It is usually a spot near my elbow
or wrist, but can be on my forearm or the area between my shoulder and elbow
. It usually happens in the night, or evening, occasionally it happens in the afternoon. There is no real pattern.
It starts with a strange sensation, then it gets warm, and then itches, and if I touch it, it explodes into a relentless deep itch. My only relief is ice, or an icy hot patch when it is mild.
I’ve had physicians watch it as it would start to happen.