I am going out out of my mind again due to this insane itching, and I was hoping to find someone who knew what to do. I have an appointment with a neurologist soon and I hope he can do something for me. My itching started in May of 1997, right before my son's wedding. I went to a dermatologist who diagnosed it as brachioral pruritus (or something like that) and said it was from nerve damage due to overexposure to the sun. Hey, I grew up in sunny Southern California-what do you expect!? Anyway he recommended the capsician(sp) cream and it has helped somewhat, but not completely. I have learned to run VERY hot water over my elbow areas or use an ice pack. Pain is preferable to the crazy itching. In my mind I feel like running down the street screaming, cutting off my arm, crying, or just losing my mind. I feel like I am on nerve overload when this happens. I do have a compressed nerve in my neck (an MRI showed this). I am on a low dose of generic Prozac which I started in 1996. Maybe a connection? Is anyone out there that knows about a remedy? Ten years is enough. Oddly enough, I go through periods of remission and am not bothered at all. Please tell me that I won't lose my mind over all this. Thank you for taking the time to read this. It is nice to know there are others out there like me.

Posted By Dawn Snell on December 03, 2007 at 23:32:39:

In Reply to: Re: Intense localized itching on arms posted by Lorie on September 27, 2007 at 04:45:30:

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