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Itching

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  • Posted By: mimimarta
  • January 9, 2007
  • 04:50 PM

I have lupus and have bipolar disorder. I have been suffering with itching of my arms for months now it is uncontrollable and the only thing that seems to help is ice. This goes on for a few hours and it goes away all of a sudden just like when it starts. There is no rash or anything on the skin, I have been to a dermatologist, neorologist and both said it was not anything they could diognose, I have tried all kinds of topical creams and have been on a couple of different meds and still have no help. My regular doctor said he had never had anyone with this problem. I feel like a bouncing ball. What can I do:confused:

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  • I have lupus and have bipolar disorder. I have been suffering with itching of my arms for months now it is uncontrollable and the only thing that seems to help is ice. This goes on for a few hours and it goes away all of a sudden just like when it starts. There is no rash or anything on the skin, I have been to a dermatologist, neorologist and both said it was not anything they could diognose, I have tried all kinds of topical creams and have been on a couple of different meds and still have no help. My regular doctor said he had never had anyone with this problem. I feel like a bouncing ball. What can I do:confused:There is plenty of people with these symptoms- I think your doctors need to come to this forum- so they see there is people with this symptoms all the time!I want to let you know that I recently read the book "Never Be Sick Again"- the author Raymond Francis talks about how he helped a lupus patient go in remission. I would love for you to read that book- since my aunt died of lupus at the age of 32 and now I feel like if I had had that book back then (1996)- my aunt might still be around.I think that you probably take several prescriptions- sometimes these medications release toxins in the body. The toxins get trapped in your fat and fluid accumulations. They eventually cause a toxic overload- your body start reacting to the toxins by creating more antibodies.If you are not taking vitamins and minerals supplement right now- and your doctors don't object that you do so- start taking a high quality supplement.The vitamin C will work as a natural antihistamine- easing your immune response to the toxins that are needed to be push out thru the pores.Ask your doctor if it will be okay for you to take bath with vinegar, epson salts, or/ginger/.I am going to give you some good links.http://www.gloriagilbere.com/InvisibleIllnesses.htmhttp://www.ourlittleplace.com/detox.htmlhttp://www.beyondhealth.com/articles/toxic-loads.htmWhen you read "Never Be Sick Again" follow the food and dietary directions given. My aunt ,as a lupus patient, ate lots of white wheat flour, lots of soda, and was addicted to tomatoes. Not a single doctor ever told her that sugar is poison, or that tomatoes cause inflammation.I would also recommend you to eat foods with quercitin and leutolin bioflavanoids- they are natural anti-inflamatories. They block the biosynthesis of leukotrienes and histamines. Leukotrienes and histamines break free inside your body when the antibodies you create burst mast cells.Also avoiding dairy products will help- because the body uses dairy product's acids to create the leukotriens and histamines. Like this you avoid what makes you itch before it is even produced by your body.Avoid non steroidal pain killers.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 05:15 PM
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  • It appears tha everytime I sit in front of my PC (desk at home) or wherever I will sundenly feel this "pin-point" itch. It will itch so much that I scratch myself broken -bleeding. Ive tried "alergex" and various creams - ICE does help control the itch but comes back. Only after awhile does it go away until another day and suddenly it starts all over. My arms are full of scars from scratching. Dont know what could be the cause of this?:D
    Pearce 3 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 10:33 AM
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  • Have You Checked Your Desk Area? Maybe You Have Some Type Of Wood With Tiny Tiny Bugs You Can't See. I'd Spray The Area And The Chair Where You Sit. See If That Works.. I Think It's Something Where Your Sitting Not In You..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 03:00 PM
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  • here's a thought........... you said you're on medicine for BIPOLAR...you may want to research that diagnosis because you may NOT have been bipolar at all- & it IS possible that bipolar pills CAN give weird side-effects in general (unsure about ITCHING specifically, but it wouldnt surprise me, so i mentioned it). some info on BIPOLAR: it takes 4-5 symptoms to QUALIFY as a BIPOLAR....with me, i had ONLY ONE--sleep loss. but i got diagnosed as BIPOLAR anway & was put on pills for 6 years which NEVER RELIEVED THE SYMPTOMS...then i researched it & found out the SLEEP LOSS was simple INSOMNIA. believe it or not, the mental health industry makes BIPOLAR diagnosis like its EPIDEMIC- all you do is lose some sleep or have a moof complaint, & you're diagnosed BIPOLAR!! losing sleep can cause WEIRD SYMPTOMS like: mood swings (very many bipolars complain of mood problems), depression problems, psychotic symptoms (some of which are: hallucinations, hearing voices in your head, making odd decisions, judgement problems like you cant figure out properly what to do in a situation)...if you ever had any of these...you may just need BETTER SLEEP HYGIENE! better sleep hygiene is:-going to bed & waking up at the SAME TIMES every day, including days off from work.-getting a SOUND sleep, meaning NO INTERRUPTIONS. interruptions can from: an underlying MEDICAL PROBLEM thats disturbing your sleep (in fact, the medical problem can interrupt sleep & YOU wont even be aware of it!! you may need to check this!), loud neighbors, or even something SIMPLE like having a bad lifestyle where you've been staying up late at night doing things like "staying up with friends, going to bars, reading for long periods, studying, watching tv for too long, etc". engaging in activities that PREVENT you from getting the 8 hours everyone needs (uninterrupted) CAN BACKFIRE DRAMATICALLY- it can cause MUCH MORE than just "sleepiness"!! it can LITERALLYcause you have to: have mood swings, make odd decisions, depress you, & make you have other PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS (BIPOLARS often have these SYMPTOMS which are ALSO caused by sleep-problems, like the mood problems, making odd decisions with $money$ or making odd decisions that involve DOING THINGS YOU WOULDNT USUALLY DO, etc.). hopefully this helps. it may have been that the so-called BIPOLAR was caused by SLEEP PROBLEMS, in which taking care of proper sleep will SOLVE that & the BIPOLAR pills can be STOPPED, & then the ITCHING may stop (if the itching came from the BIPOLAR pills)!! at your library, you can look at a copy of: DSM 4, diagnostic manual of mental disorders (for psychiatric disorders). this book is usually in the REFERENCE section. it could help you to SEE WHAT SYMPTOMS go with BIPOLAR to see if you REALLY had it all! MANY people are misdiagnosed as BIPOLAR, unfortunately. CHECK this.
    dudbubbin1 37 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 08:51 PM
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  • here's a thought........... you said you're on medicine for BIPOLAR...you may want to research that diagnosis because you may NOT have been bipolar at all- & it IS possible that bipolar pills CAN give weird side-effects in general (unsure about ITCHING specifically, but it wouldnt surprise me, so i mentioned it). some info on BIPOLAR: it takes 4-5 symptoms to QUALIFY as a BIPOLAR....with me, i had ONLY ONE--sleep loss. but i got diagnosed as BIPOLAR anway & was put on pills for 6 years which NEVER RELIEVED THE SYMPTOMS...then i researched it & found out the SLEEP LOSS was simple INSOMNIA. believe it or not, the mental health industry makes BIPOLAR diagnosis like its EPIDEMIC- all you do is lose some sleep or have a mood complaint, & you're diagnosed BIPOLAR!! losing sleep can cause WEIRD SYMPTOMS like: mood swings (very many bipolars complain of mood problems), depression problems, psychotic symptoms (some of which are: hallucinations, hearing voices in your head, making odd decisions (example, you may go on a spending spree & later wonder what happened!), judgement problems like you cant figure out properly what to do in a situation)...if you ever had any of these...you may just need BETTER SLEEP HYGIENE! better sleep hygiene is:-going to bed & waking up at the SAME TIMES every day, including days off from work.-getting a SOUND sleep, meaning NO INTERRUPTIONS. interruptions can from: an underlying MEDICAL PROBLEM thats disturbing your sleep (in fact, the medical problem can interrupt sleep & YOU wont even be aware of it!! you may need to check this!), loud neighbors, or even something SIMPLE like having a lifestyle where you've been staying up late at night doing things like "staying up with friends, going to bars, reading for long periods, studying, or watching tv for too long, etc". engaging in activities that PREVENT you from getting the 8 hours everyone needs (uninterrupted) CAN BACKFIRE DRAMATICALLY- it can cause MUCH MORE than just "sleepiness"!! it can LITERALLYcause you have to: have mood swings, make odd decisions, depress you, & make you have other PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS (BIPOLARS often have these SYMPTOMS which are ALSO caused by sleep-problems, like the mood problems, making odd decisions with $money$ or making odd decisions that involve DOING THINGS YOU WOULDNT USUALLY DO, etc.). hopefully this helps. it may have been that the so-called BIPOLAR was caused by SLEEP PROBLEMS, in which case taking care of proper sleep will SOLVE that & the BIPOLAR pills can be STOPPED, & then the ITCHING may stop (if the itching came from the BIPOLAR pills)!! at your library, you can look at a copy of: DSM 4, diagnostic manual of mental disorders (for psychiatric disorders). this book is usually in the REFERENCE section. it could help you to SEE WHAT SYMPTOMS go with BIPOLAR to see if you REALLY had it all! MANY people are misdiagnosed as BIPOLAR, unfortunately. CHECK this.
    dudbubbin1 37 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 08:58 PM
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  • i also FORGOT to mention this.........i have problems itching bad at night- i traced it down to MY BLANKETS. my blankets are the problem because of this: i havent been able to get my cat spayed yet & she's had a habit when she's in heat- she pees HUGE STAINS on my comforter. well, the comforter is SO FAT that it cant be washed unless i take it to a commercial laundry place with BIG FAT WASHERS that cost$ a bundle- so i made the mistake of thinking "its so inconvenient to take it there, i'll let the stains DRY since i really dont use the comforter anyway!!". well, not using the comforter BACKFIRED because i keep it propped up on my oxygen machine- on top of THIS i also have been putting ALL my other bedding when i'm not using them, so they've ALL become contaminated by the AMMONIA from the dry urine left by the cat!! i figured out this cross-contamination just tonight, so NOW i have to wash ALL MY BEDDING- that AMMONIA from the cat urine touches my bare skin (even though its DRY) so that when i used the blankets at night it made me ITCH UP A STORM!!! haha.....sick story...but TRUE nonetheless! so, you never can tell WHERE its coming from...good to check even things UNSEEN!!
    dudbubbin1 37 Replies
    • January 16, 2007
    • 11:31 AM
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