I also have had the same symptoms as all of you for about 6 yrs. and was wondering what it is we all have in common. Something that stands out here is the thought of having your arms cut off rather then have to endure another attack. That definitely is a common thread that stands out with unusually high number of us. I've also noticed that being in an area with cat allergens seems to intensify the itching; that petrolium based ointments make the itching almost unbearable.
One of our dogs has obsessive itching problems with the forelegs,front & rear toes,and it intensifies when mine does. It is not unusual to hear him whine as he chews the affected areas. He smells like a yeast factory if not washed often. Could there be a connection here?
What about common drug histories? I had to take the following drugs for periods of time over 10 yrs: Amitryptelene, Elivil, Paxel, Ritalin, & Levoxyl.
How about the work place? Any contact with Trichloroethelene (Inhibisol) or other degreasers?
Foods and environment do not seem to have an effect as the itching occurs anywhere, anytime, with no reguard to what I eat.
Please email me if any of you have something in commmon with me other this damn itching.

Posted By Walt on January 01, 2007 at 21:13:06:

In Reply to: Re: Intense localized itching on arms posted by LYNNE on November 20, 2006 at 09:27:27:

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