Folks, I agree with Bonnie - after reading her blog, I did a lot of research on BRP and the conclusive symptom is that it is ONLY RELIEVED WITH ICE PACKS. I immediately made an appt with my neurologist and he prescribed Neurontin. I had a very restful night of sleep last night and the itching is fading fast. He has it taking 300mg at nighttime now, and it will be 300mg twice a day shortly. This is a fantastic drug for relief and very inexpensive - you can get the generic form. Do what I did, research BRP, and find a neurologist. He listened to me and we are following up with an MRI on my cervical spine this week to ensure that no tumors are causing this, too.

You are NOT crazy folks - this is REAL, but RARE, so it is rarely reported. It is also a generational disease - those of us who grew up in the 1970-1980 era of no-sunscreen and all babyoil in the baking sun are primary sufferers.....there is a link to spinal damage/disease, however.

Posted By Debby on July 01, 2008 at 13:05:25:

In Reply to: Intense localized itching on arms posted by Christie Baker on January 25, 2005 at 14:29:14:

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