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gnawing, boring, itching sensation

Postby Dahlia » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:45 pm

I'm coming up to 14yrs since diagnosis - no meds - gluten free vegan and eat fish. I can still walk 5kms without having to sit down, but can't run very well. About 1yr ago I developed this horrible annoying itching, boring, gnawing sensation on the right side of my head - just by ear - it comes and goes. I guess it's the MS. Some days it's worse than others, sometimes if I lie down it goes away, sometimes stress will trigger it.
Anyone else have this?
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Re: gnawing, boring, itching sensation

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:44 am

no specific parallel here. pescetarian is supposed to be pretty optimal.
devil is in the details when it comes to implementation.
have you put your diet (and regimen in general) in front of a dietitian for review?
have you journaled to see if you can detect any variation in your routine that coincides with it coming vs going?
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Re: gnawing, boring, itching sensation

Postby Dahlia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Hi Jimmylegs,
:-D Gluten-Free-Dairy/Egg-Free Pescatarian - no dietician. Before diagnosis I was Pescatarian for approx. 20yrs - post, removed the dairy, eggs and gluten. I keep track of my symptoms - this one appeared middle of 2017. Very obvious for a few days, then eventually disappeared - but returned with the heat and humidity + sometimes stress - in Sydney. Hoping it goes away...........
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Re: gnawing, boring, itching sensation

Postby koneall » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:45 pm

Is this trigeminal neuralgia? If so a course of steroid might be worth a try.
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Re: gnawing, boring, itching sensation

Postby Dahlia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:01 pm

thanks koneall - I see from google search that trigeminal neuralgia can be 'itch' - caused by the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve in the face. As I was diagnosed with a cranial nerve palsy - this would probably fit. If it gets really bad 'again' I will go back to the pot.
...jimmylegs- glad you have had the opportunity to visit Oz.
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Re: gnawing, boring, itching sensation

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:17 pm

general-discussion-f1/topic29433.html#p249684
"In primary TN patients, the concentration of Ca, P, Mg in serum is lower than the control group" (2017)

Efficacy of intravenous magnesium in neuropathic pain (2002) (includes tgn)
fft https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 1217370228

Intravenous lidocaine and magnesium for management of intractable trigeminal neuralgia: a case series of nine patients (2013)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 013-1641-5

Efficacy of intravenous lidocaine and magnesium in intractable trigeminal neuralgia: A preliminary report (2016)
fft http://www.jns-journal.com/article/S002 ... X/fulltext
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pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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