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  • 7 months ago

    RE: unbearable itching

    Hi there. It says here ( http://wb.md/2nrf8aX) that no two people have exactly the same symptoms. The article also says that people with MS might experience unusual sensations such as numbness, itching, burning, stabbing, or tearing pains. Fortunately, these symptoms can be managed or treated.

    Have you spoken to your doctor? This is clearly a problem for you and you deserve to have it recognized and receive treatment so you can get some relief.

    Let us know how you're doing
  • 7 months ago

    RE: unbearable itching

    Hi, I have that sensitivity, too, along with many other weird sensations. Itching, burning, and bruise-like pain are my main ones. I moisturize with hydrocortisone cream that helps minimize itching from dry skin/eczema, but because the underlying cause is mostly neuropathic, topical remedies don't help me all that much. Thanks for your question. I hope others will share their experiences, too.
      • 3 months ago
        Not sure I have MS but I have similar symptoms including painful itchy all over the body and groin rash.I tried several topical creams didn't help, CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE CREAM and other steroid creams worked fine. looks like we both have similar problems.
        I have gone thru several tests. Currently Angiotensive-1 converting enzyme is high ( 81).I'm still waiting for my doctor to diagnose my problem.
      • 3 months ago
        I went on my family doc's recommendation to see a doctor who specializes in oncological and hematology to get a solution and recommendation and the doc said it was polycythemia vera. It is blood disorder that can develop into any of a number of disorders of the syro-negative arthritic conditions but may involve leukemia or others like lupus or others. Mainly he started treating me with phlebotomies to force my body to regenerate my own red cells and antibodies by gradually removing a pint of blood a visit when my hematocrit reached a level above "46," however the new guidelines make the phlebotomy
        happen at levels over "54" and there was no cause for concern about the white cell count unless they were in the thousands.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: unbearable itching

    it is unreal! I feel the same way, but my doc says it is a symptom of polycythemuia vera. and that it comes from too many white blood cells and a high hematocrit. But I also have mULTIPLE FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL sensitivities (some say they are allergies); then other docs said I have psoriatic psoriasis a kind of connective tissue arthritis, No one doc seems to have one definitive answer. All continue to monitor my conditions and take my hard earned savings.
    I also have had a heart attack at age 37 and a stroke 20 years later. One blamed it on my asthma and I am quite sensitive to changes in the weather. The only peculiar thing hat started recently is while sitting or standing and maybe just peeling carrots or potatoes for example, and I suddenly start gasping to breathe. Could I be getting back an old anxiety disorder? I also have 10 spinal discs which were herniated, ruptured and now dry and they call that degenerative disc disease. That leaves crown's disease and the fact that I had cancer of the prostate removed and my thyroid and parathyroid glands were removed also due to cancer. Then there is my sleep apnea. Can there be anything else? It makes me worry; too much.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: unbearable itching

    I had to shave my body hair
  • 3 months ago

    RE: unbearable itching

    P.S. - I still get very itchy now and then.
      • 3 months ago
        what are the itchy areas? and any rashes or white patches?
      • 3 months ago
        Itchy areas are virtually anywhere on my body, the worst area is my back; but, I get it mostly on my arms and sides of my torso, sometimes on the head above my eyes, in the scalp and in the ears. Often it comes on my legs especially close to my feet like at the ankles and that's a bad place too because once I scratched so much that I got cellulitis. the leg got inflamed and red and had to go in the hospital cause as a diabetic it could get an infection. that would be bad news. I was on high potency antibiotics for awhile.
        The rashes I have and the ones I get are related to my allergies (foods and environmental) and from psoriasis and others are from eczyma. They are not typically from the polycythemia vera. I see a blood doc and a rheumatologist as well as a dermatologist. Do your homework before you go to a doc as to what he can do and what he is certified in first, where he went to school is also good and how well he did, like have other people see him and how he was with others esp. if he has seen people for the same thing(s). Be prepared to see more than one specialist in the different fields you might need.

        White patches are from NOT taking care of my spots, like from not putting on lotions or creams as directed. esp, if I let it go too long. Or if I used the wrong stuff on a spot that required something else. Also if possible get your topical prescriptions in an ointment, they work better for me in the long run and are often stronger and get the results I need.

        Hope all this is helpful. Let me know what happens.
  • 9 days ago

    RE: unbearable itching

    I have MS and I have that same problem. I put paper tape over the tags in my shirts and sweaters and that helps a great deal with the itching.