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Itching all over

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 7, 2006
  • 04:31 AM

I just found this site and ready for anyone to give me feed back while I am waiting on Dr.s to call.

I have the most miserable itch that cannot be satisfied. It started in my feet (bottom and ankles) then overtime it has progressed to my legs, arms, hands and upper body. I am being tormented with the pain of an unsatisfied itch, until I have bleeding whelps. I've researched the net. My PC has taken a couple blood tests, but the few he did - did not show anything. I am going back to an Allergist who wouldn't do anything to test me until he heard the lab results. They did an ultra sound on my neck checking a small knot I found there.
I know there are several things that will cause an itch signifying a bigger problem. Blood disorders, kidneys, thyroid, cancer etc. I don't know how much longer I can keep going without some help.
Any ideas? Understand what I'm going through?

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  • Make sure the allergist checks for anti-gliadin antibodies! http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/dermatitis_herpeti.htmlThe pictures are extreme cases. A lot of people have the itch but nothing is visible. For me, it was worst on my scalp. Actually, I'm scratching right now because I ate something I shouldn't have so I'm sick from work. :mad: So I'll play amatuer doctor and try to help some people with the one thing the real doctors seem so unable to help with :)
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • November 7, 2006
    • 04:43 PM
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  • I started started itching about two months ago. It stared on my back, I thought I had a rash. The itch just keeps getting worst. I have been to the doctors who said that she thought I have scabies. But scabies is a very contagious thing. My family does not have any problems with itching so it can't be that; nevetheless, I have been treated for scabies and no relief, this has to be a internal problem. I have changed all soaps and be sure to wash with prefume free soaps, but my problems keep getting worse. I will see the doctor on Monday and I hope they have the blood test back. I can only pray that this is not serious.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 24, 2006
    • 03:57 AM
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  • I started with an itch that had no rash, went to different locations on the body, and never showed a rash. Ifinally had weakness in my right side, similar to a stroke. Loss of sensation on the left side.Brown-Sequord syndrome, a blockage in my spinal cord. found with an mri
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2006
    • 01:25 PM
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  • did you ever find out what the problem was? my 11yr old daughter last Saturday started having an internal itch that would not stop and could not be satisfied with itching it today is Tuesday and it is still going on. She said it has moved around to other areas as well but mainly in her feet. I treated her as if she had athletes foot but no changes and no signs of a rash. Starting to get concerned as to why it has not gone away. If you ever found out please share.I will keep lookingI just found this site and ready for anyone to give me feed back while I am waiting on Dr.s to call.I have the most miserable itch that cannot be satisfied. It started in my feet (bottom and ankles) then overtime it has progressed to my legs, arms, hands and upper body. I am being tormented with the pain of an unsatisfied itch, until I have bleeding whelps. I've researched the net. My PC has taken a couple blood tests, but the few he did - did not show anything. I am going back to an Allergist who wouldn't do anything to test me until he heard the lab results. They did an ultra sound on my neck checking a small knot I found there.I know there are several things that will cause an itch signifying a bigger problem. Blood disorders, kidneys, thyroid, cancer etc. I don't know how much longer I can keep going without some help.Any ideas? Understand what I'm going through?
    rprimeau95 10 Replies
    • December 10, 2008
    • 05:51 AM
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  • Did you try taking benedryl or another allergy med.? It may be one of those passing allergic reactions. But if you try it and it works... you`ll know that it is an allergy . then you need to find out what`s causing this reaction.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2008
    • 08:55 PM
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  • Diabetes and skin itching for the little girlhttp://www.everydayhealth.com/cs/forums/thread/94125.aspx Syphilis appears with a rash on the feet (second stage) Back rash could be shingles..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
    • 01:58 AM
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  • Better go for blood sugar test. This is also a symptom of Diabetes. __________________________________
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
    • 11:04 AM
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  • Took her Friday night to be seen by the local family practitioner he did a back x-ray but had to insist he didn't see the concern I shared with him even after I shared with him what my brother in law recommended being a P.A. to a neurosurgen that she could of had a fracture in her spine causing the uncontrollable itching, I also told him that my daughter has a rare collagen disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and our joints, tendons and ligaments as well as tissues are very unstable and that she was doing a dance class for the last 15 wks something I have always been over protective of and that she could of hurt herself. He said an x-ray would not show anything. I was like WHAT! he said the xray was fine nothing on it and that she probably just has some brusing. This is crazy to say she has no visable brusing and she did not hit her back with EDS we bruise very easily and they are always visable.When he came back in the room he said he wanted to run some tests on her thyroids and because he was puzzled with the itching he was going to run a gamit of blood testsHere is what he orderedCBC CMPANATSHFT4B12 FolateCalciumMagnesiumPhosphateHe then said was I aware that she had a murmor I told him yes I was told it was an inocent murmor and that they would watch it. She was last checked when she was 3yrs old they said come back in 7yrs well that would of been a yr and a half ago. We were consummed with our older son in the hospital for 10 straight months and on life support for 40 days so we kind of had our hands full.He was concerned about her heart more than anything I asked him why what did he hear he said he heard 3 Diastolic sounds in 3 different areas.and that she needs to have that follow up right away. So Monday his assistant would call me to set up an apt to have an echo done I think he said another test that started with a P but can't remember what he said.as for the itching he first started to say sounds like an allergic reaction I told him I don't think so. We are going to try and take benidrill to apease him to see if it works when it starts up. as for her lymps behind her ears being large he said that is normal for kids to be enlarged and that she is skinny! I told him they are always enlarged but he ignored that.She is still having shortness of breath, chest pains, itching and headache
    rprimeau95 10 Replies
    • December 14, 2008
    • 07:57 AM
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  • Diabetes and skin itching for the little girlhttp://www.everydayhealth.com/cs/forums/thread/94125.aspx Syphilis appears with a rash on the feet (second stage) Back rash could be shingles..will look into the Diabetes I think that will show up in one of the tests he took. there is no back rash matter of fact there is not rash at all anywhere it is an internal itch with pins and needles sensation. As for Syphilis this would be impossible she is 11.5yrs old and homeschool under my watch 24/7 I don't even let her spend the night anywhere. I think diabetes runs on my mothers father side not sure about husbands side. Thanks
    rprimeau95 10 Replies
    • December 14, 2008
    • 08:16 AM
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  • Sounds like you need a few different specialists: Cardiologist--pdq--don't wait-Some individuals have mitral valve prolapse with the genetic conditionEndocrinologist--you'll get the blood work done, what about her sugar levels??GeneticistOthopedic surgeon--to determine if she has dislocated her hip or fractured it--take the x-rays with you to avoid another round..it's highly likely. I am so sorry your family has to go through this; I think modern medicine is about 100 years behind where they should be with all of these conditions. If she were my little girl, I would take her to a Children's Hospital as soon as possible. Contact your doctor about making a referral and talk with your brother-in-law. I think she needs the help right away so she can get everything fixed up on a better level.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 14, 2008
    • 05:12 PM
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  • Sounds like you need a few different specialists: Cardiologist--pdq--don't wait-Some individuals have mitral valve prolapse with the genetic conditionEndocrinologist--you'll get the blood work done, what about her sugar levels??GeneticistOthopedic surgeon--to determine if she has dislocated her hip or fractured it--take the x-rays with you to avoid another round..it's highly likely. I am so sorry your family has to go through this; I think modern medicine is about 100 years behind where they should be with all of these conditions. If she were my little girl, I would take her to a Children's Hospital as soon as possible. Contact your doctor about making a referral and talk with your brother-in-law. I think she needs the help right away so she can get everything fixed up on a better level.Hello thanks for the suggestions I have already done several of the above unfortunatly you are not only correct in that modern medicine is behind many dr's even genetics are not very clear in understanding Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Very frustrating as I am always educating them giving them the latest research because they are not current. I used to be the President for the EDNF foundation for the local group here in Mi until I had three high risk pregnancies in a row literally. (we are done ;) )I am very frustrated with the EDNF.org site as they have it set up to where one has to become a member to even access the standard info on EDS on their site. It is free for a basic membership however that doesn't help people who do not want to join a site that is wanting to quickly look up something about a condition. I am very angry right now they have it set up this way. How is the public at large supposed to become aware of this if they have it set up this way. Children's of Detroit I am very familiar with the Head of Genetics there she is one of our Doctors, I am not to pleased with her as she passes off a lot of our concerns. She mocked me when my little guy was born about him having EDS and he does in fact have it. He already had 3 different diagnosises from another genetic dr, ortho, physisist sp? and family dr. She said to me quote " come now do you really think your son has EDS" meanwhile his feet flip up and lay flat on his tibia!!! Hello! I took him back this last year only for the sake of her having to admit and eat her own words that he does in fact have it and brought my other daughter to diagnose her. These dr's don't like to diagnose children with EDS under the age of 7yrs old they think we as the PARENTS should not treat them different than other children WHAT the HECK it is our job as parents to let other people as daycare providers, school teachers, family memebers know that they can dislocate easily, bruise easily hello anyone ever heard of being charged for child abuse due to brusing, dislocations??? makes me so angry. He comments made my son's SSI he was approved for denied then they wanted me to pay back what they paid us!!Anyway sorry for the ranting on just a bit angry :mad: right at the moment after looking things up on the EDNF site LOL.I am going to call the Attelah heart center where I go they are very good not sure if they do children but maybe they could recommend someoene. I myself have MVP and Tricuspid Regurgitation and they are watching my aortic valve. I haven't been back to my heart doc since 2003 due to go myself.The TSH test should show signs of Diabeties I believe.I need to find another good ortho doc as the one we had since she was born with a congenital hip dysplasia is to the point where he says everything we bring to him is blamed on EDS and there is nothing he can do for us after waiting in the waiting room for 1.5hrs not doing that anymore.forgive any typos rushing
    rprimeau95 10 Replies
    • December 14, 2008
    • 05:56 PM
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  • Sounds like you need a few different specialists: Cardiologist--pdq--don't wait-Some individuals have mitral valve prolapse with the genetic conditionEndocrinologist--you'll get the blood work done, what about her sugar levels??GeneticistOthopedic surgeon--to determine if she has dislocated her hip or fractured it--take the x-rays with you to avoid another round..it's highly likely. I am so sorry your family has to go through this; I think modern medicine is about 100 years behind where they should be with all of these conditions. If she were my little girl, I would take her to a Children's Hospital as soon as possible. Contact your doctor about making a referral and talk with your brother-in-law. I think she needs the help right away so she can get everything fixed up on a better level.Hello thanks for the suggestions I have already done several of the above unfortunately you are not only correct in that modern medicine is behind many dr's even genetics are not very clear in understanding Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Very frustrating as I am always educating them giving them the latest research because they are not current. I used to be the President for the EDNF foundation for the local group here in Mi until I had three high risk pregnancies in a row literally. (we are done ;) )I am very frustrated with the EDNF.org site as they have it set up to where one has to become a member to even access the standard info on EDS on their site. It is free for a basic membership however that doesn't help people who do not want to join a site that is wanting to quickly look up something about a condition. I am very angry right now they have it set up this way. How is the public at large supposed to become aware of this if they have it set up this way. Children's of Detroit I am very familiar with the Head of Genetics there she is one of our Doctors, I am not to pleased with her as she passes off a lot of our concerns. She mocked me when my little guy was born about him having EDS and he does in fact have it. He already had 3 different diagnosis's from another genetic dr, ortho, physicist sp? and family dr. She said to me quote " come now do you really think your son has EDS" meanwhile his feet flip up and lay flat on his tibia!!! Hello! I took him back this last year only for the sake of her having to admit and eat her own words that he does in fact have it and brought my other daughter to diagnose her. These dr's don't like to diagnose children with EDS under the age of 7yrs old they think we as the PARENTS should not treat them different than other children WHAT the HECK it is our job as parents to let other people as daycare providers, school teachers, family members know that they can dislocate easily, bruise easily hello anyone ever heard of being charged for child abuse due to bruising, dislocations??? makes me so angry. He comments made my son's SSI he was approved for denied then they wanted me to pay back what they paid us!!Anyway sorry for the ranting on just a bit angry :mad: right at the moment after looking things up on the EDNF site LOL.I am going to call the Attelah heart center where I go they are very good not sure if they do children but maybe they could recommend someone. I myself have MVP and Tricuspid Regurgitation and they are watching my aortic valve. I haven't been back to my heart doc since 2003 due to go myself.The TSH test should show signs of Diabetes I believe.I need to find another good ortho doc as the one we had since she was born with a congenital hip dysplasia is to the point where he says everything we bring to him is blamed on EDS and there is nothing he can do for us after waiting in the waiting room for 1.5hrs not doing that anymore.forgive any typos rushing
    rprimeau95 10 Replies
    • December 14, 2008
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  • well I finally got a copy of the lab results for the blood work they did on my daughter. I tried to do a search with these patterns and found that the Homogenous pattern may represent Lupus. I have all her numbers for the labs results but only put below the holiday stuff to. They use the term Dual I am assuming it is because they found two different patterns to remember? He tell the nurse to have my daughter come back in 3-4 months and they will retest. I don't think so need to find a rhemotologist ANA ANAChoice (TM) screen Results: Positive ANA Pattern Results: (Dual Pattern)- Titer: 1:160 Pattern: Centromere- Titer: 1:160 Pattern: HomogenousReference Range:1:80 Elevated Antibody LevelB12 Results: 357 Lab Range 260-935 pg/mLNote: Although the reference range for Vit B12 is 200-1100 PG/ML, it has been reported that between 5 and 10% of patients with values between 200 and 400 PG/ML may experience neuropsychiatric and hematologic abnormalties due to occult B12 deficiency: less than 1% of patients with values above 400 PG/ML will have symptoms.Folate , Serum Results: >24.0 Lab Range > 8.0 ng/MLRBC Results 3.81 Low Lab Range 4.0-5.20 Million/uLHemoglobin 11.3 Low 11.5-900 cells/ulHematocrit 32.6 Low 35.0-45.00 %absolute monocytes 1021 High 200-900 cells /uLTSH 3rd generation Results 0.75 Lab Range: 1-19yrs 0.50-4.30T-4 Free Results 1.0 Lab Range: 0.9-1.4 ng/dL
    rprimeau95 10 Replies
    • December 31, 2008
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  • " I have started 2 days ago with an uncontrollable itch, started at my feet, moved to ankles and upper side leg then back upper back upper arms front arms and top and bottom and now on my scalp, my top lip feels swollen , itched and the started releasing, but my rest of my body cannot stop itching.. as you all said it is a unsatisfying itch.. Now, I had a neck injury that was operated on and turned into Brown Sinquard syndrome, but, I never had this problem.. it could also be a change of medication of two medications used that might not work together... did anyone else get any answers as yet? I am also lactose intolerant. As anyone received any positive answers on their conditions that sounds similar than mine??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2011
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  • " I have started 2 days ago with an uncontrollable itch, started at my feet, moved to ankles and upper side leg then back upper back upper arms front arms and top and bottom and now on my scalp, my top lip feels swollen , itched and the started releasing, but my rest of my body cannot stop itching.. as you all said it is a unsatisfying itch.. Now, I had a neck injury that was operated on and turned into Brown Sinquard syndrome, but, I never had this problem.. it could also be a change of medication of two medications used that might not work together... did anyone else get any answers as yet? I am also lactose intolerant. As anyone received any positive answers on their conditions that sounds similar than mine?? Ever swimming in clorinated pool ? I think that's My problem.
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    • February 26, 2011
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