About Me: Female, 42, Austin, TX, member since Aug 2009
I will turn 36 next week, and an athletic, active, outdoorsy female. Happily married and pregnant with first child. I am laid back and unstressed. Extremely healthy except for this unbearable arm itch I've had for 10 years, which was the reason for me seeking help onlin
[More]e. I grew up in Connecticut, lived in upstate NY and Boston for college/grad school, then in Colorado for 10 years before moving to Austin, TX, where I now live.
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saw another doctor and agreed on giving me the gabapentin 100 mg x 4 a day, plus a shot of steroids and then pills of prednisone 20 mg x 3 a day for 3 days, 2 for 7 and 1 for 7 days. then i also got a topical cream of triamcinolne/lubriderm to put on areas of itch/rash. its only been two days ... but have to wait til at least early january to get into a dermotologists office. soaked in aveeno oatmeal bath - that kind of helped. next is to wash my sheets and pjs etc in "no-scent laundry soap" - she said it is possible to get allergies to laundry soap even if you have used for a long long time. so i'll check back in a week or so and see how it goes.
Wow this is so great to read about this and find out I am not insane. I am 36 as well (live in southern OH), very active, and 5 years ago in late July my right arm started itching...I had been on vacation in FL for a couple weeks and thought it must be some type of sun poisoning (I'm a redhead) but it lasted thru December. Didn't think much more about it until it came back again the next year late summer/early fall, and every year since. So far, has always just been my right arm from about elbow up to shoulder and just randomly goes away after several months....now that I have a better idea what it must be, can do a little more research. Good luck.
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