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Aug 22, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

I empathize with your BRP and I've had this problem for three years now. I've tried every remedy and only Gabapentin capsules have provided any relief. It took over a week of dosing before it finally took effect, but it completely relieved the maddening itching and I was finally able to get some sleep.

Aug 21, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

I have finally found relief from BRP with gabapentin capsules. It required several days of dosing before any relief was noticed but after a week I was completely free from itching; after three years of suffering and clawing my forearms, it is finally resolved!

Aug 16, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Hi Leah… I suffered through the same agony of BRP for two years until my neurologist prescribed Gabapentin capsules that at first provided no relief; however, after about a week of daily dosing, my symptoms slowly decreased and after two weeks on Gabapentin I was cured. It worked for me! That was six months ago and now I only have the memories of all those sleepless nights, scratching my arms until they bled.

May 30, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Hi Darlia, I finally found relief from BRP when my neurologist prescribed "gapapentin capsules". I didn't notice any improvement for the first 3 days but then it kicked in and now, at last, I can sleep the night through without clawing my left arm until it bleeds.

Apr 26, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Charlana… Thanks for your sharing your experience with BRP and revealing what has worked to ease your itching. I certainly will discuss this with my physician and ask if I am low on B-12. Iwill also check outhe Lyrica; I've tried everything I've heard about but nothing seems to cure this constant itching, mostly my left forearm. Thanks again; I appreciate your remarks… John

Mar 31, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Hi Patrick… Yes, It seems that most individuals that have Brachioradial Pruritis (BRP) have given up on finding a cure. Some report that their symptoms go away and return intermittently; others have non-stop itching without relief except for ice pack application directly to the affected area. I've found that cervical traction lessens the intensity of my itching and getting in the bathtub full of very hot water provides relief for several hours. I don't know of anyone else that has tried this approach. It was interesting to read your comments and I hope you are able to whip this awful condition.

Mar 24, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Although I have only been affected with Brachioradial Pruritis (BRP) for less than 2 years, I can empathize with your frustration with health care providers that have no idea how to manage this condition. I also have tried a dozen approaches to control the itching, especially at night, that deprives me of sleep. I've achieved considerable relief with intermittent cervical traction (30 min twice daily) and recently started using aspercream patches applied on the back of my neck at bedtime which has helped to ease the night-time itching. I am of the impression that my condition results from compression of cervical discs aggravated by poor posture and inadequate hyperextention of my neck.

Mar 16, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Yes, my primary care physician was interested in hearing all my personal approaches to alleviate BRP symtoms. Cervical traction doesn't provide immediate relief from the itching but I've noticed a progressive decrease in intensity as I continue to use it twice daily for at least 30 minutes. My doctor was also impressed that the DMSO/Aloe vera cream decreased the itching. I had used DMSO previously for it's relief of joint pain; it penetrates the skin barrier and provides immediate relief from deep subcutaneous pain or itching.