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.

@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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HI TO ALL; The most my itch/pain has gone away is for a few days at a time….then a return is inevitable. I feel that to call this an “itch” is to perhaps minimize it, although itching can be so severe that it can drive people insane. Mine is itch/pain/stab/burn almost in that order. It is most likely to attack in the evening, so I have tried taking gabapentin instead of 4 times a day in equal doses, taking most of the prescribed dose at night. That did not help. I’ve tried neck “stretchers.”…..those contraptions you place on the floor and attempt to make your spine align and neck stretch?
Ice seems to be the only remedy for me and lots of it. PLEASE pass on any tips if you have them. Thanks

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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How long have you had this?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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Was this diagnoised as BRP, where, and what type of specialist made the diagnoises? Thank you

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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I’ve had this about 6 years or so.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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This was first suspected by me as BRP after doing lots of research on gabapentin which both my daughter and I were taking, confirmed by a neurologist and a pain specialist. The neurologist ordered an MRI which confirmed his diagnosis of impingement and stenosis at C5-C6 of the cervical spine. I also had nerve conduction studies and an electromyography which was abnormal.
Hope this is helpful to you.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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Yes! And no explanation to date. It’s just a good feel to know it’s real and that I’m not the only one! Thank you for explaining your situation/pain/feelings and everything inbetween!
<3 Darlia

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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I will be 59 in Jan. Mine started probably about 8 yrs ago if I remember correctly. It’s random and can go for a long stretch he without it like many months and then BAM! I’ve tried Aloe directly from the plant, calamine lotion, aloe in a bottle, medicated powder.. with only a slight bit of diff but I would say that the Dermatologist gave me a steroid based prescription that is a clear ointment and I think it helped a little too. He hadn’t prescribed it for this but for a little Ezema on the back of my forearms but also this itch thing hasn’t been diagnosed.
Darlia

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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Mine Will calm down for a couple of days after I apply a water bottle full of ice cubes all night on my forarm. I fall asleep with the bag of ice againt the itch. I must numb it into submission. I’ve tries every ointment without any luck

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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I will scratch like mad! But it has to just go away on its own. It gets red from scratching so much and like you, no rash, NOTHING there when it strikes!

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I have used a chiropractor with some success.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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Oh, it’s real, alright!!!! Very very real!! Although there is no rash, I often leave marks on my skin where I scratch and dig until I bleed. I have scars from scratching.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @froglegs, welcome to Connect. Please meet @salemm72 who also recently joined Connect and posted about brachioradial pruritus (BRP). How long have you been dealing with BRP?

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I’ve done THE EXACT SAME THING! During our last hurricane here in FL, Irma, when we had no ice, I thought I would literally go out of my mind.

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