My skin has started having sharp stabbing pains

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after having a bath or shower my skin has started reacting with pains as if someone is jabbing me with a needle. It's mainly my arms but sometimes my back and tops of legs. it stops after a while. I'm not sure whether this is a reaction to the hot water or whether it's because I like to use a sponge with the rough side and it's saying no to the scrubbing. does anyone else have this with their fibromyalgia

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    OMG I get this too! It gets really painful and then itches as it calms down. I get it on my legs and arms. It's getting so I don't want to shower or bath which is not good. I thought it might be my medication. Has anybody else any idea please?

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      not just me then. I'm sorry you're getting it too but I'm also glad I'm not alone. it means I can assume it's part of fibromyalgia and not something else starting. like you mine is itching when it calms down, sometimes scratched it so much i leave big red streaks from my nails. my skin also itches when water is drying naturally on it like when youre still sat in the bath, does yours

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    i havent been diagnosed yet...i think i get what your describing. if im doing say the house work ill occasionally get little stabbing pains all over my upper back! like tiny tiny needles!

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