Skin hurts/tight clothing/beginning to feel the same!

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   Posted 2/7/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
about 6 months or more ago, Id wake up with the side id slept on feeling sore. The skin on the side id sleep on would feel this. Once i was up and about it would graciously leave within about 10 minutes.
Id always heard about tight clothing bothering some. When id mention 'my skin hurts' id get some odd looks .
A night or two I chose to sleep with some loose fitted booties that had massage oil in them to hydrate the feet. I woke to feeling as if i had gout and were peeling the booties off. The pain left shortly after the removal of the sockthings.
about 10 minutes later I was woken by the shorts I was wearing feeling painful, like way tighter than they appear to be visably. Again i peeled those off and the pain left.
Once i awoke the last time to get out of bed the left side of my body (skin on arms, legs) of the side id slept on was "sore" that left in a few minutes.
Like i said, id heard of tight clothing being a bother, but during daytime hours Id never had that problem other than the bra/band area. Now it appears that looser clothing is a definite for sleep time for me without hydrated feet lol!..odd how the skin feels sore. The skin is just something Id taken for granted and never realized it could feel anything that was specific to itself.
Anyone else ever wake up with removing clothing that feels to tight or even quackier, anyone's skin ever hurt? or feel sore?
My memory lacks erribly and am not sure if i updated this,  but complements 3 and 4 came back normal so whatever the Rheumy was looking for resulted in totally normal values. Praise God. Now if i can get this sleep thing under control, ill really be glad to have back some of that funcion if its at all possible!

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Post Edited (Kiera) : 2/7/2008 9:32:30 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/7/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kiera

Yes, in some this can be a prob, tho it may or may not last. There have been a few posts here reguarding this type of symptom. I guess the easiest way to say it is that the cns is a very large system...having the potential to affect EVERY part of u'r body in some way. A disease like MS can, therefore, affect every part of u'r body. Just do as u did..keep the clothing loose and adjust the type of clothing as needed. Some have suggested types of materials that won't cling...i'd also follow that thought and wear breathable materials as well. Bring this up to u'r neuro at u'r next visit and if it becomes too bothersome, give him a call. Best wishes on this!
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   Posted 2/7/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   

I don't usually have the skin problems at night.  I sleep like the dead and never notice anything lol.  But my feet have a lot of sensory junk with them.  They are mostly numb and I get a lot of weird sensations.  I wear shoes all day at work obviously.  The second I am in the door, I am taking my shoes off.  I cannot stand to have anything on my feet.  The skin on my feet burns a bit.  They just feel better when nothing is on them or if I just have loose slippers or really soft socks.  Good luck with that.

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   Posted 2/7/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Odd sensory sensations seem "usual" to me. I get all sorts of weird feelings, some will hang around for awhile (weeks, months), others will be more fleeting. Like Gretchen, I sleep so soundly that nothing will wake me..but I do get very cold feet at night so will sleep with socks on, and occasionally waken in the middle of the night to pull them off as they're uncomfortable..feeling like they're too tight, or too hot, or constricting in some way.
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   Posted 2/7/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Well it surely sounds as if this is not uncomon. I have as of late been getting very cold icey feet. My hands reamain warm but the feet get cold. Just another sensation as there is no change of color to them. Grethcen I get tons of things falling asleep all day. Mostly feet and hands though. I don't mind them as much i suppose because when compared to the spasticity or other thing they seem not so bad (to me anyway) . It would be hard to work though and have to have those shoes on. It was one of my first real symptoms that took me forever to connect. Id bought a fitted pair of curves shoes in my size, fit great but had to give them away as my feet would fall asleep in them, i now buy one size larger and that problem has ceased.

I've learned my lesson on feet though. That gout feeling isn't a good one. I will ensure its very loose socks and hopefully deter that feeling of peeling my own skin off ugh.

thanks again, you guys really are very helpful in so many ways

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