Reply To: Skin Feel Sunburn?

August 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Experienced extreme sensitivity in lower leg after arthroscopic surgery (not related to my current CIDP problem). It was impossible to sleep even with a light sheet cover. Neurologist advised a program of “desensitization” to get the brain to react less strongly; this involved lightly rubbing the affected area with various materials (denim, linen, towel, rubber, plastic…) for a few minutes each several times a day. Sounds kinky – but after a few weeks the extreme sensitivity faded to a tolerable level and sleeping under normal covers was possible again – great relief, and no drugs involved.