itching in your legs/feet, and hands?? If you do, what can be done about this infuriating situation? Thanks!!
Neuropathy..anyone who suffers from this awful condition, do you have problems with deep?
- 20 Jun 2012 by Anonymous
- 8 days ago
- peripheral neuropathy, pain, pruritus, fibromyalgia, chronic
Added 3 Jul 2012:
Saw the doc finally, and he is checking my vitamin levels. Also gave me lidocaine cream. Never heard about this for neuropathy, but hey, at this point I'm willing to try almost anything!!
Ask your Dr for recommendations. For me, Tramadol helps a lot with this, but that is not true for everyone and I do not really like to take it. I have heard of Neurontin being used for this but that's another one I do not like, it makes me whacky and weird (much more so than usual). Hope this helps.
You know this may not be a case of neuropathy with the itching deal. I have and been diagnosied with neuropathy in my feet and hands and the pain in so much more severe than itching.This is a neurve disease that the neurves are destroyed to a point of no return. It's problems are Sharp Prickling painful needles and pins sensations, numbness,very sensentave,loss of balance... Itching is not a symptom of Neuropathy. I've had this for 8 years and will for life.and theres no itching.You have something else wrong. Hope you figure it out and maybe this was helpful. contact me anytime Treeves1
yes, I do have neuropathy in my feet, I use a native remedy of applying coconut oil over the effected parts of my legs it cures it some bearable point where I can doze off to sleep, during work I do keeping presssings my legs but the day passes as one gets busy doing work at one desk.
Take care, try the coconut oil therapy it has no side effects, none in the least.
Again-try ice packs for periphial neuropathy. I was told that the ice would only help my tendonitis and muscle damage, and it would take months to help. It did take months to help-but it's also working on my neuropathy-Another factor might be CoQ 10. Last month I ran out before I got my SS money, and the neuropathy flared up again, but I know that ice helps quiet down small flare ups during the day. I find that hamstring stretches helps. I've been told that neurontin/gabapentin works-but I can't take it. I need it in case my RSD flares up again. This might sound nuts-but if I don't get enough sleep-I have more trouble with the burning and creepy crawling feeling in my legs and feet-Sometimes it goes up into my hip area. My left leg has the worst neuropathy, while my right leg has the most muscle damage. Ultra sound in physical therapy also helped a whole lot.
I don't think that it's a coincidence that I had dramatic reduction of burning crawling skin-after a few weeks of PT. Then have it almost dissapear during my second bout of PT therapy. Ice messages help a lot. I need to go to bed- Maybe the CoQ 10 will help-it's something that nerves need to function-and many of the meds we take today mess with the process of maintaining nerves. My problem is from statins for cholestral control--- bummer For what it's worth-I have olefactory hallucinations now. I smell gas all of the time and I keep checking the stove and water heater- Good luck-maybe the massaging from putting on coconut oil is what helps-many cultures use olive oil.
You can also try capacin cream and see if it helps. It creates an intense burning for a bit and then everything will calm down. Rather like overloading the nerves and then they stop,firing.
My neuropathy came from a 105 fever and organs shutting down. Still, it was worth waking up. lol
I also suffer from neuropathy, and it is far and away the worst symptom of fibro I have. I can take the muscle pain, and all the rest of it, but neuropathy makes me feel absolutely terrible, and can keep me homebound at times... many times!
I also have that itching as well. I use baby oil (Oh those poor babies, how DO they squeeze the oil out of them?!) and it helps, yet I wonder, like someone else said, if the action of rubbing it in relieves a little bit of neuropathy? I know that sounds weird, but it could be the massaging that helps, just as someone mentioned.
I have Capzasin cream, but am too lilly-livered to try it, so afraid it will make it worse, yet I bet nothing could make neuropathy worse, there IS nothing worse than that type of pain, in my opinion.
I was reading just a few days ago, about neuropathy and evidently, the nerves and blood vessels are involved, I knew nerves were the cause, but not blood vessels!! Did you know that blood vessels are involved?
(sorry if I'm being redundant, but this pain is newish to me, last two years)
I saw a neurologist twice about neuropathy, and he said "Every single symptom you have is caused by Fibromyalgia, even the neuropathy"!!
I couldn't believe it. Stunned was I. (said Yoda) So stunned, that I sat there with my mouth agape, looking quite feeble.
I cannot even think about dealing with this for one more day, let alone TEN YEARS!!! If you've had it that long you probably are well versed about it, and can tell all of us how to deal with it. I should be asking YOU the questions about neuropathy.
The itching gets a bit better if I take Benadryl (Off TO BED) at night, but it knocks me off my feet, and asleep I will soon be, or snoring away in my armchair. Which is a drag. Benadryl does help though.
None of the meds listed have given me any relief, not lyrica, nor neurontin, nothing.
IF I ever get the nerve (pun intended) to try Capzasin cream, I'll let you know.
I may even try it today.
Mine is caused by pinched nerves in my neck, but that's just my opinion, unlike what my neurologist said. My primary guy also thinks it's nerve compression. But I REFUSE to have surgery on my neck.
Best wishes, and try baby oil and Benadryl, but only try benadryl IF you are not on a bunch of CNS depressants. Benadryl is also a CNS depressant, or so I'm told. Capzasin lotion is not a cns depressant, so we can give that a try, even though it's made from HOT PEPPERS. Sounds horrible, and I will not try it right after shaving my legs. (can you imagine hot pepper sauce on just shaved legs, I most certainly cannot)
Best wishes msfino,
Omg! Sometimes my 2 middle fingers on my right hand itch so bad-on the inside where you just can't get at it. I have type 2 and it started in my feet then my right hand, now the left. Another sufferer said to put hot sauce and it seems to help, but if you touch your eye you will surely forget about the itch. I use a lightly textured surface or object like a rough fabric, something that won't hurt, and vigorously rub it to cause friction which I can feel on the inside. It is MY own belief that this is caused by the demise of those tiny fragile nerve ending from the diabetes, because when the itching stops I also lose a bit of sensation in the area, and my fine motor control has been getting worse. If this sounds familiar I would be interested to hear your experience or suggestions.
Hi i suffer from neuropathy because of back issues and the dr has me on cymbalta and topomax. Some days those fail to work. I have to get my kids to beat my calf muscles with theur fist to get my legs to relax. Lately i do have itching especially on the side of my left leg:thigh. I had the same irchibg when i was pregnant with my son and the dr said he was pressing on nerves so all i can figure is the nerve going down my leg is being pressed on again from a herniated disc. I cant take neurotin it made my heart stop beating several times and lyrica worked tge best but tgey had me on 600mg the highest dose and it got to where it wasnt working and i gained 35 lbs. Im on the last thing they have. Lately my left leg has been swelling. I did try a lotion called Two old Goats that seem to work some but not always. I can go to bed and wake up later with my legs all worked up and hurting.
Yes, I have the same problems, it started in my feet 2 years ago and I couldn't wear sandals anymore. It has slowly moved all through my body. Burning, itching, tingling and I always feel hot. Everytime I go to my Primary Care Doctor, she only would want to prescribe something. I changed doctors and he took different blood work and sent me to a Hematologist/Oncologist, I couldn't get an appointment for 3 weeks, so of course between me, the computer and the numbers that sent me there, I was sure I was dying. She took 7 more vials of blood and is sending me back to my Primary care who is supposed to refer me to a Neurologist. I think I might try juicing and Gluten free. I feel it is what everyone on this site is talking about. Any suggestions? Thanks, Judi in Florida
I have the same itching, it's driving me absolutely insane! It seems that everyone here has been diagnosed with Neuropothy, I have not. I would LOVE some advice about my own issues , if anyone has any suggestions, I will try ANYTHING!! My itching is almost always in my right palm, it itches so badly and deeply, that I feel like blowing a whole through my hand to ease it! The soles of my feet occasionally itch to the point of no relief, shaking the bed by scratching threm with my toenails, my husband will opt for the couch some nights. I have asked my Dr. About Fibromyagia, as I have chronic pain due to DDD (Degenerative disk disease) as well as building disks, and herniated disk and sciatica. My lower 4 vertebrae have absolutely no disk tissue between them, so I deal with hip pain and back pain on a DAILY basis.
Sometimes that's so bad that I have to Litterally CRAWL to the bathroom, as I can't stand upright at all. Here's my current issue, I've always thought I had carpal tunnel, (Hair stylists) because of the itching tingling and numbness of my hands. If I leave my hands bent at a certain angle for too long, they go numb and needles, riding a motorcycle is the worst! The constant twist of the throttle makes them (hands) go numb and tingling, but then I wonder, if its carpal tunnel, why do the middle of my feet feel the same way?! This is my CURRENT problem, last night my right hand got the deep itch, this usually happens when I lay down to go to sleep, I have to move my hand position to keep them from going numb, well I started DIGGING at the Palm of my hand, because the itch is so deep I can't reach it, it's MADDENING! Well, 2 hours after I stop scratching and go to sleep, it (My right hand ) wakes me up with needles. Then I notice my hand is swollen, so badly that I can't grip anything, or even THINK about closing it into a fist! I thought, I'll sleep with my hand elevated, that should bring the swelling down, NOT! I woke this morning to my hand swelled even more and if I TRY to bend my fingers into a fist, I can't even get half of a fist without feeling like all my fingers are broken!! This is my dominant hand, my left is not affected at this time, but I'm doing research online, trying to figure out what this could be, I'm afraid all my Dr. Will do is push more pills on me or blame my weight. I don't have diabetes, I have not been diagnosed with anything with the exception of my back problems and sciatica, and just started meds for cholesterol. I'm afraid to find out the problem with my regular Dr. some of my research is pulling up some SEVERE medical problems, ie: liver disease, among others. If ANYONE could tell me if this is how Neuropothy effects your body, I would be forever greatful! I'm so close to an ER visit because of the fear of what COULD be wrong. I don't trust my Dr. With this, he won't even sign disability papers for my back problems that have kept me at home and in bed for years, my back used to "Lock up" only 2-3 a year, now it's 2-6 times a month, and he still REFUSES to help me with my disibility :-( this has become such a henderance to me that I can't do ANYTHING without pain! The weather changes here (Colorado) are the absolute WORSE! I KNOW, by my bodies reaction, the weather is changing. I'm at my ropes end! I know I'm NOT suicidal, but if I don't get answers and solutions soon, I might just jump off the nearest cliff! I'm in pain EVERYDAY, and I can't get relief, Vicodin for the last 24 years is all I can get him to give me. If anyone knows of something I can tell him that he might investigate my symptoms, PLEASE PLEASE let me know! I have gained so much weight from being in pain and I'm unable to be as active as I have always been, he blames EVERYTHING on my weight, INCLUDING my back and hip pain, which have been there for more than 20 years and was there when I was at a normal weight. I know this is a long post, some (MOST) won't want to read it in It's entirety, but if there is ANYONE that does, and has suggestions, PLEASE HELP ME!!! '
I had non-hodgkins lymhoma and was told that I would get neuropathy from the chemo treatments. I already had neuropathy and wonder now if perhaps the radiation treatment I received for my thyroid cancer 16 years prior was the original cause of the neuropathy. I get the stinging in my feet on days the weather is bad and the pain can take my breathe away. Other days I think it depends on how salty my food is. Then other times I can't figure out why. Sometimes xanax helps me to calm down and catch my breath. My feet and fingertips are numb.. I use a walker to keep my balance. I have days without the pain, so I don't consistently take a medication.
I have found for immediate relief good old Calamine Lotion is the best I just paint it on with an old makeup brush,and Lyrica (Pregabalin ) has helped a lot.
Got this awful condition from Prednisolone withdrawal took my last 1 mg 3 days ago and its not letting go without a huge fight it also includes thinning skin (incurable) if my Polymyalgia comes back I will never take Pred again as the cure is worse than the disease.
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