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1 hour ago, EC76 said:

Hi Gilly,

How long can the burning last? Its been almost a week? 

That is very difficult to say as we are all different and our circumstances are different. From when I first had burning skin to when it went away was about 2 years, I had a HUGE stress build up over a long period of time, but in that period it went from constant to having some relief from it, over time as I got better it was less frequent

I didn't take meds, hopefully for you the lexapro will kick in soon and it will help, and the burning will subside.

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On 5/2/2012 at 5:36 PM, Gilly said:

Hi feri welcome to the forum! Yes I have had the throat burning too, I don't get it much anymore but when this all started I had it most days, I would suck on ice just to try and alleviate it. I had several months where my tongue burned too. I am going to query fibro when I next see my doctor because I have a lot of symptoms of it and just like you the burning started after a long bout of anxiety and stress. Plus the burning seems to come in waves now, I can go a few months with none then it just flares up and its horrible, I read fibro comes in flares. I also have had Crohns since I was a kid and so many people with Crohns go on to develop fibro.

Hi Gilly, 

Did your doc clear it was fibro?

What is exactly fibro? Is it a bad condition without cure

On 5/2/2012 at 5:36 PM, Gilly said:

Hi feri welcome to the forum! Yes I have had the throat burning too, I don't get it much anymore but when this all started I had it most days, I would suck on ice just to try and alleviate it. I had several months where my tongue burned too. I am going to query fibro when I next see my doctor because I have a lot of symptoms of it and just like you the burning started after a long bout of anxiety and stress. Plus the burning seems to come in waves now, I can go a few months with none then it just flares up and its horrible, I read fibro comes in flares. I also have had Crohns since I was a kid and so many people with Crohns go on to develop fibro.

?  Can anxiety really cause it? 

For obvious reasons i can Google it :)

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49 minutes ago, Gilly said:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Fibromyalgia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

My doctors shrugged and said maybe and that was it lol I don't think I have it anymore. It's a chronic illness but not serious.

Anxiety can indeed cause these symptoms. 

Thank you Gill, as you can see i continue on the everyday cycle of moving to different conditions trying to explain my symptoms. I am hopeful that one day it will stop. 

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It will stop once the search for answers stops.  That will be the key

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2 hours ago, EC76 said:

Thank you Gill, as you can see i continue on the everyday cycle of moving to different conditions trying to explain my symptoms. I am hopeful that one day it will stop. 

I did the same! The longer it went on I created new illnesses in my mind too.. but the longer it goes on and nothing gets dire you do start to think it might not be anything too serious, and that is a positive step. When I wondered if it could be fibro I had the symptoms for several months, possibly over a year, and knew it couldn't be anything really bad, but thought it must be something. At that stage I didn't think anxiety could just be the cause of it all.

If I had not gone through what I did I would not have thought anxiety could cause such bizarre and troubling symptoms. Thinking about that now, I don't think anything BUT anxiety/stress can do it. 

If you had ALS or MS or any of the degenerative neurological diseases, you could simply NOT continue your life without serious debilitating symptoms. Not perceived, REAL stroke like paralysis/numbness/blindness, actual visible and disruptive muscle weakness. They don't come and go, and disappear when sleeping, or distracted or in water and they present with a serious episode that would need urgent medical attention. 

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Thank you Guys,

I wanted to ask you Gilly and Mark, if you guys are therapist or physiologist? the way you always approach your answer is amazing!!!

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Just now, EC76 said:

Thank you Guys,

I wanted to ask you Gilly and Mark, if you guys are therapist or physiologist? the way you always approach your answer is amazing!!!

Well that is nice to hear ! Thank you :)

I am nothing but just like you EC, an anxiety sufferer. I got great help online and I wanted to give back and offer help to others like myself.

I have a good understanding of the body having had Crohns Disease since I was 12. I actually never got to finish 'high school' because I was too sick and in and out of hospital, so I have never really had a career or a good chance of an education. Everything is self taught and it's just how my mind works. I NEED to know, and I NEED to understand so I studied whatever I could to know what I was dealing with. I'm also known to take an appliance apart to try and figure out where the funny noise is that it's been making, and even though at 45 I am just learning to drive a car, I can change the oil, change a tire, clean the spark plugs, change an oil filter etc. I used to follow my dad around like a puppy as a kid, he even taught me how to lay a carpet and upholster a couch. 

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You are doing a lot!! for people like me or "us".

If expect any credit for learning to drive at 45 it better be stick!! LOL...

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23 minutes ago, EC76 said:

Thank you Guys,

I wanted to ask you Gilly and Mark, if you guys are therapist or physiologist? the way you always approach your answer is amazing!!!

Thats kind of you thanks.  No, i'm not a therapist, it's just good old experience and knowledge of anxiety and not much more :) 

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This is an old thread but I just wanted to  ask,the burning skin sensation, I have what I have described as an icyhot/tingling across my chest and other places, the chest area being the most annoying, would you guys say your burning skin sounds like the icyhot/tingling thing ??

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48 minutes ago, Wanda55 said:

This is an old thread but I just wanted to  ask,the burning skin sensation, I have what I have described as an icyhot/tingling across my chest and other places, the chest area being the most annoying, would you guys say your burning skin sounds like the icyhot/tingling thing ??

Yes, but I'd say the 2 are slight variations on the same thing. The burning as I would say, feels like a nasty sunburn without being in the sun, I had the icy hot sensation too, I used to describe that like feeling splashed with water or feeling a cold breeze too intensely it feels like it burns. 

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2 hours ago, EC76 said:

You are doing a lot!! for people like me or "us".

If expect any credit for learning to drive at 45 it better be stick!! LOL...

haha of course. I'm British we don't do automatic, well some do but most no. I just haven't had the need to learn to drive. I rode a moped when I was younger then when I got married my husband drove me everywhere I needed to go. I've just recently lost him (last May) l have the car so I gotta learn now! 

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Hello all

everything started last December 2016, small hot area on my right leg. Time goes by and everything seems well, I went for a trip in march and everything was great beside my anxiety that I've been dealing for this past 10 yeas which  become out of control about 2 2/1 years ago. Now my life has changed upside down this past two months. The burning sensation skin spread all over my body, I'm cmpletely lost, the burning it's on my arms, chest, legs back, shoulders, toes. I fell sometimes my body vibrating on the inside, hands shakin. I've been to many Psychitrys in the past and always been prescribed Paxil, Prozac,Zoloft, etc for anxiety but I never stick to the treatment. I always start taking and  between one week to a month I use to stop taking. I've been always agaist medication. And always been prescribed Ativan or lorazepam to manage my anxiety, I know this medication is addictive so I never took over 1mg a day and only took as needed for anxiety and 90% of the time I took only .5mg which always helps. This past two months I went to over to 8 different doctors, I have done 4 MRIs brain, cervical, thoracic and lombar plus a brain EEG. Every blood test that you can imagine I've done and at the end everything is normal. No MS, no autoimmune etc... I'm completely lost and exhausted, this burning feeling does not let me sleep, my average sleep time is two to 3 hours a night for this past month. Even if a take a Ativan or lorazepam it won't go away I still feel, so I went to one psychitry that I know and he said that is anxiety and prescribe me risperidol .5 and mitrazapine 15mg to sleep, he said that will knock out the anxiety but again I came home and only took for one night and woke up very drowsy day after, so call back the doctor and made another appointment. And I ask to take lexapro bc I did some research "google" people had great results with lexapro. I started yesterday and still unable to sleep last night, I feel like zombie and I have all the parts that I mentioned on fire ,, feels like acid on my skin. I don't know what to do? I'm so scared, I'm 34 years old, I'm suffering a lot I can't accept that anxiety can be the cause of this burning skin. I can't stop searching for answer on google and this search is getting me crazy.. !i went to a hospital emergency  room last month when the burning was minor and they did a quick check up and sent me home saying that I have to look for a internal doctor. I'm planing and go back to the hospital again and ask to check inn, to do more tests and find out ,,, but I don't know if they will take me in..  I also went to another psychiatry and he refuse to help me and told me to go to UCLA because they are the experts and will do whatever it takes to find the reason of what I'm feeling, so I made an appointment for yesterday with head of director for the psychiatric department, so we talk for 45 min and at the end he didn't prescribed anything and said that I have to do CBT,,and gave two phone numbers of two great doctors specialized in CBt and anxiety ,, waiting to make an appointment I left a message .., but I still in denial how a CBT will make me feel better ?? I just hope  I don't feel this for the rest of my life ,, any advice I highly appreciate!

thank you so much ! 

Sorry for the long story and the misspelling words. English is my second leguage.

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Hello, I'm so happy to find this conversation about burning skin. Sorry for my english, i'm spanish but we don't have much information about that.

I fell my legs burning, like if i've been on a beach for a weeks. It's horrible. I've been mad searching about that disorder, and every page that I visited was about horrible diseases. I have anxiety, from the death of my mother at age 42, now I have serious problems of "hipocondríaca". 

I was going to the doctor for differents tests about my health, RMN, CAT scan and never find something. My age is 29. 

In these last three days I feel my legs burning, all the time, when i'm resting or in the night the sensation is higher. Sometimes it's like a flames on a differents parts of my legs and feet. It's so so horrible and difficult to believe that it's "just" because of the anxiety. 

My others symptoms are tingling in my feet, all the time (no when i'm sleeping), I've had chest pain of course, muscular pains, i've been dizzy... 

Thank you to share your problems, it's comforting for me.

Get better. 

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Hi guys 

for 2 months now I been having the burning stinging skin sensations. All test are normal doctor said stress and anxiety. But mine has yet to go away. Usually stays in both my arms but will jump to my thighs back and so on. Never just gone. How did you all get it to go away ???? I need help please :( 

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On 12/31/2016 at 7:12 AM, Gilly said:

That is very difficult to say as we are all different and our circumstances are different. From when I first had burning skin to when it went away was about 2 years, I had a HUGE stress build up over a long period of time, but in that period it went from constant to having some relief from it, over time as I got better it was less frequent

I didn't take meds, hopefully for you the lexapro will kick in soon and it will help, and the burning will subside.

Hi how did you get it to go away. I have it and am becoming very depressed and sad over it im

a young mom of 3 small children 

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On 1/5/2017 at 8:50 AM, Mark G said:

It will stop once the search for answers stops.  That will be the key

Is that what happened for you 

 

On 1/5/2017 at 8:50 AM, Mark G said:

It will stop once the search for answers stops.  That will be the key

 

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On 4/2/2012 at 3:37 PM, JungleJulia said:

I've had that too! I had it worst when I first got anxiety and I remember my second trip to hospital laying on the bed and crying that my skin was on fire. They took my temp and stuff and then told me it was mental.. Its a horrible feeling :(

Did yours go away

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IT Will go away, trust your doctors stop searching,  please believe me it does go away.  Going for walks ans staying active helps.  

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I'm feeling like a small part of my skin is burning, but there is not rash or anything visible. It's on my upper back, a small portion, i'm not in pain or anything, it's just very discomfortable. I've been having this problem for the past 7 years. Every 3-4 months, I feel thatpain somewhere on my body. Sometimes on my hand, sometimes on my back, my belly, my head. I've read online that it's called Dysesthesia and that it's the first symptom of multiple sclerosis. I'm very scared and now I feel that burning in other parts of my body as well. I'm a male, 29 years old and in good shape.

I've been dealing with anxiety for the past 7-8 years, and i am hypocondriac.

 

sorry for my english i'm french

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Hi! 

I dont know if this site is active anymore. But i will try cause nobody cant say whats wrong with me.. I been having anxiety for several years but last year i also started to feel this burning sensation, especially in my legs.. the wierd thing that no one of you describes is that its never happening when i am cold, but heat and the sun is the things that seems to trigger it.. Have any of you seen any connections between being hot (sweety) and the burning skin sensation?

 

/A much worried 30 y old man

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Hi everyone

This happens sometimes with me when I suddenly start feeling tensed and fearful when there is absolutely everything normal around. What specifically happens is I feel my heart and left hand warming up and becoming hot and hot gradually. Its weird how my hands and heart only get warm and the rest of the body is in normal condition. I also feel like nausea, pressure for bowels and loose sleep completely. Its very painful

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