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Chronic itching for 8 years.

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  • Posted By: Sunset1984
  • September 13, 2009
  • 04:00 PM

The itching has been nonstop for 8 years, from head to toe. I am at a loss of what to do and the last time i saw a dermatologist was a while ago, when i had allergy tests and thyroid tests, both of which came back fine. He informed me there was nothing much he could do.

I took antihistamine pills for the first 4 years, then decided to stop, as to see how my body would react after a certain point. Ironically enough, after going through 1 week of solid ***l, the itching improved slightly, as my body seems to stopped attacking itself as much.

This improvement never amounted to anything over 30% and i am still itching, just without the desperate need/want to take antihistamine. I still wake up with blood on my pillow, as i have done for years, and the itching still brings stress to my life. My skin has also become ultra sensitive.

So my question is this..Does anybody have any ideas as to how i can go about investigating this futher? ie types of blood tests, skin tests or any other tests that could help in uncovering this?

All feedback greatly appreciated.

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