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Sore skin?? Low body temp?? Very cold??
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donnap - June 20

I have 3 questions:
1) Do any of you ever have a sensation that your skin is sore to the touch? At times, I cannot even stand to have one of my cats walk across my legs. It's almost as though my skin, or perhaps the muscles underneath, are sore.
2) I often feel as though I ache all over. The few times that I have taken my temp, I am running 97.4 or thereabouts. (Double-checked with 2 digital thermometers)
3) Some days, I absolutely freeze - even during hot days like today. I feel as though I am chilled to the bone and will get in a HOT tub or shower and it takes awhile for me to get warm.

I appreciate your help. Today is a tough day, and I've finally made an appointment to get to the bottom of my problems. I have almost every symptom of FM, but I wasn't sure if / how, the above questions fit FM. I have a nurse friend, who has FM, who has encouraged me to seek a diagnosis.
Thank you all.

 

Elizabeth - June 19

Yes to all of your questions. You are not alone. Sometimes just my clothes rubbing against my skin gives me pain. I, too, am frequently cold. Everybody at work is in short sleeves or sleeveless and I am in longsleeves, with a fleecy vest and topped with a sweater and still feel chilled to the bone. Going to bed with a heating pad and heated slippers helps somewhat.

 

donnap - June 20

Oh Elizabeth, thank you so much for responding. I'm so glad to have found this site. I have a visit with my PCP's Nurse Practicioner on Friday to get a referral to a Rheumatologist at Duke Univ. Hosp. After talking to a friend who has FM and reading the info here, I know that my sypmptoms are not in my head! Thank you.

 

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