I get kamikaze itching attacks, the worst when I try to go to sleep. If they're particularly bad, I get up and take a hot bath, then slather on lots of moisturizer. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't.
One night a couple weeks ago, I ended up taking 3 baths in one night. I don't know if it finally worked or if I just wore myself out, but I finally did get to sleep.
Oh! Check your laundry detergent, too. I have to use the non-perfumed non-dyed stuff. Regular detergent makes me itch like crazy.
Hope that helps!
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: plaquenil 200mg/day, methotrexate 10 mg/week, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg, folic acid