Burning Skin Sensations & Tingling Remedy

by Rosemary

Dear Grandma!!


I am 58 years old and for the past 4 years I have been suffering from this awaful painful sensation of my skin feeling burnt. Rather like severe sunburn. I also have these tingling feeling in my legs (I describe it as if I have lemonade fizzing inside them.

The problem is no one knows what is causing these symtpoms. It has been suggested that it is due to me having had chemotherapy 16 years ago. The dermatologist said he thought it was down to the myloprolofic discorder I have (high'ish platelet count). The blood consultant said it was nothing to do with my blood. The neurologist said she had no idea as all the reflex tests and nerve conduction tests were ok.

My GP said she thought it was menopausal but wasn't sure either. I would like to give bioidentical Progesterone a try but am unsure:-(
These symptoms start within 20 mins of me waking up properly and only stop when I get on the move. I try to keep active all day long so as to avoid this painful feeling. But, with 10 mins of me sitting on the sofa, the legs start to "fizz & tingle" then shortly after that the burning starts. Sometimes it can start to feel as if I have a cold draft blowing across me and then it turns to the burning. I get it on my chin, part of my chest, both arms and both legs.

My GP put me on Lyrica (Pregabalin) but it has made no difference so I am cutting it down at the moment. I have been hypothyroid for the past 30 years but my TSH is fine (1.17)I take 125mcgs Levothyroxine (used to be called Thyroxine ) I sometimes wonder if it has been caused by the change from Thyroxine to Levothyroxine about the same time my burning all started.

I had been on a mixture of Diaepam, Zopiclone, Buspar, Citalopram until I changed GP's who discovered I was not suffering from anxiety but was taking too much Levothyroxine therefore making me present with "anxiety" symptoms. I stopped all the medications and hey ho the burning started and has never stopped.

I am now wondering if in fact I am menopausal. I have been "Drug free" for 3 years now apart from those I must take i.e Levothyroxine, 75mg aspirin, Half Inderal (beta blocker) I do take 450mg Magnesium (in the hope it would stop the fizzing) I have also just recently started Multi Vitamin with the B's but was also thinking about adding B12 as extra.

What would you think??? Should I try the Bioidentical hormone?? Would you think Progesterone would be the one to try??? And finally would it be ok to add the B12??
Plus one last thing..... my hair has gone very thin and I used to have really thick hair. I have also lost my "body hair" if you know what I mean.
I look forward to your responce.

My e-mail is wildrose53@sky.com.
Thank you
Rosemary

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Oct 22, 2011
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Researching
by: Grandma

Rosemary, I've been really giving your condition some thought and I'm wondering if you ever checked into food allergies? I know this sounds "out there" it did to me many years ago. Until I read a book by Dr. Doris Rapp "Is This Your Child". My youngest son was having all kinds of physical and emotional problems and I was forever getting him tested, with no results. Finally I put him on the diet Dr. Rapp recommended and found he had a terrible allergy to dairy. I swear, he would have been disabled and labled as retarded by now if I wouldn't have found her book and his dairy allergy. He is now a graduate of Penn State University.

It's just a thought Rosemary, you can read about some of the allergy symptoms and the diet if you look under "Allergy Wisdom" on the left column.

I know this sounds, too simple, but sometimes that's exactly what some people need. I have so much to write about food allergies and enviroment allergies, but this will give you some food for thought.

Grandma

Oct 22, 2011
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Figuring Things Out
by: Grandma

Hi Rosemary,

First I want to say how sorry I am that it took me so long to answer your questions the first time. I've been dealing with modem problems and having a tough time staying connected online. I think I finally have the problems solved.

Your right, I did talk about the thyroid and you did tell me about it in your letter. What I really wanted to say was you may be suffering from an adrenal deficiency. I write about that when I wrote about Hair Loss Remedy, you can find the button on the left. Adrenal deficiency can be an underlying cause of stress and hair loss. For this herbs like Licorice or Siberian ginseng is recommended.

I really have to commend you on doing your own research on your symptoms. You are really trying to do what the doctors you're seeing can't seem to solve. I'm glad you've been to a Chiropractor and have tried acupuncture, at least you can rule out pinched nerves. That really was my first guess.

As far as the bio-identical hormones, from what I understand you don't decide what kind you need to go on. That's one of the reasons to go on this type of hormone therapy. The blood tests will tell your doctor and pharmacist what kind of hormones you need. My advice would be to get Suzanne Somers book, I can't recall the title but I do know she wrote an entire book on the subject. I'm reading her book "Sexy Forever" on my nook and it's really full of great information. It seems like a diet book until you start reading it and it's full of great information.

I don't pretend to know about medicine. I don't take medicine. I got a knee operation a year ago and the surgeon was amazed that I hadn't seen a medical doctor in over 20 years. I'm an herb person. When I notice an illness I turn to herbs. I do know that there are herbs for menopause. In fact I took them for awhile. I've also made a rule to eat yams a couple of times a week when I was going through menopause. I wrote a page about that under "Home Remedies".

If you are interrested in checking into herbal treatment you can go to my other website:

http://www.mynsp.com/grandmasherbs

These are the only kind of herbs I'll take, I trust the company and know the herbs are clean and exactly the dosage I need. You can type in what you need in the search box, like type menopause and you'll get a list of herbal supplements for this.

Grandma

Oct 22, 2011
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Burning tingling sensations
by: Rosemary

Dear Grandma,
Thank you so much for replying to my post. I have been going to an accupunturist weekly for the past 18 months but there has been no difference. I have also been seeing a Chiropracture since March of this year as i was experiencing lower back pain. 8 weeks ago I had a really bad back spasm where it was so bad I could not put one foot in front of the other and had to be put on Tramadol & Diazepam for 6 days (it made me feel terribly zombiefied and I didnt like it) I am now taking a Muti Vitamin which includes some of the B's and I have bought some seperate B12 but have not taken them yet as I am a bit hesitant to do so. I am seriously considering trying the Bio-identical hormone treatment as what have I got to lose??? The only problem is I don't know which to try-Progesterone or Eostrogen. I had a hysterectomy when I was 30years old so I am not sure if this makes a difference but I keep reading about Progetserone being needed as contrary to belief as we get older our progesterone drops dramatically & we can become Eostrogen dominant which can gives symtpoms I describe (Burning skin sensation, tingly legs and feeling of fizzing inside)
I will looke up Susan Sommers and see what she has to say.
In the meanwhile if you can re-read my letter to you as I did say I am hypothyroid and have been for the past 30 or so year. I do have my thyroid checked regularily and my last TSH was 1.17 so that is within the range. I do wonder if changing from ordinary Thyroxine to Levothyroxine has had any effetc as it was made law in about 2007 that Thyroxine could not be prescribed anymore and that the generic Levothyroxine could only be prescribed but my GP tells me they are both the same.

Thank you Grandma and I look forward to your reply
Rosemary

Oct 21, 2011
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Burning & Tingling Skin
by: Grandma

My Goodness Rosemary,

I just can't imagine what other route you can take for advice as far as the medical field. It sounds to me like you've had all the tests and tried so many medications and still dealing with the symptoms. It does sound like you are dealing with the side effects of some kind of medication you've been on, but the symptoms should have stopped once you stopped the medication.

My first thought was you were dealing with restless leg syndrome, but once I read further I noticed you were having the same sensations in your arms and chest. I did write a page about RLS but there really isn't any cure for it. I did read an article a few days ago that ginger tea has been realieving some of the symptoms and it really wouldn't hurt for you to give it a try.

I'm also wondering if you've ever had your thyroid checked. The thyroid being off balanced can give some strange symptoms. Have you considered seeing a Chiropractor? You just may have some nerves pinched. Or you might think about getting acupuncture. I'd really think about checking into the alternative medicine at this point.

I'm glad to see if you are considering going on hormone therapy you're leaning towards the bio-identical hormone replacement. Have you ever read any of Suzanne Somers books or gone to her website? She has a lot of great information on bio-identacal hormones. I've read several of her books and I believe she really knows what she is talking about. She even mentions the side effects of chemo and how dangerous it is to go down that road.

I wish I could have been more help but don't stop searching for answers, I'm sure you'll find them.

Grandma

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