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My blood feels as though it is on fire coursing through my

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My blood feels as though it is on fire coursing through my veins, any idea of what may cause this sensation?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  doctornihil replied 6 years ago.

doctornihil :

Hello

doctornihil :

Did they diagnose you with anything? What were their blood test results, ? Thanks

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

No one seems to be able to come up with a cause. Blood work normal

doctornihil :

Have you tried a Dermatologist (skin doctor) ?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

yes, there are no signs externally

doctornihil :

Have you had any bruising in any of the areas?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

no, it is throughout my entire body. I can literally feel my blood going thru the vessels

doctornihil :

Any diabeties? or blood cltting problems?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

no

doctornihil :

any medication tried?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

anti inflamatories

doctornihil :

how you feel with that?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

like my blood is burning

doctornihil :

So you feel the same as if you did not take the meds?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

basically

doctornihil :

Have you tried going to a Hemotologist..(blood doctor)?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

been there done that got the t shirt no answers

doctornihil :

With the blood work being normal it is hard to say.. Have you had checked to see maybe its allergies to a certain detergent or food. Have you tried an Allergist?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

Yes, and they came up with nothing. It seems that I am a medical mystery

doctornihil :

Without meaning offense to you, have they refered you to see a psychiatrist to consider neuropsychogenic disorder?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

This started after the birth of my child and has gotten worse over time. Have you ever heard of any problems as an after effect of pitocin?? I had a reaction to it during labor.

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

been there too

doctornihil :

yes, but this should not cause such a long lasting effect, if you do not have any brain damage

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

As far as I know I have no brain damage, however if you ask my husband, he may disagree!

doctornihil :

ok.

doctornihil :

did you get a contrast enhanced MRI scan of the brain?

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

Yes

doctornihil :

ok

doctornihil :

you may consider a trial of Lyrica (pregabalin)

doctornihil :

lyrica may help if this problem is related to sensory nerve disorder---abnormal perception by the smaal fiber nerves supplying the blood vessels

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

I really have tried everything, and no one seems to be able to come up with what the cause is. I just thought I would try this to see if anyone else had this complaint

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

what would cause the nerve disorder

doctornihil :

no particular reason--

doctornihil :

can be caused by stress from labor, viral illness

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

and it would last for years??

doctornihil :

Various physical or emotional factors may play a role in triggering symptoms

doctornihil :

This is thought to be the result of a change in perception, a phenomenon termed "central sensitization"

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

losing me

doctornihil :

there is no generally agreed upon explanation for how or why central sensitization develops. The most plausible theory suggests that some people have a genetic predisposition because of a heightened sense of pain. In other people, various stressors, including infection, physical or emotional trauma, sleep disturbances, or other medical conditions allow for the development of this sensation.

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

and it effects pain in the body

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

rather, causes pain in the body?

doctornihil :

yes, it is just change in perception

doctornihil :

unfortunately, no test can prove this, as this is still evolving field

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

perception, my body sees stress etc, as pain

doctornihil :

pain or firing sensation

doctornihil :

this is how the nerves perceive

JACUSTOMER-0vudy8ko- :

So far, you have been the only one to come up with something plausible. I appreciate your time in listening to my symptoms and trying to help. I will research more of this. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

doctornihil :

very welcome.

doctornihil :

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