If the stinging pain is really bad, talk to your GP about either amitryptiline or gabapentin. Both work on nerve pain, which is what this is. Amitryptiline in big doses is an antidepressant, and gabapentin is used for epilepsy, but both work on nerve pain. And amitryptiline helps you sleep.
(I'm a GP)
Hello Mainowl, I'm glad to hear you sounding a little brighter today. I hope you've got people around to give you some TLC. Continue to rest, things will bet better.
I had a feeling like gravel rash in my upper arm after mastectomy and SNB. After 4 weeks it has pretty much gone away.
I'm really sorry you're going through such a hard time and I agree that you should maybe get to see a doctor to assess the infection.
I had a right sided mastectomy on 24th September and am now on the road to recovery(ish) - I had an immediate reconstruction with an 'expander/inflator'. I can empathise with you when you say you feel like you're in stinging nettles, I keep getting a wierd sensation like when you see someone standing on a nail and your stomach churns and you're nerves go on edge - I keep getting this sensation where my breast used to be. Its horrid. (but nothing like what you're going through). Feeling fed up today as well(maybe the weather has something to do with it.☂)
Hope your 'condition' improves. Keep your chin up. 💝
What a nightmare you are going through! The only advice I can offer is that you keep on requesting help from the medical professionals. Maybe today you need to be seen by a doctor because it sounds as though the pain is increasing despite the measures already taken. This is a difficult and miserable enough situation to be in as it is so asking for help is entirely appropriate. My heart goes out to you and I really hope that your symptoms ease soon so that you can begin to recover both physically and emotionally. Fingers crossed for you.