Originally Posted by AintSoBad
Please, have RSD / CRPS ruled out by a specialized doctor (Neurologist that treats these, not all do).
visit rsdsa.org for more reading info..
and read more here.
Are you having any kind of pain, besides the itching? Burning, throbbing?
You needn't do anything drastic! Please, put that out of your mind.
Often, doctors aren't very good at a complex diagnoses, it took me 7 years, and over 100 doctors, and many many visits.
If you give us more information on your symptoms, and the general area where you live, someone here may know a good doctor for you.
In the meantime, any doctor you see, ASK TO RULE OUT RSD / CRPS!
Then, it becomes much more of a serious question for them! They'll have to take you seriously!
Wishing you the best,
Thank you all for your kind words, means a lot. The last six weeks have been agony. My name is Karen BTW.
Here's some more info on me. Just general health info that maybe plays into what's happening to me.
-The "Itching" sensation feels like I'm getting poked with small needs ALL OVER MY BODY. It's so sudden it causes me to jerk or twich in a rush to touch where the pain is. It's worse in the afternoon. It started out feeling like just an itchy body, like I had dry skin, and has progressed to the pin prick feeling. I don't feel the pricks on my scalp, just incessant itching - and no lice.
-There are times, and this has been going on for years, that I feel like electricity is going thru my legs and the only way to make it stop is to walk around. It's never been enough to see a doctor about it, but it does happen frequently and passes if I go for a walk or jog.
-I'm 5' 5" and in the last two years I've lost 30 pounds w/out even trying. Have gone from around 130 to around 100 pounds. The weight loss seems to have stopped in the last couple months. But I frequently get diareah after I eat or while I'm eating, and then other days I am am super constipated. It's either one or the other. I don't know when/what meal diareah will hit so I avoid social situations in restaurants now.
-Stress: I have been marrried for 8 years, of which the last seven taking care of my husband who has been battling leukemia (and as of Dec 12, 2008 was proclamed CURED.... that's right folks, he WON!!!!!!!!!!). We are now getting divorced and have huge debt from all his medical bills. So I suppose stress could be an issue? (on a side note we're still best friends and he's the best guy in the world so any single ladies in San Diego? - j/k)
Anyways, I welcome ya'lls suggestions, words of wisdom, etc. I hope that this message finds you all in a glorious moment of relief.
As we say in the cancer world, "keep on keepin' on".... but that's just getting harder and harder to do!