Skin Pain Remedies?

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   Posted 4/9/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone - I know I've posted a general question as to whether this was a symptom of FM and got great responses that made me feel like at least I wasn't crazy.  My question is - when this happens to me - I can't even have clothes touch me - so I HAVE to stay home from's not something I can grin and bear like the other pain - or that pain meds help with...I just absolutely can't have ANYTHING touch the areas of skin that hurt.  So today its chest, upper back and arms.  I can't even have a tshirt shaped shirt nor can I wear a bra or anything with today I'm sitting in a tube top - but there's NO WAY I can go to work like this!
In any case, I tried a little Eucalyptus mixed with Jojoba oil which helped soothe it a bit in the middle of the night (oh yea, it woke me up around 2 am as I was laying on the arm that started hurting and I haven't been back to sleep since)...but do any of you use any particular salve or anything? I tried biofreeze which didn't really help.  I just don't know what to do because it's been happening more frequently and I can't keep missing work just because I can't wear clothes!!  Help!!! shocked

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   Posted 4/9/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
How awful!! Wish I could help, but I have no experience here.
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   Posted 4/9/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not familiar (thank god) with this kind of pain but it sounds alot like the nerve pain that diabetics suffer from. Theirs is caused by nerve damage but there are salves and topical ointments on the market for the pain. Maybe something like that would help. I googled a couple and the type of pain they describe sounds exactly like what you are having. It's absorbed through the skin right on the spots that are bothering you and targets the nerves not the muscles like a muscle or joint ointment would. I hope this helps.
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   Posted 4/9/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much Shannahsmom...I have tried some oils and get a little releif but not for that long. I used some of my lidocaine ointment (for a different condition) and it did help numb a little bit, but not much. Maybe one of these types of other topical ointments can help! thanks again!

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   Posted 4/10/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you trying to build up your skin? If so do 4 tablets of Colostrum, Hylaronic Acid, and 400 of Co Q-10 a day. Your skin
will rebuild from the inside out. When I went for allergy testing (35 needles in each arm) I didn't feel it until they got down
to the real thin skin and the nurse said I had the toughest skin she had ever seen. Healing from surgery is much quicker, too,
as again the skin is rebuilding at a rapid rate.
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