Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash).
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.
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i rhink the worst part is no drs have even heard the term they look at me like im crazy
i often wonder if i should let them so surgery on my neck medicine is scary now days your just an insurance check
Brachioradial pruritus, and your symptoms are very much real! Perhaps the fact that this condition borders between neurology and dermatology, is what makes it all the more difficult to treat?
Here’s a study that was recently published, which you may wish to read.
“Impact of drug therapy on brachioradial pruritus” http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0365-05962017000200281&script=sci_arttext
I have appointments at Mayo in Jax with a dermatoligist and a neurologist soon. I saw the same 4 years ago. Maybe some progress has been made in treating. Thank you sharing that study. Greatly apprexiated. I slept on a water bottle filled with ice last night and have had little sleep.
thank you i now lie inbed heating pad pm back and ice on arms functional doctor says hashimotos i dont know just feel im dying slow painful death Merry xmas to me
the problem with this is i do have severe spine disease cervical and lumbar drugs are out of the question particularily antidepresssents what i do need is a doctor un my area
Have you tried any topical treatments like topical forms of menthol, or topical anesthetics (e.g. lidocaine)?
You mentioned, “…cervical and lumbar drugs are out of the question particularly antidepressants…” Have you had negative effects from these types of drugs?
tried all the creams even compounded. Thete is mot a drug made yhst foes mot have detrimental side effects. i saw spinal surgeon. Hello gasped at the sight of my scared arms. Hello suggested cyrotherapy and doing pn disibility
im so tired of drs appointments with no results
Hi fellow BRP sufferers, especially @njcarolnjn ….I’m so very very sorry to know of your suffering and dilemma as I too have just gone nuts with this ridiculous condition. Had my third cervical epidural administered by the pain doc on Dec 1. By Dec 2 I was scratching. He said the third epidural might be the charm. NOT! Now the option he suggests is to see a neurosurgeon for spinal surgery on the cervical discs that are so bad they have caused the stenosis that’s causing the impingement on the nerves that’s causing the CRAZY ITCH/PAIN/BURN. So like you all I’m back to ice, ice, ice and steroid cream and lidocaine and pramoxine. Really nothing but ice helps and even that takes longer and longer to soothe.
Before I even think seriously about surgery, I’ll try acupuncture and I read about a topical mixture of Elavil and ketamine (anybody try that?) My neurologist suggests mindfulness therapy!!!! He nearly launched me out of my chair! I told him I see a therapist already and am on Effexor and mirtazapine for depression and he can go mindful himself.
This BRP is starting to kind of take over my life. FL has approved medical marijuana and the pain doc said he could offer that. Whatever.