What Causes Fibromyalgia Tactile Allodynia

fibromyalgia tactile allodynia

Tactile allodynia is one of the debilitating fibromyalgia symptoms that do not make sense. It is severely painful and even a gentle touch can create a lot of pain. Fibromyalgia tactile allodynia is often similar to having a sun burned skin.

What is Tactile Allodynia?

Base on the meaning of the individual terms:

  • “Tactile” is defined as pertaining to touch.
  • “Allodynia” is defined as pain due to non-injurious stimuli. This means that the body perceives pain when there is no harm or damage to the affected area.

Hence, tactile allodynia is a feeling of pain due to non-harmful touch sensations.

How Does Fibromyalgia Tactile Allodynia Feels Like

The pain in fibromyalgia tactile allodynia ranges from severe to mild. It can affect the entire body or only in certain areas. The pain can be constant, but sometimes, it comes and goes along with fibromyalgia flares. There are also certain things that can trigger the condition, such as stepping on a sharp object or scratching an itch.


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  • I have such major issues especially when I’m getting dressed up to go out (doesn’t happen often because social life is non existent do to these issues). Tags, bras, putting mascara on, major panic attacks occur when I do any of these.People don’t understand that by the time I’m done getting ready, I’m done adding want to see anyone.

    • i live with fibromylagia, ostoarthritis, i am 64 yr old lady, i get exhausted just about doing anything, i am in constant pain except when i am asleep, on many meds including sleep pills, life is just horrible.

      • hI JANET I UNDERSTAND SO MUCH HOW YOU ARE FEELING. IT HURTS MY ARMS AND HANDS JUST TO TYPE THIS. IM BED RIDDEN PAIN IS SO UNBEARABLE. DR WONT ADMIT ME AT LEAST FOR SOME STRONG PAIN RELIEF. 3 WKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS. I JUST WANT TO DIE, LIFE IS JUST HORRIBLE! HUGS TO YOU JANET

  • i live with fibromylagia, bad painful arthritis, i am 46 yr old , i get exhausted just about doing anything, i feel drained all the time and i am in constant pain even when i am asleep, I’m on some meds including sleep pills,but need the ones to help me with pain as hard as it is to deal and hard to learn to live and cope with this painful life living , life is just horrible.but I never stop praying for healing ❤️

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