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Has anyone had a burning sensation in the face--like being flushed. It's hot to the touch too. What could this be?

Yes, I get the burning sensation on my face while going off Seroquel and Celexa

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I have had burning eyes which turn watery and sometimes red sporadically. It can be very bothersome. I don't know if it is a wd symptoms. I have never had allegeries before so I don't know the cause of of it. I don't think is a face cream or makeup. Has anybody ever had watery burning eyes before?

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Excuse me for saying this it might be tmi (too much information), but I'm getting burning in my ******. I think it's withdrawal from Trazodone or maybe a new symptom from my Ambien withdrawal. Has anyone else experienced this? I had cultures done that were negative. I just made a cut from Trazodone, but I did have it some before the cut.

 

It seems every month it's a new symptom. Uggh.

 

Marie

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Yes, I have experienced a burning sensation of my right foot......its as though there is a heating pack on it.  

 

It doesn't alarm me as there have been much worse symptoms than this.

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I never had burning feet, but I have tingling all the time. Did you get that?

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Yes, I have experienced a burning sensation of my right foot......its as though there is a heating pack on it.  

 

It doesn't alarm me as there have been much worse symptoms than this.

Get that same feeling on my right calve..

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Were you on benzos?

I'm still on 4mg Xanax as needed daily, but I only take 3.

That sounds really bad. I've been on then probably close to 12-15 years.

Thanks,

Frogie xx

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After withdrawing from Paxil I also experience prickly burning feet.  I thought it was from the withdrawal but my physician feels that I have some nerve damage that the use of Paxil was masking.  When I stopped the Paxil I felt the burning.  Going to have an MRI done to check for damaged nerves in the lower back.

 

Be aware, Paxil can mask some symptoms of things you may not know you have.  High blood sugar or diabetes can also cause hot prickly burning sensation.  Make sure you are not missing something important.  In the meantime I find that using a cream with peppermint oil in it is useful.  I rub a generous amount on my feet when they are hot and the cooling of the peppermint allows me to ignore my feet and fall asleep.  Yes, mine is often at night but not always.  Be careful with peppermint.  Wash your hands thoroughly after applying because you really don't want the stuff to get into you eyes.

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Paxil doesn't only "mask" conditions, it creates them when you come off and they ever so slowly go away. If it was masking them it would mean it is a condition you have and it won't get better after withdrawal. Most people hav these weird nerve symptoms that actually diminish months or years after last dose.

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Paxil doesn't only "mask" conditions, it creates them when you come off and they ever so slowly go away. If it was masking them it would mean it is a condition you have and it won't get better after withdrawal. Most people hav these weird nerve symptoms that actually diminish months or years after last dose.

I don't take Paxil, I take Lexapro. It's just as evil. I neuropathy in my foot from an injury. I know how you feel. Your foot feels like it's a pin cushion.

 

Take care,

Frogie xx

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My first withdrawal symptom was waking up one morning with pins and needles in all 10 of my toes. Over a period of 3 days my feet were almost completely numb. Over the next week the sensory sensations for example pin pricks, burning muscles, twitching and pressure on my forehead followed. I could hardly walk on my feet they felt so strange. I had been reducing my Paxil quite slowly but probably not slow enough and didn't realise it was WD. This was almost a year ago and I was so frightened that I had something seriously wrong with me. I had an MRI scan, nerve conduction test and loads of bloods which were all clear. My symptoms have slowly gotten better but I still experience the odd pin pricks and pins and needles in my feet.

 

I am tapering very slowly even though my highest dose was only 10mg. Neurological symptoms seem very common during withdrawal but they do get better over months/years.

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African,

 

I'm sorry you are suffering too from the pins and needles for this long even with a very slow taper.

I am with you enduring the most severe needling pain all these years since 2013 the start of tapering. I had it almost half of the day's constant for the day if it decided to show. My pain is always on my head, face, neck, shoulder and back, more on the left side ( all my other symptoms are also on the left). I couldn't figure out if it's from WD or side effects, but most time taking dose makes it worse, but again I remember one time I held for 4 months for a cut and all types of pain including the needling one were much less frequent and in severity, very confusing. These pains are so sentence often times makes my heart shaking. I'm now at 1.1mg Lexapro, and today I had the worst and longest needling pain ever.

 

Is your pain getting less while you hold longer? Do you see a pattern of it in relationship with each cut?

 

I'm so hopeful this horrible symptoms will go away, or at least lesson some as dose gets lower.

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Hi LexAnger

 

I'm sorry you're still experiencing the pin and needles. When I first got them, I was petrified but over the year I have almost got use to them. When I had my nerve conduction test the specialist said that this is a common withdrawal symptom and can take a lingering time to completely go away. My pain is also worse on my right side and I still have pressure/pushing on the right side of my forehead.

 

I think by holding for longer periods it's not going to hit us all at once but I do think that if we are sensitive we will get some milder symptoms. I have been holding for between 6 and 10 weeks at a time and I still get burning toes and feet as well has the pins and needles. This usually starts about 5 days after a taper and starts to settle after about 6 - 8 weeks.

 

I hope you're having a lovely day. These symptoms have to get better.

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Thanks Africa for sharing your experience and thoughts!

After years playing the lex doses up and down, I somehow got a grasp of most others symptoms weather if they are more from WD or drug side effects, except for this pins and needles which still have no clue as it can show with both other WD symptoms and side effects symptoms. I feel it's just a nerve/ brain damage thing. Maybe that's why it's the last one to disappear after complete off.

 

Hope your taper going well!

Lex

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I've been getting "burning legs" combined with "restless legs" , particularly at night, when I also have insomnia.  The feeling is intolerable, and hard to deal with. It's torture. It's one of the worst  symptoms, for me at the moment. It feels like an itch on the inside , that you can't scratch.   I put it down to "withdrawal", as it's too bizarre to be anything else.

 

 LaineyK, I've given up on sleep, for now.  I'm hoping one day , it will come back ! I'm practicing "acceptance".

Ali G if you see this post, I am wondering how this symptom is going now for you? 

 

I have had the burning painful legs, ankles and feet all through withdrawal and for so long now, I never put it down to withdrawal but thought it was part of my sciatica problem.  It is so bad, especially in the heat, I think it causes my insomnia (that is when it isn't the palpitations causing it!).  It has got a lot worse this last week, with severe pain along the insides of my feet and my big toes.  It is as if the nerve is "alive" and if I accidentally bend my ankle or toe - it is excruciatingly painful.  I have resorted to taking painkillers this week and they have helped me to get to sleep and sleep better.  It is like you said with restless legs, because when I move, the pain goes, but that is only for the few seconds that I move them!  Do you think this is from withdrawal?  Does it ever get any better, as mine is getting worse.

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Grandma. It's interesting seeing this old post as most of these symptoms have now disappeared. The only one that I still occasionally deal with is burning feet. I use a tub of water with some ice.  :)  That helps.

 

For me it was withdrawal and it possibly is for you too but if it's getting worse it might be worth checking out just to make sure.

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For the fist time, ever with any symptom, I have achieved some measure of success!  I am using ice water and sat with my feet in it for an hour yesterday!  Perhaps the ice kills the nerve's ability to "feel"!  Anyway, it relieved 50% of the aching, and all the sharp-shooting needle type pricking excruciating pain. 

 

I wonder if the heat has something to do with all this?  When I thought about the hot weather, my brain actually remembered something (which is incredible in itself) and that was on another occasion in the heat, Brassmonkey said to wear wet sox to bed, so I did that last night and with the fan going on also, it relieved enough of the aching and pain for me to get to sleep before my music stopped (I think it goes for an hour and it usually takes me 2 hours to fall asleep). 

 

Another thing I used to do but had forgotten about was putting my head under the cold shower and then draping a wet towel around my shoulders and this keeps me cool for a few hours and also helps.

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I mentioned it to my dr. and he wanted to give me a pill for osteo.  I want to hold off and see if it is just w/d or what.  In the meantime, I have had wonderful success with the ice water, thanks AliG!  it has relieved pretty much most of the excruciating pain, burning and needle piercing sensations and half the aching, which is so good.  this is the only thing that has ever helped anything during my w/d!  I still have the intense pain in my big toes which seems to be a nerve thing, and is okay as long as I don't stretch/bend it accidentally or then I go thru the roof!

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Nerve regeneration can cause pain and healing can feel like hurt. It helps if we can confuse the nerves with heat , cold , pressure and /or massage.

 

Hot baths can help with akathisia  - anything to confuse the nerve signal can often bring relief.

 

I also found hot " wheat packs " helpful at certain times for various aches and pains etc. as well as heat creams with menthol.

 

I kept some eye masks ( wheat and gel ) in the freezer for any head or eye symptoms as part of my tool kit as well.

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Thanks Ali!  Well, I sure hope you're right there with the regeneration thing!  Also the menthol creams is a good idea, I'll try that right now!

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No heat, warmth, or even touching my feet if I can help it. When the burning sensation was bad for me, I literally put them up in the air on the head board of my bed, so they would not touch anything but air! I tried ice but it seemed to often make the circulation return with a warm sensation that was painful.

 

I can't wear tight shoes or socks, either. Suddenly having to wear only one or two pairs of clodhopper sneakers loosely tied. I schlep around with these bulky things on my feet, but couldn't survive wearing anything tight to my feet.

 

I tried a warm epsom salt soak the other night and it felt worse than before. It's like when you have a burn and then put that burned part near a hot stove, that second burn sensation that is so sensitive and agonizing.

 

I am using cool water now for the soak. I like the feeling of the cool water but it doesn't provide any lasting relief after stepping out.

 

This is definitely my worst physical symptom.

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