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ashleymc 05-04-2006 11:35 PM

body itching at nite..
 
different parts of my body itch requiring scratching all nite long.. any relationship to my fibro? feels like a body lice itch ..no rashs though..any treatments? thanx..

rubato 05-05-2006 05:53 AM

Re: body itching at nite..
 
I have this same problem. Have had it for about a year now. I've been to the dermatologist 3 times. At first we tried to rule out allergies. It could be that you're using a new detergent, soap, or your water in the shower is too hot. It drives me crazy. The only thing I've found that works is, believe it or not, an anti-anxiety drug. I tried a bunch of different allergy medications with no success, but this drug is supposed to have the side effect of helping with this itching. I don't know what else to tell you. You might try seeing a dermatologist or an allergy specialist. Good luck!

Pyramid56 05-05-2006 06:09 AM

Re: body itching at nite..
 
Itching of the skin may be due to a problem with your thyroid. Have you had your thyroid checked?

elmhar 05-05-2006 09:57 AM

Re: body itching at nite..
 
I agree, thyroid. And so often it's a major factor in Fibro. You may have to push your doc to go beyond the basic traditional TSH screen. The itching, if thyroid related, is usually caused by one of 3 different thyroid antibodies. So, a complete thyroid panel, including [B]free T3, free T4, and all thyroid antibodies[/B] is what you need to ask for.

And then make sure your doc interprets according to current Am. Assoc. of Clinical Endocrinlogy (2002) standards. The vast majority of docs & labs in the USA are using outdated standards, so many people are missing out on treatment.

Best wishes.

ashleymc 05-08-2006 01:47 PM

Re: body itching at nite..
 
Thanx for the info..

lorriv20 08-29-2006 11:33 PM

Re: body itching at nite..
 
I have had horrible itchy skin for years. I have been tested over and over again for thyroid and everything else under the sun. The only thing I could ever take is antihistimines. No one ever seems to know the answer.

bikerider 08-31-2006 07:55 PM

Re: body itching at nite..
 
If you are taking narcotics for FM, a little too much pain meds will cause itching.I cut back on night pain meds a bit and itching went away.


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