In early 2019, I began to itch all over my body. I had no rash or otherwise physical evidence as to why I was itching. I had taken some medicine that I think started the itching, but when I stopped the medicine, the itching did not stop. I have been to multiple doctors, have had numerous blood tests, full body MRI, and stopped other various medications, but to no avail. It seems like there is a glitch between my brain and body. My brain is telling my body it itches, but there appears to be no reason. I’m being tortured with this itching. Can anyone please help?
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Beta Alanine kills the itch for me and hundreds of other people who have reported to the Aquagenic Pruritus Support Group fb page…it is common that this itch is associated with another medical Condition, there are many possible like a Mast Cell Disorder or some cancers…so make sure an full medical work up is done.
As for beta alanine, I buy the NOW brand on Amazon and take 750 mg every four hours as needed for itch and 1500 mg before showering. Showering works best late in the day for some reason…
A pair of Stanford Dermatologist wrote a paper on the subject two years ago.
Thanks for your post hawk on Grover's disease. No, I have not been biopsied nor to a dermatologist but the information you provided certainly matches my symptoms, the colder weather and being a 74 y.o. white male fits the demographic. I will certainly discuss this condition with my oncologist during my next visit with him. My Bile Duct cancer did spread to become Liver cancer which also fits the Histopathology risk described in the research I was able to do thanks to the information you provided me. I will continue to post as I find out more. John
What an amazing journey. And thank you so much gardeningjunkie!
Please do update and prayers for you 🤗 Witch hazel and Gold Bond medicated powder helps with my itching. I’m a 77 year old female and came down with this ridiculous disease about a year ago. Did you see where I posted a forum for Grover’s? Very good info on it.
get tested for chronic kidney disease
I'm no expert, but after having delved into this subject quite often, my best guess is that something might be wrong with your LIVER. The Liver is 1 of the most important Detoxifiyers . It sounds like an overload on it… too much of some toxin either acute or long term build-up .. (like the straw that broke the camels back).
over 50 yrs. ago, I got a blood disease from Bacteria I had picked-up in the Ocean in the Virgin Islands.. It caused INTENSE Itching – especially on palms, arches, back… and all over allergic reaction after a hot shower….long story short- months later I would up w/ Staffoccocal pneumonia…. anyway, just something to ask your doctor about.
@kwm had bloodwork done to test liver and thyroid. Both in normal range, but still itching.
Did they test for celiac?
@sspil5 yes, was tested for that too.