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Burning Sensations - Anxiety speaks

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I am so distraught about burning sensations from my scalp that travel to my shoulder and sometimes to arms and legs. A few weeks ago I colored my hair and left the solution on too long. The next day I had burning sensation and it travelled down into my shoulder. I panicked. I went to my Dermatologist who wasn’t too concerned and gave me liquid steroid to use, which made my scalp burn even worse. I’m stopped the steroid after 5 days, and it burned each time I used the liquid, and it didn’t help. My anxiety set in worse each day as my would feel the burning. Since I am very anxious person, this set me I a highly sensitive state of anxiety. I have googled all symptoms which make me even more anxious. I went to the health store and bought ashwaganda, and other homeopathic nerve solutions. I got off Viibryd 6 months ago after taking them for 7 years. I was on lexapro before that for 3 years. When the burning rush from my scalp moves through my body it frightens me. It’s like I can feel it progress. I went back to the dermatologist yesterday and she was not helpful and hardly even looked at my scalp, and she said my scalp was fine and that maybe I need to go to a neurologist! She was very short with me. I asked her then why did they give me liquid steroid and she said, they just did that as protocol. So now, I realize that my scalp nerves are probably irritated from the hair dye, but now that these things are happening it scares me. It’s not always there, but if I get stressed at work or something I can feel the burn and tingle go from my head to my legs. I’ve tried coconut oil and all kinds of thins. But the burn is still felt on my scalp, legs and shoulders and arms. I am now developing painful sores on my scalp which I guess are from the dye contact. I don’t know what is going on, and my anxiety is over the top. I was fine before the hair dye incident. But now i am so anxious and have been reading all kind of web articles which has frightened me more. These sensations are making me even more anxious. I’ve told a few friends about it and they say that maybe I need to get back on SSRIs, which makes me feel like they think I’m loosing my marbles. I think that the hair dye totally irritated my scalp and now the burning is the resultand that it will take time to heal those nerve endings on the scalp. But, my anxiety goes on overdrive when I feel the burning sensations, thinking that something is horribly wrong. Can someone please advise and if my scalp being affected by the dye being on too long has now caused all of this burning and maybe it’s just going to take time to heal? I’ve spiraled and am trying to make sense of it all. I am now hypersensitive to every instance of burning. Anxiety is a cruel beast. Thank you so much.
 
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LunaSaddie

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I am so distraught about burning sensations from my scalp that travel to my shoulder and sometimes to arms and legs. A few weeks ago I colored my hair and left the solution on too long. The next day I had burning sensation and it travelled down into my shoulder. I panicked. I went to my Dermatologist who wasn’t too concerned and gave me liquid steroid to use, which made my scalp burn even worse. I’m stopped the steroid after 5 days, and it burned each time I used the liquid, and it didn’t help. My anxiety set in worse each day as my would feel the burning. Since I am very anxious person, this set me I a highly sensitive state of anxiety. I have googled all symptoms which make me even more anxious. I went to the health store and bought ashwaganda, and other homeopathic nerve solutions. I got off Viibryd 6 months ago after taking them for 7 years. I was on lexapro before that for 3 years. When the burning rush from my scalp moves through my body it frightens me. It’s like I can feel it progress. I went back to the dermatologist yesterday and she was not helpful and hardly even looked at my scalp, and she said my scalp was fine and that maybe I need to go to a neurologist! She was very short with me. I asked her then why did they give me liquid steroid and she said, they just did that as protocol. So now, I realize that my scalp nerves are probably irritated from the hair dye, but now that these things are happening it scares me. It’s not always there, but if I get stressed at work or something I can feel the burn and tingle go from my head to my legs. I’ve tried coconut oil and all kinds of thins. But the burn is still felt on my scalp, legs and shoulders and arms. I am now developing painful sores on my scalp which I guess are from the dye contact. I don’t know what is going on, and my anxiety is over the top. I was fine before the hair dye incident. But now i am so anxious and have been reading all kind of web articles which has frightened me more. These sensations are making me even more anxious. I’ve told a few friends about it and they say that maybe I need to get back on SSRIs, which makes me feel like they think I’m loosing my marbles. I think that the hair dye totally irritated my scalp and now the burning is the resultand that it will take time to heal those nerve endings on the scalp. But, my anxiety goes on overdrive when I feel the burning sensations, thinking that something is horribly wrong. Can someone please advise and if my scalp being affected by the dye being on too long has now caused all of this burning and maybe it’s just going to take time to heal? I’ve spiraled and am trying to make sense of it all. I am now hypersensitive to every instance of burning. Anxiety is a cruel beast. Thank you so much.
The burning is from the anxiety. It starts in my neck and will spread to my whole body that I feel like I am on fire
 

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When my anxiety goes up I get burning in my chest that spreads to my back. Went to the ER for it a few years ago after starting SSRI that made my anxiety really bad when I first started it. I thought maybe it was heart related. I've just started an SSRI again and am getting the same thing. It is just my anxiety spiking while my body adjusts. Even without SSRIs, when I get overly anxious I get the burning sensation.

Your burning sensations are absolutely from anxiety. If you can get yourself to believe that, it will lessen greatly and probably go away altogether.
 

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I am so distraught about burning sensations from my scalp that travel to my shoulder and sometimes to arms and legs. A few weeks ago I colored my hair and left the solution on too long. The next day I had burning sensation and it travelled down into my shoulder. I panicked. I went to my Dermatologist who wasn’t too concerned and gave me liquid steroid to use, which made my scalp burn even worse. I’m stopped the steroid after 5 days, and it burned each time I used the liquid, and it didn’t help. My anxiety set in worse each day as my would feel the burning. Since I am very anxious person, this set me I a highly sensitive state of anxiety. I have googled all symptoms which make me even more anxious. I went to the health store and bought ashwaganda, and other homeopathic nerve solutions. I got off Viibryd 6 months ago after taking them for 7 years. I was on lexapro before that for 3 years. When the burning rush from my scalp moves through my body it frightens me. It’s like I can feel it progress. I went back to the dermatologist yesterday and she was not helpful and hardly even looked at my scalp, and she said my scalp was fine and that maybe I need to go to a neurologist! She was very short with me. I asked her then why did they give me liquid steroid and she said, they just did that as protocol. So now, I realize that my scalp nerves are probably irritated from the hair dye, but now that these things are happening it scares me. It’s not always there, but if I get stressed at work or something I can feel the burn and tingle go from my head to my legs. I’ve tried coconut oil and all kinds of thins. But the burn is still felt on my scalp, legs and shoulders and arms. I am now developing painful sores on my scalp which I guess are from the dye contact. I don’t know what is going on, and my anxiety is over the top. I was fine before the hair dye incident. But now i am so anxious and have been reading all kind of web articles which has frightened me more. These sensations are making me even more anxious. I’ve told a few friends about it and they say that maybe I need to get back on SSRIs, which makes me feel like they think I’m loosing my marbles. I think that the hair dye totally irritated my scalp and now the burning is the resultand that it will take time to heal those nerve endings on the scalp. But, my anxiety goes on overdrive when I feel the burning sensations, thinking that something is horribly wrong. Can someone please advise and if my scalp being affected by the dye being on too long has now caused all of this burning and maybe it’s just going to take time to heal? I’ve spiraled and am trying to make sense of it all. I am now hypersensitive to every instance of burning. Anxiety is a cruel beast. Thank you so much.
Rule no 1. Google is not your friend! Googling symptoms will only fuel your fear! Burning sensations on the skin/scalp is a very common symptom of anxiety. This actually along with skipping heartbeats were among my first symptoms many years ago. You are in the right place for support/help. Instead of googling things, come here. That's what I do.
 

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Rule no 1. Google is not your friend! Googling symptoms will only fuel your fear! Burning sensations on the skin/scalp is a very common symptom of anxiety. This actually along with skipping heartbeats were among my first symptoms many years ago. You are in the right place for support/help. Instead of googling things, come here. That's what I do.
Thank you so much for the encouragement Joe. It’s seems to really flair during times of great stress and anxiety. The worst part apprehension, and having it in the back of my mind, fearing when the burning sensations will happen. It’s a battlefield of the mind for sure. Fearing the sensations, thus making it even worse. It helps to know that others have gone through the same. Bless you.
When my anxiety goes up I get burning in my chest that spreads to my back. Went to the ER for it a few years ago after starting SSRI that made my anxiety really bad when I first started it. I thought maybe it was heart related. I've just started an SSRI again and am getting the same thing. It is just my anxiety spiking while my body adjusts. Even without SSRIs, when I get overly anxious I get the burning sensation.

Your burning sensations are absolutely from anxiety. If you can get yourself to believe that, it will lessen greatly and probably go away altogether.
When my anxiety goes up I get burning in my chest that spreads to my back. Went to the ER for it a few years ago after starting SSRI that made my anxiety really bad when I first started it. I thought maybe it was heart related. I've just started an SSRI again and am getting the same thing. It is just my anxiety spiking while my body adjusts. Even without SSRIs, when I get overly anxious I get the burning sensation.

Your burning sensations are absolutely from anxiety. If you can get yourself to believe that, it will lessen greatly and probably go away altogether.
When my anxiety goes up I get burning in my chest that spreads to my back. Went to the ER for it a few years ago after starting SSRI that made my anxiety really bad when I first started it. I thought maybe it was heart related. I've just started an SSRI again and am getting the same thing. It is just my anxiety spiking while my body adjusts. Even without SSRIs, when I get overly anxious I get the burning sensation.

Your burning sensations are absolutely from anxiety. If you can get yourself to believe that, it will lessen greatly and probably go away altogether.
Thanks again Suzeeb. It’s such a help to have encouragement from those that have experienced the same. I struggle with the burning sensations and some of it may be due to hormones and “the change”, it’s the scalp burning that troubles me most of all, especially since I focus on it which makes it worse. I’m still on 10mg of Viibryd (3weeks) but found out that my insurance isn’t going to cover it, so I may have to go on lexapro. I used 1/2 of .25 Xanax as needed. I hope you are doing better! Blessings and prayers to you too!
The burning is from the anxiety. It starts in my neck and will spread to my whole body that I feel like I am on fire
Thanks so much for your encouragement Luna! I hope you are doing better! The burning is so new to me. I’ve always had anxiety issues, but never any sensations such as burning. I pray relief will come. Bless you.
 
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I get burning sensations in my arms, hands, legs and feed when I’m on the verge of a panic attack. Just yet another symptom of anxiety. *sigh* prayers for you to get some relief and a calmed spirit.
 

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I get burning sensations in my arms, hands, legs and feed when I’m on the verge of a panic attack. Just yet another symptom of anxiety. *sigh* prayers for you to get some relief and a calmed spirit.
Thank you so much for your encouragement. I hope you are doing better as well. Prayers and peace to you. Bless you!
 
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