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 I have become withdrawn from my own surroundings for fear of being in contact with anything that will cause me to hurt.