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Old 05-04-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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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..

 
Old 05-05-2006, 05:53 AM   #2
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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!

 
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:09 AM   #3
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Re: body itching at nite..

Itching of the skin may be due to a problem with your thyroid. Have you had your thyroid checked?

 
Old 05-05-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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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 free T3, free T4, and all thyroid antibodies 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 The vast majority of docs & labs in the USA are using outdated standards, so many people are missing out on treatment.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.

 
Old 05-08-2006, 01:47 PM   #5
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Re: body itching at nite..

Thanx for the info..

 
Old 08-29-2006, 11:33 PM   #6
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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.

 
Old 08-31-2006, 07:55 PM   #7
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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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