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Mar 12, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Hi nab1, I’m curious about these NUCCA specialists. Aren’t they chiropractors who specialize in the cervical spine only? Have you seen a neurologist or had an MRI?
Since I’ve had three cervical epidurals and none were effective for more than ten days, I’ve gone on Lyrica which at first was like a miracle. No itching AT ALL for about two weeks. Now two months in I’m itching again but not nearly with the intensity or frequency of pre-Lyrica. I consider it pretty much a success though I still travel with ice! And no sun without sunscreen ever ever.

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

Right!!! Ok, I find that lanacaine can soothe the skin, but prevent or stop it? No. After finally seeing a neurologist, getting MRI EMG etc got 3 epidurals to no avail, found Lyrica which worked! 200 mg a day keeps me somewhat sane so far!!

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

Love your story! Because it’s a neurogenic problem, BRP can’t be relieved by potions and creams and it’s astonishing how many dermatologists don’t know that!

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

I like when I explain the condition to them and I KNOW that they aren’t aware of it but pretend to be!!!

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

Where does one go for this injection therapy? Interesting and hopeful treatment.

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

Absolutely. I live in Florida. The summers (basically April to November) are worse for itching.

Feb 6, 2018 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi, I had a TKR in Sept 2014. I have primary Srogrens and mixed connective tissue disorder. Anyway, initially, the knee healed up really well, and everyone including me was very satisfied. However, things started to ache and ache and ache with the dull consistent pain at night that interrupts sleep. Also, range of motion was restricted even after months of PT. Rheumatologist suggested the auto-immune disorders were responsible somewhat for wanting to reject the “foreign” body. After almost 3 years, knee started to be less sensitive. I can now kneel on it although it is permanently numb along the cap and left side. Still, I wake almost every night with the dull nagging ache and Pain that sometimes requires some lidocaine. Mornings I awake with it hot and swollen. BUT I can walk and while I can’t hike or go more than say, 2 miles, I’m grateful for small favors!