I have had eczema and severely dry skin for many years with intense itch, burning, stinging and prickling but recently I have developed a new symptom of intense electric shock sensation whenever my skin warms up even slightly. I.e. When I drink a warm drink, eat food, sit in part sun, room warms up slightly, sit in car, warm shower etc. It occurs without any physical activity but of course this also warms up the skin setting it off.
So when my skin warms up even slightly (despite being middle of winter and otherwise feeling cold) I get intense sharp shooting electric sensation all over my chest and back. It feels like nerve pain but it is my skin which is extremely dry and inflamed. It is totally different from the prickling sensation when dry skin stretches i.e. when moving etc.
It is so severe I have to rip my shirts off or run a cold shower in the middle of winter! I was struggling with heating due to my skin and eyes drying out but now I can’t even use more passive warmth such as a (warm) hot water bottle, a blanket, drink warm tea or soups to keep warm. The only way to stop the painful sensation is to cool my skin down which in itself is not pleasant as I get a lot of muscle pain and locking up in the cold. The sensation simply doesn’t stop until my skin in cooled down.
It happens atleast once every day and seems to be spreading further. It is unbearable and I haven’t found anything that helps other than cooling down my skin.
Does anyone else experience this or has anyone heard of this symptom before? Any help or suggestion appreciated.