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Itchy Skin since I got an IUD (Paragard)...is this the cause?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 4, 2008
  • 03:56 AM

Itchy Skin since I got an IUD (Paragard)...is this the cause? please help if you can.

Hi, I'm a 29 year old female. I got an IUD 2 years ago.
Around that time i started getting itchy skin.
It started one night, when i was in bed, on my thighs (inner and outer.)
IT kept me up... it was terrible.

this is how it happens...

i ITCH, i SCRATCH, then wherever i scratch, my skin gets very inflamed..showing the scratch marks...and i'm not scratching hard. (usually white raised scratch marks, sometimes little bumps.) i can't NOT SCRATCH. sometimes i'll be scratched by something and it happens...(say, my dog paws at me or i rub up against something.)
once, i took a plastic hair comb (dry skin brushing) and rubbed my arms, waist, legs, **s, neck...and i had SKIN THAT LOOKED/FELT LIKE CORDUROY!
the marks go away after about 30 minues. and then i feel fine.

i had started drinking herbal teas and thought that could be the cause. it wasn't.
it's not laundry detergent, lotions, clothes...etc. and i can't pin it down to any food.
(i have had it for 2 years...so i feel i could get the connection.)

HAS anyone had the experience?
I'd love to hear ideas, suggestions...etcl!
thanks in advance!

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