Gabapentin for itching

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I don't know about the itching but I do know about Gabapentin. It made me nutty lol. My dr put me on Gabitril for my nerve pain and it worked wonders with no side effects. I do know you should talk to your dr if you have not already about lowering your dose on your own. Medications like this are sometimes worse to take yourself off of and need to be monitored by a dr.
I just want to add that I can't say for sure that the gabapentin did the trick for me. It could be that the whole attack, which was about 2 months all told, was phasing out on its own. It's just that things did get better once I started gabapentin. But I had to go to a very hefty dose to get there--from zero to about 1800 mg in a week or so, then stay there a while. I doubt that increasing yours by just 300 will matter much.
I feel so sorry for you. Gabapentin is the generic name for NEURONTIN. Neurontin is NOT APPROVED by the FDA as a treatment for Bi-Polar Disorder..........IN FACT, you might as well be taking a "Placebo"..........as you are literally going "Untreated". NEURONTIN causes Uncontrollable Anger, Rage & Hostility. accompanied with NO REMORSE. NEURONTIN causes Suicidal & Homicidal Thoughts. NEURONTIN causes IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
I'm on Gabapentin also (for depression... Gab's a generic Neurontin) in combo with Paxil. I never noticed itching increase when she added Gab, but was kind of 'out of it' and bipolar like at the time. I asked about the itching and the doc said it was from the treatment (Pegasys/Ribavirin) drying out my skin so much. Got some relief by using lotion (Aveno baby - no added colors or perfumes). I had the itching (especially crotch area) all through treatment, regardless of viral load...
I have suffered with my arms itching for years. It really got bad when I turned 60. I live in Fl and play golf. The Dermatologist diagnoised Bracheradial Puritus 3 yrs ago. I had cordisone shots where it itched and it stopped the itch for awhile. Now it is all over my arm. He gave me a pill to stop the itching and 20 mg of prednisone to take for a week. Seriously, frozen ice packs are the ONLY thing that stops the itching. It is worse when the humitity and heat return to Florida.
i have had severe itching on my lower and upper arms for years. sometimes it happens on my shoulders too. the pain from this is awful. i have found that many times baby teething gel (oragel) helps sooth the itching. if that doesn't work, i use ice. what i've noticed is that when i went off the hormone replacement therapy med i've been on for 24 yrs., the itching went away. i started taking the HRT again just to see if that was really the answer.
Hello, These symptoms can be due to brachioradial pruritis. Brachioradial pruritis is an intense itching sensation of the arm usually between the shoulder and elbow of either or both arms. The itch can be so intense that sufferers will scratch their own skin to a bleeding condition. No cure has been found.The only thing that seems to help most sufferers is the application of ice to the area until the itch is diminished.
I tried aloe vera for a week and have been using coca butter for two weeks but neither have helped! The itching is so intense it's hard to ignore but when I do itch, the itching gets so intense it sends shivers down my spine. Sometimes I itch so much but I do not break the skin. Which I find weird because the rest of my body isn’t like this. Occasionally, when I don’t itch (where i get the itch) can be red but not always.
I have had this problem for quiet a few years. My mom used to get it. My nephew had it once. Its an itching arm! The itch is severe. I had a skin biopsy about five years ago and i was told that it showed no allergies. My mom believes its stress related. I have tried creams, pills and the only thing that helps it is ice. I don't have this 'condition' year round. I try to associate it with my eating habits or stress, etc. I cannot pinpoint the cause.
For the past 7 years I have had SEVERE itching in my arms from the wrist to the shoulder only. I have been reading this post for many days and have tried many of the remedies suggested (witch hazel, Lamitril, Zorizax, ice packs, Sarna lotion) and a combination of all of these seem to help for a little while but I want to know what is causing it. I have been to my GP, he referred me to a dermatologist. She biopsied my lesions and it came back not "dermatology" related.
Went to see a Dermatologist and he didn't help at all just said take benadryl because he couldn't see anything wrong. He has had this for over 15 years and nothing seems to help. He tried, Neurontin, Lyrica, adarax, cortizone elavil and every cream, gel or spray you could imagine. He is at his ropes end. Never sleeping and miserable. Does anyone have any suggestions that might help him.
For years I have had recurring problems with severe itching on my arms. I say itching, because that is the best term I can find. It is actually an itching sensation which presents itself as being painful and "twitching." There are few if any outward sighs present. Once in awhile I notice a few bumps, but not usually. I may have this condition for weeks at a time before it just goes away. It is not realated to a certain time of year.
I get the severe itch about six inches above elbow too ,I actually find its when I've been eating too much greens ,or some forms of rich alcohol ,like last night I drank rum ,made from sugar cane so today it's going crazy ,my mother gets it aswell and the doctor also diagnosed her with having a high iron count ,hemocromotosis ,I think ,,so she watches her iron intake and the itch stays away ,so I think its similar for me ,so hope this may help some ,I'll be detoxing now for a couple days to see
For over a year now I have been being driven crazy by my ear itching. Not the outside, earlobe, or anything like that, but the canal that leads to the ear drum or maybe even the ear drum itself. I have brought this up with both my previous PC and my current one. The previous PC just told me to put baby oil in the ear as it was probably dryness. Of course that didn't help at all.
It seems to deaden the nerve endings just under the skin where all the itching starts. The drug insert calls it a skin analgesic mostly used for children when starting an IV to ease the pain. It warns not to use on skin that is not intact, or open sores, so this is definitely for those of us that have no visible rash or sores. It has relieved the "bee-sting" sensation and the infernal itching that follows. Hope this helps someone.
I have been getting a prickling itching in my arms, the more I scratch the worse it gets like needles prickling and itching, it is worse in the evening. I have tried anthistamene cream and tablets, calamine lotion also I take a anti inflammatory tablet. It is sometimes quite unbearable nothing really works. There is no visible signs of a rash just a bit red from the scratching.
I HAVE SEVERE UPPER ARM ITCHING ESPECIALLY AT NITE. I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED MANY TOPICAL CREMES AND ORAL MEDICATIONS BUT NONE SEEM TO HELP. THIS HAS BEEN OCCURING FOR SEVERAL YEARS - WORSE IN SUMMER TIME. HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED AS SKIN STREP OR SUN POISONING. THE ONLY RELIEF IS HOLDING ICE TO IT TO NUMB. HELP!
I just read all that was posted from other people that have the same thing and what worked for a short while and what didn't work. If anyone out there knows what this is please lets us all know how to treat this problem. It could be nerves...who knows. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/241422'>Sever arm itching</a>.
For the past year I have been experiencing the worst itch possible on my let arm and the left palm, it's the most intense itch i've ever experienced and at times i feel like peeling off my skin to actually find the rash under my skin..Is this nerves or stress related and why just the once arm?..I sometimes wonder if this is cancer related? I believe I am either going crazy ..Please help me...
It seems to deaden the nerve endings just under the skin where all the itching starts. The drug insert calls it a skin analgesic mostly used for children when starting an IV to ease the pain. It warns not to use on skin that is not intact, or open sores, so this is definitely for those of us that have no visible rash or sores. It has relieved the "bee-sting" sensation and the infernal itching that follows. Hope this helps someone.
However, neuroimaging is not routinely performed unless the spasm is atypical or if you are being considered for surgery. Treatment for this condition involve medical therapy with carbamazepine, baclofen or gabapentin; however, botulinum toxin (an injection that you may be asking about) has revolutionized the treatment. (But please note that the injection of BoTox to treat this condition is an art and should be done by a neurologist trained in these types of movement disorders and treatments).
Hello, Going by the severity of itching, I agree with your dermatologist to consult a neurologist and get the possibility of neuropathy causing these symptoms ruled out. For such itching due to neuropathy, no cure has been found. The only thing that seems to help most sufferers is the application of ice to the area until the itch is diminished.
I have been suffering with arm itching on both sides for atleast 20 years now. I feel like I am loosing my mind! I am saddened to see others suffer from it too but, yet I feel relief knowing I am not going crazy! I have seen so many different kinds of doctors and they all look at me like I am crazy. A rheumatologist even told me to go to counseling!! I have seen a dermatologist but, he never said a thing about Brachioradial Pruritis to me.
I am replying to the conversation regarding severe itching, neurological from what I have read. I have had this problem for about 9 years now, only during late summer through fall. It is intense...feels like sticking a D battery on your tongue but in my shoulders before the itching starts...then nothing will stop it! Ice packs usually help, or itching it til it is raw then spraying something with alcohol on it to make it burn...then it stops for a brief amount of time....til last night.
As others have mentioned, it usually starts after a shower or bath, but it can happen on its own or if something brushes up against my skin.I start itching and one itch leads to another until I'm going crazy for relief. I have my own theory. I believe its nerves or nerve itching. I have Sjogrens and Rheumatoid, and I believe it is some form of flare up, possibly related to my auto immune issues. How do I prove it and whom could I go to for help?.
Hello, Another possibility for your symptoms can be neurodermatitis. In such type of itching, cooling lotions like those containing camphor or menthol, capsacain or local anesthetic creams, amitriptyline and gabapentin tablets and electrical cutaneous nerve field stimulation prove effective. To confirm the diagnosis, you should get an evaluation done from a dermatologist and a biopsy skin done.
I have had this for years now and it seems to come and go... The itching for me is on my left arm from my elbow to my wrist. I am going out of my mind with this itching. I have scratched the top layer of skin off and it's horrible. Like everyone else, cold packs work but only while it is still cold. I have found one thing that strangely seems to cure it. I found this only by accident as i was being treated for post partum depression after my baby was born. Prozac!!!
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