August 17, 2013 2:25 PM Subscribe
Fibro and itching? I'm itching like crazy lately. Is this also a type of nerve pain? I've ruled out allergies and Benadryl doesn't help. It doesn't seem to be dry skin and lotion doesn't help. No changes in detergent, etc and we use free and clear type stuff anyway. The only thing that helps (kinda) is a hot shower.
posted by kathrynm to health & fitness (15 answers total)
I've had fibro for years now, but the itching is new. Ordinarily, I'd ask my rheumy, but he's in Korea and I'm back in the US. My GP is happy prescribing the meds my rheumy did but isn't thrilled with futzing with them. Seeing a rheumy here is pretty much out of the question. I don't have insurance and the out of pocket is too much for my pocket.
I'm on Tramadol, Mobic and Gabapentin.
This is driving me batty and interfering with my sleep because it is worse at night. Will increasing the gabapentin help?
Or, alternatively, am I just crazy ;-)