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Allodynia – a painful to touch symptom of fibromyalgia

Hypersensitivity to touch is one of the most common symptom in fibromyalgia patients. Commonly a pain symptom is followed by a damage to any part of the body. But in the case of fibromyalgia patients, the actual cause of the pain is difficult to identify.

The pain signals are randomly stimulated and in some cases it is also amplified making the individual experience more pain.

This kind of pain that is experienced when there is hypersensitivity to touch, is called as tactile allodynia where the term tactile denotes touching. There are also other types of allodynia available.

Fibromyalgia is also sometimes referred to be a psychosomatic disease as the cause for it is unclear. One group of people believe it that way and go for natural remedies.

The allodynia can be very difficult to handle for people who are new to fibromyalgia. But with the help of some expert advice from the people who already experience such symptoms, it becomes easier to understand the condition of allodynia and act accordingly.

Most of the people say that changing the dressing pattern and using comfortable night dress and bed sheets have proved to be very helpful for people who have hypersensitivity towards touch.

Common condition experienced with allodynia

People with allodynia also experience pain when their cloths touch their skin. This type of pain is very common in fibromyalgia patients as they are already exposed to lots of pain in their body.

When an individual gets in contact with someone or some object, they feel hypersensitive pain in their body part. This pain can either be a pain in joints or in muscles.

Allodynia is usually experienced either in one part of the body or in some specific area of the body based on the condition of the individual. This is also associated with the pain conditions like:

  • Migraine
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuralgia
  • Postherpetic

When people wear their shoes for a longer time, they will find it very disturbing. After they remove their shoes, the individual will experience severe pain in their leg region.

This can also be the outcome of allodynia. This is caused when too much of pressure is created in one part of the skin.

The symptom of allodynia is not something that is experienced constantly by the patients. It is also determined to be a seasonal symptoms and a come and go symptom.

What causes allodynia for fibromyalgia patients?

With the condition of fibromyalgia, the pain symptoms vary from one person to another based on their body and condition.

Some people will experience severe pain throughout the body without any reason and some people will experience sensitivity towards touch. The actual cause of fibromyalgia pain is not found yet.

There are researches going on to find out the actual cause of these strange pain symptoms in the body. We can however relate the cause of allodynia with that of the symptoms of pain in fibromyalgia patients.

The cause of allodynia can be due to the response of brain signals towards objects in the surrounding in the form of pain.

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