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ANXIETY INDUCED ITCHING.... PLEASE HELP!

I have what seems to be itching triggered by anxiety, or stress or both, I'm not sure...
At first there were no bumps at all, but recently I've seen barely visible bumps around my ankles and knees.
The itching is as extreme as I think itching can be, almost feeling like I'm being ******* electrocuted!
And its full-body, everywhere from my neck down..
I read another forum and  thought this could be classified as aquagenic pruritis,  but that would imply its only triggered in the bath or shower..right? But it seems to happen whenever it wants to.. when Im at school, exercising, sleep.. I don't know whats causing it, But if I had to guess it would be anxiety...
if I could get a doctor' opinion that would be great or anyone who has dealt with this problem before... I'd like to think I'm not the only one..
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1042487 tn?1275279899
Hello there,

Of course itching can be triggered by anxiety. Probably the most common cause of itch is psychological, that is, due to stress, anxiety, etc. Stress also can aggravate itch from other causes. Dry skin is another frequent cause of itch.

Note that it could be a good idea to consult a dermatologist since it can be eczema, scabies or other skin related illness. It could also be related to an infection but i doubt it.

Anyway please note that i'm not a doctor and you should consult your doctor if you are concerned.

Best regards,
M4
Avatar universal
My  experience was identical to yours, after going to doctor after doctor including specialists, they could find nothing wrong.  I finally went to the fourth Dermatologist I had seen.  He put me on 3 Xanax, had immediate relief, but not completely. He then put me on 5 Xanax a day, and I have not itched at all since then.  He doesn't think it's addictive as other Doctors.  I don't feel like I'm addictive to it at all, some days I forget to even take it.
Maybe you could find a good Dermatologist Like I did.  Best of luck.
370181 tn?1595629445
Your doctor put you on 5 Xanax a day for itchy skin! You're kidding, right?
I don't think you found a good dermatologist, I think you found yourself a good drug pusher.
Good luck with that itch.
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