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Anyone else experience this or know what it is?

(5 Posts)
ClemDanfango Thu 20-Apr-17 09:30:58

Ever since I was a child I've always experienced pain when my skin is pressed or poked, it feels like when you press on a painful bruise except there are no bruises and it's the same all over my entire body.
I can't tolerate my cat walking across my lap or my children's elbows or knees pressing on my skin if they climb on me. I assumed for years that it was the same for everyone but when I ask people about it they have no similar experience or even know what I mean! Is there anyone out there like me? grin and does anyone know what causes it?

ClemDanfango Thu 20-Apr-17 12:41:47

I guess that's a no then? I must truly be a freak 😂

MichaelSheensNextDW Thu 20-Apr-17 13:48:26

Very common in fibromyalgia, where there are more tiny nerve endings and more 'substance p', the transmitter that 'feels' pain.

MsStricty Thu 20-Apr-17 14:00:04

Yes, that's me. I have fibromyalgia. But that doesn't necessarily mean it is fibromyalgia. I'd get it checked out.

ClemDanfango Thu 20-Apr-17 16:23:09

Wow! Thank you for your replies it's fascinating to find people with similar experiences after all these years. I will ask my GP next time I see her.

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