Burning pain

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  • Feeling of being burnt on any part of your body
  • Often felt on shoulders, scalp, back, hands and feet
  • For some, it can be constant; for others, intermittent


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What is withdrawal-induced burning pain?

Searing or burning pain, including in the nerves, is a common experience in psychiatric drug withdrawal. No one knows exactly why this particular symptom happens, but it’s in part thought to be due to temporarily over-excited nerves. Some people have reported feeling like the skin on some or all parts of their body is on fire or being singed or burned off, or like they’re being tortured with heat or held against hot coals. Others feel constant burning pain in their fingers, hands, and feet.


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