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Old 07-05-2006, 07:47 AM   #1
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Crawling bug feeling

I know this has probably already been mentioned, but I can't find it on a list anywhere. Does the "crawly bug feeling" under your skins sound like one of those meno symptoms? I have just really noticed it the last few days and it's driving me nuts. It is giving me the heebie-jeebies. Anyway, I'm just curious about it - I could just be neurotic. Thanks to anyone who can help.
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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Yes !!! Used to get that a lot, but not much anymore--can be very annoying.

 
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Re: Crawling bug feeling

This sensation is called formication and I have been through that itching feel like bugs are crawling on me sensation several times. It does get better .

 
Old 07-05-2006, 02:31 PM   #4
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Hi:

I had it extremely bad in the fall of last year. It eased off and now during the last month, it's back. I find myself constantly going to wipe off what feels like a bug or feather brushing on my leg. Sometimes, it's just in my lower ankle area, other times, it's right up to my thighs. It absolutely drives me crazy.

I also often get the feeling of burning in my toes and numbness in my hands.

What a picnic....NOT.

 
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Re: Crawling bug feeling

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Hi:

I find myself constantly going to wipe off what feels like a bug or feather brushing on my leg. Sometimes, it's just in my lower ankle area...

I also often get the feeling of burning in my toes and numbness in my hands.

What a picnic....NOT.

Oh my, I also get that crawling sensation around my ankles!!!!!!! Along with the occasional pain in my toe, and numbness in my hand! I notice that the hand numbness usually occurs before my period start.

Thank God that things are improving.

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Old 07-05-2006, 09:47 PM   #6
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Re: Crawling bug feeling

Thanks you guys -
I have been swatting at my shoulders and ankles for 3 days. I always feel like a stand of hair has fallen and it is tickling me - I have been going through this crap for 5 years now and I'm pretty much ready for it to end. With my cycle ceasing 2 years ago, shouldn't we be getting close to the end of it? I am just irritated and tired of the ongoing symptoms - thanks for listening. Good night - and don't let the bed bugs bite (even the imaginary ones) !
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:01 AM   #7
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Re: Crawling bug feeling

Hi jacam

Oh yes I get this. It especially seems to hit me more when I lay down in bed at night..maybe cause you're laying still trying to rest and feel it more, whereas in the daytime you're more busy and don't notice it as much.

any of you get it worse at bedtime? I also get the numbness lately in the hands and sometimes toes..oh the joys of peri, huh????? LOL

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Old 07-06-2006, 08:48 AM   #8
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Re: Crawling bug feeling

Yes, actually it is a meno symptom and I had that where it drove me nuts. I had the itchy skin too all over my body and it didn't matter how much lotion i put on, it still was there. It's like something is crawling under your skin and sometimes it feels as it crawling on top of you skin. This is a common meno symptom and if you try not to add attention to it, it will leave u.

 
Old 07-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #9
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I'm so glad that others experience this...I get a feeling like that in my ear...maybe a couple times a week!!!!...but I quess it could be worse...HUH???

 
Old 07-06-2006, 12:05 PM   #10
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Does anyone know what causes it? Now that I think of it, my ears itch too.

 
Old 07-06-2006, 02:17 PM   #11
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Ladies, do a research on the bodies reaction to lack of progesterone and then a lack of estrogen. YOu will see why your body is a roller coaster.

 
Old 07-09-2006, 02:46 PM   #12
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I get this all the time... It is purely disgusting!!!

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Old 08-28-2006, 05:04 PM   #13
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I am experiencing that crawley feeling it's driving me nuts, also I feel like I have itchy skin all the time and sweating I was 50 in may and havent had a period since january this year


 
Old 08-28-2006, 07:26 PM   #14
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Re: Crawling bug feeling

We had an ant invasion after a recent heat wave. 75% of the time when I feel like something is crawling on me, it is nothing. But then there is that 25& of the time, where I will find an ant. So now I quickly look to see if it is a bug. I still can't get rid of the ants. One day they are in the bathroom, the next day in the kitchen, then they will reappear in the bathroom. I have left Raid Ant baits, but they don't even touch them.

 
Old 08-29-2006, 12:48 AM   #15
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Re: Crawling bug feeling

I've had that too. The itch, not the ants, I mean, lol.
It's soooo annoying. It still comes, on and off. And sometimes I also get the general itching of the skin, which was really hard to cope with last year, when it used to come every single night making me angry and sleepless.
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