I think this started to happen right about the time I quit my job because it was so ***n stressful. I even switched fieilds cause I hated it and the stress it brought to my life. I am currently in college.
For the past 6 mths I have been having a chronic real nasty itch all over my body every day. It tends to happen mostly during the night when I go to bed, or when I am still sleeping in my bed in the morning. Sometimes it also happens in the evenings. I would say about 65% of the time when sleeping, and 35% during the evenings. My whole body itches which can be anywhere from my face, eyelids, ears, arms, legs, etc, but I tend to find it itches a lot more at my legs, soles of my feet, feet, groin area, and anus. I cannot sleep at night because the itch is so intense. I would go to bed around 10-11pm and still be awake at 3-4am.
I thought it might have been bedbugs or mites or something so I tried washing all my sheets, blankets, pillows. That didn't work so next I switched all the sheets, blankets, pillows, etc. Still was happening, so i switched mattresses with my father and its still itchy. He doesn't seem to have any problems with my old mattress and blankets, and sheets. I also don't really see any rashes on my body. I went to my family doctor and he prescribed antihistamine and hydroxyzine, and reactine. None of that stiff worked. I also switched from soap to body wash thinking it could have dry skin and also tried to put lotion all over my body right before I went to bed or after showing but that didn't solve the itch.
My family doctor sent me to an allergerist and she did a allergy test on my skin where she pricked it with a needle or something then put drops of chemicals on my skin. The results well negative except one thing, I forgot what it was but she suggested that it may have been positive due to me taking those medication the night before seeing her. She told me to take a blood test which I did and she said she would call if anything was wrong with my test results and also if I want to go see her again in 2mths time, that was back in february, I have an appointment with her again this august.
After going to the allergist my family doctor referred me to a dermatologist. After telling him what was happening, he quickly gave me a prescription and sent me on my way. This was like no more then 5min. It didn't seem like he really cared to dianigose my problem and was telling me it was a common problem for asian ppl. As it turns out, he gave me the exact medication with an addition of some cream (I forgot the name but it has menthyol in it) as my family doctor which was of no help. He told me to come back in 2 weeks to see his associate, which I did. She was puzzled at my itch and also disagreed with the previous dermatologist. All she suggested was I try to moisturize myself which I was already doing and to try light therapy 3x a week and get a blood test. It seemed she was just guessing and had no clue what was wrong with me. I tried the light therapy for a week or two and saw no results. I also cannot realistically come to her clinic 3x a week since its far from my house. I came back to see her a mth later. This time I had developed a rash or something on the side of my armpit and also on one side of my hips. She said the rash on my armpit was from dry skin and the ones on my hips is from scratching. She said my blood test was fine and to just continue the light theraphy. I workout on a regular basis and I think my diet is alrite. I think I am physically in pretty good shape.
At this point I am really lost at what is causing this. It is really affecting my life now. I am always fatigued or wake up really late because I never get enough sleep. Can someone plz help?
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