Learning About Fibro Sensitivity and Pain
Tactile Allodynia: Fibro Sensitivity to Touch
Fibromyalgia is well-known for causing widespread pain. This comes in the form of joint, muscle and even nerve pain. What some may not realize though, is these different types of pain have different triggers.
Nerve pain specifically is very different from the other types of pain. It is nerve pain that causes sensitivity to touch, which is known as tactile allodynia.
Tactile allodynia is not quite as common as joint and muscle pain, but it can be very difficult to live with for those who do experience it. As with most of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, this sensitivity to touch can vary in severity from person to person. I personally suffer with it, but not as badly as others I have talked to.
For some, myself included, things like being poked or bumping into a table causes pain, much more than it should. However, for others it is so bad that being lightly touched by another person and even the pressure of their own clothing causes extreme pain.