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tauris
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   Posted 3/10/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hell all, I looked up head itch on google, and got to your forwm. I have a constant head itch and did not have any idea that it could be form fibromylgia. What a revoleation!! Can it be helped?

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   Posted 3/10/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tauris,

Could you be allergic to any of your hair products? I was concerned about that and got tea tree oil shampoo to use on my head. But if I don't wash my hair daily it gets really bad. I don't use any gels or any hairspray because of it.

Do you have fibromyalgia too? Or just the head itch?

We have a very informative thread called fibro101. It is the second thread on the fibro forum. There are many subjects covered. I think you will find it interesting.

I hope that you have a good day,
Hugs, Karen
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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/11/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   

There are a gajillion reasons to have a head itch, aside from Fibromyalgia.  I would check with a dermatologist first, you could have something that would be easily treated. 

Good luck,


Patti
 
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 3/11/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tauris!

This may sound kind of gross, but do you have flakes or patches of scalp that come off when you itch? I have psoraisis on my scalp and this is what happens to me when I get itchy.
love and hugs
~danielle


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We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

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   Posted 3/11/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tauris and welcome. My scalp use to itch terribly, I thought I had to have lice or something. Every time I would go get my hair trimmed I would have my hairdresser look at my scalp and he could never see anything wrong. Than I stopped shampooing my hair everyday and only shampoo every couple of days and it does not itch as much. I don't think that it is that I'm allergic to the shampoo but it was drying my scalp out too much. So you might want to try that and see if it helps.
 
I'm glad you joined us and hope you get relief from the itching.
 
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   Posted 3/11/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Sleepybug,

Is the psoraisis around the hair line? I have been having problems with a rash type thing around my hairline and I have the flakes of skin that come off. Let me know.

Hugs, Karen
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen,

Yup-sure is. It's especially bad along the spot where the hairline meets my neck. I get really painful itchy bumps there, too. Unfortunately for me it's genetic (my dad has it really bad also) and although I've used creams that have helped a little, nothing has made it go away completely.
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


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   Posted 3/11/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My cousin had it really bad on his arms and legs, so it is in our family. I just started getting a rash on my hairline and on the back of my neck also. I try to wash my hair daily, but it doesn't seem to matter. I wonder if I could get a prescription ointment for this. It took me a long time before I started thinking about what it could be, I just thought I was allergic to my shampoo or something. I just hope that it doesn't get worse.

I have really sensitive skin, had exema on my hands for years. Something is always breaking me out.

Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.

I hope that you have a great day.

Hugs, Karen
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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/11/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Karen, Danielle and Tauris

OK... Chiming in here.. I have psoriasis too, on my neckline..back of my head and in my ear!!  This is kind of weird. 

I posted something a week or so ago, asking if anyone else had psoriasis.. I think its kinda strange that we all have it in the same area.  I wonder if there's a connection?!?  I didn't get much of a response so I'm wondering if I should repost it.

Sorry to break in on your thread, there Tauris. 

Take care,

 


Patti
 
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 3/11/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen (and Patti and Tauris, too...)

Mine comes and goes kind of like a flare. Sometimes it's really, really bad and I'm scratching off big chunks of scalp (ewww-I know!) and sometimes it's mainly just the painful hard bumps (which is what I'm dealing with right now) and then sometimes I can go for quite awhile with it not bothering me at all..it's really weird.

I missed your thread, Patti, but yes-I obviously have it, too. My dad gets it really bad on his elbows as well, but I've never had it anywhere but on my scalp. My youngest son also has it, and with him I usually use baby oil and gently brush it off like you would cradle cap (his is definitely NOT cradle cap, though-he's 4 years old and still gets terrible patches)..never thought to try that on myself, though...

It is weird that so many of this have this also. Then again, I am amazed all the time by how many of us have oddball symptoms in common. Just more of the mysteries of fibro, I guess!
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


pattipanda
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   Posted 3/12/2009 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there Danielle, Karen and Tauris,

Here are a few suggestions for treating your psoriasis:

Use Cortizone cream on it.

Try Denerex shampoo.. after you suds it up leave it on for about 5 mins.

It can get infected so use some triple antibiotic stuff, like Neosporin (sp?), put it on at night, then wash your hair (only the area effected) with the Denerex, then put the Cortizone Cream on it.  Try doing that routine for a few days.

Remember, that folks with psoriasis are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, have your doc check you for it, the symptoms are alot like FMS.  I talked to my doc. last time about it but he doesn't think I have it, but be sure your doc knows you have psoriasis (I had never told my doc.).

Weird how we share this and I still wonder how many of us might have this and they may not be aware of it.

Hugs!!!


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 3/12/2009 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the tips, Patti. I had no idea that it could get infected! I'll definitely start using some antibiotic ointment on my scalp!

Also, I didn't even know there was such a thing as psoriatic arthritis!? I have my first appointment with my new Dr. in April, so I will make sure to bring this up with him when I go.
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


pattipanda
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   Posted 3/12/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL... that's what we're here for.. smilewinkgrin
Patti
 
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Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown

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