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I've been having some troubling symptoms. Since March, I

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Hello. I've been having some troubling symptoms. Since March, I have had a sensation of sunburn on different parts of my body, primarily back of left hand, back of the upper arms, upper back, and sometimes my face (cheeks.) It seems worse after 4 or 5 pm until about bedtime. I've been to a neurologist, and she's ruled out peripheral neuropathy, both large and small fiber. The sensation isn't constant, but it's distracting. I stopped taking Klonopin in January, as well a statin in April. I've had all the blood tests and panels that any doctor can imagine. I'm on Gabapentin for another illness, and it helps to a degree, but not enough for me to feel free. Any idea what might be the cause?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 9 months ago.
HelloIf it is not neuropathy it is paresthesiaThis can be fromiron deficiencypolycythemiaheavy metal toxicityliver or kidney probemsB vitamin deficienciesDiabetesHidden infection or maglignancyparasitesallergyidiopathic [cause unknown]Take this list to your medical doctor. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here