Anyone experiencing Itchy Skin?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by DJGirl, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member

    Hi everyone!

    I read that itchy skin was one of the symptoms of FM & Yeast Overgrowth. Every night I get chilled and my back starts to itch and I get a rash. Once I warm up and the itching stops the rash goes away.

    Is anyone experiencing this?
    Any ideas?

  2. m5shelly

    m5shelly New Member

    I get the dry feeling, itchy, skin, can't handle the cold well, with numb fingers and toes, but no rash.

    The itchiness is just my pain med side effect... no big deal, but no rash either (unless I go nuts scratching, it doen't get red).
  3. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    I get a generalized itching and at least in my case it
    could very well be my liver problems as well as any
    other cause! It's not on the "skin" per sec as more
    of a "subliminal" thing. Benadryl or another anti-hist.
    is good for that yet I would discuss it with a Doc to
    see if maybe you can pin point a cause.(?)

    When it comes to a variety of "manifestations", these ill-
    nesses are like the Bob Barker of diseases.

    "COME ON DOWN"!!

  4. bkayisme

    bkayisme New Member

    Hi Lizr and everyone else hello. Im always in pain from head to toe but for some reason this one week there was "extra pain" from shoulders to neck shooting to skull i dealt with it for a week until no more I also waiting to find out about whats wrong with other stuff maybe be parkinsons so i try to just deal but i had a weir d ear ache too so i went to er and muscles harder than skull okay time for muscle relaxers and i told doc( i cant stand docs no more) to check ear out he said itll clearup onits own well it go t worse i had werid little "balls" and itching turned out fungus infection and little cysts like 30 of them skin fungus all over flared up itchin everyowhere and thrush white tongue and bumps like babies crazy it took me over and that was sept 4 still clearing up stuff now i now have eczema. so i figured just another sumptom to add onto my list.
  5. TerryS

    TerryS Member

    I have always experienced itching whenever I get cold...especially my legs, feet, arms and hands.

    I turn red and then get incredibly itchy.
  6. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member

    Hi Terrys,

    Sounds similiar to what I'm going through.

    Any idea what it is? What have you done for it?
  7. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member

    Sorry you're going through all of that. Those symptoms sound like the ones on the list they gave me for Yeast Overgrowth. You may want to check that out. It can be very toxic and painful.

    Luckily, it can be controlled and you can actually begin to feel better.

  8. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member


    I was taking Claritin every day for a few weeks and the first few days I was okay but then I still got the itching at night. So antihistimine isn't cutting it for me.

    I would love to know why I only get it when I get cold. I find that I'm needing to dress real warm otherwise the itching starts.

    Thanks for all the info!
  9. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member


    I thought it may be the meds but I looked into that and even had bloodwork done to rule out other things... nothing.

    Still looking for answers on this one!

  10. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member

    I get the itching around the same time at night. Now that I'm on the yeast/sugar free diet I'm noticing it more often.

    Next doctor visit is going to be full of questions! lol

    Do you use anything for the itching?

  11. mamawsandy

    mamawsandy New Member

    I am very yeasty. I try to take nystatin regularly. But lately, I have started having itchy skin in the evening. I am going to ask my doc if I can take the med that I take for RLS during the day.
  12. bkayisme

    bkayisme New Member

    my doc had me take this fluconazole tablet 150 mg just one it was suppose to do the trick but the indection took me over like crazy so then he has me on this to follow up ketoconazole 200mg tab once a day for 15 days i feel alot better i put hydrocortisone plus generic from cvs on the real itchy flared up parts and eucerin on the eczema(dry skin)and monistat cream in the crease of my inner thigh and all i know it seems like alot of work but im telling you its like invasion of the body sbatchers for me. my doc said because of poor nutrition i stopped eating, ddepression get ya everytime. but ask about those px's and hydrocortisone plus is a relief for real remember generic cvs is good. good luck you should see me slap all this on its like im addicted to
  13. schnoodle

    schnoodle New Member

    Yes, I have itching. I now take a small dose of prescription drug Zyrtec which helps. Sometimes (I have been told) itching is caused from prescription pain meds (which I take). But I have read that people with fibro have itchie skin and rashes.
  14. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member

    Just wanted to thank you all for the info and advice.

    If you find anything new on this, please let me know!

    Talk to you later!
  15. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Yea, sure seems that you've done the research on this
    one. Sorry u haven't been able to pinpoint anything yet!
    That being cold thing is interesting. Have ya had a "Li-
    ver Panel" blood test done? I know that liver problems
    can cause it as well. Get my itching anytime but espec.
    at nite!

    Have a good weekend!
  16. DJGirl

    DJGirl New Member

    Good morning!

    I get bloodwork done every time I go to the doctor which is once every 3 months with the Rheumatologist. I'm now seeing a Fibromyalgia Specialist and my next appointment is on the 23rd. I'll ask her.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll let you know what happens.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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