Is skin sensitivity a symptom of MS?

Is skin sensitivity a symptom of MS?

I find that some days my forearm or hand on one side or the other is overly sensitive on my skin( even with a sleeve rubbing on it) it feels like burning

Is this an MS symptom?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I get burning sensation regularly on the bottom of my feet., and have had it on back of lower neck. Also started with sensory issues on feet making most shoes very uncomfortable to wear. My Neurologist says it’s a symptom of MS

posted 5 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I hope this helps.
Painful sensations—dysesthesias—typically affect the legs and feet but may also affect the arms and trunk (such as the feeling of constriction around the abdomen or chest area known as the "MS hug"). They can be very uncomfortable—even quite painful—but are not dangerous or necessarily disabling unless they are severe enough to interfere with a person's activities. Dysesthesias are treated:
• Often with the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin (Neurontin®).
• With an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil®) which modifies how the central nervous system reacts to pain.
• In other ways including wearing a pressure stocking or glove (which can convert the sensation of pain to one of pressure), warm compresses to the skin (which may convert the sensation of pain to one of warmth), and over-the-counter acetaminophen (Tylenol® and others) which may be taken daily under a physician’s supervision.

posted 5 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Everything about our body has nerves communicating with muscles and MS has away to disrupt any of that communications.

One of my first MS symptoms was a feeling of water being poured down my leg. It turned out to be MS related Spasticity.

Your skin sensitivity could be a MS symptom. My suggestion is to document everything both current and anything new or changes. Present you document to your Neurologist.

The Very Best To You!

posted 5 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hypersensitivity can be a symptom of MS. The actual sensation may not be exactly the same, or in exactly the same location. People will always escribe a sensation slightly differently depending on their own personal experiences.

I describe the sensation I had in my right hand as though it was " in a pot of boiling water".

posted 5 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes! It sucks! I'm sorry you are dealing with it! I've had these issues since 2002. There are medications that help with this type of nerve pain. I'd really like to talk more with you! I don't know anyone else that deals with this condition other than Montel. Lol! I can give you so many answers! I have a lot of tricks that can help immensely! Does your skin feel severely sunburnt?

posted 3 days ago
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