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    The Neuropathy Association
    lifes posted:
    Do you have strange and painful nerve sensations? Patients with neuropathy may have a variety of symptoms, including but not limited to feeling (or feeling as if ):

    • painful tingling
    • burning - as if the area is left in a hot flame
    • pinching sensations
    • pulling sensations
    • scraping (across skin)
    • heaviness of feet or legs
    • worsening of symptoms after being upright, standing, sitting, walking
    • standing "hurts"
    • "creepy crawlies"
    • throbbing
    • aching (skin and muscle)
    • "as if you've run a marathon" but can barely walk
    • numbness
    • "feeling that even air 'hurts' " (from wind, breeze, fan, air movement)
    • changes in hot-cold sensation or recognition
    • very cold -- or very hot -- feet
    • now have extremely dry feet
    • now have extremely dry or hard toenails (they may grow normally but the are hard to cut)
    • abnormal sensations on the skin or (it feels like) just beneath the skin
    • a light touch (a sheet being pulled across the skin) or hard touch (being grabbed) may "hurt" - but a firm touch is tolerated
    • sweating on soles of the feet that you never had before
    • cannot tolerate clothing (socks, shoes, pants / slacks)
    • cannot tolerate certain fabrics now that never bothered you before; fabrics feel scratchy, "hurt", or aggravate other symptoms
    • changes in environmental temperature may aggravate symptoms
    • changes in weather barometer (going up or going down), or fronts may aggravate symptoms
    • You might find yourself avoiding certain things that trigger your symptoms.
    • Or any other strange symptom, as a single symptom but often in combination with other symptoms.
    • You find it hard to precisely describe *your* pain symptoms because the pain includes many symptoms.

    The Neuropathy Association website has information on types of neuropathy, symptoms, treatment, and the need for research.
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