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Sensation like skin crawling

Hi
For several months I have been getting this weird sensation that my skin is crawling.  This happens just behind my right shoulder blade in exactly the same place every time.  It generally happens for no reason that I can fathom.  It is a sort of itching sensation and then a sensation that there is something crawling under my skin.  When I rub it with my fingers it disappears for a while but inevitably it returns within a few minutes.  There is no pain involved.
Would be interested to find out if there is a medical explanation for this!
Many thanks
Lola
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Can't give you much help, but I have the same thing except mine is on the left shoulder blade.  Have had it for years, doesn't happen all the time, but I think it has to do with muscle tension.  Sometimes at night when I go to bed, I go to lie down and where that feeling is, it will grab, and I have to move my left arm a different way until it relaxes.  Sorry I couldn't help much more.  Take care!!
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Not sure, but I've seen a show on parasites a long time ago, and I just thought of it when I read your post. They showed different people w/different cases of parasites and other things (like a leach in ones man's sinus'). One had insisted he felt something crawling under his skin, he finally saw it in his eye and they were able to help him after that. Sounds awful, I know, but stranger things have happened. Do you remember any insect bites, traveled at all? Anything at all that you can think of? It might be a nerve or a muscle spasm as suggested, but if you can pinpoint the "crawling feeling," might be worth checking out possible parasites. (And this is JUST my opinion! it was just too interesting to pass up.)
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Well, hityty, you really have put the cat among the pigeons with that comment!  I'm imagining all sorts of weird and wonderful things going on underneath my skin - bugs having the time of their lives, crawlies creeping, etc etc.  No, I haven't been to any exotic places recently so I don't think that has caused it but I think I will mention it to my GP next time I visit him, just for curiosity!
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try and go get adjusted by a chiropractor, the reason i say this is bc i used to have patient that came in with not being able to move arms, tingling pins and needles feeling(crawling), muscles spasum (spasm), stiff necks, lose of grips..etc. Try that maybe that could work.....and if not try the parasite thing, which btw i saw that show about it and that is not a show to watch when u are a hypercondriate :) Good luck and write back on how u are feeling luv.
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Didn't mean to scare you or imply anyone is a hypochondriac! Sorry about the cat and pigeons, it was just a thought, and everyone has parasites to some degree, so don't worry, its just something you can ask your GP like you said! Let us know.  
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Hi this is my first post.  I also have suffered with sensations of that feel as if ants or crawling bugs are crawling under and on the skin since 1993.  Sometimes the sensations would last for short periods of time - from a few minutes to hours, only to go away and come back again, days, months or year later.  

1.  Crawling bug sensation can be a symptom of women
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Hi!
I've read what you said about Kundalini Rising.
I would have some questions as I think I am going through the same thing, but I don't know if you're still using this site.
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Wow. I am so glad I found this posting...great info.

I have had this crawling sensation ( I keep thinking there's a spider on my left upper back) ever since I got back from vacation. In fact, I remember the first time I felt it was while I was still on vacation, and it was just a few days after I found that I had a ringworm rash (has nothing to do with worms - fungus on the skin). Anyway I treated that for well over 2 weeks until the rash/red spot was not visible for a few days.  But ever since I had that damn thing I have felt that crawling sensation. No numbness, just spider crawling.

I'm 30 - so for all I know I'm not pre-menopausal.  There's nothing visual I can see on my back that would make me believe I have some parasite in my skin.  And I dn't believe it's Kundalini rising - it's not a sensation going up and down my spine. It's in a 1 inch radius in the same spot on my back.  In any case, this posting has helped me because I now feel a little bit better that I'm not paranoid and making this up. I'll make sure I go see a doc.
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It definitely has to be MOVICOL for me because I stopped using it for a few days and the symptom has gone!!
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It definitely has to be Movicol  for me because I stopped using it for a few days and the symptom of creepy crawly has disappeared ?
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ever thing of it being a mildly pinched nerve. same thing here right between my right shoulder blade and spine, usually caused by too many hours on the computer, pay attention if its in the area of your hunch while sitting at your computer. most people dont have perfect posture especially when typing on a keyboard in a chair that may not be best suited for their height. i went three days without sleep and spent the majority of time on this damned contraption. ocham's razor
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try checking with a massage therapist, i just worked mine out for the time being using the corner of a wall lol. should be good to go for about 10 minutes but im back in this damn chair that needs to be 2 inches 2 lower, maby ill just take the wheels off hmm....
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i think i might have been wrong because not only is my back still tingling but the skin has also gone numb. any ideas?
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I read the feedback that you gave and I am astonished about what you said. Mine itching is all over my body and it is causing me not to sleep and frustration. I need more information if you can give me some
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I have suffered from the crawling symptons " like ants runing around under my skin" in both my feet & calves all my life, mostly at night it wakes me up & i have found the only way to relieve it is to get up & stand on a cold floor or spray my legs with a cold water spray, my mother gets it day & night,  my daughter also sufferes with it, oddly it seems to get passed down but only to the females in the family, my GP is baffled by it, anyone have any ideas what it is.
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It's most likely neurological in nature. Look up parastethias.
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I too have been a victim to this crawling thing, but its not just in one area. I feel it across my stomach, face, neck, back and even around my arse. It feels like tiny insects/bugs crawling over me but when i look there is nothing there. Its not all the time either, it comes and goes. Its driving me mad though. Sometimes I cant sleep at night.
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It's funny how people get from a curling sensation behind your shoulder to your entire body feeling like you have ants.
I would like to say that my sensation of something curling under my skin is excitedly where some of the others have felts this. In my case, behind my left shoulder, in a small spot. And always in the same spot.  It's been going on now for about 4yrs.  It seems to go away during the winter months, but come summer, it's back.  
Recently I had a dermatologist tell me it was something called Entrapped Nerves.  He gave me some sort of cortisone cream to put on twice daily.  It seemed to have help, but I stopped using it because....let's just say I try not to use chemicals on my skin or internally.  
I'll be seeing a new doctor this week and I'm looking forward to her opinion. I'll keep you all posted.
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I have the same sympton as Lola and Swimmingbear.  It is a crawling/tingling/itching sensation on or under my left shoulder blade.  It is always in the same spot, and I have had it for about 3 to 4 years as well.  I put a rubber ball between my back and office chair for relief.  However, it only helps for a minute of two.  It doesn't hurt at all.  It is just a little annoying.
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I get this also  and i am being checked for a parasite infection and really wondering though because thier also doing a CT abdominal scan as i have alot of GI issues going on, i hope kinda to find out it's not this but worried it's not as to what else it might be but i also suffer from a back injury or something i am in the process of also getting evaluated for. Take care and if you have any new information please share!
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I've had this for a couple of years and I'm experiencing it right now.  I believe it is my muscles twitching all over.  I have the funcky feeling like someone is massaging my back only I'm not reeping the benefits of it!  It's on my whole upper back.  Sometimes I worry I'm going to have a heart attack or something else medical is wrong with me.  I've searched for answers and I really think it's a nerve or muscle gone crazy. :)
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I have just started to experience this in the last 2 months.  I am concerned because my Mother has had several strokes, Bells Palsy, and Temporal artheritis.  It occurs on my left temple, and feels like little bugs crawling under my skin.   I scratch it and it goes away for a few seconds, but then it is back.  I only have it on my temple and no where else.  Anyone else experience this on their temple??
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Let me give you some good advice.  Don't try and get it diagnosed.  Unless you are having severe pain, breathing problems or feel like your head is going to pop off learn to live with it.  For some reason as good as the medical community is they are not good at diagnosing numbness and tingling or creepy crawling sensations.  I know this because I have been trying to get something similiar to this diagnosed for several years.  I had a diagnosis  years ago but apparently I don't have that any more and the rediagnosis process has put me through hell and thousands of dollars and I still don't know what it is.  That's with good health insurance.  I feel sorry for you and hope you feel better.  Good luck and I hope it goes away soon.
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Thank you for this site...I've read everything and there's so many answers here.  The tingling/pin prickin' creepy crawling sensation I just got for the first time yesterday and I freaked out.  Ask-a-nurse went to the body lice/parasite explanation but really seemed to not have an answer.  Not knowing if it's lice/scabies/parasites I read Tea Tree Oil is the cure all for parasites(all).  I thoroughly put some oil in my shampoo/soap, washed clothes in hot, dropping some oil in the laundry.
I'm still having the sensations.  I've just started playing piano actively again and I'm going now more with muscle spasms--I'm getting a lot of sensations in my forearms where the strainwould be from this activity, but I'm getting that annoying sensation all over! At night, we have no distractions, just lying there feeling the crawling--it is maddening and I hope it goes away soon!!  peace to all, we'll make it through!!
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Last fall I started having regular massages.   My shoulder muscles are full of knots, and my massage therapist works hard to get rid of them each time I go.  I've noticed that I frequently get the crawling sensation where the knots were - so I suspect that it's related to tension in my muscles, and the knots coming back.
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mine started in my left palm. i would itch it and it would itch worse while i scratched then would go away only to come back shortly.  then a year later i felt it in my foot. then to my leg then gradually over a few years my skin has begun to crawl all over. i dont know what this could be. any ideas???  it doesnt feel like bugs under my skin but it is a very strange crawling itchy feeling that appears at random places around my body. most notably around my feet, hands, face and ribcage. i truly is scary and mysterious to me.
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Oh, I am soooo glad that I found this site.  My case is similar to many of you but very unique in a way, in 2 ways, actually - not just me, but my ex-fiance also have it! We started around the same time; secondly, ours could happen all over the body and it happens more when I am still and in the dark.  It mostly feels like ants crawling on the skin; sometimes it's like one single strand of hair touching the face.  But either way, it makes us scratch.  We used heat, we used freezing, we used isolation for a long period of time...nothing seems to kill the "bug" except Tea Tree Oil seems to be able to give us a temporary (usually overnight) relief.  Sometimes we checked our hair (brushing it fiercely) and we can see little white dots (but round, so it's not flakes) that looked like bugs.  Sometimes my ex-fiance said he sees little white bugs fly across in front of his eyes when he brush his hair... but none of these "dots" ever moved...
We are still having this problem now even though we dont live in the same household anymore.  So this is not related to our living environment.  I dont' even know whether I should check with a dermatologist?  A psychologist (some doctors said it's psychosematic) Or a bug specialist... I am really leaning towards parasite now.  But anyone's help will be greatly appreciated!!!
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By the way, we don't have any rashes, or pus, or wounds or any signs of infection like scabies or such.  We have it together so it can't be pre-menopause for him..we dont use drugs, we don't do the Hindu practice, we have no lesion so it can't be Morgellons Disease. But it does feel like whatever it is doesn't come out in a colder weather. We had a better time over the winter, but then it came back when the weather warms up.
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So glad I read these and know I'm not going crazy.  I went to my second dermatologist this past week and I left his office feeling like his opinion was based on the fact that I am a 57 year old woman. I hope this isn't the way I have to live my life.  
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Hi,

I've had similar crawling symptoms for a in the past but the symptoms were mild and occurred on occasion only, not daily or even monthly.  Recently however, my office (basement level) has been invested with mosquitoes; as a result I have several bites up and down my legs (32 bites, old and new, on one leg alone).  This has been happening for several weeks.  For about the last two weeks however the feeling of crawling has intensified.  Today for example it’s non-stop, even when I'm not in my office, at home for example, I feel the crawling.  I feel the sensation on my face, legs, arms, neck, stomach, and back.  Can excessive bug bites cause this to happen? I can't find information on this.  When I researched the only information I found was on larvae.  I don't even want to think about that possibility.  

Any info would be helpful, thanks.
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It's amazing that all these people have the same problem (including me), and yet none of us have been able to find help. It makes me feel like this condition, whatever it is, isn't being taken seriously enough. It may not shorten our lifespans, but it's truly effecting my quality of life, being in constant discomfort. If anyone finds any answers, please share.
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I just started to have this symtom about 3 days ago. It started when I was sitting on a sofa in my living room and consantly thinking that my sofa was so dirty and there could be bugs inside. What I try to say is that I think my symtom is psychological, not physical.
...just my theory...


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I have it too!  Mine is in my left shoulder blade area.  It started about 3 months ago.  I may have the feeling anywhere from 2 to 6 times in a day.  I was recently diagnosed with a peripheral nerve disorder, but I doubt this is related because I have had the nerve disorder since childhood.  I'm going to my neurologist on the 30th and I will ask about this. I thought I was the only person in the world with this feeling.
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Im 17, and I have been having these weird crawly sensations under my skin for about 2 years. Ive learnt to live with it but it is making me extremely depressed and distracted in life. My doctor tried to tell me I had depression, but the only thing that is making me depressed is this annoying sensation! Its mainly in my face, but ive noticed lately when im trying to go to sleep its everywhere like theres a bug crawling on me. I also get very bad headaches daily, and very sensitive to temperatures. im so glad other people experiencing this because i felt so lonely.
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Mine started after I thought I was bitten by a brown recluse. My boyfriend was bitten first. It was so bad I had to have surgery. I have never been the same since. I get little pimple bumps on my back side I can't sleep I feel like little bugs a crawling all over in ears, nose arms, but mostly my bottom. VERY FRUSTRATING. I literally will jump out of my chair. I spend most my day trying to ignore it . That's impossible. My boyfriend found that he had a staph infection. I was told I did not have a Staph infection, the doctor said it was type of pour infection that will never go away thanks a lot. I just glad I'm not the only one. Mind you we both went to the Doctor at the same time and were given two different diagnose we were both at Kaiser. ???????????????????????????????????
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Sounds like a trapped nerve, or a 'tick'. If you have a job where you're using your arms alot this may explain it.
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My doctor told me to go to the feed store and get a bag of sulfur. Then mix it with lotion and rub on the area that was bothering me.  Also mix sulfur with shampoo and mild soap, and use in the shower.  He said "we'll go back a hundred years".  Made no sense to me, but I have comfort for the first time in a year.  This was a dermatologist and I didn't believe what he told me, but it has actually helped.  He said that lots of people go to the sulfur springs for the same reason.  He said that he could give me and expensive perscription, but this is the same thing.  You might try this.  I noticed a lot of web sites selling sulfur lotions.  
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I've been having the same symptoms for about 8 weeks now, a feeling like bugs are crawling across my scalp, torso, ankles and face. It seems to get worse later on in the day and nothing seems to make it better, although the feeling does wear off if I have had anything to drink. I have been to the Doctor twice without any solution, the last time he suggested Scabbies but the lotion hasn't helped. It is driving me nuts, it seemed to start after I gave my dog a bath, I wonder if it is a parasite?
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Holy cow, I can't believe I'm not alone with this.  But at least I'm not freaking out that I have skin cancer or something.  This forum is over two years old and nobody has mentioned anything conclusive.  Everyone from GP's to witch doctors prescribing different things.  My creepy-crawlies are just under my left shoulder blade like several others.  That is too much of a coincidence to ignore. Like many, it doesn't hurt but it is annoying, like a localized chill.  Absolutely nothing visible to the eye, this is the weirdest thing.  At least I don't feel an urgent need to rush to the Dr, but will wait until next time I'm there and mention it and see what he says before I share what I've learned from this thread.  Please keep the opinions coming!  
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It started over two weeks ago in my left wrist and moved to the (scapula ) shoulder blade area. It's seems to affect both Male and Female. Does anyone have a history of CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)? I have it, i'm  wondering if there could some correlation  between the two?  Let's keep discussing this issue...
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i ordered dry oxy by opaline solutions. the creepy crawlies, stinging and skin irritations ceased in less than 8 hours and i slept like a baby that night.
its stabilized oxygen in a capsule.
in the beginning i saw a couple of so called  bites, on me i went to emergency. the doctor said they were flea bites.i'm like ok. no dog or friends and family with pets.in my home. she gave me an ointment and made a follow up appointment for two weeks later. then  i was told no flea bites. more than likely bird mites.i was prescribed a stronger ointment, given a cortizone shot and pills to reduce itching. gradually became paranoid and feeling like i was being attacked by an enviorment of skin parasites, mites or whatever we want to call it. started zip locking my clothes in bags and going thru a sanitizing frenzy. felt the creepy crawly sensations at work, in my car and at night.it was trippin me out until i stumbled up on someone that posted similar symptoms and mentioned dry oxy.my life immediately came back to me and i am now emotionally normal again.I am not paranoid or freaking over parasites, insects etc....no more of that stupid medication and prescribed ointment **** either..i have been on the oxy for about 2 weeks.i shared it with my doctor who is a doll but ain't got a clue. gave him a brochure and told him 2 go study up and be ready to talk my language the next time i see him..i take one or two around every four hours and then if i skip a dose the crawlies sorta creep back. but i'm unannoyingly happy feeling like i'm going thru a fabulous healing process.I was told that when the co2 level is low parasites, mites, micro-organisms, anthropods & stuff can leech on to you because your immune system is weak. So build up your immune system (with oxygen) no matter what but quite honestly even though i'm still investigating the experience? i think its related to menopause.luckily i'm a gal so i wouldn't know what to say to you guys except...order the oxy anyway & keep me posted..
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To tara315, charliecarakus, Scratchingmyhead and some of the other folks......

Amazing!!! I believe you'll cuz I am facing the same thing. NO EXTERNAL signs or manifestations. And I have been monitoring my body status for the last ten years. Have done a full battery of tests but everything comes back clean.

What I would like to ask is an important question from you'll. Try to think back to the approx time of your "infection" and see if either you had visited an hospital for some surgery or was in REAL close contact with someone who had been in a hospital. (By Close contact I mean, maybe sexual relationship or exchange of body fluids).

I know this thing can be "passed on" cuz like ScratchingMyHead, I got it from someone and did not realize it immediately but I know that I "infected" my fiancee and have been monitorng her "symptoms" too and see the exact gap of the "symptoms" appearing in her.

And before some says that it is all "psychosomatic"....maybe with me it can be so...but not 3 other people that I know.

Hopefully I see som more interest in this and will share some further info and symptoms once I get some participation.

Alchemist
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I just found out that I have chronic sinusitis and its probably the biggest relief of my life. This is what caused my dizziness, and the strange pressure and tickly feelings in my face. If you experience headaches, dizziness, tickley feelings under skin in face or pressure, i recomend you get a sinus scan, and doc can prescribe  anti biotics. People usually think that sinusitis is associated with all the snotty stuff and being blocked up, but as mine came from an allergy, its more of a dry thing and this is why no doctors thought my symptoms were sinus related. good luck everybody, I know how horrible it is not knowing what is wrong with you, make sure you find a doctor that gets to the point and doesnt tell you that you have depression!
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Wow! I'm not crazy after all.  I've had this crawling feeling under my skin for the past year. I wake up in the middle of the night itiching like crazy. It stop's for a moment when I take a hot shower and put on some medicated powder, well that worked for a minute, now it's back again stronger than ever.  In the last couple of days I have broken out on my face and have what appears to be insect bites on my left wrist!  As I sit at my computer now, I'm itiching like crazy! What in God's name is this?  HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I've had 'sensitive' skin for the past 30 years - at least that's how my mother explained it and until I saw this site what I believed.  It's hard to explain to someone what it's like to have spiderwebs brush across your skin willy-nilly.  I get the sensations everywhere I have skin - sometimes I think it's where I don't have skin too!  I suffer from allergies, crohns disease and depression.  I'm on asacol & cipralex.  I have recently gained a phenominal amount of weight - more space for my crawlies.  
I want to thank everyone who has posted on this site.  I am so relieved that I am not alone in this.
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I have recently had the feeling of things crawling all over my body. I find it most uncomfortable at night and I am having difficulty sleeping. Just as I am drifting off I feel things crawling and when I wake up, there is nothing there. I also have psoriasis, although it is very mild compared with some cases, so I am used to having to deal with itchy skin, but this is something different. I haven't been anywhere exotic or know of anyone else with the symptoms. I have had some emotional stresses over the past 2 months. Another symptom I am experiencing is a tight chest and difficulty breathing. Does anyone have anything similar and do youthink it is worth visitng my GP?

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I have also had the sensation of crawling under my skin for 18 years. I have seen doctors forever and naturopath and other health doctors. I thought it was first parasites but test were negative. Then I thought candida (oral thrush) as I got this "Formication" itching after coming off of antibiotics. I go tanning and that seems to make the symtoms (symptoms) subside but I am itching 24 hours a day every day of the year. I AM VERY FRUSTRATED! I had a doctor tell me I had formication once and was already on the mediaction (serequel) that they often treat it with, it did not work.

I see my naturopath in one week and my doctor in 2 weeks. What should I ask or presume that this itching is? Kundalini Rising? (I don't understand what it is exactly) or what is going on with me. PLEASE HELP ME!
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And for me, my itching seems to be all related to what I eat. All carbohydrates increase itchiness especially strong sugar content foods or very startchy foods like breads.
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I just recently started itching (maybe within the last week) and did buy some new clothes that I did not wash before wearing, so I thought that maybe it could be a reaction to that.  Becasue I had developed some bumps on my legs that were very itchy.  Since then though, I feel like things are crawling on me and I am very afraid that it could be parasites.
I have been doing some research for the past few days and there are many different parasites that could affect us.  I know it's very disturbing to consider this as an option, but according to some of the web-sites I've vistited (including WebMD) it is very common.  I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for This Thursday, but tonight I do plan on rying the tea tree oil to see what happens.  If you are not getting answers from your doctors, I suggest that you get second and third opions.  If you have not yet seen a doctor, then you absolutely should. I'm not a big "traditional" medicine person, but more of an herbalist and there a many natural cleasings that you can take advantage of to clean your system of parasites.  Black Walnut is a natural herb that is suggested.  If you are from the Philadelphia area, you can visit Penn Herb.
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I have had a crawling sensations under my skin: legs, arms, mid back, all over at times.  At times I feel like I am being overtaken by something.  I have tried everything:  changing shampoos, soap, stopping medication, not dying my hair, EVERYTHING.  It is destroying the quality of my life.  It's worse when I sit.  After I awaken in the morning, I feel okay.  But then it begins.  I'm a marathon runner and it seems to get bad after I run.

I am getting ready to have a series of neurological tests and have an appointment at the dermatologist and chiropractor.

I have been tested for Lyme Disease, low iron, menopause, thyroid issue.  All negative.

I remember being bitten in the middle of the night by something.  It hurt so badly, I was awakened.  I had also also been going to the gym, which in itself is a petrie dish.

I shower incensantly because water makes it feel better.  Standing and walking help too.  I have to have a fan blowing on me at all times at work.

There's part of me that feels it's environment, too.

And I thought about parasites, since I eat sushi regularly.

I went through the paranoia of bugs, spraying everything.  I've had scabies and lice at various times in my life and this is nothing like those skin diseases.

Sometimes I get a rash on my face, which leads me back to hair dye.  I pierced my ears about the same time.  They would not heal and were filled with pus frequently.  I had to let them grow back.

I oftern wondered if the excessive sweating caused by running was doing something to the hair dye, causing it to get into my system.  But the doctor said I would have something, a rash or something.

She said my problem is coming from within.  

Claritin and antihistimines do not help.

This is long but I was so relieved to find others struggling with this.  I don't use drugs or drink, either.

One more thing:  I was prescibed medication for RLS, too, which did not help.

I will keep you all posted.

Thank you.

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I can hardly stop scratching in one place before I have to scratch in another and it's not always that I'm itching most times it's as if fruitflies are antagonizing me from the inside out and around eye area.

Even though I don't have pets, I've gone through a wad on flea treatments, Off, Skin So Soft,  and citronella candles, nothing seems to help.  The fact that I can't see these ever present (things) only serve to intensify a neurological diagnosis (but hell I ain't crazy) Something is itching me, biting me, and something is crawling underneath my skin.

I can defintely sympathize with poster who suffers with this while sitting at the computer, that's where I feel it the most.  Of course it also kicks into high gear when I settle down to go to sleep (sh%t, sleep what't that?)

Just wonder what the commonality is here . . . . . I'm 45, female, I exercise semi-regularly, no medical issues.  Is this menapausal?
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Hey Guys, you all have morgellons disease. Its still in the early stages and alot of doctors don't believe it exists but more and more people are suffering from it. Not much is know about the disease except for the symptoms. http://www.homeandbodyhealth.com/page/page/4829615.htm
I have a few of thos symptoms but I dont get the 'lesions' or scabs.
Look it up and tell me what you think
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Just had my first experience with Hives.  We think its from the rug cleaner the building personnel used to clean m carpet (maybe I need a lawer.  On meds for 3 days (after 3 separate visitsto ER) and now it feelslike "crawling bugs" on middle of back. up to my neck

I am usually not allergic to anything. I had raised pink and red welts on my arms, legs, tummy, inner thigh - it was so scary!

I am thinking the "crawling bug" thing is from the drug prednisone I am taking (its a low dose - 6 day therapy).  I am in agony!

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I have the same condition.  I'm a 35yo male. The skin crawling, the feeling like something is biting my skin/a pin poking me, the feeling of a lone hair falling across my face and the itching....it's just crazy. I tried Permethrin Cream thinking it was Scabbies, but I have no visable symptoms. I thought the cream worked after two weeks because I no longer had a sensations, but then a few days my foot was itching like crazy which started the whole effect again. So I tried the cream again and it's not working as it's been a good 9 weeks. I'm getting a tingling feeling in addition now because I think I used the cream too much and its a side effect. I'm hoping its a parisite so it will just die. But I went to the dermatologist and she said I do not have scabbies. She gave me some cream for itching but its not doing anything. She also said to take an antihistamine daily, not just when its bothering me, as it will take a while for the body to build up a full dose of protection. I had this condition 7 years ago and it went away after a few months. I thought is was body lice then, but the Drs then said I would be able to see it and they didn't see anything. They prescribed Permethrin cream and I thought it worked then. But it doesn't seem to work now. One thing I will say is similar from now to 7 years ago, was that I was suffering from 'depression'. I'm going through a bout now, so maybe that has something to do with it. If so, the mind is playing awful tricks on me.
I keep thinking it is something I can give to someone so I've been trying not to touch anyone. It's kind of sad. Hopefully we can all be healed.
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For some months now, I have had a sensation of something crawling at the top of my left shoulder blade (is it only coincidence that many of you have mentioned left shoulder blade?).  The area concerned is about an inch square with no visible sign of anything at all and is intermittent, lasting about 10 minutes or so each time it occurs.
I've not been concerned enough to mention it to my GP, and by what I've read here I wouldn't be any wiser as to the cause if I did ask for advice.
It's comforting to know that others are experiencing the same symptom, but symptom of what???????
Is there anyone out there who can help us.
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POSSIBLE DIAGNOSIS

someone mentioned this earlier, but there are a lot of posts on here and doubt everyone will read it.  so if any of you have excruciatingly painful crawling sensations in many regions of your body (meaning not localized) please consider:

Morgellon's Disease

many doctors have never heard of it, and thus will never diagnose it.  the tell tale sign of it are blueish to black fibers that can be found in skin biopsy, or in some cases are externally exposed and can be picked out with tweezers.

other possiblities are inflammation or disease of the nerves in the area.  if it is systemic (full body) crawling, an mri of the brain, Cervical and thoracic Spine should be considered to rule out lesions or tumors.  

if it is local, MRI of the area should be done.  

there are many autoimmune disorders where the immune system turns on the nervous system.  this type would most likely account for generalized itching / crawling / pain sensations throughout the body.  

it is important that if you are not getting the answers you need from your doctor, that you FIND A NEW ONE!

good luck.
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I've had this feeling on and off for several years.  I'm 47 and blood tests have told me I'm not going through the menopause, although a doc told me that symptons are experienced beforehand.

This feeling drives me mad - it creeps from the back of my right hand and very quickly rushes up and down my arm and across my chest.  I've tried tabs for restless leg symdrome but they made me tired and now I'm booked in for more blood tests.

The feeling I get is like someone is walking over my grave but it's felt in the back of my hand.

Drafts set it off too - I wear fingerless gloves at home and when sleeping.  (Two on one hand as it's only my right hand).  And if I still get it I flex my fingers out.  I've also got heat treatment cream and ice treatment cream and a small tens machine.  They all work - I find pain and movement stops it or at least reduces it significanting.  

Doctors haven't heard of this which is frustrating - the thing is to find one that will listen and try to help even though they have no idea what you're talking about.  

I keep a small hot water bottle at work in case I get it there but I normally only get it in the evening at home - usually the same time - but if I'm out and about in the evening I don't get it.

Hope this helps some peopld.
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the most likely cause ive found out through my doctor is quite simple, for those of you experiencing this feeling in a localized area most notably the shoulder blade(s) its nothing more than strained muscles causing nerve irritation from poor posture or being stuck in a computer chair for as little as 20 minutes a day. if its covering your entire body tho then there's a strong possibility that it could be neuropathy(dieing off of the peripheral nerves) and you should be tested for diabetes. mine comes and goes and works itself out if i take a week off from my computer and dont sit in a hunched posistion or also through massage therapy. keep in mind that computers can even kill you if your on for too long sitting in one spot in turn forming blood clots from lack of exercise and movement in general. but if your still concerned then mention it to your doctor but also mention how long you sit on a computer and how often you sit hunched forward in general as well as how well your posture is while standing.  
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Well i have had this crawling sensation also . In my nose , in my ears , in my hair on my head , in the crack of my butt, , generally all over but mostly in those aforementioned  areas . Thought i had scabies. went through 3 treatments of the cream. for scabies. Did not work. I have had this for 3 months. finally went to a dermatologist. they took a skin sample. It is determined that i have Folliculitis. He said i my be reinfecting myself through towels and so forth . he prescribed me some antibiotic.i pick it up tomorrow. says it should be gone in 3 weeks . told me to change my towels and sheets everyday . i will post a follow up . thanks.
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I also have a crawling sensation, it started several weeks ago.   It is on my back near my right shoulder blade.   At first I thought my muscles were wierdly exercising on their own ... kind of a ripply feeling.   It never lasts long ... maybe 5 minutes but it is happening more often.    No itching, no "bug" feeling, no tingling.    I had not exercised much for several months because I had an awful cough for most of that (dr thought whooping cough) and just got back into yoga and aquarobics and I thought maybe it was due to the change.    I appreciate finding this forum!
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I will be visiting my doctor about this problem on tomorrow, I will inform all about the visit.

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I have also had the feeling of a crawling sensation and it wakes me up constantly.  When I get up there are red lines criss crossing at the site and it looks like a bear has clawed me.  It comes and goes constantly and I am getting very overwhelmed with this as not getting any sleep.  It can wake me up from a sound sleep, then I cannot get back to sleep.  Please help.
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hello to everyone!  I'm so sorry for everyone's misery!  some notes not to cause fear.. but just information passed along.  my son and his family are all infected and in isolation now in Arizona.  He first got some prickly sensation when buying new pants at Old Navy last year... Oct. 2008.  Ever since then, they have all gotten little bites, then it morphed to a more crazy/hysterical type of experiences.   first they thought they had bird mites....  no room bombs helped.. nothing did.   they even moved.  apparently this is going on all over Wisconsin where he fled from.  As an internet guru and researcher, he has found this to be an epidemic.  There are some researchers talking about the possiblity that it is a bioengineered type of critter that was created by Monsanto to eat pests on cotton in the fields...  then shipped for making our fabrics, this hardy critter doesn't die!  it then rides back in to civilization on our fabrics/clothes, new, cheap or expensive.   wow.. it is like a Stephen King novel.     CNN just did a special this week on it....  what I can tell you is this...  it is worse at night/can cause little bites or a cluster... hardly heal up then the next onslaught comes, that is because of the under the skin eggs.  The bioengineering makes it not quite like scabies... doesn't get killed off like scabies, which aren't that hard...  some people report it is associated with Lyme disease... some mutation.  they all had a version of lyme up in Wisconsin...   he believes it is the latest/greatest version of mysterious illnesses people will spend all their money on to try to solve, and docs won't know a thing.  The CDC is not talking out loud too much about it....  you could call it Morgellons...  it is mostly just hardy parasites.  odd things occur like the feeling of a h air brushing against your skin....  creepy crawly for sure...  some darker skinned people don't seem to be bothered by it, and sleep next to someone who has it and doesn't get it.     I will try to find the site where a doc in Oklahoma city is offering a slide test to see if you have the organism...   it is sort of 'plastic' in its composition.. and it is not found in nature.  I find this scary as hell, pardon my french.   My son says some things have worked a bit for them....  but no cure...   there are some enzymes to use in the bath and to wash your clothes with and spray on you.   safe.   these enzymes are all protein and break down the outer cover of insects, they molt too soon then die.  no need for harmful chemicals.  who needs that.   secondly, you must be fastidious in cleaning your place...  i might make you nuts, but it will help.   wash your sheets nightly.   some people have found that taking alfalfa tablet baths  about seven tablets... show things crawling out of their skin and they get better immediately.   are you ready to see that?  well,  we are going to see lots of strange things in this b ioengineered time we're in...   these critters might act up more while youare at the comupter...  some electrical charge thing. I don't know.. I'm just a girl,, heh....    also, you can ask your doctor about sulphur creams, they help, or ingesting homeopathic sulphur remedies...   i read the other post about oxygen caps... that sounds reasonable.  keep your diet clean...  eat fresh foods.. build up your immune system.   Far infrared helps...  you can get a practitioner to do a pulsing treatment with a Beam Ray machine... and eradicate them almost co mpletely...   try not to be freaked out.. many many many people are going through this, have no one to understand or help them solve it....  if this is the new epidemic.. created by who knows who... then one step is to be fearless.. be a spiritual person who can breathe through the fear, become educated on it,  and know you can solve it and get your life back.   things are always the worst when we first hear about them.. we are trail blazers for others after us and so we must learn it all first.    I am a health care practitioner, wellness coach...  and I am trying to learn all I can so I may help others as this becomes full blown, full on in the public eye and a challenge of great magnitude.  the biggest obligation is to go to docs armed with information, reports, etc.. so they can become educated, at least aware.   if the CDC isn't going to inform them, the public will have to.   people have all kinds of similar, yet different symptoms but all a collection.  even heaviness in breathing at one point, like a little chest cold almost...  this is, i believe, a bacterium, so it almost acts like a virus if you will....it just doesn't go away!  One of my colleges in TN works with  the Beam Ray...  and also remedies to help rise above the situation that is going on for each person...  you can read about the new mycoplasm that has been infecting our population for many years causing undiagnosable symptoms like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia... MS, and other autoimmune disorders... the mycroplasm is so small it is not detected in blood work, but it is there.  this too can be eradicated.     If  you would like to send a blog or note to me or have me contact you about Doc Davis, just go to my new website and I will see if I can get good information to you, ok?   www.fountainofwellness.com    Let me tell you, this is a time to be fearless....  I believe we can get a handle on this, and perhaps need to band together, form a group, compare notes and get some power behind us.   If this is some strange nano bacterium, let's just get rid of it.  I believe we are here to be strong, healthy, educated and empowered humans,, not this, whatever this is we are being reduced to..  either intentionally, or accidentally.   I always knew genetic modification was going to bite us in the butt sooner or later. I'm surprised it is this fast.  thanks for listening....   get empowered.   let go of fear, let's get our lives back.   hugs and love to you.... t
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Note: As my first post which I posted before registering at this site did not show up here, I am publishing this revised post with a request to the Forum administrators to delete my previous post if it is waiting to be published.

                          
As regards the localised tickling sensation is concerned, it is due to muscle/nerve spasm and should be treated by a specialist doctor..

The whole body crawling sensation one feels, is real and not a psychosomatic disorder as might have been told by the doctor. Many doctors are unaware of the new millennium bugs that are migrating from their conventional animal hosts to humans due to changing life styles and deplating bird/animal stock population in the  modern cities. Further, the docs are busy treating risk-free well known standard diseases, so that they have no time to waste on researching on unknown diseases. Tinnitus is one such disease which they advise the patients to patiently  suffer through. The fast modern life style ties people to thier work desk for long hours , reducing their mobility and  exposure to sun and natural healthy environment. Lack of exercises reduces perspiration, thereby reducing  the resulting salinity of the skin.. Lack of body exposure to sun allows disease germs and parasitic insects to thrive on human skin as their breeding place. Cool artificial office environment crowded with  files, computers and  work desks provide an ideal growing place for ticks and mites.

Having said so much about the environmental risks we are going through in the modern world, here are a few findings on the real culprits behind the all body crawling sensation :

The condition is caused by a small flying insect of the ' Noseeum ' category. These are small flying insects with white or clear wings and of submillimeter  body size. They suck human blood and  share their life cycle between plants and unwillingly with humans in the absence of other animal/ bird hosts. They lay thier eggs on the skin hair and thier larva burroughs itself under the skin for ese of blood sucking. They come out from the skin pours in the night time or to take little fresh air during day time. The larva keeps crawling and bouncing on the skin surface when they come out. The youg flies and the adult flies live in the surrounding environment, hiding themselves from light and keep visiting the host's body during day times to have their blood meal and during night for both blood sucking and to lay their eggs. The blood filled larva looks like a dark speck , but under a lens almost resembles a head lice.  I presume the white balls are nothing but their eggs. The flies have a dark body an structurally resembles flying ants. These flies are abundant in nature on plant leaves and marshy lands.

How to catch these flies from your body?

It is very easy to catch them using a large clear polythene bag. All that you have to do to catch them is to quickly put your face into the opening of a polythene bag when you feel intense activity of these flies on your face. Use a bag with large opening to allow you easy breathing. It does not matter if the bag mouth is much wider since the flies and their larva that jumps into the bag will not be able to fly away easily due to the natural static attraction of polythene. You can take out the bag after a minute and immediately fold it into a sheet closing the mouthside first. Due to the body's static charge, if you touch the outside of the bag with your hand, the stuck flies will be repelled from the inside walls and can fly away if the mouth of the bag is still open. Now if the folded sheet is viewed against a bright light, you can see as tiny specks young flies as well as some larve. You can have a better view of these intruders using a lens or a microscope. If you try to touch the flies on the outside of the bag they get repelled to another spot due to your body's static charge. You will also notice that due to the same reason, even the skin flakes and small hair which might have fallen from your body into the plastic bag may also appear as living objects and should be careful not t confuse them with flies or their larvae.

Once you are able to catch a few flies you can convice yourselves and others that your condition is not just conjuctures of your brain.

By Bharathyeju
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continued from previous page 1, due to limitation of 8000 words per message..

Why preference for specific hosts in a group?

Now you have to analyse why the flies prefer only you and not others with whom you are staying?

Some of the reasons for this selective behaviour of the flies can be as follows:

1. Your body may be weak from some intestinal/skin /liver disorder and  may be these flies are just natural scavengers that help to keep your internal body clean. Think of s situation that the medical research tomorrow  brings out a technique to tame these insects to deliver the  medicines to an internal organ, with out resorting to damaging healthy cells as it happens with today's surgery and radiation  practices? Who knows, the mother nature is already doing it for us without charging us a penny!!  So, the point I am trying to explain is that you should check up with your doctor if you have any disease in your body, as otherwise simply distroying these flies from your body may turnout to be counter productive.

2. Another possible reason why they do not switch their hosts is because at any point of time a part of their family is stuck to your body and they keep returning to the same host, till they find a need to expand thier colony as it happens in bee-hives.   Afterall they are not greedy as humans and do not try to unnecessarily waste the natural resources like us.

I am also imagining that once they infest a body they may be leaving behind their natural fermons which help them to selectively return back to you in a crowd. Or, it could be also there may be one or more queens hiding in your ear or some other body cavity, and these insects may be producing untrasonic sound barely audible to humans but is always picked up the otside members of the colony to return to you. I am also keenly studying the relationship between Tinnitus and these flies, as it is another subjects not touched by the modern medical fratenity and played off lightly as a natural consequence of your living on this planet .

3. Yet another reason for not switching the host may be because of their natural lathargy. Afeter all, they have worked hard and many of their co-worker's lives lost in thier effort to burrough your skin and make it a natural habitat for them so what is the compelling reason for them to do all over again with another host?

Possible Remedies:

I think the basic mechanism in removing these buggs from one's body involves cutting the body from their natural life cycle using insect repellents, but it takes a long period to completely erradicate them from your body, as you are always exposed to them and your body is already ploughed into their natural habitat so that they can readily return to you once you relax your defending mechanism.

One of the simplest method to shift these flies from your body  may be to adopt a pet, but I would not suggest it as it would be a cold blooded injustice to a mute fellow being incapable defending itself.

The sulpher treatment  and oxy treatments desribed in the earlier posts should both be effective to keep these insects at bay, but remember it may take long periods for a complete recovery.

In our village settings we would have used natuarl shampoos using the leaves of the Indian Neem and Chinese Umbrella Tree leaves with regular bathing water to keep these insects at bay. But I would not suggest this method to a city bread population having  high allergic reactions to anything that is not used to.

Conclusion :
To conclude, I would say that I am still studying this problem and may modify findings in future as I study more cases in future. In the mean time I hope that  whatever I have written above will help the sufferers.  

With regards,
Bharathyeju,
Site: http://bharathyeju.blogspot.com
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Hello, does anyone here have the Depersonalization Disorder? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization_disorder

And or Brain fog/Cognitive dysfunction? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_fog

Could you also link this skin crawling to a " feeling of energy or heat rushing up the spine" as well?

Something else you might be interested in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kundalini_Syndrome

That's linked to chakras (energy centres) ^

Thanks.
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For those of you who are feeling a general "creepy crawly", uncomfortable feeling all over with no external signs of bites, etc..I would ask you this: are you on any medications? if so, what kind? All sorts of medications can cause skin crawling, namely medications such as opiates (prescription or street drugs), amphetamines, antidepressants (SSRIS such as Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, etc), benzodiazipines (such as Xanax, Valium, Clonazepam etc), Gapapentin (neurotin), Alcohol, and a host of other drugs. ALL of these drugs, when used regularly, will cause your brain to stop creating it's own neurons. Endorphins are the main one. These neurons are released from the spinal cord, and drug activity (especially opiates) can realy effect this. Some people are born with less endorpins than others. This possibly explains those of you who have been suffering form this for years. It's really unpleasent. Lack of endorphins can screw up so much, causing depression and so many other symptoms. I would encourage those of you suffering from crawlign skin and other uncomfortable sensations to TALK TO yoUR DR about endorphins and other neuro chemicals!
Hope I helped a little..
-Teeny
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I too have had the feeling of tiny ants crawling and biting up the insides of my right arm, from shoulder to wrist. My G.P has no idea what it is.
I am so glad I found this site as I thought it was only me
I have had it for about 5 years. I retired then and started holidaying abroad. Africa ,India , but took all the correct medication.
It gets worse towards the evening and by bed time I am suffering badly. If I pinch my arm very hard it eases it for a few minutes, a cold pack is best , or else smothering it with anti itch e45 cream.
  I shall be looking up all the suggestions that I have read, Morgellons, Formacation, and a couple of web sites suggested. Thanks for all the comments , and not making me feel like a freak.
  
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  Healing won't take place  if you think you can live on to days over processed foods. Just some suggestions:
A need to alkalize and oxygenate ones self.  ( to sleep better) A Simple way is: less meat, more unprocessed fruits and vegetables;  no sugars or very little. Sugar and carbs. decrease the bloods ability to carry oxygen. Increasing vitamin E. (- in wall nuts, greens, ) improve oxygen levels to your cells. Staying  away from traffic fumes. bad bacteria can't live in a well oxygenated body.

Selsun blue shampoo on rashes. ( recommended by pediatrician).    or   wash with it.

Silver, angstrom size ( drink , wash put on sores;  it's like a natural antibiotic anti infection.) bacteria and parasites don't like it.  Not colloidal it's too big a size particle. seems there is no reaction with angstrom size.   ?

Oh and chocolate may be making everything worse. It's not what it use to be. There are many additives replacing the cocoa butter like pgpr.

Staying away from all the corn sweeteners: syrups, fructose, high fructose,  malto- dextrose, citric acid (corn processed with lime), there are many.  they irritate the intestinal/urinary tract. corn oil can be very irritating.

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Hey everyone. I just started experiencing these symptoms yesterday, I started a new job last week and I've spent 80 long hours hunched in front of a computer... now there's a spot on my left shoulder blade close to my spine that is numbish and tingly... combined. I was immensely relieved to hear that I am not alone.
Further research led me to Web MD. Look up sensory nerve damage. It seems likely to me that we all have it... I have big neck and back problems and I believe that I pinched a nerve in my back or neck. We ought to go get checked by a chiropractor to confirm. It's what I plan to do... it's too annoying to live with this. I will post back if I learn more.
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I also have the crawling sensation under the skin.  It started a few weeks ago and felt like the vein on the back of my left hand was moving.  Yesterday, it started to go to random parts of my body from my face (feeling like a single hair) to my ankles and everywhere in between.  The frequency has gone from a few times a day to every minute or two.  I read that this is called Formication.  The other symptom I have is tendonitis, which started in the hands two years ago, then the feet, now the legs.  My history is ulcerative colitis, fatty liver and high cholesterol/trigs (current).  I am a 43 y/o male who doesn't drink, never smoked/drugs, avoids red meat/fatty foods and drinks mostly water.  I am 5'10"/175lbs, but I eat/snack too much.  Exercise:  I bike or walk to work each day 6 miles r/t for the last year.  I am not on any medications.

The first hand doctor told me it was an injury, so I said 'then why is it spreading?'.  The next hand doctor told me it was my colitis.  My gasteroenterologist told me that my colitis would be highly active if it were to cause such joint pain in my hands.  When the pain spread to my legs, I tried a cardiologist, who said my circulation is fine.  At that point I stopped with the doctors until I get a new symptom, so my next stop is the neurologist in light of my newest symptom, Formication.
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I am having the same problem, tiny white bugs fly around my face and neck and are very itchy.  What is Formacation ?  I am going to go to the Infectious Disease Dept. at my local Hospital.  Any suggestions on what type of doctor to see ?
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You do NOT have the same thing as me, as there are no bugs involved.  This is below the skin which describes formacation.
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SUBJECT: Morgellons and PREGNANCY.

I want to have kids soon. Does anyone know if this will prevent me or cause miscarriage, birth defects... Has anyone fallen pregnant with this?

I definitely have this horrible disease, Morgellons. I know for sure that I picked it up in Thailand. Came home with things biting me, months after my holiday they were still appearing. So weird and docs were baffled. Then the some of the bites turned into staph infections. they were awful. i still get prickly, stinging sensations sometimes in my bloody, but now the crawling and itching is teh worst thing. Also get the tickle sensation on face sometimes.

So worried I won't be able to have kids! LOVE some thoughts...I'm trying all sorts of remedies. I live in hope!

Best to you all.
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i have had this itching/crawling for three months now. keep going back to doctors and getting diagnosed with scabies, but i've done the scabies treatment eight times now and it's no help. it also effects my face and hair, which scabies does not do. i recently was told that it was an allergic reaction, but i don't think that could possibly explain it, as i have given this itch to two other people. it's making me incredibly depressed and anxious, given me horrible insomnia, and i'm barely able to have conversations, no longer able to get schoolwork done. i'm going to kill myself if i can't get rid of this, please help me.
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Hope you are just kidding about the killing youself part. Most illness one eventually gets used to, if one must.  See a Neurologist make sure it is not erratic nerve ending sensations. There are some meds that will help in addition to an antidepressant.  It is very depressing to go through the ordeal you are having to endure trying to get a diagnosis. Read up on Morgellans, understand there is a dire need for more research in the area of skin and connective tissue problems.  Also sometimes people get infections usually only animals get maybe like the larva that enter bovine/cows and winter on the outter stomach lining before making their way out inspring at the scalp.  Wouldn't that be miserable to endure.  I also think some of the parasitic insects used as biological control agents are causeing skin rashes and other irritating problems for people.  Good luck, don't give up!  
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I am experiencing same symptoms....crawling, head, face, rear, crackling in the ears, floaters in the eye.
Has any one heard or tried the Salt/Vitamin C treatment?
I take no meds, drink or smoke....Gosh! I can't believe so many
of you are exhibiting the same irritating skin problems.
I'ts time to educate the Doctors.

frustrated.
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I recently experienced the same, started on my lower, left arm, a twinge, crawling sensation, four days ago.  After experiencing the same sensation on my face and lower legs, I decided it was something to look into.  Saw your forum this morning, before work and because it's Canada Day tomorrow and have the day off, I'm EXPERIMENTING (I DO NOT know if this will work) with Pure Virgin Olive oil.  I have it slathered from head to toe.  If this is indeed a parasite, the oil with kill it by suffocation, if not, well I've just given myself a whole body treatment.  My GP advised that, contrary to popular belief, Olive oil is wonderful for the skin, dryness, stretch marks and contains many vits that expensive lotions to do not.   In any case, the oil will not kill any eggs, however, larvae, do not mature for 10 days before being able to lay eggs, so I'll do another treatment prior to maturity.  For me, it's worth a shot.  
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Olive Oil did not help the crawling sensation.  Delousing my hair, had no effect.  Bleaching, my sheets, vacuuming (nightly) my mattresses, airing out comforters and pillows, as well as placing these in hot dryer temperatures, have not helped.  Will continue on looking for relief.  Until then, I'll post only when I get results.    
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I am so relieved that I found this site, I also thought I was going crazy and that maybe they were right, it was all in my head. I have the crawling feeling all over and at night it gets worse and I hate it. I also have extreme pain in my arm like nerve pain and both ankles give out the minute I wake ( if I sleep) and I almost drop to my knees. it hurts to walk most days, I just feel like I am disenigrating day by day. I have also found that I am more jumpy when I see something move out of the corner of my eye, and I think everything I see on any floor is automatically a bug and I jump. The feeling of having something crawling on you is horrible and others who are not stuck with this, just do not understand. I can not believe that after all the things I have read and seen that anyone is a skeptic anymore.... the obviously do not know how to open thiers eyes. over a million people can not be hallucinating about the exact same thing. I was owndering though if anyone else gets really cold especially at night no matter how warm it is outside? My feet are the worst they feel like they are stuck in iceblocks and I have put on like 10 pairs of socks and still the seem soooooo cold, and every night about 2am I start shivering bad, I have to put on 2 pairs of sweat pants 3 shirts two robes and my million and 1 pairs of socks. It helps some, but I still shiver. I registered with the Morgellons site to get any new news on this nasty disease

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I can't advise about all your symptoms, but...

I do often see spiders that aren't there, scuttling across the carpet from the corner of my eye.  I don't worry about it - I just announce to anybody interested that there an un-spider walked across the carpet.

I do occasionally have the feeling of something crawling on my skin (and in fact a quick google to find the reason is how I reached this page).  But I was just curious about the explanation.  If I try to ignore it, I mostly succeed.  (^_^)

Other symptoms you gave sound very much like circulation problems, but I guess you already worked that out.  Is it no help to have a bath or a shower to warm yourself up, and then go back to bed?  I guess that's what I'd try.

Anyway, best wishes to you... I hope you find a way to ease your symptoms.

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I also have this. I was told it could possibly be due to hormones and low iron. I keep getting the sensation something is crawling through my hair. I've managed to absent mindedly scratch my head till it's bled in some areas.  I also have a spot on my right shin that feels as though something is lightly touching it.  There are no marks on my skin in that area.

I am taking a low dose of iron supplements and I have found that over time the sensations come less frequently.

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There seems to be a few different issues here all wrapped into one. If the people who experience this crawling/itching but actually have noticeable lesions on the skin it seems like they definitely have morgellons. These people usually see these fiber-like things on their skin. You can youtube that if you aren't familiar to make sure this isn't what you have. For the rest of us it really does appear to be psychological in nature.

I also have this. I can stare right at my skin and watch closely and nothing is actually moving at all. Like many others it does get worse at night. It also goes away and comes back also.

It may be that we all have mild versions of morgellons or something else. I think this is the #1 reason for doctors misdiagnosing this problem for people that really have those bugs on em. Maybe we do too, who knows, but it seems less likely at this point.

Anyway to get to the point... the cures...
From reading this post and also browsing the net many cures have come up. I believe one of these will really work so please try each one and see what works best. I'd really be shocked if one of the below doesn't work. I'll start with the ones most likely to work and move down the list to the ones I know less about or others have suggested. I should note that some of these are for morgellons specially which is what we may have a mild case of so if it's bugs it should work. If I've missed something someone else please fill it in:

1. Super Silver and NutriDyn from Dr. Deagle's Nutrimedical website.
    I've been listening to Dr. Bill Deagle for at least a year now on GCN and I've come to trust him. He's one of the few doctors that not only acknowledges this but says this is the treatment for it (Morgellons specially). I read another posting where a woman with morgellons took this and was cured in 2 weeks. She may have just had drastic reductions in her symptom cause I notice many people say they are cured but in reality still have it but it's hardly noticeable. Anyway this I recommend for 2 weeks and is the most likely "cure".

2. "Have a Bath with Sun powdered laundry detergent with Colorsafe Bleach PLUS Alfalfa tablets".
   This is part of what may be some kind of online hoax but it appears to have a lot of people talking about it. I haven't found another person that tried it but there does seem to be some grain of truth to it so it goes up at number two. This is another morgellons specially. The most important part about this one are the alfalfa bath tablets. The person that supposedly cured herself used about 9 tablets in a bath. She later commented that adding the other ingredients seemed to help even more. But try the alfalfa tablets first. How will you know it works? You'll see this stuff coming out of your pores. If people have spent years trying to get rid of this then it's worth a shot no?

3. The sulphur treatment  and/or oxy treatments. Seemed to at least help a few people that posted. Can just search for the terms "sulfur" and "oxy" to locate the threads. I haven't seen many other people comment that it works though. No raving reviews about this method. It may help quite a bit for some, who knows. It's #3 cause people have tried it and said it's very helpful/cured them.

4. Massage
   People who only have this problem over their shoulder/on a certain spot of their back seem to try this and have the problem resolved from what i've read here. This caters to the muscle spasm/nervous system theory of where those "pins & needles" or crawling sensation may be coming from. If the above 3 doesn't work this seems to be the next logical step.

5.  Bentonite Clay
   This one is just a theory but worth investigating if 1-4 doesn't work. It's basically a natural product that you rub onto your skin while in the bath and leave it. It'll soak the toxins out of your skin better than any other product so my theory is that it can get these critters out or maybe some toxin in our bodies out that's causing this. Anyway you can research that before trying it. Look up the "Bulk Herb Store". On there is a really great story of a woman that had some form of metal poisioning I believe and she tried everything and finally used the clay which basically solved her problem after a few applications.

That rounds off the top 5 cures from my observation and research. If that list is covered then there's no way we got Morgellons and I think the Kundalini explanation is the most likely. I'll have to try this myself and report back but I'm hoping others who are sick of this thing and want to beat it are motivated enough to dive in and try these. What do you really have to lose? A few bucks and some time. What do you gain? Sleep, peace, sanity. So what are you waiting for!
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Thought I should add a few things to clear up my previous post.

#1 I think the majority of people on here have the psychological version overall but I can't rule out that there may be a physical reason.

#2 The amount of bleach added to the water was very small. Don't want people filling a tub with gallons of bleach - I hope that's already obvious. Should read that fully story before attempting it with the bleach but the alfalfa bath tablets are safe. Also I doubt the brand matters since those companies aren't likely to have any ingredients that competitors wouldn't. Apparently the mix of all the ingredients makes the mix more potent but these are claims from one person so I'd only bother with the alfalfa for now.

Thought I had more to add but that'll do for now. I really think putting our heads together we can solve this thing if we combine our information and work on testing together to reach a conclusion.
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One other point that's really worth mentioning. Some that have already tried NutriSilver or some other Silver product may believe that the step #1 doesn't work. Super Silver is a completely different product. It has something to do with it's ion properties but either way it's not like the other ones. On Dr. Deagle's site he can probably explain this better than I can why that's the best Silver available. Thought that was worth mentioning since NutriSilver has been thought of as a cure/very effective treatment on some sites.
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Im 40 yr old female, still get regular periods, and in the past few weeks started getting the crawling bug under skin thing in my calves.  Almost like a pulsating feeling.  Also get that single hair tickling my ankle feeling.  And an itchy right collar bone that also feels like the single hair.  No health problems, but a little overweight.  I thought I was having a blood clot but then it was in both calves and all over the calves.

So my summary of all of this is possible iron deficiency, bells palsy, morgellons, or formacation/hormonal???  Any advice on where to start?
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My skin is more a stinging but then itching feeling and you just gotta scratch it to relieve it. Its mainly on my arms and Ive had it for about 4 months and then thought it must be a mild case of shingles with no blisters as I just have rough dry skin and scabs from the constant scratching. It is driving me mad and I cant sleep only releif is putting something cold on it. I finally went to the doctor today and she said it was formication, which I have never heard of. I cant stand it and want to get a wire brush and scrape the skin off my arms as its so bad. I poured meths on them the other night hoping this might help but it didnt, I then felt like putting a match to them to get rid of the pain.
Does anyone else feel this bad .Im going crazy
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I see your post has been written some time ago, but just discovered it, as I have the same symptoms starting a week ago.  I have this crawling sensation just unbder the skin on my right temple. It comes and go. First I looked for spiders or very small insects, but I could never find any. My mother also has had already 7 strokes. I wonder if your symptoms have changed or got any better. I am worried. I read abour Morgellan Disease, but am sceptical about it.
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It could be related to insulin resistance. I am diagnosed of having insulin resistance and one of its identified symptoms is crawling sensation in the skin. In my case, the sensation occurs in the same spot all the time... in my upper right back.














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uhm, i dunno if this will help you, but my sister has ADHD, and when she took Ritalin she had the same feeling. Not only does Ritalin do this but a lt of other ADHD meds do to.

I was just looking for the name of this symptom and stubbled across your post, so i thought i would let you know what i found cause i am writing a paper about ADHD meds, and why they are bad to use for my Pre-Ap class and needed to know the name,

hope this helps. :)
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your condition is called skin crawling and is related to an excess of an amino acid called valine which is an essential amino acid not produced by the body it is common among people because of to much protein comsumtion
        Valine--What it does:
• Has a stimulant effect
• Needed for muscle metabolism and tissue repair
• Necessary for proper nitrogen balance in the body
• Can be used as an energy source by muscles
• Corrects severe amino acid deficiencies caused by drug addictions
• Too much may lead to feelings of skin crawling
Best Bet Sources of Valine: Dairy, grains, meat, mushrooms, peanuts and soy protein
to get rid of this condition you need to cut back on your protein intake which is based on age and body weight http://www.indoorclimbing.com/Protein_Requirement.html visit this website and calculate your personal protein intake
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I saw this site a couple weeks ago when I was having this creepy crawly feeling. Since then I've been on a complete hunt down of this problem. What I've recognised is that my problem had to do with bed bugs. I had this young  lady over one night who had a bed bug problem that was acquired from a vacation trip a couple of weeks before.She took steps to retify the problem but it still lingered around. The morning after I noticed 6 or 7 bumps on my arms. I thought, 'That's strange'. For the next week I noticed more and more pin head pimples appearing on my skin and so the creepy crawly feeling. I was itching every imaginable area of my body. Then I starting researching help online to see if others are suffering from this symtom, only to find a whole plethora of posts on this matter.
The last couple of weeks I've been turning my apartment inside out to get to the bottom of it. Everything wwas literally infested with bed bugs my clothes and bed. I put on a shirt and I was itching like crazy. I sat down to watch Tv and the annoyance was never ending. All the syntoms that everyone's been experiencing I have been. I began showering every moment I got and dumping and changing clothing like crazy. Towels were changed after every shower and I was washing and disinfecting everthing in the hope that I could get rid of this problem.
It must have taken two weeks to figure out my problem was as a result of bed bugs that was taking over my apartment. The last two weeks I've slept in the living room on a couple pillows and the last week I have been spraying and fumigating my bedroom. Yesterday I did the second spraying of the room and slept on my bed. I did not wake one bit during my rest untill the morning. I feel a lot better now but I know I'll have to be vigilant and continue to get the problem under control.
I spoke to someone who led me to home depot. There is an arear in home depot that has chemicals which take care of bed bugs. Bought me two cans of Good Night and one box of a Bed Bug fumigating spray. Took it home and fumigated my bedroom. I did this twice
covered my bed mattress and slept on it for the first time in two weeks.
The problem with bed bugs is that they constantly drop eggs so uyou can have an infestation in a couple of days and soon your whole place is just crawling with them. Eggs take four days to hatch and are difficult to eradicate so not untill it has hatched are you able to kill the bugs. They also aren't mature enough to produce eggs before a 10 or 14 day period( I can't remember this exact number ,so don't quote me). So basically you have 10- 14 days to kill this pest before it has the ability to produce.young ones. After a 3rd or 4th trreatment i think you should be okay and continue to be vigilant and constantly spraying and keeping a clean house in the hope you get this problem under control.
From the looks of it I think most of us here has bed bug infestation that is just ruining you daily activities. Start a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of your place and washing every piece of clothing or material you own.
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I am in the same dilemma ..5 years of itching and crawling sensation. I have tried everything and gone to 6 doctors and 3 specialist. I STILL DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM AND I HATE THE CONDENSCENDING WAY MOST DOCTORS TREAT YOU..

TRY THIS..IT HAS AT LEAST ALLEVIATED BUT NOT TOTALLY CURED MY CONDITION. If you think it is some insect, parasite and the like BUT JIF PEANUT BUTTER PLAIN. It is suppose to work like " a fly trap"..the parasites stick to it. ( I notice tiny black dots appearing after application. You will also get a strong sensation in the area you put the peanut butter on. HOPE THIS HELPS, it hasn't totally cured me but it immensely helps and is not toxic.
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I haven't found a cure, but here are some things that have alleviated my itches:

1.WITCH HAZEL SOLUTION

2.HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 3% AND HALF WATER.

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I am 21 yrs old, i've been having this problem for the past 7 years, idk if its psychological or not, but it all started when my mom got me a used bed when we moved... and from that point on i felt the sensation that something was crawling on me, even after i moved away from home and went off to college.

I got to the point where it kept me from sleeping and I first thought of soaking and washing my bedding in hot water. It didn't work, i then tried it in cold water, and it didnt work. I changed what i washed my clothing and bedding in, and it worked for awhile, but the feeling came back. So I had to throw away all of my bedding, and buy new ones, but I made the mistake of keeping the pillows and I felt is spread it to my new bedding, so for the second time i threw everything away and bought new bedding. I was relieved, but the crawling feeling came back again... I blame it on the teddy bear that i kept that use to be on my bed prior. so i now keep it off my bed.

I take hot showers so that was my secondary thoughts for why my skin feels so itchy.  

What works for me is I have changed to taking warmer showers and baths. Washing my bedding more often and in colder settings and switching from the powder detergent to liquid. At night I put on lotion, but if you want you should try some anti-histamine lotion to keep the skin moisturized and dry free.

good luck.
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Hello again,

Yes, I am still suffering from the crawling sensation. It's been 5 years straight. The doctors can't find a solution or right out don't believe me! ( prior to this, I had it twice but scabies medicine worked on it. Now it doesn't have any effect!)

1. Yes, there is physical manifestation. It started with a "cyst like bump" in my pubic area. I thought it was a cyst , until it disappeared and reappeared in other parts of my body.

2. I have it sometimes on my head, my armpits, my genital area, my belly button  and in my neck. It does show up as a big pimple or lump and in a couple of days it's gone and reappears some other part of my body.

3. The problem with the appearance on my skin is it can mimic other skin problems from pimple, to eczema, hives, folliculitis etc. The other problem is many times when it flairs up, I don't have an appt. with the doctor and when the time comes to see him, I do not have much outward rash or signs to show him.

3. I did take a photograph when it was really visible and really bad.  I had it around my anus and genital area, when I place cotton balls of hydrogen peroxide 3% and the parasites started scampering out. They all formed in my butt area and It looked like 20 to 30 big cystic pimples. I showed the doctor the photo , but by then the pimples were gone by then(but the itching didn't stop). So he didn't take the photos seriously.

BOTTOM LINE IS: IT DOES MANIFEST IN MY SKIN BUT DOESN'T LOOK ALARMING ENOUGH TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND OFTEN TIMES MISDIAGNOSED. BUT THE PERSISTANT CRAWLING AND ITCHINESS DOESN'T CEASE.

My observation is " the physical symptoms do not correlate with the crawling and havoc I feel.  So, I can't totally say, there are no signs, just not correlating with the intensity of the symptoms.

If the pimple/rash looks like a 2, the crawling and itchiness is an 8, if I had to rank it on a scale.

SYMPTOMS:  CRAWLING AND ITCHING AND BITING USUALLY LATE AFTERNOON OR EVENING OR WHEN I AM STILL OR IN THE DARK.

I remember it starting when I was cutting branches in my front yard.

WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING ABOUT IT:

1.  I use hydorgen peroxide 3% diluted in few drops of water. I also use witch hazel. This 2 products seems to lessen or have an effect on the parasites. hasn't cured completely but has improved. It seems like it agitates the parasites.

2. Sulfur soap during my shower, seems to help.

3. Epsom salt baths also help.

4. Douching with vinegar douche ( prepackaged from pharmacy).

5. Vaginal itching cream, relieves the itch in sensitive areas where regular itching cream would be too harsh.

6. Using peanut butter on the lumps or cyst seems to help. I don't know if it traps an kills it , like fly paper or if it is agitated an moves in other spots of my body.

( warm areas of my body or areas where I have just had an operation, tend to be breeding grounds for them).

I am hoping since I have not found a cure. ..disturbing and agitating the breeding grounds might help lessen the growth. ( I am hoping by letting them scamper, my anitbodies can kill them when they are not in a cluster. Sort of like " divide and conquer". Also, if their preferred breeding grown is disturbed, they tend to cluster in more visible areas. (So that I can show the doctor) or hopefully make it harder for them to multiply.

I AM DESPERATE. THIS IS TORTURE   AND  WHEN PEOPLE THINK IT IS JUST PSYCHOSOMATIC. I often wish they would feel it , so they will know how terrible it feels.

Just letting off steam . Thanks for reading this. Hopefully someone out there will believe me or help me!!!!!
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I thought I had scabies, I went to the emergency room and they gave me permetherin cream, it felt like stuff was freaking out all over my skin and then the itch stopped and I felt like nothing was on me. The next day I put on fresh clothes and a hat and felt immediatly like something was crawling around in my hair- back to the emergency room, more permetherin cream from the neck down, which chased whatever it was up into my hair, more permetherin cream and ivermectin this time, this time the people in er told me to put the cream in my hair only. I took the pills and applied the cream but the itching persisted, I went to see a dermatologist, he told me that there were no new bumps or burrows and if I didn't realize that the itching/bugs was all in my head than I would end up in an institution. I was so mad when I left his office that it took me awhile to realize that the itching had stopped. Okay, maybe it was all in my head. I convinced myself that I had possibly had a nervous breakdown(my father recently passed away) The itching seemed to only happen when I was stressed or didn't get enough sleep. A couple weeks went by and I needed to go into the back of my house(i'd quarantined certain areas of my house to isolate what I thought was a scabie mite) I immediatly felt like something was crawling on me, the next day a little tiny bump popped up on my finger. I scheduled an appointment with the dermatologist. By the time the appt. came, the bump was gone. I cancelled. The next day another bump popped up, I drove 1hour to get to the derm to have them scrap it. They couldn't see me, they rescheduled me. The bump disappeared again. The itching is back again, more little bumps, I went to the er, waited 5hours, all the dermatologist were gone despite the fact that I called prior to coming to see if they could scrape it, they were unable to do anything so they took my blood to start ruling stuff out, all my test came back okay. This time the doctor told me it was hypo-something eczema. I've never had eczema a day in my life or allergies! They scheduled me with a dermatologist, my appointment is tommorrow. If its eczema why did the permetherin kill it? Bull. I'm selling my house! I have no faith in the health care system, if its not scabies or a parasite why does it move from one finger to the next? Why did the ivermectin make it go away?They dont know and they don't care.
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Welcome to the forum!
If you are a lady and in the menopausal age, then this is a common symptom. Hormone replacement therapy often helps. It is also seen in people who are very anxious and stressed out. Very dry skin and disorders of thyroid gland all can precipitate a crawling sensation. Maybe to start with you had scabies and now you have a very dry skin.
The other possibility is Morgellons disease often mimics scabies. The disease is  believed to be caused by weak immune systems in people that have contracted the tick-borne Lyme Disease at some point in their life.
It can also be a fungal infection like Tinea corporis.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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Thank-you so much for responding to me. I went to see a dermatologist today and told him that I was recommended by a doctor in the E.R. I visited, I explained to him that I had thought that I'd been infected with the scabie mite-- wait, let me back up a minute, I use to be a animal caretaker at a medical research facility at a prominent hospital, I as well as my co-worker came into contact with a person that was covered with rashes along her arms, the palms of her hands and as she told us, along her waistline and beneath her breast- she said she itched like crazy and the doctors were not sure what it was but guessed it was eczema. (she was our bio hazard pick-up) shortly thereafter I notticed bumps along the inside of my fingers and feet, my co-worker popped up with the same bumps but on her forearm and the sides of her feet. I broke open the bumps and squeezed lemon juice and teatree oil inside of the hole, burnt like crazy but they dissappeared. Unfortunatly, my father became suddenly ill and needed to be hospitalized (stage 4 cancer) I took 3mos. leave at work, my co-worker's husband commited suicide a mos. later and she took leave as well. She came back to work before I did and promptly broke out again and the same thing happened to me when I returned. I started doing research on the symptoms I was having and turned up with my scabie theory. I did not itch nor did my co-worker, just the sensation of hairs or spiders crawling on me which intensified at night. My boyfriend and my co-workers children never showed any of these symptoms or bumps. I never, nor she, had sighns of burrows and my flareups tended to be palms of my hands, around the edge of my fingernails, collarbone and sides of my feet. The areas where the bumps had been never healed properly and have the appearance of flaky skin with a pinpoint in the center. I know I'm giving a lot of information here but I'm hoping perhaps it will give you a better idea of what it maybe. Each time I went to the E.R. I told them that it was scabies and they diagnosed accordingly, but no one ever scraped or pierced the bumps to see what was inside, they just prescibed me scabie medication. I'm no doctor, and as I'm told this mite is VERY contagious and no one that I came into contact with got it. Okay, so fast forward to today, I explained to the D.R. about the crawling sensation, which seems to precede the appearance of bumps, as soon as I said I felt like something was crawling on me they heard nothing else and in fact seemed to ignore the fact that I had bumps on my hands which increase in number daily. They told me stories about how powerful the mind is and that they had patients that had scratched themselves bloody bc they felt invisible cooties on them! Very insulting if your a person thats going through this. I responded by telling them that I was fully aware of pschosamtic symptoms and but for the appearance of new bumps I would right it off as me being highly stressed. They still looked at me like I was a nut. I needed to remind them that I'd come to have the bump scraped so that I could get some piece of mind since it was not scabies then what is it. My co-worker and I didn't catch eczema, and the bumps are not in our heads...and although it is not as intense a state as the woman we came into contact with, it still looks very similiar. So what do you think? I am 35 and have no children. My co-worker is 26 with 4 boys. I've been smearing down with benadryl, which stops the crawling sensation and I spray my bedding, carpets and car with lice and egg killer....   just in case. Any insight you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for keeping me posted!
Please look up Morgellons disease on the net and you will find that your symptoms come close to it. Discuss this possibility with your dermatologist. Apply a good moisturizer on skin. Get your thyroid checked. Take care!
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will do. Thank-you much.
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I have been having this moving sensation for the past 3  years as well, I hope i could find a solution..Doctors think I'm crazy. but i'm not
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From all that i've heard and read, the sensation of "bugs crawling"   is most likely Neurological and may be related to a vitamin deficiency and may be improved by taking B12 supplements. I have tried B-12 and this it's helped me a lot! I would suggest try taking this whenever the sensation comes on as, in my case, it seems to work quickly.
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Just want to repost-- Everyone please try taking B12 vitamins. No Doctor wants to admit that a vitamin deficiency may be the cause but for skin sensations, it could be.
Thank you and God Bless.
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This skin tingling and crawly sensation just came up in the past year. I'll get a random itch, but if I make the mistake of scratching it spreads like poison oak minus the actual rash. The itch is a burny feeling, almost like sunburn, and it takes a considerable amount of will not to scratch myself raw. It seems consentrated on my arms and legs, but I occationally get waves down my back or through my scalp. There is no physical manifestation you can SEE, but as I scratch the skin of course gets a little red, and then I can seen white hive-like lumps of various sizes whelp up... which disappear as I quit scratching. When it gets really bad, the itching will stop but then my whole body feels like there are bugs in my blood, or deep under the skin... which inevitably causes more itching.

I've found taking a double dose of Zyrtec helps (which being a large girl I can handle without getting sleepy), but for immediate relief without drugs the only things that help are Selsun Blue (all over), or if you're stranded in public Benedryl Spray or Hydrocortazone coupled with lots of will power.

I don't think there is any one answer though.

Inaddition to allergies, bugs, nerve diseases, blood diseases, etc...some of you need to think about Candida Yeast imbalance. It's intestonal, not just vaginal... so guys have it too. It can cause all kind of things from head colds to simple gas, skin rashes, and even depression (from feeling bad all the time). More and more people are having yeast imbalances because of all the antibiotics and chemicals we take. There are ways to check for it, google it. And if you think that might be it, don't freak. Only if you have thrush and rashes do you need to go on one of the extreme diets. Otherwise, just cutting back the starches and taking a supliment will work just fine.

Doctors are very aloof about this stuff because many times it's "stress related". Good luck to all of you. My prayers for myself and us all go with you, that we learn the lesson the divine is trying to tell us, and that we all find our "cures".
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I also have the ant/spider crawling sensation on my skin.  I get it in random places like my face, ankle, hands, etc... I have been recently diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia which is the lacking ability to absorb vitamin b12.  I am now taking b12 shots every two weeks and it seems to be helping.  Just because you are not truly b12 deficient you can still have symptoms like you are especially if your b12 is in the low, but normal range.  Just a thought... I recommend you all to get your b12 tested to see if there is any question there... good luck to you all!!! :0)
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I have the crawling, stinging, itchiny feeling all over and at night it gets worse. it seems to worsen when eating sugar
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I have had this crawling skin problem for 4 month ever since my friend returned from traveling through Asia, sleeping in youth hostels.  I have been tested for thyroid and liver problems, etc. and my bloodwork is fine.  It is not psychosymatic.  I tried the permethrin 5% cream 10 times (!) and it did nothing.  I think it wipes off when sleeping.  For some odd reason, Nix which is an over-the-counter lotion for lice and has 1% permethrin, works really well.  Follow the directions except put it all over--10 minutes is ok.  I have also tried tea tree oil and it is a temporary but effective solution.  It is a natural antiseptic so you would think that would tell doctors something!  I saw a dermatologist once and now her office won't return my calls.

These little buggers also survive on the shower floor so buy a bug spray with permethrin in it and spray the floor and drain after showering.  Be careful--it makes the floor slippery.  They also survive on clothing and bedding and in your bed/car seat.  I've been sleeping on a plastic chaise and spraying my car seat/floor with bug spray each day.  Wash clothing/bedding in hot water with bleach and dry for at least 20 minutes every day.  I don't feel dry cleaning helps so I've gone to wearing only clothes that can be washed.

Try this--put your arm in a sink of water.  Be very still and watch the little bubbles form everywhere on your arm and the hairs of your arm.  This is not a natural occurance.  Now wash your arm and put it back in...there are no bubbles.  It appears the creatures are able to form an air sac around themselves.  One bubble fell off and survived on the bottom of the sink for hours before the sink drained.  When showering scrub every inch of your skin with a washrag then soak it in bleach to clean it.  You also need to bleach your towels or use paper towels.

In some places there are "holes" in my skin.  Under water an egg sac rises from these holes in an air pocket.  I can push the sac along the skin so it is more than air but if I push too hard it floats to the surface and pops releasing tons of black eggs into the water.  I'm not sure if they survive.  I assume since they need to be in the sac, they can't survive.

I have seen the bumps others refer to but have not yet tried some of your solutions.  Thanks to all!  Someday a doctor will figure this out and make a fortune treating all us supposedly crazy folks.
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I have been suffering for almost two months with an ever increasing itchy rash. It started with a small patch of rash on my wrist and several weeks later another small patch on my hip and lower leg. As soon as the rash started, I tried cortisone cream. After a week of that not working, I tried a topical antibiotic and then an antifungal cream. The antifungal cream seemed to help a little. After about a month of this rash, I ended up out of the blue with too frequent urination (every hour). So then I started thinking the rash and the frequent urination might be an STD or urinary tract infection. I went and got checked but the Dr. didn't find any significant amount of bacteria but gave me medicine for a urinary tract infection and yeast infection anyway. I used the medicines and felt some relief. A few days later, I was waking up with mosquito bite type marks on my upper legs and rear. The original 3 rash spots started to spread. Each day I kept waking up with new bites, welts or rashes that weren't there when I went to sleep. The bites started to itch terribly and I was feeling hot quite a lot. I got on the internet to see if maybe bedbugs were the source of my problem. So I did my homework on the internet about bedbugs. I thought maybe that was what was bothering me. My husband didn't seem to be affected despite being in the same bed.
So my search of the bed and common living areas began for this elusive biting source that was making me afraid to go to sleep. I could not find anything. Each day I would have new bites, rashes or welts. I decided to get a vinyl mattress cover and also bought bedbug/lice spray to spray around the bed and furniture. When I went to spray the mattress before placing the cover on, I did notice about eight little black pepper type dots on the stitching near the top of the mattress. I sprayed and vacuumed those up. The next morning I woke up with bites again, despite being in long pjs and socks. I would get up in the middle of the night with a flashlight to see if I could catch anything in the bed. Nothing. Then the itching started. The most terrible itch anyone can imagine. Picture a dog when he scratches and his tongue is hanging out...that type of itch. I noticed it was worse at night and after a hot shower. Now an alarm bell went off in my head. Oh, please, please don't let this be scabies...I had these 20 years ago. I picked them up from my boyfriend who had them for a while on his feet and ankles. It took almost 6 months before I showed any symptoms, but once they were there, I had them everywhere on my body (from neck down). I remeber that itch, it was the worse I ever felt and would make me want to tear my flesh away, it's horrible. I've had dry skin rashes all my life and know how to ignore an itch but the itch of scabies, can NOT be ignored. We don't currently have medical insurance so I went looking for an OTC medicine for scabies. No luck. I knew that meant a trip to a doctor that we could not afford. I did end up at the Dr.'s office and told him I thought I might have scabies, because of the rash and the itching which was worse between 2am and 8am. It came almost the same time each night. I couldn't sleep. The Dr. said it wasn't scabies that it didn't fit the TYPICAL appearance of a scabies rash and that scabies usually occurs in an area and spreads evenly and progressively in a direction on the body. I knew this was bull because when I had them, I got them everywhere, except my face, hands, feet, and hair. He said he was sure it was a ringworm fungus and then said to use a topical antifungal cream for that. I had already been doing that. He said he'd give me a STRONGER medicine and that should clear it up. I went home with the expensive cream that I was supposed to use 2x per day till gone. I used the cream for 2 days and the cream was gone. I ordered a refill double dose and that lasted 4 days. It helped a little on the rashes but then I would wake up with new ones. I was so itchy and desperate that I decided to try drastic measures. I got Clorox Cleanup and squirted it on my body. I have sensitive skin and it burned like heck. I could only stand the pain for about 30 seconds and then I washed it off. It completely irritated the rashes to the point that it hurt to touch the skin. I started washing all the bedding everyday, thinking that the fungus was re-infecting me. The rash in some spots began to dry slightly but they were painful. I called the Dr. after a week and told him that the antifungal wasn't working and requested a scabies prescription.. I asked him to prescribe extra so that I could treat myself and my husband. He told me couldn't prescribe extra (even though we are paying out of our pocket with no insurance). I was PO'd. How can a Dr. think that I could be cured by only treating myself and not my bed partner. I treated both of us anyway with the 5% Permethrin cream from face down. We washed and vacuumed. I felt a little better the next day, but by day 3, rash was spreading again. Continued Below:
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The itching became so intense and continued to spread, so I treated again with 5% Permethrin cream about 6 days after the first treatment. I even tried to spread some cream on my scalp. For the past 2 months since the rash first started, I noticed that I was losing a lot of hair, especially from one spot on the top back of my head. I didn't know what else to do, I kept waking up with rashes, bites and the terrible uncontrollable itching and was no longer sleeping. I could feel a pin ***** in areas around my body at night and then sometimes, I got the sensation of something crawling on me. It was horrible. One of the rashes on my lower leg had grown into another rashy spot and was now a huge patch of irritated, darkened, dried skin that made it hard for me to walk. It was horribly painful. Since the scabies medicine didn't seem to be working, I was at a loss for what it might be. When I had scabies 20 years ago, it never spread this fast and didn't hurt like this rash hurts. I also never got it in my hair or private areas. This rash is down there the worst. I feel sometimes like things are actually crawling from down there. Yuk! By this time, I am back on the internet trying to figure out what the heck is crawling on me. Maybe this is not scabies, then what the HECK is this? I was delirious with lack of sleep. However, I did find an extensive amount of people with the same symptoms. That was somewhat comforting because I have started to question my sanity. So now I belong to the mysteriously bitten club. Can I please get a refund on my membership? This *****...Okay I knew I needed to go back to the Dr. again because I was out of ideas. At this time I had some other unpleasant symptoms. I got nausea one day and chills and night sweats, all the time feeling like things are crawling and biting me. Then I got to thinking that if I can't find the source of the bite, the things might actually be on me but invisible. So before I paid for another Dr.s visit, I went to Toys R US and bought a microscope that had a digital camera with it. That night I stayed up, determined to find the culprit for this. I still was convinced that something was crawling and biting me. I also read that Dr.s have Poo Pooed this as a type of psychosis. I also noticed as several people have also noted that, I am the only one getting bit and itchy and that it seems to be worse in the chair at the computer. So I did my homework and sat there at the computer with a wide roll of very sticky packing tape. As soon as I would feel a bite, I immediately put a piece of tape around the bite and then made sure it was stuck to the skin well and took it off and folded the tape in half so that if by chance there was something there, it wouldn't crawl out of the tape. I did this about 8 different times on different parts of my body including my scalp which has begun to itch terribly as well. What I found...
The photos aren't the best, can't afford a top of the line microscope, all the money is going to medicines and Dr. visits. The first night I did this, each spot that I got bit on did yield the same filament type organism in all areas of my body. It kind of looks like a piece of string. Most were the same size and a few were longer. They had to be seen under the microscope at 900x magnification. There were not a lot of these, just here and there where I felt the bite sensation. There were also, a few oval or round looking organisms that I think now may be eggs. They were difficult to see. I found it strange that each place I felt the bite sensation I would find these filaments in the skin tissue on the tape. Initially, I didn't do a skin tape test on any parts where I was not bitten so these could have been some sort of fiber that was on my body. The only thing I found strange was that they were similar in size and shape despite coming from different parts of my body. I have heard of morgellons but didn't know much about it. My first thought was maybe these are bacteria or tiny worms. I have not been well for almost 5 years now. I get re-occurring bouts with my lungs and coughing and swelling of my hands and feet, as well as stomach problems and headaches. just don't have much energy anymore. The Dr.'s I had when I had insurance weren't the best and failed to find a diagnosis. All that kept coming back abnormal was a couple of blood tests. So, I was thinking, is it possible that a parasitic worm could live under human skin? Could this be the source of the rash or maybe my re-occurring sickness. I'm not a microbiologist, so I looked into it on the internet. It turns out there are parasitic worms that do live under the skin and migrate on the host. They are not common but they do occur. So I printed my photos and put them on a jump drive and went to the Dr. I wanted to give proof that there was something under my skin that was causing sickness and irritation. The photos weren't the best but the re-occurring fiber like substance was present in each of the bite areas, also there were sometimes black round spots. You can view the photos at:
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So I went to the Dr. armed with my photos because I was feeling terrible, headache, nausea, bloating. The rash was getting worse and I was developing a cough. I asked the doctor if there could possibly be a parasite that could live under the skin that could produce my symptoms. Since we had already tried the antifungal and scabies treatment. He asked if I had done any international traveling and I said I had gone to Aruba a few years ago and some domestic travel as well. He thought I should be tested for Parasites and Their Eggs. I was thinking the same thing since I was so sick. He wanted to check in particular for a parasite that can auto re-infect a person that has the worms that crawl under the skin. I have been ill for about 5 years now and when I had insurance, I didn't have the best doctors so I was never diagnosed with anything. The only thing they found was an abnormality in my jaw and some granulomas in my lungs and 2 blood tests that kept coming back abnormal without explanation.
Many of the symptoms of this particular parasite, I have had. The mortality rate of this parasite is around 33% to 90%. Most people get diagnosed with it the day they check into an emergency room and then die shortly thereafter. Since the risk was high the longer treatment was delayed and the side effects are few, I asked to receive the medicine before the results came back. The doctor gave me Ivermectin to take, it turns out this is the same medicine that is used at times for Scabies. Two days later I was still getting bit and itching, especially on my scalp. I took out my handy dandy microscope and did the packing tape thing again on different parts of my body. One piece of tape that I placed over one of the most affected areas, above my rear, yielded a series of what appeared to be tracks, possibly from droppings or eggs. The trail was evenly spaced. I followed the trail with my microscope and at the end of the trail, I found a cluster of about 6 or 7 bugs on top of each other. They had to be viewed at 300x magnification. The bugs appear to sometimes be moving in a line together, which would explain the crawling sensation I would get. There is another photo that clearly shows a bug with two antennae or legs in front and two sets of legs off the body. There was fecal matter around as well. Gross, under my skin. Now wonder why I'm sick. I now have one in my left ear and can hear movement from there when the bugs get active. I am wondering now what type of bug this may be. Since so many of the scabie type treatments haven't worked, I'm wondering if this is a whole different bug. I had scabies once before but there was just a rash and a terrible itch, never the crawling or biting sensation. It seems to help to put antifungal cream on sometimes but it still doesn't get rid of the pests. I was thinking it was scabies, so I emailed my doctor and asked for the scabies treatment again and something for my hair because it was itching from bites too. I couldn't attach a photo for the doctor but I wanted him to see these bugs so he could see that there was definitely something there. The next day I checked for prescriptions online and found he had prescribed 3 medications. One steroid cream, some moisturizing lotion and another medication I was unfamiliar with but no scabies medicine. I looked it up online, it was an anti-psychotic drug. I was so angry, here I was with definitive proof that there really were bugs under my skin and wanted him to see them and try to identify them, so we would know what to do to treat them. If they aren't scabies, then what are they? He never even looked at the photos. I've had scabies once before and I will never forget the itch, well this itch was even worse. Now I am still suffering, angry and trying alternative methods for treating whatever is bugging me. If anyone can help me to identify the bugs in the photo, please do so. These were definitely under my skin in different places. So now I just want them gone and can't get any medicine to make them go away because my Dr. says that Typically, if it was Scabies it would be gone after the cream application. But these are in my hair and I need to keep up on them so they get better and don't lay more eggs. I've had scabies before 20 years ago and never had the biting feeling that these things give. So now I wondering what type of bug this is. Here are the images:
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If anyone can identify these bugs and a way to treat them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
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I too have many of these symptoms, I recently had a full physical, and was deemed to be in very good health overall, I'm a 23 year old male.

My symptoms are a "skin crawling" sensation, as if small bugs are crawling on various parts of my body. It's not just one area though, it's random spots throughout my whole body, face, head, arms, chest, stomach, legs, etc. When I touch the area, the feeling goes away temporarily. No actual bugs though, or bites, sores, rashes, dry skin, anything. Haven't changed soap (until now, hypoallergenic, no help) or anything...

I thought it might have been bed bugs, because I read about them online, then instantly was creeped out, and tore all my bedding off, and thouroughly inspected everything in my room for any of the tell tale signs of bed bug infestation, with nothing found.

Bottom line is it's driving me absolutely crazy. I heard it could be Restless Leg Syndrome as well... it doesn't have to effect "just" your legs.

Other symptoms are Tinnitus (though I have substantial hearing loss/damage from an explosion, so thats what thats from) and that "crackling" sound in my ears as well. Floaters in the eyes too.
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Symptoms that I have experienced:
Crawling in the hair at night mainly.  Feeling like I have nits. Ticking sound in the ear and behind the ears.  Strange sensation in left back under bra strap (I am right handed). Thought it was a bumble bee or large insect had landed on my back – first felt while out hanging out washing in about 2006. Went to GP who didn’t see anything wrong.  Happened quite soon after my flatmate had given me a massage (trainee masseuse). In March last year first saw significantly increased eye floaters (after a bad food poisoning/illness bout).
Bites on arm.  Get bitten a lot more than other people in the same vicinity. i.e. at work.  
Travel history: have been to London and Italy in November 08 (Via Hong Kong/LA (I’m in New Zealand) and while there always was bitten and itchy.  Never been to Asia.  One night in Italy woke up and felt a painful stab at the end of one of my toes.  No on else was affected.  Put insect repellent on at night.  Losing sleep and it could cause depression but only through making me feel miserable.
Like others, have woken up at night and searched the bed for signs and none.
Have had acne off and on my whole life but now it’s worse. I sometimes put it all down to stress, but in the past stress has merely caused dandruff and itching, not crawling feeling.
Lately have had a sore neck like a pinched nerve but i think that’s from tossing and turning at night due to irritation.  Also feel a short fuse today due to such a bad night’s sleep – hence my Googling of these symptoms today – cried when I found all you people with similar things!
Reading all of the other posts I am quite angry that the medical community puts it all down to psychosomatic illness.  Even one woman who was accused of Munchausen’s by proxy. (look up http://www.morgellons.org/index.html) This could be what I’ve got but I have no fibres sticking out of the skin (sounds horrible!).
I have considered Kundalini rising (as mentioned by someone earlier) as have had quite a spiritual awakening in past few years, with yoga, and reading spiritual material.  I have even considered ‘wings’ are sprouting as we ascend into higher spiritual planes! (See http://www.emergingearthangels.com/  look at the symptoms listed on that page!)  This doesn’t make it easier to live with and I have relied a lot on antihistamines over the years to get some sleep.
It is only relatively recently that the crawling has got really bad (on head and back) and looking at the Morgellons posting really gives me the creeps – I hope it’s not parasites as I am extremely squeamish but would love to have a proper diagnosis!).
Also, by trail and error have this year found out that I have a bad reaction to MSG (‘Flavour Enhancer 621’ on packets).  Which may or may not be relevant, but worth mentioning.  I am not a hypochondriac and I am too busy with my life to have time to sit round scratching my head! LOL!!
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how healthy are you peeps finger nails and toe nails ..when the fungus affects the nail bed it can somehow crawl on the skin in and out of the pores ..it has made my like a miserable hell....esp when im in a high humidity area...Keralac(NAILSTIK)  is doing it for me
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I have suffered with this crawling,bugs sensation, biting, hair loss, ears ringing etc for 9 years. the only time I did not feel it was when I was hospitaized (5) times and 3 surgeries and was on IV antibiotics.  So antibiotics DO HELP!  I do hope we all find a cure or at least something that will help us have a more enjoyable life.  I am DEPRESSED as I write this as the antibiotics have worn off and I am miserable, itching, crawling and I feel like an outcast.  I am single and will NOT date for fear that he would not understand and think I am crazy.
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Hello everyone. I've been doing research on the subject and it seems to me that all of us are infected with a parasite that is unkown to the current medicinal population.

Which isnt that good. I recently started getting these sensations. Starting over the summer of 2009. Very rare in occasion until recently. They seem to come out alot now.

Ever since I started having paranormal encounters is when this whole thing started.

Its like crawling under the skin throughout my entire body. Earlier today I saw whatever it is crawling through my skin. I saw my skin as it stretched to let whatever it was pass through. I saw it. Told my doctor and he continues to say its nothing.

I'm going for blood tests in the morning. My guess is they'll come up negative. Just like everyone else I've been reading about.

Whatever it is it really *****. I wonder if its fatal? If doctors cant even recognize it as a condition then when people die of it they wouldnt even know. They'd say the person died of other causes.

I'm gonna keep an eye on this thread. The only way I see us pushing forward guys is to continue to offer any kind of findings or advice to eachother.
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Hey guys I'm trying a treatment to see if it works. I ingested sulfur through an epsom salt dose as the max recommendation on the box with water to get some of that inside my system. Then I used Witch Hazel to find where all these ******* were. I felt them crawling then instantly put witch hazel on it. I could tell they dont like it cause they then move to different areas of my body.

Search out their breeding grounds. Look for puffy areas in the skin where inflammation is barely present. I had some in the sacks under my eyes, in my lips, the fat in my neck, some where there were "syst" looking things on my arms. Some puffy parts in my fingers feet and in groin area.

Just rub your skin everywhere looking for them. Then put this witch hazel on it. Instantly after doing so I can feel them crawling out of there. As if in panic. I then put this on all areas. Used some rubbing alcohol on all cuts or places I had bodily injure.

By this point I could feel them. I put so much around major parts of my body that I secluded the ones that were there. They wouldnt go into areas where I used the witch hazel. So I'd constantly use it where I thought they were hiding.

After this I took a bath in epsom salt. Soaking my body in rotation (the water didnt cover my entire body). You say that they can create air bubbles to protect themselves well I'm thinking that with the method I did they would retreat to the areas above water. Then 5 min later I would submerge that area.

I noticed the air bubbles escaping my skin as mentioned before. I put pressure on all spots I thought had eggs or egg areas. To help the water penetrate.

I am also taking benedryll (spelling?) and taking a healthy dosing of an acai berry mix. Which I've heard does wonders as well as boosting your immune system. Since drinking the acai berry alone I've noticed the amount of crawlies go down. My immune system is killing them off one by one. Tonight I feel they will kill the majority of the population.

Tomorrow I plan for a repeat the witch hazel/epsom salt thing along with a full body detox and some pro-immune system vitamins including b12.

I'm thinking that this swarm of help to my body will help my body kill off this parasite.

So far so good. I feel great. I feel very minor crawling but it feels like they're hurt. They crawl like less than a mm from where I feel them then stop. They're not moving fast at all.

I will keep you all updated. The acai berry mix has done wonders I'm telling you! We'll see how the rest of this helps.
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Hello,
I thought i had allergies, this started about 2 or 3 years ago but its worse this winter. I have been feeling horrible for about 2 weeks now, i get itchy on my face, then arms, then legs its like one itch starts another and its never ending!  i felt it start one afternoon while sitting on my couch. it went away and the next time i sat there again it started again, so i steeamed it febrezed it w/ anti-bactarial and it worked but not for long it happens any where and every where now. im using this cream for fungus on my arms since its where i feel it the most it gives a little relief. Imma try the Tea Tree Oil... another thing i noticed is that i mostly feel it when im sitting or standing still? i dont know i've been to too many dermatologist and nothing so im not wasting anymore money until im sure it's the cure. But im thankfull i dont see the bugs like others and that i can still for the most part fully function! either way i wish doctors had more answers rather than charging me for drawing unlimited amounts of blood and no results.
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PLEASE READ FOR MY SOLUTION

Firstly, I think too many people trust doctors to figure this stuff out. It's clear to me that the medical establishment is more interesting in prescribing drugs than actually addressing the root causes.

Like a few others have commented there are multiple issues here:
1. Physical "bugs" on them
2. Internal Parasites (Likely Candida)
3. Nerve Damage (very real possibility)
4. Protein intake issue (like a previous post suggests)

Just like many other I have suffered with this for 10+ years. It use to cause huge problems when I would try to sleep. I've completely stopped having the issue for so long now that it's hard to recall when I last had it.

I don't recall if it was a protein problem or my weak immune system from the mercury fillings that leached into my system, but whatever it was it has stopped. My #1 recommendation is that people change their diet. Go for 1 week on a 100% raw food diet. Simply eat "soft" high water concentrated fruits and vegetables. Don't worry about protein, calories or anything else as this is just a one week endeavor. While you do this also avoid all fats. The reason is this: it allows your bodies immune system to quickly recover. For the "psychological" group like myself I think this is the best step you can take.

Considering the suffering people have for months/years it is definitely worth a try! If during or at the end of the week your symptoms vanish then it proves it was immune system/nerve system/protein related as the diet addresses all of these issues together.

One last thing... people with this issue please google these terms:
"Candida Symptoms"
"Mercury Poisoning Symptoms"

If you have some or all of the other symptoms like I did then it points to the root cause. The root cause is important otherwise you may have temporary relief but it always returns.
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I just wanted to post this quickly. I have been having itchy, crawly, tingly skin, on and off for months/years. Just like bugs were crawling under my skin. It would come on suddenly... and slowly disappear after about 20-26hours. I think that I found out why it was happening to me! NIACIN sensitivity!!!!!!!!
If you research Niacin sensitity you will see itchy, tingling skin could be a side effect. It was saying its likely if you take higher doses of it. However, people with the sensitivity could possibly get the same reaction even if its a lower dose. I was taking a regular vitamin with slow release of 15mg's and I was OK. But then I uped it to a regular vitamin with 18mg's Niacin and wanted to peel my skin right off! It started very quickly after taking the pill. Now i am taking two kids vitamins at seperate times of the day, with only 8mg's in each pill. And most of my itching has disappeared. At least that crawly gross feeling is gone!!!!
Hope that may help someone out there!
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UPDATE

After being on 100% fruit & veggie diet for over 2 weeks, I had 2 pieces of enriched white bread with some egg whites and hours after noticed the crawling came back big time. It confirms that it was Candida, at least in my case.

There are many issues on this forum, most of which appear to be nerve damage related or Candida. Dekman's post definitely relates to the vitamin stimulating the nerve system. Anyway, Candida feeds only on bread and bread-products (i.e. crackers, all breads, anything made with flour basically). When I was eating only fruits and veggies the issue for me completely stopped. So now I know 100% that it's an immune issue since Candida only happens if you have a weak immune system. In my case I know the root cause is mercury toxicity from my fillings.

I can't stress enough that people go on vegetarian diet for a couple weeks!

Here's a very good link for a diet you can follow: http://www.freeacnebook.com/Part-3.htm
Here's an important link about food combining: http://www.alderbrooke.com/combine.htm

Why is food combining important? If you mix the wrong types of food your body will have major problems digesting it (i.e. fruit and meat). This is because fruit takes about 30-60 minutes while protein takes 3+ hours - the fruit will ferment (rot) in your stomach and produce toxic gases. The key is that this severely weakens the immune system - which is your only defense system fighting the Candida. So food combining is very important and that link provides pretty much all you need to know.

I'm convinced that most people on here have Candida like I do. I hope others will try the diet change and write back so we can solve this once and for all.
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Hi everyone,

I've had similar symptoms to many of you. At first I thought it was fleas from a camping trip I'd taken 6 months ago. But since I have no pets at home, the persistence of the itching made me wonder if it was something else. I went on 3 doctor's visits. They were unable to see anything on my skin. One doctor even went as far as to tell me I was delusional.

I thought I might have parasites. I tried many home and prescription topical solutions but nothing worked. However, I just inadvertently discovered that my doctor had diagnosed me with pruritis, which he failed to inform me of. After 6 months of hell, sleepless nights, random attacks of stinging, itching, crawling feelings - I finally have a lead on what might be going on with me. I still need to do more tests to make sure it's not indicative of systemic disease, but I have found the following remedies offer significant relief:

drinking green tea
lotions with menthol or camphor (mentholatum)
quick sponge bath with a warm wash rag
tar soap

I hope this is helpful to some, if not all of you. I have suffered a lot of anxiety and depression from this experience and I'm hoping to get my health and sanity back very soon.
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WOW

I been suffering with creepy crawlie sensation all over my body, feels like restless legs but all over my body!!

freaking me out, anybody got any diagnosis yet? I am looking up all the above suggestions now..

I could'nt imagine it being parasites as i am in the uk, Only ever been to tenerefe and greece, i been getting this on and off for 2 years..

Will update you all..

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Hi!
So, it's fascinating to see that everyone here has felt the crawling! My itchy bug feeling is both on top AND under the skin. For anyone who is a big coffee drinker, or just needs the caffeine to get though the day, here are some observations that I have made for myself. And I do not mean offense by any one, so please, do not take this the wrong way.
I am a 19-year-old college student, and this is my Sophomore year. I finally moved out of my parent's, flea ridden house into a shady little apt, with bigger bugs, everywhere, which doesn't help me. I've had the itchy sensation such as bugs crawling on me for about 4 or 5 years. Now, mind you, it wasn't bad at first, just annoying. It made me itch everywhere head to ankle. Never on my feet. It lasted about 10 to 30 minutes. After reading everything on here and what everyone was experiencing, I was kind of thinking twice about my experiment.
I was trying to think of any other possible explanation to this itchy/obnoxious/can't get rid of/creepy crawly feeling. Over the past 5 years, I have started smoking, and I started drinking anywhere from 1 to 2 pots of coffee a day. Now it's usually about 2 1/2 pots, going through a pound of sugar in a little less than a month. Excessive? Totally, but I thought that's what I needed to keep me going. I am a Bipolar patient and (here's the twist) I had just last year been diagnosed with ADHD. What I had started doing was taking my ADHD medication with about 6 cups of coffee, then get up and go to class at 9 am. Well, my ADHD meds were wearing off, and I couldn't concentrate all the way through my night classes. Therefore, my doctor upped my dose. I started getting the itchy/reddening/creepy feeling that bugs were crawling on me and only in certain spots now, such as my face, scalp, a few places on my back, calves, on my hands, and running up my arms. It was getting worse. It would last longer and the reddening would get more severe. When I would start to itch I would feel gross and I would have to take a shower immediately. I thought that it was the ******* fleas. I'd get out of the shower, and forget to get clean clothes, but this didn't really matter. I'd feel better for about, maybe, 5 hours, and, as others have mentioned, the crawling would start back up at night. It wasn't keeping me up, because I also take sleeping pills.
This is where everything comes together.
I would wake up and be crawling, I would take a shower and feel better, but then around 4 or 5 the "bugs" would start walking. I would start to literally freeze to death, and once again, I had no idea what to do. When I would get prepared for my night classes, I'd make another pot of coffee, and take another ADHD pill. So then the itch would go away, until about 9 pm, which was when I would sit on my couch and do h.w. I thought that whatever bug/parasite/whatever was making me itch was coming from my couch. I checked inside and out... no bugs. So then around 2 am, I would take my sleeping pills, and I would still be super cold. Next morning I'd wake up and the same thing would happen, but I would be warm again. It was every day. I monitored everything that I did, who I was around, where I was, and nothing stuck out to me. This was until I was talking to my Aunt, and all she had to say was "You do know that our family is extremely sensitive to caffeine." Well, for me changed a lot. I was intaking less caffeine, however my ADHD pills, act the same way. Because caffeine is a diaretic, I would go to the bathroom a lot and I would at night time as well. When I would fall asleep and be itchy and freezing, I would still have enough caffeine or meds in my system that my body detoxes itself every night, and I have horrible night sweats. Meaning when I would get up I'd be warm, because the ADHD meds and caffeine would be out of my system, and I would be itchy when I got up because of the sweat.
So if you do drink a lot of coffee or have a large intake of caffeine, it could be because you have a sensitivity to caffeine, and you can even test it, by cutting back your caffeine and sugar intake, since caffeine is also found in sugar.
So I don't know if this could be any insight, but this is the reason why I have the creepy crawly bug feeling. Good luck and I hope this helps.
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I’m glad I found this site. For close to 7 months now I've suffered from a baffling skin condition that feels as though insects are crawling on me (and sometimes like thin threads or lint has landed on me).  This sensation is primarily on my jaws, forehead, ears, temples, scalp and hair - - even in my eyes.  I would swat, rub, scratch, wash, etc., etc. all day and night, but just found evidence of a visible, tangible source.  I begin to feel a pulling sensation on one hair strand then run to the sink and comb out a tiny microscopic thing that looks like a round cell with a red dot in the middle.  Sometimes just a black dot. VERY GROSS TO THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ATTACHING ITSELF TO YOU!! I feel like a walking germ!!!!  

At times it feels like a sharp needle or cactus has stuck me. A few times pain in my ear has occurred. Numerous moles and blotches have appeared on my arms, chest, and torso.  Some are red and raised, some flat and black.  I DO NOT take any medications, use drugs, or drink alcoholic beverages.  No relationships due to my religious convictions.  

It has overwhelmed me at this point and nobody has ever heard of this condition. My prim care phys (PCP) and Dermatologist diagnosed dry skin - - she prescribed Rx shampoo and lotion and said to return if that doesn’t work.  I didn’t return as I didn’t feel she took me seriously.  All blood work is clear and negative. My GYN checked for Thyroid problem; nothing wrong.  

This all started between June-July 2009.  My thoughts are one of these events could be the cause, as each happened within about 2 weeks of the other - - 1) In May of 2009 I transported boxes from my storage unit and there were all these webs of dust (not spider webs and not your normal cob webs), a tiny dead mouse was there, and evidence of a slimy film on the wall as though something larger dying crawled up from the adjacent unit. 2) I bought a house plant that had a green film on its bark (it came from S America).  Half of the soil spilled in my car.  3) I got sick after returning home from an outing with several coworkers (sore throat, weakness, difficulty opening my jaws – very strange), within 2 days I rushed to the ER and was treated for pneumococcal infection (gave me Avalox intravenously, and 7 pills to follow up).  4) I threw moth balls everywhere thinking I might have an infestation of moth larvae in the house and car from the storage unit.  Didn’t work.  5) I started boiling water and setting a large pot in the area where I always noticed increased activity in my hair (near the window where the tree stood).  It looked as though a long film of white something??? was in the water when I poured it out. Like mosquito larvae you see in a pond on Nature program episodes.  6) Someone in the forum mentioned these nymph flies. Since this started I noticed that gnats swarm around my hair at the office.  We have fresh fruit delivered so I thought they came from the fruit.  

I've exhausted myself from washing and rewashing clothes and linen.  In addition, I’ve sprayed with this and that, dry cleaned clothing numerous times, changed detergent and bath gel, threw out perfumes and bags of excellent clothing and toiletries, sterilized objects with Clorox - - you get my message.  Nothing works!!  

I sprayed my car over and over, but had not driven it for a while. The moment I drove it again the condition went wild  – i.e., crawling sensation in the hair, around the eyes, face and ears.

Imaginary crawling is out of the question.  I don’t believe anyone is imagining these experiences. Even a child understands being bitten and annoyed by crawling insects. I am completely exhausted searching for a cure without help from doctors.

I just found this great sit that identifies some gross stuff out there, but seems to address many of our problems, except for the thread-like and lint fibers. Also, the writer offers no solution on how to kill the critters. A real puzzle.
These things take up residence in the body and go from there.

http://insects.suite101.com/article.cfm/chigoe_flea_tunga_penetrans


http://skindisease.suite101.com/article.cfm/demodex_spp_face_mites

http://insects.suite101.com/article.cfm/kissing_bug_disease_vector

http://human-infections.suite101.com/article.cfm/strongyloides_stercoralis_threadworm

http://human-infections.suite101.com/article.cfm/leishmania_mexicana_parasite

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Guys,  have you noticed that most of the people who suffer from the crawling sensation are women?  That is because that most OBGYN's are very familiar with the creepy crawling problem.  Women get this up and down their spine, on the tops of their heads, basically all over.  They are put on hormones and the problem goes away.  It  is also an age related situation because all of the other problems associated with growing older are also going on in the body, which confuses the problem.

Yes, it could be thought of as neurological because all kinds of strange things occur when hormones change in the body.  Just google diseases associated with hormonal problems and you will realized their profound impact on the entire body.  Bone starts breaking down as well.

Estrogen is a powerful hormone in our bodies, and the loss of it has great effect on overall physical and mental health. Even men have estrogen in their bodies, and to some degree go through a hormone change in mid-life themselves.   The same applies to the loss of testosterone in their bodies.

Guarantee you that if you were taking hormone replacement therapy, the creepy crawlers would disappear.  I had them, and my girlfriends had them.  HAD being the key word!
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Glad to have found this site... I see there are many of you out there that are experiencing the same condition as mine.  My situation started 2 weeks ago...I am female 45yrs old.  I experience a prickling/numbness in left shoulder that flares about 3 or 4 times a day...doesnt really itch but a crawly/prickly feeling.  Thought I was having a heart attack first time i felt it and being on the left side.  So strange that i have read that other people have this in left shoulder...odd...just wish i knew what it was.
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OH MY GOD!! I thought I was going crazy ,too. I've had this Itchy crawly feeling a little bit below and to the right of  my left shoulder blade, almost to my spine but not quite. I think for about maybe 9 months but it could be a little longer. Now that I see that a whole bunch of other people has this same thing happening to them I'M SCARED!!!!
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I heard about some bacteria in bottled water. What kind of water is everybody drinking? I've been drinking Ice Mountain bottled water for 6 years.
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You are all suffering from candida and worms. I know cause i am too. I always feel something moving under my skin,   in my face, my legs, and my chest. Candida is a LIVING fungus that lives in your lymphatic system and can travel all over your whole body. Worms (round, tape, hook) also can travel all throughout the body, burrowing through organs and muscle.
I bet almost all of you guys symptoms are at their worst first thing in the morning, right after you eat, or while lying down going to sleep. Parasites
ARE REAL! Just go on youtube and search for human worms. They can be transmitted through sex, kissing, drinking after someone, or through food. There are ways to kill them, but you have to really dedicate yourself. Don't give up or give in! Research CANDIDA. Research Dr.Hilda Clark. READ the book "How To Cure All Diseases".
Go to oldamishdewormer.com
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Just read this whole forum, and thought I'd add my thoughts/symptoms.  I have the skin crawling sensation just under my right shoulder blade (not the left, like most others).  I strongly suspect for all of us shoulder blade sufferers that it could be related to computer posture (someone else had reported this earlier).  My sensation does not hurt at all.  It feels the same as the feeling you get when your hair raises up (like if you see something eerie in a movie).  I'm 50 and I take Welbutrin, so perhaps it's related to being peri-menopausal, or using this anti-depressant.  However, I took Welbutrin for two years before symptoms started a few months ago.

Unrelated to my current symptoms, for some of you, I have a weird solution to an old itchy problem I had several years ago. Hot water!  I noticed a very mild itchy sensation whenever I wore certain sandals. Strange!  I never thought much of it until the itchy sensation started spreading up my legs and actually made it to my crotch (this happened in a short period of time - maybe a day or two).  Horrors!  At that point, I immediately took action by taking a bath in the hottest water I could get in my bathtub.  I sat there for as long as I could - about 30 minutes, adding hot water if it started to cool.  I was just hoping maybe it was some sort of bug or parasite that might be sensitive to heat.  Anyway, I did this twice and the itching stopped forever.  I'll never really know why, but I think maybe I DID have some organism that couldn't take the heat.  If you are thinking of trying this, know that the water I used did not burn my skin; it just made it red and was uncomfortable, but not damagingly hot.  I hope this might help someone out there.
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Thanks everyone for your posts, makes me feel like I am not the only one.

I travelled through Vietnam/Cambodia recently and one night I got a rash all down my back and I am presuming they were bed bugs. After this, I started getting this crawling sensation all over my body. I got all my clothes washed as I was scared that the bed bugs had got into my bag. I don't have any bugs at home as I do not have any bites on me, just crawling sensation, hands, back, stomach, sometimes in my ears.

I also have silver specs on my clothes and sometimes my hands, depends what light they are in.

I am wondering if this is a fungi or something that I picked up overseas as it hasn't gone away since I got the bed bugs and that has been 5 months.

Please help?

Debbie (Sydney, Australia).

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Hello I have had this sensations on my back near my left shoulder blade for years now it ***** but from what I have learned sit the right way and lay the right way, if I stand a certin way or sit a weird way it happens thats all but I do notice when it is hot it does it more I just deal with it, some can and some cant. well good luck just walk up right and sit in a correct position it should make it not do it so much, good luck
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Glad to know i'm not alone here. My "creepy crawly"sensations are those of like a single hair being pressed on the skin, but this happens all over my legs,chest, and arms, rarely does it reach my face. It does seem to go away in the winter and come back when the weather is warmer. I have asked other people who have lived in the same household and they have no idea what i'm talking about. I have tried looking for something on my body or on my bed and have never been able to find anything. I feel that it must be a parasite or microscopic bug of some sort, because I can often get rid of the feeling by sleeping in pants and a long sleeve shirt. Changing / washing linen has proved innefective.   This post is a few years old now, any scientific or tested explanation yet?
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Hi everyone, I am a very concerned mother. My son age 13 told me yesterday that he gets this itchy biting feeling on his face,neck and back. it last a few secs and stops and starts again.I am taking him to the GP later. By the looks of it I can guess exactly what the GP is going to say. "its an allergy" lol! . I actually understand what my son is explaining because I use to get the crawling feeling on my right shoulder and thought is was stress/tention. anyway i will keep you posted. I feel that this is an issue that can't be ignored. More research should be done on this. MAYBE we should ALL contact DR OZ and I am sure he will find an answer to this weird sensation.
thanks

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grey floaters ,  white bugsfluing around a lot  crawling sensation  in mid back, burning skin, swelling around mouth skin is shiny vertigo. I'm on a lot of medications. I have a lot of skinks in around my mobile home. Any ideas? comments?
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Tingly feelings on upper back, either side near neck
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Recently I was told that this is the result of the natural effect of your lymphatic system moving waste out of your body. This system depends on our physical movement to function. Exercise, even mild exercise, and massage will help this system.

Tight itchy feeling in muscles between shoulder blades
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Go to a GOOD chiropractor, prob a result of your sitting too long at a computer or similar. If the chiro cannot make an adjustment in your spine to give you relief [the "crack" sound], go to a different chiro. This may have to be done each week for as long as you continue hunching over the computer.

Itchy feelings all over
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I have these, it is an organism of some sort and seems to be derived from cotton. I am miserable 24/7, totally wish I was dead, I have no life and it this point there is no hope for one. Have tried every possible solution that I could think of and have been searching for 7 years. Have lost everything. Good luck to you all in your searches. Bless you all.
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uhhhh......i have the same exact feeling but its  like all over my back..mine happens all the time everyday until i move my arms or something and then when i do it starts back...but if a bug was under somebody skin wouldnt it have died from being smushed when you sit back..i cant really tell you when mine started but it had to have start in 2008...its really irritating
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VITAMIN D
Another condition that can cause skin itchiness is LACK OF VITAMIN D in the diet. Most Americans need supplemental vitamin D. It may take about 2 weeks for the itching to subside. Get a good brand from the health food store.

Lymphatic system cleansing
My post above mentions the lymph system . . . if you are using typical deodorants, then you are probably clogging up your lymph glands. Switch to a natural brand from the health food store. Better yet, find out how you can safely detox your body, find an alternative health practitioner who you trust to help you.
Be kind to your body. Most of the food and drugs we use nowadays has toxic and/or unnatural qualities. Your body may be asking for assistance.
Consider colonics as part of your detox to clear your lymph system.

Much luck, love, and light on your path.
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Hellllpppp!!!!! My scalp itches like hell and Im losing hair!
I have to wear caps to cover the patches.
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hi, just joined this forum while looking for information regarding the sensation of hair on the face and tongue, tingling of the lips, and sudden burning spots on my legs and breasts, and increased itching on my feet and ankles. This all just started two days ago and adding all this the itching from diabetes II is driving me crazy. I asked our ER dr about it while at work. He says it is parathesia, but we didn't have time to go into it. I have suffered for years with itching in my ears and on my scalp and have tried various creams, lotions, and steroids which have not worked to keep it away. I was just given a Maltese dog and that is the only thing that has changed in my household of 3 cats and 5 birds. I basically eat the same foods and wash my linens and clothes in the same detergent so don't think it is allergies. My boss told me the hairy, itching feeling on the face was what she had prior to the stroke she had a couple of months ago. Now I am really getting paranoid. I am going to try some of your solutions to see if anything will work. Thanks.
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iam have something crawling in side of my skin it hurt realbad ican slepp at all ihave tostay wake the hole time
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I am 22 years old and just recently (a month or 2 ago) started having the feeling or senstation that something was under my skin. Where my left shoulder blade ends towards the middle of my back. This has baffled me for the longest because it happens during the day, not everyday, just occassionally maybe 2 to 3 times a week. There is no crawling up and down my body or movement to and from. It just seems as if something is trying to rise from this 1 and a half inch diameter spot. I have read many postings regarding this feeling and the location of the feeling. I still have come to no conclusion. It doesn't itch and it doesnt hurt. It is just  nagging that drives me insane. When I get this feeling, I tend to rub or scratch the area just to see if it will go away. Of course, it does not. I have tried many positions to sit in and tried to walk it off. The feeling goes away on its own. This is something I will never understand. I thought I was the only one that felt like this but obviously there are others that have the same thing going on and in the same spot.

Confused......
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Ok, so I'm seeing that there are a LOT of people going through this, although a few are men, and then there are women who are in their twenties [and up] experiencing these things.

For most [including myself] the symptoms are:

Crawling sensations in the skin, virtually everywhere on the body.
Sensations starts at one particular area of the body whereas some experience this only in that area, others including myself experience it in different area's to start, and then the sensation spreads to other areas, some where you cannot scratch in public.
The creep crawling/itch sensations can cause a person who is sleeping to wake up, as it appears to be so strong as to have that affect on the body in the deepest parts of sleep/slumber (REM). The sensation upon waking up is so aggrivating and annoying that falling back to sleep will not happen, leaving the person(s) frustrated which can lead to feelings of depression.
For some, it happens before the menstrual cycle starts, for others it starts before the menstrual cycle with no evidence of a period (bleeding) showing.
It gets worse at night before sleep is captured.
The majority of people dealing with this aggrivation are mostly women in their 40's, with a few exceptions.
Some have it all day with breaks throughout the week, others [including myself] have it every single day with few breaks from it.
Taking hot baths or showers brings some relief, but when the open air hits the open pores of the skin, it starts back up.
It can start at any time of the day, but nightime seems to be the most popular visitation that this skin attention grabber seeks after.
AND
Most doctors have NO CLUE as to how to treat this "disorder" (for lack of a better word)

As I type this, I have the crawling/itching sensation. I slept for maybe an hour and a half, and there are no words that can accurately describe how frustrated I am with this. I am in my mid forties, and have been dealing with this for over three years now, almost nonstop. My period at times will be regular, then other times it will give me a quick peek-a-boo before retreating back like a baby trying to go back into the womb. Other times, my period will come down extremely heavy, the point of having to change my pad every half hour, and if I go out, bring the entire pad section of CVS or Walgreens with me because walking or sudden movement can cause a gusher with clots that are seemingly fighting to get out of my body and away from the insanity that my harmones are putting me through.

NOW, how do we find the solution? Many topical solutions don't work, and not everybody is going to be willing to be a "test subject" for a new drug, or a not so new drug perscribed as we all know from commercials about specific meds shown on tv, the side effects seem to outweight the actual medical problem. Is this psycological (spelling)? I don't believe so, otherwise, we would all be making psycologists rich. I don't have a solution, but I sure would like one from my doctor cause this is driving me more crazy than I usually am (having two adult children that want to act like two year olds at times can cause that affect in me, lol).

I'm sure I missed other symtoms (symptoms), oh yes; most of these symptom are not painful at all.

Lets all work together, do research or whatever to see if we can find a solution to this. The sad thing is this; with all the research that doctors have had throughout the past thousands of years (exaggeration here) in studying this, they still have not come up with a definite solution. God bless.

Sapphire3578
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I get that itchy feel like something crawling on me feeling all the time which really seems to come more often since i was stung 3 times by a scorpion which thats what i think its caused by certain poisonous bug's we encounter each day which do leave behind parasites from the things they eat.
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The majority of you may be suffering from a condition that is triggered from my longtime friend "Serratia Marcescens." It is an airborne bacteria that just loves to infest the home. It will tear you life apart and make you feel like you are insane unless you take preventative measures. If you notice a pinkish colored ring in your toilets, tub or shower DO NOT think it is mold or mildew, it is my friend. A simple test is to skin a potato and leave it out on the counter for a day or two, if it turns pink, my friend is a guest in your home!

Symptoms are: sinus congestion with really thick post nasal drip that you almost choke on, bugs crawling under the skin(because they are), little zits that turn into skin ulcerations(when picked) which take forever to freakin heal, aching joints, low energy, RLS, if you are older in age or live a lazy lifestyle you may have circulatory problems like gout, phlebitis.

You may go out and spend a lot of money on doctors and prescriptions that may do more damage than good(If they were a good doctor, they would not prescribe an OTC for this) or you may email me at: ***@**** for a simple home remedy and possible cure that includes diminishing it from you house.
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OMG!!! I had the same symptoms! I went to the ER because it was a horrible GI tract feeling. The crawling in my palms, feet and under my right shoulder blade made me feel CRAZY! The ER doctor diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome. YEAH RIGHT! That week I made a bowel movement, and there a little critter was, very thin, long and white. OK I am not trying to scare you all. But we ALL have parasites. So I went to a herbalist and he prescribed for me to take the WORMWOOD combination that will kill all PARASITES three times a day. I am about to start it. And I can not each carbohydrates or sugars for the two weeks. Also I plan to go get a anti-parasitic prescription to help expedite the eradication. Its nothing to be afraid of!! We just have to cleanse our bodies yearly. But for many of us, every month until the symptoms go away. It will take some time, but we will see results. The herbalist Dr. Tom Robinson in Charleston has JUST WHAT YOU NEED!!!
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i also have the sensation of ants under my skin.  i am 37 yrs old, female, have relapsing/remitting ms.  i have tried to tell my neurologinst and gp about it. no luck.  i was thrown in the mental ward because they all thought i was nuts.  i have the sensation all over my body and yes, it is an absolute nightmare trying to get some sleep with it.  the sensation last for weeks, sometimes months at a time and then disappears for 6 months - 1 year.  i have not traveled since i was 3 yrs old, i don't get massages or anything else.  anybody know what i can do to get some relief from this horrible sensation?
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hi all, went through alot of symptoms familiar to what you are all saying.my biggest sympton was after mealtime , skin would crawl and maybe two hours later a rash break out of red bumps, with white middle , like hives.went to  alergy (allergy) specialist , dermatologist , female dr for hormonal symptons , nothing worked. hormone pills, creams , steroid shots,i tried them all still nothing .  have your cholesteral level checked turns out mine was 204. stay away from butter at meal time. i started to take niacin ,flush free at night before bedtime. started eating food with no fatty contents ,for a while as trial. feels good to not have to deal with this anymore. not saying to will help all, but i have been trough alot while dealing with this , and it helped me . thanks for your time , have a wonderful day and good luck to all.  
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its worth checking out the following phrase in google "Restless leg syndrome" yet - one of the symptoms is a strong feeling of a bug crawling underneath the skin - here is more research into the causes:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/DS00191
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it could simply be these 3 reasons, 1; your dirty and u need to shower,or when you do decide  shower the soap your using causes a mild allergic reaction to your o so sensitive skin :) . 2 you could be hypoglycemic, which in allot of cases cause these sensations of moving hair or insects crawling  abruptly on various parts of your body , do to your low sugar, and mild anxiety that it cause's. 3 you could have  hyperglycemia
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I HAVE THE SOME THING YOU HAVE WHAT SHOLD I DO WITH IT .IBEEN HURT ME A LOTS OF TIME



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Hi there!
I am sure this has to do with parasites. since i have been using herbs for this crawling feeling I have much less crawling plus have been seeing interesting 'stuff' in my poop. Being really honest here.Understand that we ingest parasites often through food, air, water, pets and the air we breathe.
Consider the idea of cleansing your body through herbs which kill parasites.
I am taking the three herbs that are good for that, wormwood, cloves and black walnut hull(green is best). Also eliminating sugars, dairy and breads (which they love!). Alcohol too needs to go during treatment.
I did research and found it is best to do this treatment for 15 days, off 5 and back on 15. It sometimes takes 2-3 months before they are gone.Also it is good to drink distilled water during this time (and might be good to only drink that in future!).
Another parasite killer is ACV (apple cider vinegar) but this will only rid some. For a good cleanse use the three herbs I mentioned above. Another good item to take for parasite for both humans and pets is Diatomaceous earth food (make sure ONLY food grade!! Other one dangerous to humans and animals!!). If you go to earthworkshealth.com you will learn a lot about this wonderful and potent substance for good health! Cheap and very effective for a lot of health problems and to rid parasites too.
However I feel the three herbs I mention here to be the best. I did A LOT of research on this.
I have been on herbs for parasites for over a week now and the crawling is still there but way down to a small area..I had a huge section of my back that was crawly! Felt awful! Also had it on my head. Am relieved to have it leaving!. I will continue with this until all symptoms are gone. Rather it be 30 days or more.
Best of luck!
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MORGELLONS is coming from CHEMTRAILS. (google - strange days strange skies) smart dust, nanobots, pathogens (and the list is endless) are  being sprayed almost daily over the entire world. MORGELLONS is  a PANDEMIC sweeping the globe claiming thousands upon thousands of  victims each day. America has it real bad. its happening right now under our noses or should i say up our noses. you can stop drinking contaminated water and you can change your diet to limit toxic intake but the powers that be have got us on this one because you cannot stop breathing. one of the main symptoms of morgellons is the crawling sensation under the skin. Get  as strong a MAGNIFYING GLASS as possible and as BRIGHT A LIGHT too. get up as close as possible and examine the areas you have been scratching to see if there is anything UNUSUAL PROTRUDING from your skin. check any leisons or sores  a little while after scratching has occured. also after a bath especially if it brought on a bout of itching. check behind and between your toes especially first thing in morning. check yourself intermittently throughout the day.
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I am a 51 year old male who started with the itchy skin nearly 4 years ago.  I get a sensation of  a pin being pierced into my skin in random places.  As soon as I go to scratch it another pin like sensation is experienced in amother part of my body, and it can be anywhere but is really annoying/painful in the ears, eyes, and feet, it also happens in the private areas.  I sometimes get mild relief when the intensity is not as bad but at the moment I am experiencing the worst ever.  The funny thing is, when I first got it I used to awake in the night and scratch like mad and when finally geting out of bed to go to work I was shattered.  I have learned to handle the condition and do get a reasonable nights sleep and when I awake it always takes a while before the itching kicks in.  Three years ago I was confirmed as type 2 diabetic, I am a little overweight but not fat and lead an active lifestyle.  I have also had an under active thyroid since 1997. I have regular blood tests and although the liver readings are on the high side my Doctor says its more likely to be the medication I take that's causing this, I do drink (a little more than I should) but don't smoke. I am on the following medication, Metformin, glycalid (both for diabetes), Thyroxin 150m (thyroid), atenolol 50m (irregular heart beat), vastatin (cholesterhol) and asprin (heart again).  I am going to try the B12 vitamins as someone suggested, will let you know
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I have the same symptoms/problems/problem "areas." It can occur in private areas, my feet (even just under my toe nail), hands, legs, stomach, chest, etc. It's worse at night, though I've gone a few days with no sensation at all. It's been going on for about 2 months now. I feel a bug bite sensation, almost like someone is pricking me with a pin, and it's worse as night.

So far, have been cleared by dermatologist for scabies, and told me it was just an "allergy I must have picked up from the recent birth of my first child," she told me as she pushed me out of her office - won't be going back to her anymore. I insisted she give me scabies treatment, anyway, so I used it and also treated my husband and sister who lives with us. Washed everything, cleaned, washed, cleaned again.

Got cleared by an exterminator for bed bugs - and I actually never really see any "bites," or typical scabies/bug bites anyway. I do have an occasional, single "bite" looking thing on my skin. I have red, sensitive to the touch (but not itchy) bumps on my knuckles and elbows. I also went to an allergist, who wanted to prescribe me with xanax, but found no unusual allergies (and who also stated the bug biting, pin ***** sensation does not occur as a usual symptom when someone has an allergic reaction anyway).

Went to the ER because of a build up of lack of sleep and nerves, was sent home with a prescription for "sensitive scalp shampoo" - thanks for nothing, ER Nurse Practitioner (who "assumed" I was on Medicaid, not that anything's wrong with that if I was). Long story short, I get bug bite, pin ***** sensations that come and go, some days worse than others, always worse at night (not able to sleep well at all when I do feel it), sometimes at work, though.

Also a creepy-crawling sensation on skin from time to time, always in the same spot on my scalp when I am sitting down to go to the bathroom. Could this be from a bad job at the chiropractor? From my recent (and first) natural child birth (wherein I had to be cut "down there" in 2 places and stitched back up). Could this be a very mild case of scabies that my dermatologist dismissed (and I didn't clean up well enough)? Could this be a symptom of Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme Disease or Lupus, perhaps? Auto Immune Diseases run big-time in my family, my mom has MS. I was a waitress for 6 years and it really did a number on my back - have really bad lower back pain every time I'm on my feet for a long period of time, could it be a pinched nerve/nerves? Anyone every dealt with BIRD MITES, perhaps, or MORGELLONS? As far as I know now, with the blood work that did come back (waiting on some other, more uncommon tests to come back), no B12 deficinency, no blood count/blood sugar, liver or kidney problems, rheumitoid factor was good, etc. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!! This is DESTROYING MY LIFE, and I JUST WANT TO GET BACK TO MY 5 MONTH OLD TO RAISE HER TO MY BEST ABILITY!!!! Desperate, please give me advice or any wisdom anyone who knows more about what this might be. Thank you and good luck to all!
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Curious to know if your symptoms are related to cloth in any way.

I find that my very similar symptoms are exacerbated by being around cloth/carpeting, etc.
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Altough I have been diabetic for a few years a friend of mine has told me to try and cut out sugary products completely IE dont eat any processed foods that have sugar in them and cut down on fruit to avoid natural sugars.  He only told me this at weekend and I have done what he said, although the itching hasn't gone away the signs are promising, the ferocity of the pin like pain has decreased and though still uncomfortable its a massive relief not having the pain (just an itch).  Looking at your case I know some women do get diabetes (type 2) during pregnancy, it may be a long shot but why not not ask your Doctor to check you don't have it.   Also, just try and avoid sugar for a few days, it's a long shot but you never know.  I live in the UK and I have had various test's all paid for by the NHS (National Health Service) but I know it can be expensive to pursue these things in the USA.  However, regardless of the cause I really feel for you, bringing up a 5 month old is hard enough but to put up with those symptoms is beyond what you should have to endure.  All of us on here are frustrated at the lack of knowledge and inability of medical staff to come up with a cure, friends and family also struggle to empathise with our situation.  Don't you just wish a Doctor, friend or family member could experience this for just one day to see what we are going through? It truly is a living nightmare.  Let me know how you get on, cheers, Mark.
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It is interesting to see how many people is having the same feelings of crowling under the skin. Mine may happen a cuple of times a day for a few seconds and it has not been long since it started. I would never consult a doctor unless it got really bad. Doctors don't know everything and sometimes in their gess work they may put the patient through a lot worse sensations. I am suspecting that there could be something new in the diet or an ingredient in process foods that could cause that. Artificial sweeteners could possibly cause a sensation. Many products now contain canola oil and that is no good. It is important to investigate if there is anything new in a food consumed that could create the sensation of insects crowling. Sometimes it is the things we like the most that could do that. Or perhaps it could be something we have consumed for a long time but now it is causing the body to tickle. Our health and symptoms is directly related to what we eat and the air we breath. Investigate.
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It started when I was visiting my mom. She brought home new (outdoor) kitten and let it run all over her house for five days. My ankles and groin itched a bit. Nothing terrible. My mom then took the kitten to the vet, who found fleas and roundworms. Orkin came and sprayed the house for fleas. About a day later, my itching got significantly worse. Concentrated in groin, ***, but could be anywhere on the body. I couldn't sleep through the night. Much worse at night. Other people in the house were bitten up worse than I was, but they were able to sleep through the night. I had a few actual bites, but mostly just itched.

I traveled across the country, left all my belongings, back to my apartment. I did everything I could to NOT bring fleas with me. The itching was still there (a little on the plane, a lot at night, when sleeping in the apartment). Had the place sprayed. Thought I saw some flea dirt. Fleabusters came and treated the place. Days later and no change in how I feel. No fleas are showing up on the sticky flea trap thing that I bought.

I feel occasional pinpricks and tickles anywhere on my body. It often feels like a single hair is being tickled or brushed across. Sometimes subtle, sometimes intense. Sometimes very specific in one part of my body, repeating every few seconds. Sometimes multiple sensations in different body parts at the same time. Feels like something is moving or jumping on, off or through me.

It's always worse when I lie down and stop moving for a moment. On my bed. On my leather couch. Lying is much worse than sitting. I always wake up 1-2 hrs. after I fall asleep, with intense "movement" feeling in the hairs in my *** or groin. Tickling the hairs. Little stabs here and there. Very noticeable. Can move around anywhere on my body, head to toe. Feel it on my scalp and in my cheeks. I turn on the lights while still feeling the sensations, and I have yet to spot what I can confirm are bugs. I've found a few little blackish brown things on me, but they're so small (and rare) that I can't say whether they're bugs. They weren't moving.

Unlike many people on this board, I can pretty much pinpoint when this started. With the introduction of an outdoor kitten. A doctor said you can't get mites from a kitten. Is there anything that you can get from a kitten (or from Orkin spray) that could cause sensations like these? A lot of you are citing similar sensations. I'm a man, by the way, so this likely has nothing to do with menopause.

This has been going on 3-4 weeks now, and during that time I haven't slept more than two hrs. in any given night.
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I have the symptoms of Morgellons and thought I would let you know what is helping me, in case it helps you too.  I bathe in Sulphur8 shampoo ordered online from walgreens.com.  This seems to kill bugs.  I use an entire bottle after filling the tub so that the shampoo is in the water rather than making bubbles.  Then I soak for about 15 minutes, and then refill the tub to rinse off.

I have no idea what Morgellons is, but lately I felt bugs crawl up my legs when I go to public parks.  Perhaps it is a loss of immunity to bugs, or a bug attraction.
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I think you may have body lice or scabbies. Body lice can be living in your clothes and they are difficult to get rid of. Ask your doctor to do a skin test. Once you know what it is you can treat it
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Oops, I got the name of the shampoo wrong!  It is Sulfur8 from walgreens.com.
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Has anyone  associated the crawling sensations with food allergies?
A long time ago I was advised by a herb lady to stay away from
eating any red meat or pork and sure enough this helps me. She told me
red meat and pork has acid in it. Has anyone heard tell of this? I mentioned
it to my doctor awhile back and he never heard of such a thing.

My crawling sensation is in the top of my head, sometime it starts out
as an itch. I try to stay away from the red meat and pork but sometimes I
give in and eat a burger or a sausage biscuit. I've had this since childhood;
just wondering if it is allergies or just nerves.
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Waitwaitwait If anyone is reading this/has come across this forum with that strange curling/crawling sensation behind their shoulders, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU:

Those of you with the strange sensations on your LEFT shoulder blade--are you right handed? Do you usually carry your shoulder bags on your LEFT shoulder? And those with this sensation on the RIGHT, are you lefties that carry your bags on your RIGHT shoulder??

I only say this because it seems there are more people with the sensation on the left, and I am a left-handed with the sensation on the right--and I often carry heavy bags on my right shoulder. JUST A THOUGHT!

My guess is it's muscle related. Sure drives me nuts though.
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I just recently got head lice.... but that's not all that's been bothering me. For a while now I've had a feeling where I have ants, spiders and/or other bugs under my skin. In my shoulders, entire back, neck and legs. I don't know the h*** it is or where it's coming from. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Well, I started having the same exact feeling as 'momisdeadtome' posted above just two weeks ago and just after i got large blisters on my wrists which i initially thought was poison ivy since i just finished weeding my garden the day before.  I had two very large nodule blisters on my wrists and small pimple like marks that showed up around the rest of my body up to 10 days after.  Everyone that saw it said it didn't look anything like poison ivy, so i did some research and became convinced it was scabies.

I started treating it like scabies and bought various products with Neem oil in it.  Apparently, neem oil doesn't kill mites but interrupts their reproduction and you can rid yourself over time.  Everything started to subside but i went to my dermatologist for good messure.  She insisted it was poison ivy.  So i missed a couple days of the soap and lotion with neem oil and last night it started again after only two hours of sleep!  

One other similar note to someone above with a kitten is that we have two new puppies.  The like to jump around on our bed before we put them in their pen at night.  The little girl has been biting and scratching quite a bit.  There has been absolutely no sign of fleas though.  

I'm convinced it is a continued affect from whatever caused the blisters and bumbs on my body.  My dermatologist insists it was poison ivy but i am very sceptical.  I will continue treatment as if it is itch mites (scabies) for good measure.    
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I've had this sensation of something crawling on my skin for a while.It feels like one single hair brushing my skin.The same feeling I get when I hair falls in my skin.I have no visible bites,and it doesn't itch.I get it in exposed and non exposed areas of my body.I am even detoxing for a week,I spray my sheets with alcohol and lysol,and still the problem persists.It happens standing up,sitting,laying down at all times of the day/night.It doesnt itch,just feels like a hair brushing my skin,I also feel it in my scalp,like something is crawling there.But I live in 3 different houses,in the US and in the Caribean.It only happens in the US just at my house,but this one has carpet.The ones in the Caribean don't.At night I wake up with the feeling of having a bug crawling in my face,ear,or nose,and sometines crawling up my legs or in my feet.I look and nothing.Right now I have these crazy hairs all over the place (brushing between my thighs,showlders,arms and there's nothing visible)I'm getting really frustrated but I'm leaving for the Caribean tomorrow,if by the time I come back to the US I feel the same way,I will definetely see a doctor,but before leaving this place I will be putting a couple of insect bombs.It is embarassing.I also feel it outside my home in the US but not as bad.I am a 45 yr old female.

Does anyone have any info on this "Hair Brushing on your skin" syndrome?Or is it actually bugs that I have in my home.I am not depressed and I have a very healthy social life.I eat very healthy as well.I need help pronto! Thanks all for your imput!!
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guys. I've driven myself cross-eyed reading these testimonies and advises. I am yet another to add to the list. They crawl in my hair, have lately been in the corners of my eyes, all over my face, my back is where they chill (between shoulder blades where i cannot reach of course), and all over my legs, arms, torso, genitals, ****, balls, *******, feet, I MEAN EVERYWHERE. I've actually wanted to commit suicide because mine have gotten so bad. Mentally i am unstable because of this, I have absolutely ******* ZERO energy now, oh and these things crawl on me nonstop. I need a leather bed or something that will not retain these little microscopic pricks. Anyhow. I have tried the permethrin cream (5%!) and guess what. It aint helping worth a ****. Oh and guess what else... I used sulfur soap. Helped for a minute,... then when i started walkin around my apartment again... the little critters hopped back onto me. They are in my carpet, my couches, my bed and any bedding (covers), the are in my jeep on my seat, they are pretty much everywhere. I ******* hate them. Of course everyone thinks we're crazy, wouldn't you if someone had came up to you telling you stories of what we're going thru? It sounds a bit ridiculous.  IT IS a bit ridiculous. I am absolutely convinced that this is the work of our fabulous government. I have seen croptrails A LOT lately and they seem to be raining directly on the top of my apartment complex in particular. Nothing else makes sense. I didn't get this from some *****. That was the herpes. NO. This is bad. This is people trying to kill off other people. That's why the doctors don't care. What are the doctors supposed to do about biological WARFARE!? prescribing permethrin aint gonna work. Considering their schooling, most doctors are pretty big dumbasses, I have come to find out. Why won't they study this?!!?!?!?!?!??! It's like being a musician and refusing to play in the Key of E. It's just RETARDED.
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The same thing is going on with me, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos sometime ago, regardless of the high thyroid antibodies, my other thyroid tests have been in the normal range.  I also found that I have low vitamin d and calcium and have been taking supplements for that for the past 5 weeks without any improvements. So Im back to square one not knowing what the cause of this creepy crawling tingling sensation could be. Im wondering how long do vitamin supplements take before they kick in, if in fact it is the source of my trouble. This is slowly but surely driving me crazy, I sympathies with everyone enduring this
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Thank God I'm not the only one also!  I'm a 39 yr old female with hypothyroidism.  I've had the creepy crawly sensations everywhere for about 3 years now.  I was afraid I was developing a neurological disease, but I don't have any neurological symptoms, and neither do a lot of other people after reading the posts, so at least I feel better about that, but this is really driving me insane, just as it is everyone else!  It is a full time job!!!!!!!!!  I can't stand this anymore!!!!!!!!!!
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I can't imagine the thought of dealing with that for three years, its hard to believe that this many people are having this problem with NO resolution. Especially the folks with thyroid issues like my myself. This is so frustrating
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Hello,

I have the creepy/crawling sensation all over. It started several months ago and seemed to only occur when I went to the lavatory and only at my ankles and lower calves. Now, affects me everywhere! As for cause--I've got like everyone here's issues (ha!) although I'm pretty sure it's not Morgellon's.

I have chronic angioedema (a major idiopathic situation with this one unto itself and it's literally killing me!) It is mostly agitated by FOOD ALLERGIES and presently those are very many in numbers. Ironically, I used to have major migraine headaches--I'm now shooting a documentary around my condition and the director made me do a timeline--dating the migraines back to when I was about 19 years of age, I am now 44 and female, (age and gender also speaking to possibility of the crawling sensation being related to hormones and/or menopause) and a woman from Switzerland told me to take red meat out of my diet and I would be sure to end the headaches--totally worked!

I also have eczema, depression, candida, B-12 deficiency, Iron deficiency, and all kinds of other deficiencies related to the angioedema and inability to maintain a balanced diet. Seeing things out the side of my eyes (the spider person above...smiles) and yesterday thought whatever was tucked away in the seam of my living room curtain was certainly a spider but paranoid too, that it could have been body lice--it scampered so fast.

Met (and visited with on at least 2 occasions) a much older woman, about twice my age, who later mentioned that someone who'd rented a room from her had recently come from a foreign country and had had body lice. My elderly friend may also have had her own personal hygiene challenges as in addition to providing self-care at her age, she too is chronically ill. Haven't seen her for over a month so...?

Gonna try some of the suggestions on this forum and truly hope I don't have to live with this long term as others have expressed (I feel for you/us all) I've got too many other things going on with this body and sooooo don't need any new side effects/issues! Preference is if it is more diet or neurological related--I am not one for bugs at all!!!
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I am glad to have read this as my problem is the same and started when I was 18 and I though it was part of my menstriual cycle symptoms. However I took aspirin  thinking I had fever or malaise( feeling of fever coming on but mild) but all in vain. I am now 48 and stil feel the sensations..... Crawlies under my skin , legs,arms and entire body. What is scary is that I also feel a  cold sensation sweeping over my body or on the side of my face or arms/shoulders at nite and day time. Geez It is scary. Especially the cold breeze like sensation. Can some one help he with advice.
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hi there.. i also have had this for around 4 months now.... i think its called Formication... its a disorder where u feel like u have bugs crawling under your skin.. it feels like an invisible ghostly hand touching your back,.. mine is under the shoulder balde on the right hand side....
not sure how to stop it... but will look into it now on ore detail.. good to know im not going mad!  look it up.. might help... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formication
best wishes,

kerry. xxx
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I had this same sensation a couple months back. It lasted for a couple months too. I don't know what caused it or what it was from. But it felt like a bug or multiple bugs crawling from under my left ear down the side of my kneck and across my right shoulder. Sort of like when your hand or arm goes to sleep and the you move it and get blood flowing again and it sort of tingles. Well it did finaly go away after a couple months and I belive it was caused by a pinch nerve in my kneck or shoulder that took a couple months to heal itself and every once in a while I would feel this tingling sensation from it. I believe most of you also have a piched nerve or some sort that is causing the same problems for you.
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If you have crawling symptoms take a Magnesium supplement of 100mg per day together with 200mg of Calcium, if your symptoms disappear then you know that it was a Magnesium deficiency, our foods don't have enough of it.
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I just got the crawling sensation near my left shoulder blade two weeks ago..and im sure its from sitting at the computer too long or lifting something. It cant be MS cos i been tested for that and i dont have it..its either a strained muscle or a pinched nerve..but i did have epidural during labour 3 months ago..maybe its an after effect of that??..the buzzing crawling sensation lasts for about a minute and then its gone..sometimes its intense other times its light az..i dont' know wat the hell it is...i doubt its parasites i live in new zealand..no creepy crawlies over here...
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I believe the heeby geebies is caused by a low immune system. I went through a stress injury which I treated with accupuncture. If your body has any toxins in it, accupuncture is said to release them. Sooo, I got sicker. I developed Candida which would not go away for months on end....seeming to get worse with each round of antibiotics. What finally worked was Acidophilous , or natural probiotics. Yet since my doctor was trying to figure out my stress injury she stumbled across a low white blood cell count. I was sent to a hematologist who studied my samples and diagnosed me with a condition called autoimmune neutropenia. It basically means that I have a low number of white blood cells compared to the rest of the population. It doesn't cause me any serious ongoing illness - however, I am more susceptible to catching viruses, more sensitive to allergens, and more likely to suffer from iron deficiency as my body is constantly ramping up immunity to fight off infections, etc. and hence, producing fewer red blood cells responsible for iron, the body's guard against fatigue. When I get these types of crawling sensations, I believe that my body is in a fighting mode struggling to produce enough white blood cells to fend off pathogens. Dry skin and dehydration can also cause itching everywhere as well as body cramping. Only the psychologically paranoid will attribute vague sensations to bugs. The cultures in our bodies are naturally made of good and bad bugs. It is all in the balance which sustains or inhibits general health and a sense of well-being.
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just to let everyone knows i had same signs and it was my nerves acting up due to stress.
Use Dr. Chase, its the best tonic for it. its for blood and nerves. After using this u will feel better in two weeks.


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Wow.. so many comments!
Kundalini rising is not a well-known experience, so I am pleased to see it spoken about here. I have had strange, erratic symptoms of depression, changes in appetite, low energy, irritability, indigestion, sinus pressure, insomnia as well as sleeping for up to 15 hours, even when I am in good health and well-rested. It doesn't make any sense! I was very frustrated, like so many of you, especially since my family doesn't understand.
I have had very vivid dreams almost every night my whole life, and recently had a stirring one about chakras. One night, I saw a swirling circle of the colors of the rainbow. The following night, an unknown man covered my eyes and said,"Focus on your twelfth chakra." Strange, since I didn't know that there were more than the commonly talked about seven chakras.
Anyway, this prompted me to do extensive research on the chakras to see what it all meant. Incidentally, the mass of swirling colors popped up in an image search of the twelfth chakra, and eventually the search led me to information on Kundalini.
The various sites about it say that yes, the symptoms can persist.. indefinitely. All you can do is ride it out! What convinces me that I am experiencing the rising of Kundalini is that I, TOO, GET THE CRAWLY FEELING! Well, got, because fortunately, IT WENT AWAY! Not only that, but other strange symptoms associated with Kundalini, such as heightened psychic abilities, effecting electronics in unusual ways.. No joke. I KNOW IT SOUNDS NUTTY!! :) But really, I'll consider just about anything when lights flutter and computers malfunction around me. It's scientifically logical; a higher level of (Kundalini) energy in your body affects the levels of energy in other things, especially things that function solely BECAUSE of energy (electricity). When I touch light bulbs that aren't plugged into anything, they still light up.. does that happen to anyone else?
People do experience these things, they're just hard to find. THE POINT of this prolific comment of mine is that, once I found this information and just ACCEPTED that it was happening, the crawly feeling went away, I don't feel like I'm dreaming all the time, etc.
BTW, I am a healthier-than-average individual, and I don't partake in drug use, I have no unusual psychological background (I even went to a psychologist and an acupuncturist, both of which said I'm perfectly fine!), I don't have any allergies, I've hardly traveled outside of my home state, have no parasites.. Strange things sometimes require strange explanations :)
Sorry for the long story, I really hopes this helps some people out there though!!!
Also, just now found this site, maybe it has some interesting info.
http://forums.astraldynamics.com/viewforum.php?f=10
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Oh, a few other things:
Right when the symptoms really started to hit, my head felt like it was going to EXPLODE. I also felt the strange, sweeping, cold sensations across my body. As I said, I have no allergies; no food allergies, not allergic to any fragrances, detergents, etc. I'm vegan, so it definitely isn't anything in meat. The pressure in my head seemed to migrate around my skull, at no particular time and for no reason.
My symptoms could be attributed to hypoglycemia, depression, anxiety.. However, to repeat myself once again, I got checked out and those just aren't the case!
These government theories are stirring, though..
What I really mean to say in this second post is that, I think using coconut oil (make sure it's EXTRA VIRGIN!) on my skin could have helped with the crawling sensations (although it isn't related to Kundalini). I started using it somewhat near when the skin feelings went away, so people should try that! It's a healthy, non-harmful way to kill any parasite, cleanse the body, moisturize the skin, stabilize blood sugar levels.. the list goes on. And if you eat if, which is great for you, no, it will not make you fat- it's a whole food, and it raises your metabolism ;)
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My sister in law is has been going through this for over a year.  She is constantly vaccuuming her house, clothes and bed.  She spends hours doing this. It has basically consumed her entire life.  She is constantly feeling like there are bugs crawling all over her body, from her feet to her head.  She picks these tiny things off her clothes (which to everyone who sees this says it is lint) there is definitely something irritating her.  She has had an exterminator to her house twice, the second time the man told her there is nothing in her house.  She has bombed every room in her house more than once. She's done lice treatments, sprays, etc.. She is not a person with any mental illness and this is definitely not a sign for attention. I am desperate to find out how to help her! To see what she has been through over the last year+ is awful.  If anyone knows where to start with getting her help please let me know. my email addy is ***@****. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions/help I can get for her. This is impacting her life so deeply that she is at risk of losing her job and her home.  Please contact me if anyone knows anything about this.
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Dont listen to this liars! 98%!
Whats the matter with you ppl? it has Overtaken all around the world!
Every body is infected with this creepy symbols under our skins....

its not Energy, but it runs through fingers n sharp spots of the body, cant you see it around you? cant you see it in the food you eat????
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after taking hydrocortisone 5mg, 3x daily, coming off the drug, used for pain mgmt, the crawling feeling started on my scalp, and my face. i also have felt it in my ears, and in my throat. the ears and throat seem to be under control right now. i wonder if the steroid had anything to do with it. one other person said they were on prednisnone, a small dose, like me. why dont the doctors know about this? im calling mine to see what he says. this is driving me crazy. my mind is preoccupied with this all day and all night. i have tried everything that everyone mentioned and more. i will try the sulferlotion, and the oxy now. i will let u know. just look for CC postings. 12/30/10.
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Kitty, Thanks for your post here. What stands out the most for me is the that I have been drinking the same bottled spring water for the last few years and until now never even thought of it. About 6 months ago I stopped drinking coffee or straight espresso shots becasue i thought thats the problem. Well the crawling the itching the bubbles under my skin is still happening and more it seems. I couldnt pin point it I have tried anityeast no sugar and nothing seem to help. I will stop using the spring water now and see what happens. ill post with results.

thanks again
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That is so crazy that this is something related to "Kundalini Rising" b/c after I started practicing Kundalini Yoga intensely for about 4-5 months, I had a strong surge of Kundalini energy one night, and ever since then (3 years ago), many nights I'll have extreme sensations of bugs crawling over my face and private area. My genital area also moves sporadically/uncontrollably (I'm male, yes it sounds hilarious but it's awful actually) due to the sensation of bugs crawling.

Ive been to at least 9-10 docs, all who havent provided any type of significant help. Ive been put on psychiatric meds, tried permethrin cream, NOTHING WORKS! I've become a "clean freak" though, which kinda of helps, and is a positive side effect I suppose. But man, I always suspected it was related to Kundalini, now I know! Thanks
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http://www.helpguide.org/life/restless_leg_syndrome_rls.htm
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This is in most cases a hormone inbalance..estrogen inbalance causes ALOT of problems and this is one of them and it is called [parathesia--pins and needle/pricky feeling] and formication--the creepy crawly sensations which is a form of parathesia.

Here is a great link that explains it all..I am so grateful for the internet.
http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/itchy-skin.htm

The supplement macafem helps the pituatary balance out the hormones in your body--if that didnt work then I would try natural hormone replacement but I would rather let my body balance it out naturally..I use to get the itching occasionally at night but now it was every night for over a week and now it has gone into all day long..makes you almost insane..my hormones havent been right in a long time as I always felt bad so this is just another symptom I guess..

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I found this forum like most here: from searching for answers about the sensations I've been having.  Here's my input for what it's worth.  However, before I go here, I think there are many different possible reasons for what is being expressed here.  Even though some of the symptoms described seem similar, there may be several classes of experiences that are being discussed.  Some will have physical explanations, some psychological and some even spiritual.  I think mine are spiritual.

My sensations started a little over  a year ago.  I'm 50 years old, male.  I had no sensations like this up to this point in my life.  About a year ago I unwisely started experimenting with some occult type practices and started researching same.  Very shortly after I started doing this I also started having very strange sensations.  These ranged from being touched, intense arousals, rushes of energy, etc.  There was more but I wont' get into it.  It scared me and I separated myself from all of this.  I sought spiritual help (Christian) and got a tremendous amount of relief.  However, I still feel touching sensations around my face (left side mostly) and energies surging or swirling around me from time to time.  Also feel tickling and have involuntary movement in my sexual organs.  I believe  it is spiritual in nature.  I also sometimes experience fogginess and detachment with attempted personality changes.  I find that prayer and spiritual cleanliness are the most effective remedies for what I am experiencing.  

I only post this because I've seen some mention of the spiritual side of these things earlier discussed.  Not suggesting that all of these things discussed here, or even most of them, are of the same nature as mine.  
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i have the same symptom could you please contact me if you have an explanation ***@**** thanks xx
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Ok...thought I would post an update. Been quite awhile but had nothing to post as my symptoms remained the same.

Refer to my posts back in July 2008.

Recently, I came across EarthClinic.Com and decided to try the Hydrogen Peroxide and Apple Cider Vinegar treatments.

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In less than a month, my symptoms are down by around 98%. I can FEEL the difference. The crawling sensation is practically non-existent and my face skin feels normal.

Please check it out for yourself.

Alchemist.
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I have this problem. The crawl thing made a nest in the middle ears.Pop out of the ears and they jump on the face and get in eyes.  I am put food spices and food liquid smoke to drive them out of the middle ears. Also I have came across info that may help people getting a doctor. Do a web search for 31 year old Saudi man with ear mite or A HUMAN CASE OF OTOACARIASIS INVOLVING A HISTIOSTOMATID MITE (ACARI: HISTIOSTOMATIDAE)
. It a med write up tell about a mite that get in to the ears. I wish found it long time ago. Print it out when looking for a doctor.

When look at this info you will notice that this info is unlock to everyone. So I feel this is happening more then we think.
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I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder for tendonitis and for three weeks it felt like spiders were crawling all over me.  Thank God it went away.  No more cortisone for me.
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lights out, turn on cell phone LCD and face down. I waved a tennis racket shape bug zapper just below the light, giving it an inch of space, all this in complete darkness. I started to see lots of microscopic stuff, different shapes, being attracted by the light, and flying away from the zapper. Cell phone was FULL of stuff. I putted some clear tape to gather the samples and this happen. Dont know why, they occupy space. I coudnt press the tape flat!! The bigger bubbles have like 4 or 5 of them, like as if they were forming a force field. Bizarre.. Cant believe, the are SO MANY... http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd5/lobogamma/?action=view&current=lintbuginBB1.jpg http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd5/lobogamma/?action=view&current=lintbuginBB2.jpg

One hour later, Bubbles are fading out...

http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd5/lobogamma/?action=view&current=Bubblesfadeoutjpg.jpg
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So I feel like a crawling sensation along the middle back - it is very much localized to the right side of the center of my spine (if that makes sense).  Any thoughts?
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