Does anyone have sensitive skin?

My skin is so sensitive now it makes me cringe to put lotion on my arms and legs. I have noticed this for about a year. I can actually bruise myself if I scratch my also itchy skin. I have had Fibro for over 20 years so this is a new symptom. If anyone else has this problem and can give me any input I would appreciate it. Thanks! Elaine

Hi ElaineVT49! First of all, my condolences for having fibro for over 20 years. I’m about 3 years into it. Twenty years. Wow. Someone needs to give you a badge (though you probably couldn’t wear it because of your sensitive skin…)

As for the skin question, I have very sensitive skin, it is so dry and scratchy. Recently, I’ve been getting rashes when I were clothing that is not made of natural materials. I just finished shopping and only bought 100% cotton clothing (which isn’t always easy to find). I had put prioritize the fabric over fashion. So if you ever see a woman on the street walking slowly, scratching herself and with a bad sense of fashion, that would be me. Be kind.

As for advice, I’ve been using coconut butter available at grocery stores. It is solid in the jar but turns into liquid when you rub it on your skin. I have to warn you that it’s more expensive than lotion.

Doesn’t every solution for fibromyalgia mean you are spending more?? sigh