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Offline mizmelly

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Fiberglass feeling on contact
« on: Sunday February 09, 2003, 07:38:47 AM »
I have been feeling like I have fiberglass under my skin (when in contact with weight, such as sitting or lying down).  It is most prevelent in my arms and torso, but also in my upper legs at times.  I am on antibiotics for H Pylori but had this condition long before.  My GI is baffled.   Any insight would be appreciated, it hurts to go to bed!  
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #1 on: Sunday February 09, 2003, 09:40:12 AM »
Firstly Welcome Mizmelly, I haven't heard of your condition before, so I done a check and came up with--"Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. Researchers believe that H. pylori is responsible for the majority of peptic ulcers."

I see they recommend antibiotics for this.  Maybe another member may know something about the symptoms you are having.  Depending on what antibiotics you'll on, it maybe a reaction to these, I would suggest you have another talk with your GP, or ask to see a Consultant about this.

I hope you will find the answer, please keep us informed, here's hoping to get to know you better through your future postings.


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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #2 on: Sunday February 09, 2003, 10:04:50 AM »
Hi there Miz,

Welcome to SkinCell :hi:

How distressing for you :hug:
It sounds like you must be in near constant pain with it.

I have done a little research on what you described and it seems that this could either be neurological or skin related but it would need more information to be able to gauge which direction to go in.

Can you tell us if there are any other abnormal symptoms that you have been suffering? for exmaple;
Have you recently made any changes in your environment like pets, clothing, washing powder, furniture, job location etc
Do you have any other indications like rashes, thirst, sudden sweats, tiredness, cravings etc ?

Any info you can supply would be really helpful. Sometimes the clue that seems the most irrelevant is actually the key to unlocking the mystery.

I'm sure we will do our best to help you get to the bottom of the problem :)
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #3 on: Sunday February 09, 2003, 07:11:17 PM »
Fiberglass feeling updated info.  OK, I don't know how to reply to your replies, hope you get this.  I know this condition is not related to my antibiotics, the fiberglass feeling was here much longer than that.  I have not changed laundry detergent, gotten a new pet, started new foods or vitamins, or done anything out of the ordinary (to my knowledge).  It is not constant, but chronic, especially when I go to bed.  It is not PAIN as such, but more severe discomfort.  I would NOT call it pins and needles (like a limb that goes to sleep), feeling like lying on fiberglass is about the best analogy I can make.  I guess I should see a doctor, but I don't know where to go...GP or dermatologist.  I can't even get a hit on Google for the symptoms, but since it is "in my skin" I thought maybe someone here might know.  Thanks for trying to help.
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #4 on: Sunday February 09, 2003, 07:14:03 PM »
Fiberglass oops....forgot to add, no other symptoms such as rash or anything in particular.  Maybe some tiredness, but my "life in a blender" would explain that.
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #5 on: Monday February 10, 2003, 12:45:21 AM »
Hi Miz,

Thanks for filling in some of the gaps for us.
You will probably find it almost impossible to track that sort of symptom using a search engine.
But the reason I asked about changes in environment was that I had read previously about stining pins and needles.

Now it could be either neurological or dermatological. Without a proper physical examination, possible blood tests and scans it is impossible to tell. But, if it does turn out to be skin related it could possibly be something like Cellulitis.
Tingling or stinging pains have been known to be associated with this condition which is basically caused by a deep bacterial infection of the skin with either streptococcus or Staphylococcus.

Whilst I wouldn't be too alarmed Miz, I would strongly recommend that you get along to your doctor and make it crystal clear just how bad your symptoms are and that you want to be referred for an immediate diagnosis.

At least that way you will be anle to put you mind at rest and also get some help for the condition.

It really sounds like you are suffering so please please please get it looked at by a professional who will be able to give you the treatment needed to give you some relief from it.

And please let us know how you get on Miz :hug:
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #6 on: Monday February 10, 2003, 09:54:38 AM »
Yes, see a Doctor and please keep us informed.  Dont forget to visit here as often as you like. :) :)
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #7 on: Monday February 10, 2003, 05:52:20 PM »
Thank you for all your time and investigations.  I will keep you posted.  :)
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday February 11, 2003, 02:44:44 AM »
Hi Mizmelly,

Firstly, welcome to our forum  ;D Pleased to have you here.

I have in the past had Helicobacter pylori, although it is associated with peptic ulcers, it can also be associated with Inflammatory Bowel decease, and many other tummy complaints. Therefore I think you should do as the others have said, go back to you doctor, and ask for some blood tests to be done. This feeling, as if you're laying on fiberglass, could be something that will also show up in blood test's as well. I'm saying that because I have IBD, and arthritis can be a side effect of that (which I also have), at the very start of arthritis, I did feel as if I were laying on little stones. If it does turn out to be any of the above, don't worry yourself too much, there are lot's of treatments out there, that work real well. Just make sure that whatever the problem is, it's detected and sorted out quickly.

I look forward to getting to know you better, so keep coming back and update us please.

Take care.

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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday February 11, 2003, 03:01:47 AM »
Hello Mizmelly.

Yes welcome aboard.
There is a new treatment available for this bacterial condition which has proved very successful and has solved many of the ulcer problems. this little sod of a bacteria eats and burrows in to the stomach walls and lining and just sticks and claws away .

If this is the condition that you have been diagnosed with the treatment for it is called   "triple Therapy " It is a course of 3 different anti bacterial solutions  over a week or two course and  I will see what I dig up for you and post . Ask you GP to explore It for you . You dont need any Op  etc and It is now widley used as the most sucessful treatment for  H plyori .

Hope that may help you .

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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday February 11, 2003, 03:13:38 AM »
Yes, I am on my third round of the triple treatment.  I do not feel the fiberglass sensations are related, but I will mention everything to my Internist.  My GI doctor did not feel there was any connection, and passed it off.  He is an excellent specialist, and I haver trusted him for years.  However, I really did not push the issue, I just casually mentioned it.  I am unconcerned about the helicobacter pylori, as this happend three years ago.  (Current treatment is the second time I have had multiple rounds of antibiotics).  I guess those little critters just like me.  I can deal with that, just not with the discomfort in my skin.  I do not have IBS, but I appreciate the heads-up.  When we get this isolated, I will be sure to post the findings.  Again, my many thanks for all input, I appreciate your trying to help me.  Melly
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday February 11, 2003, 07:11:48 AM »
Melly,

I didn't think of this before, but our choir director at church has a condition called Guillain-Barré Syndrome (pronounced "ghee-YAN bah-RAY"). Symptoms are prickling, numbness or tingling (I'd think lying on fiberglass would be prickly?) - usually in hands/arms and feet/legs and then it spreads.

I know it's probably a long shot as to what the real problem is, but ya never know (my mom was finally diagnosed with Celiac Disease after suffering for years and years because a new acquaintance, who has CD, suggested it might be just that)

So just in case... here's the GBS website for more info:

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Hope you find out what the "fiberglass" feeling is soon!  :bighug:
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Re: Fiberglass feeling on contact
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday February 11, 2003, 02:56:49 PM »
Thanks Monica.  I have read about GB, but Im not sure this "fiberglass" feeling is like the numb tingling GB suffers describe.  It is more painful...but you never know.  I should be on my way to some answers soon.  (I hope).  Best regards to you and your mom!
Melly
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