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10bmd10
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   Posted 4/27/2017 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Craaaaazy itchy feet and ankles. This a lupus / UCTD symptom? When I google, I seem to keep landing on diabetes as the cause, but I was just tested recently and am not diabetic (or pre-diabetic).

Just wondering if anyone else has had super itchy feet and ankles. No amount of scratching or lotion relieves it!

I don't think I've read about it as a lupus symptom. Since I have UCTD could this be a symptom of a related immune disorder? So far I've only had lupus symptoms, but maybe this is something else
January, 2017 - Doctor is toying between a UCTD and Lupus diagnosis

Plaquenil, 200mg since January 6, 2017

Gluten-free since January 5, 2017 - I don't have celiac, but doctor advised it might help with the lupus/UCTD

Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/27/2017 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope, I've never heard of itchy feet being associated with Lupus or other auto-immune disease. However, itchy skin can be associated with auto-immune disorders. So in your search for a solution, I'd look more for itchy skin treatments rather than focusing on the itchy feet side of things.

You may have some inflammation causing the itching, which would generally be treated with a dose pack of prednisone.
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FW
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   Posted 4/27/2017 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello! I thought this was only me. The itching is so bad that I am left with quite a lot of bruising from scratching. It occurs on my legs, ankles and feet. And it's a vicious cycle. Once you start scratching, the itching intensifies. So you scratch more and itch more, etc. I feel for you. And I know we are not supposed to scratch. But it is so difficult not to.
It seems to worsen when I am beginning a flare. I have used cold cloths on it and that seems to help. Lynnwood is correct, I usually end up on a steroid burst before it clears up.
I hope you get some relief, soon.
Take care, Fran

10bmd10
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   Posted 4/28/2017 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting to hear I'm not the only one! Weird. It comes and goes. It seems to only be about once a month at his point. One night of insane itching and scratching. Then I'm good for a few more weeks. Best I can tell, it doesn't seem to correlate with other symptoms/flares... but I'm new at this, and still adjusting to medicine and learning to listening to my body. Cold cloths is a good tip, I'll try that next time. Thanks for sharing !
January, 2017 - Doctor is toying between a UCTD and Lupus diagnosis

Plaquenil, 200mg since January 6, 2017

Gluten-free since January 5, 2017 - I don't have celiac, but doctor advised it might help with the lupus/UCTD
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