I have excruciating burning arms, to the point that I have to put ice packs on them. I describe it as feeling like someone is taking a blow torch and running it up and down my arms, just under the skin.
However, the burning sensation in my arms is due to my Fibromyalgia. There are a large number of Lupus patients who also suffer from Fibromyalgia. Do you also have frequent headaches?, problems with your bowels (frequent constipation and/or diarrhea), problems with your jaw, extreme fatigue?, overall muscle aches? If so, then you may also have Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons - the fibrous tissues in the body. There is also a substantial symptom overlap between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Some experts even believe that fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome are one and the same. If you can remember what it felt like the last time you had the flu - exhaustion, every muscle feeling pulled and overworked, hypersensitive skin, etc. - then you have an idea of what fibromyalgia entails. Approximately one third of patients with lupus also develop fibromyalgia.
I would suggest that you mention your symptoms to your doctor to see what he/she thinks. Perhaps they can provide some type of treatment or suggestions to help you deal with the burning sensation.
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