Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash).

Posted by Patrick Cotter @patrickcotter, Mar 19, 2012

Does anyone know of this. I think its rare but does exist. My neurologist does not know about this. I have compression between my c5 and c6 cervical disk and have had alot of sun damage to my skin.

@njcarolnjn

between the clove oil for energencies dietary changes and msn i am itch free? 3 months this season as opposed t0 6. i amhopefully optimistic. The MSM. i will see for sure this august

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What dietary changes did you make?

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no glutten. sugar dairy. nothing that tastes good.

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@njcarolnjn

no glutten. sugar dairy. nothing that tastes good.

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Yes, I am doing that too. No fun:(…….

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Has anyone researched or tried or is taking magnesium?
I just am learning about it. I gave listened to Dr. Carolyn Dean and have her book the Magnesium Miracle. Apparently unless the magnesium is broken down into a Pico meter size, it does’t really get to the red blood cells, which is here it needs to go to be effective. I am amazed at the results of so many people after discovering their need for a magnesium supplement. Apparently it is difficult to get the correct daily amount with just food.

In addition, I have also learned about adding pink Himalayan salt to drinking water in order for the regular water not to draw important minerals out of your body.

I purchased the Remag liquid and the Remag lotion. It is supposed to be especially beneficial for the nervous system but also helps with many other health conditions but only if you take the right form, in the right dosage for you and add the pink himilayan salt to your water so your body doesn’t deplete itself of the minerals with the regular water.

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@bobbiellen

Has anyone researched or tried or is taking magnesium?
I just am learning about it. I gave listened to Dr. Carolyn Dean and have her book the Magnesium Miracle. Apparently unless the magnesium is broken down into a Pico meter size, it does’t really get to the red blood cells, which is here it needs to go to be effective. I am amazed at the results of so many people after discovering their need for a magnesium supplement. Apparently it is difficult to get the correct daily amount with just food.

In addition, I have also learned about adding pink Himalayan salt to drinking water in order for the regular water not to draw important minerals out of your body.

I purchased the Remag liquid and the Remag lotion. It is supposed to be especially beneficial for the nervous system but also helps with many other health conditions but only if you take the right form, in the right dosage for you and add the pink himilayan salt to your water so your body doesn’t deplete itself of the minerals with the regular water.

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There is a different test that shows magnesium lack called RBC. Let us know how you’re feeling!

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@needahelp

There is a different test that shows magnesium lack called RBC. Let us know how you’re feeling!

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Yes, I read about that. I might get one.

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@njcarolnjn

no glutten. sugar dairy. nothing that tastes good.

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Has it worked? No sugar or white flour, or white products (bread, rice,etc) is the standard for good health! You can find some tasty recipes-don’t give up!

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FYI-2nd session of PT with needling, traction, manipulation and mobilization of C 5/6/7 and T1&2-NO MORE ITCHING! It’s been a week post treatment and what a relief after 3 mos of non stop itching!. I have 4 more sessions scheduled. My opinion that the BRP was caused by cervical pathology was correct for me. Whew! I decreased using the topical ketamine/amitriptyline to 1x a day and none today. I did get a “zinger” early this morning but it went away, confirming the need for ongoing Rx. I stopped my workouts for my upper body and stopped running for a bit. All to allow my bones to settle down per the PT. I don’t know if this will work for anyone else, just stating what worked for me. Took tons of patience and finding a skilled PT is crucial.

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@needahelp

Has it worked? No sugar or white flour, or white products (bread, rice,etc) is the standard for good health! You can find some tasty recipes-don’t give up!

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True- the So Delicious brand of coconut based dairy free products are good.

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I have this and have suffered from this on and off for a few years…I wanted to reply here to give back…very frustrating disorder…a couple things that worked for me…1.) changing my pillow!! I spent $160 on a new pillow and felt almost instant relief… 2.) chiropractor 3.) get a vitamin deficiency test! You could be low in vitamin B! 4.) accupuncture to the affected area with electricity hooked up to the needles..get your arms massaged out a couple times per week for the next month. 5.) cover up in the sun

I’ve had MRIs, and seen dermatologists and general doctors…they’ve given me very little info on the disorder…the only thing that ever helped was ice!

Let me know what you come up with and if these help…I can’t for sure say which of these helped the most bc I was desperate to find relief so I tried everything…but I can say the pillow, Chiropractics and vitamins are on my top 3. Hopefully this doesn’t come back again but I’m being hopeful…doing yoga and chiropractor to try n keep it at bay.

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@jcb01

I have this and have suffered from this on and off for a few years…I wanted to reply here to give back…very frustrating disorder…a couple things that worked for me…1.) changing my pillow!! I spent $160 on a new pillow and felt almost instant relief… 2.) chiropractor 3.) get a vitamin deficiency test! You could be low in vitamin B! 4.) accupuncture to the affected area with electricity hooked up to the needles..get your arms massaged out a couple times per week for the next month. 5.) cover up in the sun

I’ve had MRIs, and seen dermatologists and general doctors…they’ve given me very little info on the disorder…the only thing that ever helped was ice!

Let me know what you come up with and if these help…I can’t for sure say which of these helped the most bc I was desperate to find relief so I tried everything…but I can say the pillow, Chiropractics and vitamins are on my top 3. Hopefully this doesn’t come back again but I’m being hopeful…doing yoga and chiropractor to try n keep it at bay.

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@jcb01 What brand of pillow did you buy? I’m not sure why that would make a difference! I have noticed that cooler water on my arms ( in the shower) seems to help. I tried on two sweaters the other day & that started my arms stinging again.

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@montana_mom8

FYI-2nd session of PT with needling, traction, manipulation and mobilization of C 5/6/7 and T1&2-NO MORE ITCHING! It’s been a week post treatment and what a relief after 3 mos of non stop itching!. I have 4 more sessions scheduled. My opinion that the BRP was caused by cervical pathology was correct for me. Whew! I decreased using the topical ketamine/amitriptyline to 1x a day and none today. I did get a “zinger” early this morning but it went away, confirming the need for ongoing Rx. I stopped my workouts for my upper body and stopped running for a bit. All to allow my bones to settle down per the PT. I don’t know if this will work for anyone else, just stating what worked for me. Took tons of patience and finding a skilled PT is crucial.

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@montana_mom8 What is T1&T2? What should I suggest to the P.T. guy? I’m on Cymbalta (it will have been two weeks on the 15th)& I’m not sure that it’s helping. Have you changed soaps, detergents,etc.? Does that make a difference?

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Just wanted to let you all know that this discussion, "Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash)" has now been moved to the Connect Skin Health group.

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@lisalucier

Just wanted to let you all know that this discussion, "Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash)" has now been moved to the Connect Skin Health group.

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Because this a a nerve condition, not a skin problem, why is it moved to skin conditions? We’ll get a ton of emails that don’t deal with our problems.

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I’ve had this itching for years on and off but never this bad. I finally got a diagnosis by my dermatologist when I told him the topicals weren’t working and that I was putting ice on it. I don’t know why I did that but it worked. When I said ice, he asked if I had problems with my neck and I said yes. I had several epidurals over the last few years. He said there wasn’t anything he could do for me. He did mention gabapentin. So when I went to see my neurologist for my migraines, I told her about it. She had never heard of it. We talked and she prescribed me gabapentin. It was like a miracle my itching stopped! That lasted for a month and now it’s back. She increased the dosage just a few days ago but it’s still going crazy. Prior to the meds I was using ice and a mixture of essential oils that helped, especially when ice wasn’t available. This is the most frustrating syndrome.

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