You're the first I've encountered who had that same deep neck itch as me, Kelly! Even my
doc never met a patient who had it until me. It's miserable, isn't it? I scratched it bloody raw once... kept clawing at it to get to the source, which I never could, of course. It seems to go all the way back to the cervical spine, doesn't it?
I can't prove anything, but I've suspected it has something to do with the antibodies and the breakdown of thyroid tissue.
doc is a homeopath, and he gave me an hp remedy for the itch. I have to admit, I had no faith it would help - because nothing else has and I'm such a skeptic anyway - but it does work! The name of the remedy is sepia 12x. You can buy remedies at larger health food stores without prescription, but I can't guarantee this particular one will work for you, since I think remedies work best when they're tailored to the individual's constitution and temperament. However, they usually are inexpensive items to buy, so if you're feeling experimental, you could give it a shot. I don't know anything else that'll fix that awful itch... sorry. Nothing else I tried helped in the least.
As for the painful, puffy eyes... It's probably from the buildup of muccopolysachrrides in the tissues around the eyelids and eye sockets. Hypo eyes are hypersensitive to light, too.
All the way till September? Wow... long time to wait. Will it be someone new and better than you've been seeing? Hope so.