Skin feels stretched/burning and how you dealt with it

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   Posted 4/21/2018 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I am wondering how many of you experience the sensation like your skin is being pulled in opposite directions or is being stretched? I am being treated for borrelia, bartonella, and babesia and have experienced this sensation mainly in my face up until last week.

Unfortunately I tanked last Friday and a bunch of new (some not new) symptoms began including burning scalp, face, stomach, pounding unrelenting headache, tingling/numbness migrating into my throat and chest, face feeling like its being pricked with pins as well as the skin below my right eye twitching.

My sense is that the skin sensation is related to inflammation and I am curious to know how many of you experienced these bizarre sensations and was there anything that you can recall that helped to minimize/manage these symptoms? At the moment, I am taking quercetin and curcumin for the inflammation but it does not really seem to be helping. I would also be curious to know how many of you experience the burning and how you deal/address it. Thank you all.

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   Posted 4/21/2018 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
It can be lymph inflammation. For me, I drink tons of water and do lymph massage. It really helps with the head stuff.
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   Posted 4/21/2018 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to say I have had the burning and the tightness in the face. That was one of my first and worst symptoms. I still get burning all sorts of places and stinging sensations in the skin, especially when it's being stretched like my neck if I tilt my head back or the insides of my wrists if I bend my wrist at a 90 degree angle. Doesn't happen all the time, but it's definitely part of my symptom picture.

It's a miserable feeling to me. I've never noticed anything relieving it. Epsom salt baths bring some relief from the burning misery but it's only temporary. Kudzu root seems to help me but I can't say if it specifically helps those symptoms.

I have positive DNA tests for Lyme and ehrlichia and clinical signs of bartonella.

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   Posted 4/21/2018 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you for the idea of trying lymph massage. I have never attempted this but will look for it on youtube and see if it helps. Like you, I drink a lot of water throughout the day as I take many meds/supplements.


Although I am sorry you also experience the burning and tightness, it is good to know (in a strange way) that there are others who may have or are experiencing something similar. If nothing else, misery loves company right smile. I agree with you 100%, it is a miserable feeling and at times I question if I am experiencing it due to med changes, stress, or something else. My hope is that others will share there experiences with these sensations and perhaps a common theme will emerge as to the cause as well as how to effectively treat. Thank you.
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