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Stressful Leg Itching

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 8, 2007
  • 07:09 PM

For approximately 25 years, I have dealt with an issue best described as intense leg itching. I have found that stressful situations increase the intensity of the itching. Also, heat and humidity tend to play a role in causing this unbearable situation. I have ruled out any allergic reaction to any soaps, fabrics, and other items that may come in contact with my legs. The only remedy that I have found that works is scalding hot water applied to my legs, either in the shower or tub. This seems to dull or cause a sensory overload to the nerves in my legs. Also, an increase in adrenaline seems to help speed the episode to completion. When the episode is over, I am very fatigued. I also have been taking an anti-depressant drug for the last 8 years that has shown to help in a broad sense but not cure the problem. Are there any suggestions or anyone dealing with this same issue that may help? Thanks.

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