Itching and pin point electric shocks experienced mainly on hands, feet, legs, thighs - extremities. Itchy eyes. It feels to me as though the hair follicles are drying out and that causes the itching...but why the shocks?
This started in 2000, almost overnight, after having moved into a house with new carpet. I immediately developed a red dot rash on the extremities of arms (especially palms and inside wrists) and lowert legs. It was itchy. Electric-type shocks. Ver localised, but enough to get a reaction.
A flatmate suggested Zyrtec. The red dots disappeared but the electric shocks stayed. I've been taking 1 Zyrtec at least every 3 days for 9 years now. It keeps the symptoms at bay.
What are the exact symptoms? They are a specific itchyness at the hair folical. Almost always accompanied by electric shocks to the extremities. It's a surface skin thing. Often a general state of hightened alert accompanies this as I know what to expect. It can make me jerk in response, but not an out-of-control, just a reactionary movement.
Get the feeling that I couldn't cope without Zyrtec. I always stock up on it...and make sure it's available if I'm travelling overseas from Australia.
I've had every blood test known and never found the cause. Allergies have been suggested, but I've changed my diet (reduced sugar / fats) and lifestyle (smoking / exercise) and it makes no difference. I had an allergy screen but nothing. Perplexing.
This is an interesting condition as it's not mental / imagined. If I didn't take Zyrtec, I get the sense that I'd be incapacitated by itching and electric shock type sensations. Not painful, but annoying.
Will look at the suggestions made here.
I have a Son who's 8 and he has no similar symptoms, nor does the fiance.