quite bad too. If your stools turn black and you become constipated your taking To much. Below is the website for the product. I promise you I am in no way connected with this company, I stumbled across it through having an interest in finding a way to help myself together with some training in the area having studied biopsychology at university level. After experimenting with several different types of supplements (convinced that it was a dietary caused problem) I found this to work well for me. I hope it is of help to yourselves

http://www.vitabiotics.com/addtocart.aspx?id=54

Post Edited (Greendesigner) : 8/24/2011 9:04:02 AM (GMT-6)


applevenus
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   Posted 8/24/2011 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had this sort of stab/pin prick pain in my fingers for years and more lately in my toes. It was way before I had the fatigue and the all-over body aches. I figured it was like arthritis pings. I guess I thought other people had them sometimes too. Whoops apparently not. The more I hear, the more I think I have been dealing with this for more than the 10 years I have lately guessed. I can't seem to pinpoint when all this started for me.
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   Posted 8/24/2011 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
To Applevenus: Normal people usually don't feel that but every once in a while, maybe. The pains and such sound like they could be fibromyalgia (which is an underlying problem/symptom) You need to try to keep seeing Dr's until one gives you an actual answer and treatment plan that works. As far as Dr's go, if you're being completely honest with them and they seem to blow you off, go to another one.

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   Posted 9/3/2011 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Donna and Daniele I have the same exact thing , a tiny needle pin point random prick throughout my body , I mean it travels throughout my body my hands to legs ,legs to tummy , head I mean everywhere , it doesn't discriminate when it travels , it is not coming from inside my body nor from outside of my skin ,it's like right underneath of my skin or something ,, I hope it 's not anything serious
.... what is that , ? this has been happening for 3 years time to time now,,

ROCKTAN
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   Posted 9/3/2011 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
guys this thing going throughout my body and it is very uncomfortable
and weird...................... seems like nothing serious, , doesn't it?>

Namian
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   Posted 9/4/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the bee sting pains too...I've been getting those for years, long before I was diagnosed. Tiger...I'd never thought of the shocks with metal being an effect with fm! I was going through Costco yesterday and i was constantly being zapped by the shopping cart. It was really annoying!
Namian
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