hi, i've searched the forum and found that rosie talked about this two years ago. I've started developing tiny bright red pin prick marks all over my body here and there since i 've started getting sick with cfs. i couldn't find info on what to do about them and it seemed like and they were increasing in numbers by week, they are mostly permanent. it's not keratosis pilaris, they're too tiny and too "on the surface". I link them to my illness, cfs, and i don't know how to keep them under control. anyway, two and a half years later it looks like i've thousands of them all over. today, i had the courage to look at my arms under a lamp with a magnif. glass (i have OCD so i'm trying to control my obsessions and i'm avoiding maginf. glasses as much as i can because i know it will result another debilitating obsession) and it looked like my arms were covered in 100s of them, and majority of them were bleeding when squeezed (bleeing very slightly because the pricks are so tiny and bleeding on the surface and not under the skin). i've never seen them bleeding before. if anybody had a similar experience and found a treatment or a way to keep them under control, please please please tell me. thanks. I've also found that over the last 2 and a half years, as cfs progressed, my skin became very very thin (and often it gets very dry). i can see a good portion of my vein system now, which i couldn't before, specifically on my hands, arms, feet, and legs. i don't mean a *normal* expected gradual thinning of the skin which happens to everyone as the years go by, i mean a sudden and a quite dramatic one and out of blue. Has this happened to anybody else and have you found any solutions? even if you haven't find a solution, please let me know if it happened to you and if it's cfs related. please let me know. sorry about such a weird obsessive post, i'm in a bit of a state at the moment. (btw, creams don't seem to make any difference). gosh, i know i'll regret this post in the morning, but i'll post it anyway.