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Skin Burning Sensation

Skin Burning Sensation

I get burning sensations on patches of skin on my arms (near the elbow), legs (near the knee) and on the backs of my feet. These come and go but I usually have some burning sensation somewhere ~once per day. The 'burning' site is not hot or red. I take Enbrel once/week and 600 mg gabapentin twice/day (the latter on the assumption that the burning is a neuropathic pain). Gabapentin doesn't seem to help. Anyone have this? Is this an Enbrel side effect? Or a symptom of RA? Anything that… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have the burning sensation beginning from my wrists and up my arms. It stays in that area at first and it has started traveling up my arms and across my shoulders and back. It is very uncomfortable. My Dr gave me a cream to help but it is made from a pepper and very hot if you touch your eyes or anything. I work with food, and cannot wear it at work. And I can't wear it around my pets or grandchildren. I just wait it out for now. I have RA and Fibromyalgia.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have burning in my back and it feels like when you have a bad toothache and cold air hits you. I get this feeling all over my back. Nobody can touch me. I have been like this for years now. I too thought it was fibro but now reading your experiences I realize that RA does that too.
My Dr. doesn't want to put me on new meds cause I have tried them all except the pill which i cannot take because of my stomach and nothing seems to work for me. The only one I haven't' tried is Rimacaide and he won't start me on it
I am on Prednisone and Plaquenil and Cymbalta. It doesn't work too much for pain. I have alot of medical problems and they don't know what to give me cause they say I am very hard to treat. Thank you all for your info.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I guess it really is a symptom of RA. I forgot to mention that sometimes I use a Salonpas-like (store brand) 4% lidocaine roll-on on the area that burns and it helps some.

posted about 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I tried to explain to someone that it feels like your skin is getting a sun burn but flipped inside out. I think it is just part of RA nadchronic inflammation. Today I am grateful for ice!

posted about 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

This is all so interesting, I've complained for years that the bottom of my feet feel like they are sunburned, but only at night. I can't sleep and the pain is unbelievable. At first, I tried ice baths for my feet and nothing, either I don't notice or it doesn't act up during the day. No answer from the doctors other than it's something else. Why or why, when my joints feel ok, it's something else. I just want to feel normal for a lengthy span of time.

posted almost 2 years ago
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