itchy skin

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just wondered if any body gets almost like a crawling feeling all over their skin and just wants to itch. Want to know if this is another genuine symptom or just my doctor saying it must be connected. Everything I get now must be connected with my ME according to my doctor (not very helpful). I have been struggling with neck pain and down my arms and between my shoulder blades and around my ribs, plus getting pain in elbows and tingling in hands. My doctor says the pain in ribs is due to tablets and arm pain could be carpel tunnel so just take co codamol. But reading your postings it sounds like i could be suffering from fibro :?: (any ideas). I am shattered now so going to rest.

Take care everyone

Lv Nix :cry:

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    The temptation is to label everything as ME. An awful lot of it is, but if you get any new symptom it really should be checked out without just assuming it's the ME.

    Your neck and shoulders sound like mine but the itching could be a chemical sensitivity. I used to itch a lot, still do a bit, but a lot less since I totally changed my toiletries and household products to environmentally friendly, cruelty free and paraben free products and stopped dyeing my hair. I reckoned the less chemicals I expose my body to the better. It's been 6 months now and I have seen a bit of a difference. :D

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    Hi nix

    Your pain and tingling sensations are identical to mine - and I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by a specialist. It does sound very much like it, I'm afraid, though I don't get the rib pain. I also itch at times, - but then I've always been an itchy person so it's nothing new really. :roll:

    There are really no over the counter medications that help with fibromyalgia - I've tried them all. Apparently Baclofen is supposed to help, and GPs are being advised to prescribe this drug - haven't tried this yet as I cannot summon up either the energy or inclination to visit a GP. My old one left, and the new one I went to really wasn't interested in ME and just shrugged her shoulders - so I shrugged mine back! :evil:

    Katie smile

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    Hi everyone :P

    How annoying is itching :twisted:

    I have bad episodes of itching too and tonight is no exception - everywhere - esp my legs!

    My hubbie says I send him crackers in bed - NOW NOW NOW you lots NOT in that way! He says I fidgit and itch all night. He's due out with the boys this weekend and whilst most of them will be complaining about their Mrs whinging and teething babies I can hear Jason saying "My Mrs keeps itching! Shes sending me daft" Lets hope he tells them exactly why I am itching and doesnt casue a conversation stopper :oops:

    Donna x

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    I do have itchy stages but only on my shins, used to scratch so much id make them bleed, but ive had it long before i had M.E so dont think with me its realated, but my mom has being saying for a while about her itching alot all over, and still think shes got M.E, although she hasnt being diagnosed with it, but alot of her symptons are the same as mine
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    is'nt it strange that we are all suffering from this condition and we dont even know from one day to the next how things are going to affect us :?: its the unpredictability that really frustrates me :x . I am really having trouble sleeping at the minute (during the night) does anyone have any useful hints (tried hot milk)

    going to try and get some sleep now been up since 2 got a really bad cold swollen glands etc

    take care everyone

    lv nix

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    A bad cold will not help you sleep, I hope it soon gets better.

    Camomile tea is good for restful sleep but the taste does need getting used to. If you cannot stand it (I can't) then Camomile and spearmint is much better. Redbush (Rooibos) is also good. :D

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    thanks :wink: Alicia will give that a try, I tried camomile tea when I was pregnant and like you could not stand it but its not as bad with peppermint.

    Hope everyone is ok

    lv to all

    nix

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    Hi there everyone

    Well folks, I'm itching away whilst writing this so it must be catching. Even my hair is itching and I only washed it this morning :roll:

    Sorry you haven't been sleeping lately nix - we can all relate to that one - it's an absolute pain. sad

    For the last week though I have been sleeping really well, and so deeply that it has been hard to wake up in the morning :zzz: I'm wondering if it could be anything to do with the magnetic wristband I have been wearing for the last 10 days - or maybe it is just a coincidence. Will keep you posted. :thepost:

    Sorry you mum is not too well Jay. It's still early days from her op. though and it can take six months or more to get over a general anaesthetic - some folk can feel tired and lethargic for ages afterwards. Hope she feels better soon. I'm a great believer in tonics - a pharmacist could recommend one suitable for her - might be worth a try. :nurse:

    Take care everyone

    Katie xx smile

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