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Date Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 9/3/2012 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I am a newbie on this forum, I am just gonna start by telling you all about me and just another diagnosis to deal with....
I am 48 years young...single...with multiple medical conditions. I tend to view every one of them as just another 'cross' to bear--get used to the limitations, meds and then try to keep my life a float.
I have GERD, high cholestrol, borderline high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, edema, sinus problems, sleep apnea, bipolar disorder, PTSD, vitamin D and B12 deficiency, and now lupus.
My 'challenges' come and go. When they occur well, lets put it this way I want to crawl in a hole and hibernate. My body aches, feet/ankles swell, joints hurt, fatigue that seems to never go away, an increase in light sensitivity, my depression is relentless and now, the itching that is so intense.
I notice that the itching happens when I've been outdoors for an extended amount of time. It gets to me because I cant see why I am itching. There are no external whelks, bumps, comes from internal sources.
Oh well, enough complaining. I have a pretty good life despite my challenges. I believe keeping positive and having support from friends and family and most of all, GOD brings me thru these trials!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 9/4/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
You can try Sarna sensitive for the itch. You need to talk to your doctor about taking supplements such as evening in primrose( I take 3-4) to bring your GLA up and fish oil (I take 4)to help with your itch and your joints. It will also bring
up your good cholesterol and should lower your bad. Remember to check with your doctor and pharmacist to be sure
that any supplement you take does not interfere with your meds.

One of your most important things is good nutrition. Some people work well starting out vegetarian and then adding food back. I am a Celiac also and I don't eat dairy or anything with gluten in it. If I eat any dairy (by accident) my joints start in
right away and my sinuses run a muck!

If your light sensitivity is increasing it could be as simple as dry eye. You need to see an ophthalmologist and try to get to the bottom of this problem. Hopefully something as simple as eye drops can make you feel better.

Good Luck! and I hope this helps you.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 9/4/2012 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
The itching comes from nerves being inflammed from UV light. Benadryl and hydrocortsone cream helps me.
Try to protect yourself from sunlight, fluorescent lighting, and halogen lighting. Use broadspectrum sunscreen and UV protective clothing.

Have you visited the website? They give a lot of information, too.
Stick around for any shoulders you need here.
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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