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Postby Toyoterry » Wed May 03, 2006 10:56 pm

Does anyone else have itching as a symptom? I had it for a short time last summer and now for the last two months, not just in my extremities but every where. I am currently taking Lyrica, Baclofen and Amitriptiline. I have phased out Neurontin and I am working on lowering my Lyrica dose. I was at 75mg twice a day, now 25mg twice a day. Not looking for free medical advice, so any help woud be appreciated.
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i was itchy too

Postby jimmylegs » Thu May 04, 2006 5:26 am

ugh i had itching everywhere that i could still feel. luckily that was not much of my body at the time!! mine was related to high vitamin intake though. too much folic acid, i think it was, in my b-complex. my levels went to over 1200. i backed off on the complex and started taking the other b's individually and it went away.
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Leg itching

Postby lyndacarol » Thu May 04, 2006 6:53 am

Please note that in bromley's General Discussion post on Restless Leg Syndrome "itching" is listed as a possible symptom. Also, "people with diabetes were at particular risk."

Could this all fall under "peripheral neuropathy?" Diabetics have problems with this, I know. it comes...could excess insulin be the culprit in all this?

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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:32 pm

just to correct that old post, my folate levels went up to 2170 not 1200. i don't think a 1200 level would cause itching but ending up over 2000 certainly did.
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Postby MrsGeorge » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:15 am

I had a phase of being quite itchy but it wasnt really extreme, just noticible, but that's because my skin hurt so much that scratching was excrutiating.
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Postby catfreak » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:27 pm

I itch all over. Mostly my head and back. Everyday. It is frustrating and embarasing. I don't take anything for it but I will tell my neuro when I go next month. I did not want to start anything new since I an new to Rebif and wanted to give it a chance to get in my system.

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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:34 am

catfreak i know you posted a long time ago but were you taking b-complex? do you now? do you still itch? if applicable, is/was your b-complex high in folic acid compared to the rest of the blend?
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:43 pm

Hi Terry
yes I have the itch. I call it the "Roving Itch" becuase it moves randomly anywhere on my left side of my body. It happens during mini-flares or when I'm very tired. Or just when it feels like it. :roll:
It's very annoying. It does fall under the neurological pain spectrum so maybe you need a bit more amitriptyline to mask it? I know it decreased now that I'm no amitriptyline, but it does break through and annoy me frequently. But I suppose I weigh up the sedation of amitrip, vs. level of annoyance of itch.
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Postby Miss_Feisty » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:57 pm

Itching.....I itch during a flare up or when I'm tired. My head and legs are the worst. I don't take anything for it except a cool shower when it's intolerable. I don't know why this would help, maybe the nerves are rerouting something when the cool water strikes.
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