Intense Burning Sensations in my Back

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   Posted 2/7/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had these burning sensations in my back and across various parts of my body for days. I went the physcial therapy and saw the Chiropractor. He adjusted me and I felt good for most of the day. Tonight I am hurting pretty badly. The pain gets worse when I sit for a long period of time. I wrote a paper for school today and that may have set it off. I took a clonazepam about an hour ago. I hope it kicks in soon. At least the GERD has calmed down. I feel like my body is on fire and I'm weak! cry
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   Posted 2/7/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi P-fit,

To me the burning sensation sounds like nerve pain. I would talk to the doctor about getting some lidocaine patches to put on your back. Or something else for nerve pain. But the patches work pretty well.

Best wishes for a wonderful evening,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 2/8/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Karen, if it continues you should see a Dr. ASAP
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   Posted 2/8/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! I too have the intense burning pain. The doctor told me it is indeed nerve pain. Are you on Lyrica? That calmed down the intense burning pain I was having. Don't get me wrong, it's not gone, but lots better.

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   Posted 2/8/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
hi p-fit,

i get this, too, but in my legs and hips instead of my back. for me, it's a sign that i'm slipping into flare mode. in fact, i started feeling the burn yesterday and today-ugh! everything hurts and i feel all flu-like (hot/cold/hot/coldetc), which are all flare-signs for me. my burning pain gets worse if i sit a long time, too, so when i'm feeling like this i try to make sure to get up at least once every hour and do some light stretching. that seems to help some, as does hot baths and my bed buddy.

i don't take any prescription meds at all so i'm sorry i can't help you there, but i did want to tell you that i know the pain of this and do hope you get to feeling better soon!
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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
My 83 year old MIL has osteoarthritis in her lower back and lidocaine patches work like a charm for her.

I agree with sleepybug: getting up and moving around frequently is helpful, too.

I hope you get some relief one way or another!
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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first got fibro I had intense burining down my neck and spine , shoulders and upper arms , the burning was so intenste it was indescribable, im on meds now so not so bad, im glad that at least you have clonzepam.  All you can do is have something for pain and something for sleep.  Good luck    sue2z

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