I have had this for years. Accidentally I found something that helps somewhat: trolamine salicylate, active ingredient in arthritis cream. But it only works for a couple hours. The itching continues day and night, now that it's Nov. it's starting to recede, but goes from mid-sept. to mid-dec.
I have exactly the same as everyone for over 10 years. It usually starts end of August or September and last until February. I tried everything but to no avail. The doctor gave me Gabapentin and I take one 2 hours before going to bed, it seems to help. Sometimes the episodes last for hours of itching.
I constantly try to figure out what cause this horrible thing. Today I am thinking could it be caused by the flu shot? Because it's a seasonal thing.
Next year I will not get the flu shot and see what happens.
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