Weird pinprick sensation?

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toughenough
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   Posted 9/4/2011 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Mel5 abiut the vitamin D BUT if you have it in your feet like I do it could be nerve damage. For years I've complained about my feet. My toes and ball of my foot tingle, go numb, it feels like a sock is wadded up in the ball of my foot, etc. I went to a foot doctor over 5 years ago and they found nothing wrong, even tested for neuropthy. I blamed it on fibro for years.

I went to a rheumy a few months ago and she said it wasn't from fibro. I went to a different foot doctor and he diagnosed it in less than 5 minutes as Morton's Neuroma. I'll probably end up getting surgery and my internist says it will be relatively minor. If I can walk without pain then I can walk and get some exercise they are always telling us to do.

Sorry you guys are having these problems - it's anoying and frustrating - not to mention painful.
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Fibromyalgia diagnosed 1998, GERD diagnosed 2005, Morton's Neuroma diagnosed in both feet 2011 (symptoms 8 yrs)

Swansonmjs
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   Posted 9/4/2011 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
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Going crazy 2011
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   Posted 9/22/2011 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone comment on the bug bites or cobweb feelings

McFibro
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   Posted 9/22/2011 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought a spider was in my jeans-we were in a store and I pulled my pant leg up as far as I could so my husband could see it, but no spider. I've also been poked in the eye and the back. The most recent was little needles being hammered in the top of my head. None of it lasts very long, but it's so annoying. Glad to not be alone with this! Take care, Anne

Femangel
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   Posted 9/23/2011 1:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah i get them all the time. never lasts long and it can be in random places. It is similar to beeing stung only it doesn't really burn afterwards. Over time i've kinda gotten used to the pricks, so much so that i when a wasp DID sting me a couple of weeks back i didn't norice at first, thaught it was just on of them things tille my bf pointed out that the back of my neck was swelling lol.

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Digglerswife
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   Posted 10/31/2011 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Question...Before any of you guys were diagnose with Fibro , did anyone ever misdiagnose you for having dry skin,scabies, or other skin condition?

mamahorstman
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   Posted 11/1/2011 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, so I started reading all these systems and although all these post are old did anyone ever figure out what it was? I feel like someone has a voodoo doll on me. I get this pin prick on the left side of my neck and the left side of my stomach at the exact same time. Been happing the last 4 days...just comes and goes...last for about a second.

darkshadow2
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   Posted 12/11/2011 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Can lupus cause the bee sting affect also, and if so what can be done for it?  Mine has gotten bad esp when I get home from work and take my shoes off for the night.I have discovered soaking in white vinegar and epson salt helps  a little. also rubbing absorbin jr on it.I am 52 years old and I have lupus.diabeates,chf.vaveluar heart diesease,copd,asthma,pulmonary hypertension,rh,severe gout osteoporsis and osteoarthritis. turn

yellwdaisy
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   Posted 12/11/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have experienced this "prickly sensation", although mine have been on my toes and my calves of my legs. It doesn't last long and may come and go but it is painful. Glad to know others out there have experienced this as well. Chalk it up to fibro...it is weird how we seem to have the strangest complaints and yet for a large group we have them in common. It's nice to know we are not alone.

Yellwdaisy

Zac Conway
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   Posted 1/25/2012 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys! I get the same pinpricky feeling, but all over,my body. And when i get it it hurts alot. I dont know if this is an effect of my add medication or accutane, or just my anxiety and mdd kicking in. (major depression disorder). Also when i get this feeling my skin becomes red and almost itchy, but painful. If anyone has any answers i would really apreciate it because it gets annoying when ur trying hang with ur buds and all ur focused on is the pain.

Sincerly, an 8th grade guy who would rly benefit from some answers :))))

Redion
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   Posted 4/8/2012 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I get that feeling very often. Around my lover back area.

Mealmaker
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   Posted 4/8/2012 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah I get this too!! Generally in the evening and was beginning to think I had bugs in my favourite chair and in bed!! I will get the 'prick' sensation and then rub the area thinking I've been bitten by something however there's nothing around. I knew I wasn't nuts but sometimes the mind boggles. I'm sooooo glad to know that it's not just me. Our wiring is definitely faulty.

Lou
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BrightSunshine
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   Posted 9/11/2012 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I have also been getting the pin/needle poking sensation on my toe, finger and side of stomach. Started a week ago. I jumped and took off my shoe to check if a needle was in there. Nothing. Then i felt it in my thumb and other fingers.

I've been looking online and people with Peripheral Neuropathy also report such symptoms.

What i notice is that almost everyone here who has the pin prick, also has fibromyalgia. I wonder if it is related.
Also, nearly everyone on this thread has a back/dick/spine issue and anxiety. I wonder if those factors can therefore be a related cause. If a nerve in the spine is compressed or irritated, maybe it can make the nerve cause this pin prick thing. Other possibilities are Vitamin B deficiencies.

Has anyone found a cause or a solution to eliminate the pin/needle pricks?


P.S. How can we inbox people on this forum?

Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/11/2012 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I got a nasty shock a few weeks ago.
I was dipping zucchini into a beaten egg, then in another pan I had bread crumbs. Kept getting 'jumping' shocks as I went from the metal bowl with the egg, to the metal bowl with the crumbs, to the frying pan. Man--they were some nasty shocks, too! A very "shocking experience"! :)

So do we with fibro just have 'too much' electricity in our bodies?

Breeze530
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   Posted 11/7/2012 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
darkshadow2 said...
Can lupus cause the bee sting affect also, and if so what can be done for it?  Mine has gotten bad esp when I get home from work and take my shoes off for the night.I have discovered soaking in white vinegar and epson salt helps  a little. also rubbing absorbin jr on it.I am 52 years old and I have lupus.diabeates,chf.vaveluar heart diesease,copd,asthma,pulmonary hypertension,rh,severe gout osteoporsis and osteoarthritis. turn (I love the old Dark Shadows from the 60s!)  I've been reading this post today. I have this problem too. I will just be sitting, standing or lying down & suddenly my back, leg, arm, toe or finger will feel like an insect is biting me or I'm being stung by a bee. In the beginning it was excclusively on my back only and was followed by intense itching . I'd stratch and then later it would look like a bug bite. I started researching and the 1st thing I came up with was bed bugs. I do occasionally buy things at thrift store, so I was on a roll.... I couldn't stop thinking about bugs. I ended up calling this company that has "bed bug dogs" that can find any sign of them. They are almost 100% accurate. They found absolutely nothing. Believe me, I was glad to find out that wasn't the problem, but I was still left with unanswered problems.
 
Recently I've read about a dermatitis that some people get from the hairs of the nymphs of carpet beetles. It also feels like something is just running across me sometimes. This is the best answer I've ever found. I asked my GP about it and she sort of smiled and said she'd never heard of it. From what I've read people get it from not vacuuming enough and after they have been around for awhile. That part is sort of embarrassing. But having fibro and other med problems I can't always vacuum when I should. I hate even writing this because I don't want anyone else to freak out unnecessarily. But if it is your problem, it's better to know how to get rid of it. Since I've been vacuuming a lot more it seems to be much improved. Here is a link:

baccsurfs
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   Posted 7/7/2013 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been getting lots of weird sensations lately:

Feeling of something between my toes
Feeling raindrops randomly all over my body
Pin prick sensations all over
stinging/burning pain (not sure how to describe it) mainly in my feet but occasionly in hands/finger and calves
cobweb/creepy crawling sensation (mainly on legs0

I also hear a low whistling/buzzing sound (worse at night especially when I wake up in the middle of the night which is frequent)

I was told I had Fibro in December and then they backed off that diagnosis and now have been told Connective Tissue disorder. The Fibro diagnosis did not explain a few of my symptoms especially the results of the Pulmonary Function Test.
Barb

Restrictive Airway Disease, Multilevel Degenerative Disk Disease, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder

Marilee1948
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   Posted 6/2/2014 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been diagnosed with fibro by my current doc, but a rheumatologist said I had it about 3 years ago. Lately I've been having increased pinprick pain. It's like a bee sting and lasts only a quick few seconds, but it hurts like crazy when it happens. It's mostly in my feet, but I've had it in my fingers, my legs and my arms. I resisted accepting the fibro diagnosis, but I'm starting to think maybe it was correct. I'm being treated for polymyalgia rheumatic, which has some of the same symptoms. Fatigue, sleep interruption, widespread aching that feels like it goes to my bones. I could sleep for 12 hours and wake up tired. Whatever it is, it's awful!

JustWantAnswers
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   Posted 8/26/2014 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having vague symptoms for years (nausea, vomiting in morning, not pregnant, bouts of sleepiness) but I'm eagerly seeking an answer to my weird pains... as more and more tests show nothing, I'm starting to think it's fibro. Esp after reading these posts. Last august my fingers would feel numb/tingly for a couple hours prob 3 times that month. Then not again until Feb. It became more and more often, and since May it's been pretty constant. EMG ruled out neuropathy, carpal tunnel, pinched nerve/nerve damage, etc. I'm on vit D and B12 supplements, bloodwork is fantastic (negative for lyme, have great liver, kidneys, electrolytes, A1C (diabetes marker)). I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 21 which is a really unusual age. I'm 31 now. All my MRIs have been normal, so no MS or tumors. My seizure med levels are stable. I'm getting more in depth testing for tick born diseases, but beyond that, all that's left is fibro. Anyone know other avenues worth pursuing?
I'm jumping around a bit (fibro fog?), but in July I started having these sharp shooting pains everywhere. It would shoot through my hip, then my foot, then my arm... it's happened in my chest so bad I almost went to the ER, up my neck, I feel crazy trying to explain it to ppl. It's the same shooting pain, just EVERYWHERE, and so sporatic, it just doesn't make sense. Each pain only lasts a split second, but sometimes they'll come for hours. Sometimes its enough to make me jerk an arm or leg. One night it had me flailing about, an arm then a leg then my arm again... scared the @(#* out of me. A few days after those sharp shooting pains started (the first 4 days were super strong, causing violent jerking, scary), I started occasionally having that bee sting sensation. Its usually my big toe, my stomach, or my back but can happen anywhere. Yesterday and today I just feel exhausted. I slept 8 solid hours, was up for 4 hours, then couldn't fight off the need for a nap. And trying to wake up from my naps is almost impossible. I could sleep straight into the night if undisturbed. It happens from time to time and its awful. Just suddenly boom, I NEED to sleep, I cant fight it, doesn't matter what I'm doing or planning on doing, I just have to nap.
I'm not having joint pain, my muscles all feel tense, my thighs always feel bruised to touch.
I'm seeing a rheumatologist next month but in the meantime, this sucks! It really helps knowing I'm not alone and I'm not crazy. No matter what the underlying cause in my case, knowing other ppl feel these weird things makes me feel better. I feel like everyone around me things I'm making a big deal over "nothing"... the "bad things" were ruled out so I should stop worrying or thinking about it. It's attributed to stress, being psychosomatic. I don't accept that, I know I'm stressed but this is more than stress.
Thoughts?
Oh, and I've become so cloudy headed, I feel like I'm becoming stupid. I feel like I'm stoned all the time or something, I've been making mistakes at work and its not good. That is most embarrassing :(

Ljm2014
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   Posted 8/27/2014 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, i think its the nerve endings...i get that sometimes in the evening, often on my shins.feels a lot like a bee sting and sometimes just that area will itch..

Its a very fibro thing...if i haven't had it in a while i will jump when it happens.

Artsrobn
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   Posted 3/21/2015 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a feeling in my middle finger as if there's something in it. Have soaked in epsom salts, nothing comes out. Doesn't seem to have an entry point, either. At the same time, I have been having problems with my left shoulder and the muscle underneath my upper left arm. Could these things be related?

KvegasLady
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   Posted 3/25/2015 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
   I get the pin pricks in different spots on my face, fingers, toes mostly, but other places on my body too.   And the static shocks are awful!   Getting things from the frozen food aisle is the pits!   The look on one guy's face was precious when I reached for a cooler door handle and it was actually an arc shock you could see!   I'm so paranoid when pumping gas bcz I know static can cause a fire with the gas fumes.
   Has anyone found anything that helps with either situation?  I've never been diagnosed with Fibro.   I was researching to find out about the pin pricks and came upon this site, so now am starting to wonder.
 

Bananaz
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   Posted 1/21/2016 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Over the past week or two I just started having some pinprick sensations on my fingers, maybe toes too. The first time I looked because it was quite intense but not painful. The last two days I had intense pain when sitting down, like i sat on a pin. I swore I must have but there was nothing there and my skin was intact. I then figured it must have been a shock. Later it happened again, the next time I sat down. Again that day, then once today, being the worst. It felt like I was shocked by a really hot needle while it pocked me in the but as I was sitting down. I jumped! Almost cried.

Don't know if that helps.

I read Mayo Clinic info about Fibromyalgia and it doesn't mention this and I don't have the majority of the symptoms they list.

FlyRed
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   Posted 1/20/2017 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I get them too, mostly feet and legs, but also back and shoulders, abdomen, anywhere is game! In fact I get them often enough that one night lying in bed I told my husband I just got stung. He did not believe me, Ten minutes later I decided to have a look because this sting was not going away. There was a wasp in my bed!

FlyRed
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   Posted 1/20/2017 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my gosh. I have said for years there is too much electricity in my body. Watches die when I wear them. I also can create a serious amount of electricity. Sometimes it feel like a 9-Volt current running between my upper and lower teeth that have metal fillings. I shock people who touch me on a regular basis. It makes sense when you have overactive nerves!


Luvzminis said...
I got a nasty shock a few weeks ago.
I was dipping zucchini into a beaten egg, then in another pan I had bread crumbs. Kept getting 'jumping' shocks as I went from the metal bowl with the egg, to the metal bowl with the crumbs, to the frying pan. Man--they were some nasty shocks, too! A very "shocking experience"! smile

So do we with fibro just have 'too much' electricity in our bodies?

Leipensa
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   Posted 5/16/2017 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have fibromyalgia (or not that I'm aware of) but repeatedly get that sudden bite like sensation under the right side of my jaw - same place, just in the skin. It drives me nuts because it happens at any given time which makes me yell out in pain! Good job most of my colleagues are literally deaf!
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