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Being driven to distraction with ittitation all over.
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fibromite.u.k. - August 7

Hi, is any one else suffering from extreme irritation. It is pretty much all over me, but especially down below. I have eczema, so tend to be a bit itchy anyway and take an anti-histamine tablet at night, as night times are the worse. However, it seems to have got much, much worse over the past few weeks. I have been to my doctors and am now on two anti-histamine tablets at night, and have some special cream to wash in and to put on at night, but it is not making a bit of difference. I wake up and find that I am scrathing myself, sometimes to the point of bleeding. I went back to the doctor's last week and have had blood tests done for anemia, diabetes and various other things and they have all come back clear. The odd thing is that I have a friend who is normally fit and well and she is going through the same thing at the moment. When it started a few weeks back we both thought that it was maybe the heat (it was very hot and humid in England at the time), but now that the heat has gone, it is still just the same. Anyone have any ideas about this?


Stacey373 - August 7

Hi! I was thinking that since both you and your friend are having these problems...maybe it's allergies. Have you checked the pollen count in your area? It's possible that the pollen count is really high right now and you both are experiencing the effects of this with the constant itching. I know sometimes when my allergies are really bothering amount of antihistamine will help.

I had a sort of similar thing happen to me a while back. I've dealt with hayfever and allergies almost my whole life and 1 day I woke up feeling like I had a bad cold. of course, some cold symptoms are the same as allergy symptoms. It went on for weeks and I had that over-all "cold" feeling, it went into my chest and I was super congested which turned into a bad cough.

One day I was at the store and the cashier asked me if I was also dealing with bad allergies (she was too) and we got to talking (me explaining how I thought I had a cold) and it turned out that she had started out feeling like she had a cold too and she had ALL the same problems as I was having. She said that everyone was coming into the store complaining of the same problems. At some point she saw that our pollen count in the area was Extremely High and for some reason people were reacting to this by getting the cold symptoms and a bad cough. But it ended up just being allergies and not a cold.

I'm sorry if none of that makes very tired today! LOL Anyways...just thought maybe that might be your problem. I hope that it is, that's pretty simple to deal with and you know it WILL go away! Good Luck and Take Care, Stacey :o)


fibromite.u.k. - August 8

Hi Stacey,
thanks for your reply. I have checked the pollen count for the last couple of weeks and it has been low, so it can't be that which is causing it. If anything the itching seems to be getting worse. I feel like I could jump into a cold bath. I have just been watching T.V. and have been scratching all over me almost without realising it. I am about to go off to bed now, but am wondering how the night will be with this itching. However, I do find that once I get off to sleep that I am sleeping well. I wish I knew what to do about it. By the way, my friend's itching is almost gone now.


kentucky girl - August 9

Hi fibromite U.K

Have you started any new medicines? Sometimes even after taking a medicaation for a period of time, you can develop an allergic reaction to it.
Might be worth exploring!
Kentucky girl


Fantod - August 9

Any change in bath soap or laundry detergent that may be contributing to your problem? Wear cotton panties with a cotton liner so your skin can breath. Also make sure that you are completely dry before dressing. A hair dryer on cold air will eliminate any lingering dampness. Take care.


fibromite.u.k. - August 9

Hi and thanks for your replies. I haven't started any new medications recently, except that I had a week's course of antibiotics a bit back but I finished them about three weeks ago. There has been no change in soap or detergent and I always wear cotton pants so seem to be doing all the right things. I am under a lot of stress just now, but surely that wouldn't cause the itchiness? I think I will have to see my doctor again.


Fantod - August 10

The itchiness down below could also be vulvodynia which is a condition associated with Fibromyalgia. You can read about it under "Associated Conditons" in the blue boxes on the lefthand side of this page. Take care.



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