I have neuropathy in my legs from a back injury. I've had pain, swelling, muscle jumps, twitching, burning, feels like bugs running up and down them, etc. I've never had itching though - and there is no rash. It feels like neuropathy in that I can't get to the itch to scratch it - it feels DEEP down inside. Can neuropathy cause itching?
Can neuropathy cause itching?
- 13 Dec 2010 by Anonymous
- 31 August 2018 (8 weeks ago)
- allergies, peripheral neuropathy, opiate dependence, pain, pruritus, muscle pain, neuralgia, methadone, oxycodone, withdrawal, breakthrough pain, pain killers, swelling, chronic, opiate
Added 13 Dec 2010:
I saw my doctor today and it is a flare-up of cellulitis. I've had it there before.
Here is something really amazing my wife discovered recently. She has chemo induced neuropathy in her feet. In the last few months she has developed terribly painful itchiness in addition to the fire she had previously experienced. Someone on a blog mentioned that a vibrator helped them with their itch. So my wife tried a regular massage vibrator she got at Walmart but it did nothing for her. Then she tried holding the back of my Sonicare toothbrush against the spots that start to itch. Immediately they calmed down! This has been working for a month now and sometimes she has to do it several times a day so she keeps the toothbrush next to where she sits in the living room (I bought another one for me to brush with). If you have neuropathic itch I strongly urge you to try this. Just FYI, I don't own stock in the Sonicare company, I just feel a strong need to spread this incredible info as it has helped my wife so much!!!
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