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

    • Bonnie, yes I get random rashes, but apparently 400$ later I’m not allergic to anything . They start in a spot ( say my side) and seem like it moves, if that makes since. It will ” crawl ” from back to front. Or wherever it wants to go, itchy and red. And then it just stops.

  • 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 ❤️

  • I have severe fibromyalgia and have had sleepless nights due to pain and I have to take pain meds just to make it through the day. My sleep gets messed up a lot. There will be times that I feel hard like a statue that’s slowly cracking. I’ve also explained this by using the Tin man as an example…I feel like I need oil everywhere! I also have a very messed up lower back. My husband got me through the beginning of this disease, he was awesome!! I was really depressed about having it! But over time and with a great doctor, I make it much better than I used to…..a lot more days. I got good enough to take care of him the best that I could while he had brain cancer, brain surgery, radiation, and the chemo(that eventually killed him). He is forever 41♥️ It’s been a devastating loss!!!! I try to be like him. His kindness, his outlook on life(that’s a hard one with chronic pain), his wonderful, well-known sense of humor laughter is the best medicine!! It’s so hard with him gone, but I have to tell myself suck it up, buttercup!!! Because I’m still here, and there are always other people, even children that have it a lot worse off than me!! Knowing that God has got me and that I know I will see my lovely husband in heaven where…I will not be in any pain and neither will all the other Christians. Don’t get me wrong!! It’s tough. I just focus on my son, daughter, and grand baby!! They bring me joy. As does my faith.
    “Be Still”

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