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Back/Thighs feel ICE COLD...

So a few days ago, while sitting at my computer, I got this sudden wave of something ICE COLD over the skin on my back. Almost like if you were wet and someone pointed a fan on you. I've gotten this feeling before and just called it the chills. The problem is that it kept happening over and over for about an hour straight before I got up thinking "What the heck is going on!?" -- It's been off and on for the last few days now. Some days worse than others, but pretty much continuous whether it's once or twice a day, or nonstop for hours at a time. I'm also feeling it lightly on my thighs.

Has anyone ever had this happen?

About a year ago I had a major open-abdominal surgery to remove a large ovarian cyst. The first surgery did not go well, and only about a day later I was rushed back into to surgery to be reopened the same way because I was bleeding internally. They fixed the problem (phew!) but immediately after surgery (literally, while I was still in the hospital) the top part of my left thigh was totally numb and tingly, and still is today, though I've learned to tune it out.

My point is, after surgery, it just seems like I keep having more and more nerve related issues. Twitching, buzzing in my lower half and feet, and now ice cold waves on my back and thighs.

I've talked to my doctor about it and he's expression the possibility of nerve damage during surgery, or maybe a compressed nerve somewhere. He's diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia after my CT Scans, Brain MRI, every heart related test in the book, and several blood tests (Thyroid, Lupus, etc) all came back normal.

I realize I may need to see a Neurologist, but right now my medical insurance isn't 100%, so I'm just looking for some ideas of what this could possibly be? Any ideas?
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Oh, also, I'm a 24 year old female. :)
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Its neurological issue. It is likely that your back nerves changed their properties.Do these testes:
Ask your friend to push your back gently with two pointy objects(pen for example) that would be as much as 4cms away from each other.If you feel like its one pen, its something else, but if you feel 2 pens instead, you will have to go to neurologist.
Hit your back, but not too strong. If it hurts less then it should then is neurological, but if it feels "medium for back" then you have a (real) problem!
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Thanks for your comment/advice.

I tried the two-point discrimination test with a friend, and I was able to tell all all points correctly. And hitting my back didn't do much. It isn't numb, and it isn't in a lot of pain or anything either. So both those tests seem to show normal results.

I'm wondering if this is some kind of ultra-sensitivity or something.

No idea...:(
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