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   Posted 9/6/2010 2:32 AM (GMT -7)   
smhair   Oh my goodness.... I am itching like never before. My skin is burning and I feel like I have fire ants crawling under my skin.... I have taken all the benedryl I can take, have showered twice and it just won't stop. I have had itching before but nothing like this.... lotions make it worse
Anyone have any answers or solutions.... I have been up all night, and am ready to crash but the pain or the itch is just too much..
Sleepy tired and skin crawling

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   Posted 9/6/2010 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Me too Minnie and I wish I had an answer.  The burning skin/muscles is horrible.  I too feel like I have fire ants biting the crap out of me.  I have been in and out of the bathtub...nothing seems to help.  My sciatic nerve itches after it burns, then goes back to burning.  And no...lotions have done nothing for me either...even tried an ice pack on my butt muscles.  Wish I could help more, but all I can do is commiserate!



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   Posted 9/6/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Minnie...for the itching ask your dr for Atarax. It's a prescription drug for itching as I have dermatitis on
my feet and have to use it occasionally during the summer when they sweat so much.

Vesta....for the sciatic, NOW brand has a magnesium/Vit D/Calcium/Zinc combo that works great for it.
I've been using it for about a year now and it's helped out with the swelling I get in mine. The pain had
gotten real bad going down my right cheek, leg and winding up around the top of my foot. It might also
help with the teeth grinding. My book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" lists these as helps for the

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   Posted 9/6/2010 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I personally haven't use this but used this on my MIL, she was extremely itching due to what is going on with her, I rub lemon juice (cold) and she said it helped.  I did it often so for a quick fix you may want to try rubbing this on a spot and see how it works.

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   Posted 9/6/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   

NM...I am taking all those things you suggested independantly...the magniusm and zinc are in one pill but I take Vit D by itself.  I can't take calcium supplements as my blood work came back too high...had parathyroid test and it was fine so I don't know what that was all about.  All I know as I have calcium deposits everywhere.  Hmmm.


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   Posted 9/6/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you taking any narcotic pain relievers? They will make you itch from time to time. Just thought I would ask.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 9/6/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your support, it's calmed down a little this morning but you know how you can just feel it right under the surface, gonna come back soon. Try to stay off the narcotic's as much as I can, taking slot of other stuff that I'm sure may have an effect.

Thanks for the suggestions
Savella, Lyrica,Mobic,Tramadol,Flexeril,Omeprezole,Vitamin D3,

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   Posted 9/6/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been dealing with burning and itching skin lately myself. Mainly on my face, I have to wash it several times a day with antibacterial soap (forget about wearing makeup) that's the only thing that stops the burning. Is this a fibro problem? I'm just curious because I just started getting it around the time my thyroid starting acting up. I also am scared that I have lymphoma because all of my lymphnodes are swollen (neck, under arms, stomach, groin etc) and itching is a side effect of lymphoma. I see my doctor this week to get the results of my thyroid scan and to show her my lymphnodes and hopefully set up a biopsy. I hope everyone is having a low pain day, take care.
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

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   Posted 9/6/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I literally have scars on my ankles, knees and my legs from scratching the heck out of them, even a few monhs ago I thought I got some staph infection on my ankle from scratching it cause the next days afterwards it looked really nasty, but it healed with neosporin and cleaning it often. I don't know what causes me to itch so much either. But I know I'm tierd of having scabs all oer my legs, but I don't think about the damage I'm doing til it's too late when sratching with my fingernails, I seem to do it without thinking about it. I've tried diffrent things, but nothing seems to work, even oral meds like Visteril and Benadryl, but I'm still trying out new things, maybe I'll find something...

DX-Pancreatic Divisum, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Syndrome, Migraines, Allergies W/Asthma, Depression W/Anxiety/Panic disorder, Lower back Disc issues

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   Posted 9/6/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Minny, You mentioned on another thread you had lupus. I was wondering if you
take plaquenil? I know that one of the side effects of plaquenil is itching. I used to
be on it and never had that problem. I remember reading on the lupus forum that
others did.

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 9/6/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I just looked up on-line and found bone spurs and calcium deposits are mainly the same thing. To
get rid of a bone spur use comfrey tincture and DSMO in a 50/50 mix and apply topically. Then use
large doses of Vit C internally to disolve them from the inside. Using this method together gets rid of
them pretty fast. I had severe heel spurs (and you know my job) and could barely walk from them
and got rid of them with this method. Luckily, they have never come back and it's been about 3 years now.
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