Weird prickly skin
Dwayne

Cincinnati, OH

#472 May 5, 2008
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I've had this since Freshman year in highschool (I'm finishing Junior year now), and never took any actions, but now it's just getting unbearable! I notice it mostly happens in swimming class (that's when I first noticed it and I have it again this year), it may be less to do with the heat and humidity (although that could be a factor) and more to do with being self-conscience about being hardly dressed with a bunch of Sophomores... I can't read 467 posts.... has a conclusive decision been reached about the best action to help? Thanks!
Lynn

Brentwood, TN

#473 May 8, 2008
I started in having a prickly sensation on my back and the back of my arms about a month ago. This occured after being on several anti-biotics. I had a bad case of bronchitis. It occurs when I get hot. I am taking Zertec but don't see this listed as one of the side effects. Annoying, but ceases very fast. Now, when it occurs its traveling all the way down to my legs. Lyme is worth checking into. Like the rest I have no rash to go with this sensation. However, glad to see that I am not alone. I did read that a prickly sensation can possilby mean that your BP is out of control. I checked that for about a week and I stay at 127/76, so that's not the answer. Like most I have been under a lot of stress and we have deer that are always in our backyard. Hope that one of us can come up with an answer to what is causing this.
Dianna

Kalamazoo, MI

#474 May 12, 2008
I have been searching all over the net and this is the only place I have seen that is exactly what I am experiencing. It happens periodically, but always when I start to quit smoking. My friend says anxiety. I guess. I just know I only have really awful symptoms at night, and a scalding hot shower relieves them for about 20 minutes. I can find no visible sign of skin irritation. I have found no one else say they experience it with smoking cesation. I guess it is at least comforting to know I am not the only one.
Crossy

Panama, Panama

#476 May 20, 2008
Hi, I also suffer from this prickly skin around my face and neck. I reside in a hot and humid country and non english speaking. Seeing Doctors here is stressful all on its own but i must say they are very good.Last year a i had a very bad fall from a ladder and broke a few ribs, wrist sprain, neck pain etc. Had every test done known to man and came back clear for anything else. I do have constant neck pain and headaches along with dizzyness at certain times like i am falling and i have noticed since then when i am hot and stressed this prickly godawful feeling seems to rise from the base of my neck and i get flushed and feel like i am on fire. I also seem to get heat flashes without the prickly sensation also.
I was taking Rivatril for a few months and it did help but i am cautious about taking any narco drugs for fear of addiction and side effects. I have also been to Physio and tried destressing but hells bells life in itself is stressful.
Does anyone know of less addictive pain medication or injections that could alleviate neck pain and the prickly sensations ?
Reta in Alabama

Montgomery, AL

#477 May 21, 2008
I am looking for some idea of what is going on with me. My skin on the left side of my stomach and right under the bra line on around to my side feels like it is burned and is also kinda numb. I also have pain in this area along with sticking pains. I am also totally strapped of energy.Every now and then it feels like a tight band going across also. I don't know what is going on but I am sure ready for some relief!I thought at first that it was probably neuropathy but I'm not so sure anymore.This happened to me one time before several months ago, but this time it's some different.I hope and pray that one of us can find some answers. I will be checking back to see and will keep searching too.
Millar

Cherrybrook, Australia

#478 May 26, 2008
My symptoms appears to go away now. I try to keep thinking positive and I do believe in God so I do pray. I know the good Lord undertands. He feels the hurt that no one can see down inside. I would like to encourage you all to think positive and believe that you can overcome these symptoms. God bless you all and I will be praying for you all as well.
Terry

Fpo, AP

#479 Jun 4, 2008
I have been bothered by about 6-7 red bumps and what feels like cactus in them had appeared since Sat.(today is Wed.) and everything I try to do does nothing for them. I've tried Isoporpyl Alcohol a few days and now I'm trying Neosporin. My routine has not changed and neither has my diet. What gives?
They are on the back of the right leg only, just below the buttocks. The pain is throbbing but not enough to stop regular work. Resting in the seated position it really jabs into the leg. No where else does this exist (thank God) but there are no specific changes; No forming of a white ares, the area is not noticibly hot and they don't appear to migrate. To squeeze them and mess w/ them is an obvious no no, but at times they feel like they are draining and they have not.
I feel like I should ask someone to pee on my leg (like the sea urchin cure, not the sexual stuff) and maybe it will be counteracted. I thought I got it while I was in a foreign restroom because they are touching the rim but I have wiped the seat w/ the small baby diaper wipes (I don't care what anyone thinks) to no avail.
Any help to this would be appreciated.
mark

Glasgow, UK

#480 Jun 4, 2008
i have had a bad "prickly" (not itchy)skin 4 about 2 years now? i have had every test and been on every diet!they all seem to put it down to anxiety??? sometimes i think they are right but most of the time i think it cant be because im not anxius or stressed at the moment? i only seem to get it when i wear clothes and sometimes its alot worse than other times? it calms down when i get drunk and when i dont wear clothes?i do notice that when its bad that i feel like there is a lump under both my armpits? has anybody got any idea ???? i do hope that they can find out what is wrong with all of us.
cubsgirl23

Macclenny, FL

#481 Jun 6, 2008
Hi there, I have JUST started thi prickly thing...as in, the last day or two. I google everything...so of course, I found you all. It's dicouraging to think this could go on forever. My hands have been tingling too (both at the same time) but I looked up carpal tunnel and I am using the laptop ALL the time. The prickly thing moves all around which just makes you seem nuts to those around you. For the women out there,i it worse after your cycle? I am going to dr. today, I hope I don't have to do a million tests. I seem to have a very slight rash..as in just a bunch of tiny bumps under the skin. Are any of you on narcotics for anything? I have been on darvocet for a few months for a lower back injury. I do feel a panic feeling - so I am trying to seperate "real" issues from those that are reulting from panicking.
HarryB

Victoria, Canada

#482 Jun 8, 2008
Last spring I had a severe reaction to Ciproflozin (spreading and extremely itchy blistering body rash). Dermatologists were simply no help. Shortly after I was diagnozed with Lymphoma, underwent chemotherapy, and within a month or so the itchy skin symptoms subsided (was it the chemo or the lapsed time?)

Now I have prickly skin brought on either by warmth and/or the sunlight, oddly enought, when it is cool/cold, no problem even with sunlight.

I wonder if this is a hangover of lymphoma or from the cyprofloxin....are there any others with a similar reaction .. or solution?
HarryB

Victoria, Canada

#483 Jun 8, 2008
I have CLL (chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) and experience similar condition, brought on by heat and sunlight - possible an ongoing reaction to ciprofloxin or due to CLL flaring up. I take no medication.

Regretably, two CLL specialists have no comment on this "prickly skin" so perhaps it is related to the antibiotic Cipro. Cipro may cause sensitivity to sunlight (including tanning beds or lamps). Reactions can include sunburn, skin rash, redness, and itching.

It seems that antibiotics have been noted quite often in this discussion group...???
Lot wrote:
My Grandmother has been recently diagnosed with Myloproliferative Disorder (Leukaemia). At times she experiences servere skin irritation, to how she describes as "rolling around on a prickly bush of stinging nettles". The doctor has no idea on the cause or cure of this. I would like to know if anyone experiences this, or if anyone thinks it would be related to her blood disorder, or is it a skin irration. She thinks it is linked to her Blood, as she has only experienced it this year. She is taking Hydrea- but nothing is helping. Each time she experiences this, she is in tears for nearly 4 hours, mainly feeling this in her legs. I would really appreciate if anyone has any ideas and knowledge to help.
Jessica

United States

#484 Jun 8, 2008
HarryB wrote:
I have CLL (chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) and experience similar condition, brought on by heat and sunlight - possible an ongoing reaction to ciprofloxin or due to CLL flaring up. I take no medication.
Regretably, two CLL specialists have no comment on this "prickly skin" so perhaps it is related to the antibiotic Cipro. Cipro may cause sensitivity to sunlight (including tanning beds or lamps). Reactions can include sunburn, skin rash, redness, and itching.
It seems that antibiotics have been noted quite often in this discussion group...???
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Harry, From what I understand, anyone who has had chemo is likely to have candida afterwards. Your symptoms sound a lot like I was having. You can try eliminating carbohydrates and sugars (or do only 50 carbs a day) for three days. If the symptoms back off, add the carbs back and see if the symptoms get worse.(Consult a carbohydrate calorie book to be sure your not getting hidden carbs and you get enough calories). If your symptoms fluctuate with how many carbs and sugars your eating, find yourself a holistic doctor . MD's with holistic leanings will look into your symptoms. I waited too long and got really sick because my regular medical docs were so uninformed on this problem. They kept trying to force antidepressants on me and even treated me with prednisone, which made matters worse.
beeper

Collingwood, Canada

#485 Jun 11, 2008
I got a bowel infection and started with antsy feelings and prickles and occasional hives, even inside my mouth. They got better after about six weeks but then I got the flu and they are worse than ever! They come in the night and wake me right out of a sound sleep! The doctor says they are from the flu and are causing my bowel to act up. There does seem to be a bit of relief after a bowel movement. Anyone else get relief then?
HarryB

Victoria, Canada

#486 Jun 13, 2008
Many thanks for the tip - I'll give it a try. Presume you meant 50 grams of carbs per day?
Jessica wrote:
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Harry, From what I understand, anyone who has had chemo is likely to have candida afterwards. Your symptoms sound a lot like I was having. You can try eliminating carbohydrates and sugars (or do only 50 carbs a day) for three days. If the symptoms back off, add the carbs back and see if the symptoms get worse.(Consult a carbohydrate calorie book to be sure your not getting hidden carbs and you get enough calories). If your symptoms fluctuate with how many carbs and sugars your eating, find yourself a holistic doctor . MD's with holistic leanings will look into your symptoms. I waited too long and got really sick because my regular medical docs were so uninformed on this problem. They kept trying to force antidepressants on me and even treated me with prednisone, which made matters worse.

Since: Jun 08

Australia

#487 Jun 20, 2008
Hey guys... i'm 18 this year but i have had this prickly skin for a long time now...over 4 years. I can still remember that around the time it began i had eaten a whole jar of hot jalapenos. The painful itching started after that and still happens even if i don't eat hot food, such as when i get nervous or embarrased.

I have done some research on the net and i found this on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urti...
Jan

AOL

#488 Jun 22, 2008
I have had the prickly skin for the last
6 months. It got very bad and also included my scalp although I did not have dandruff, lice or anything visible.
I had numerous tests at my doctor's office including liver and kidney workups and all were fine.

Within the last month all symptoms have disappeared. This is what I have done and have no idea why it helped. It could also be the summer weather for some reason.

Vitamin C.....1,000 twice a day

Vitamin B supplements separate from a multiple vitamin. I use the maximum recommended dose.

Vitamin D

Plenty of water.
crln - Miami

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#489 Jun 27, 2008
Hi all
What a relief to find this site!! I have felt like I am going mad the last couple of days when these little pin-pricks (half painful, half itchy) started all over my body. I have been under immense stress lately (and still am) and was almost relieved to hear that it might be related to anxiety. I have had constant stress and anxiety in my life for the past 10 years and have been worried that it will affect my nervous system eventually but these symptoms came out of the blue! I did, however, have some bad nerve pain in my face and head a couple of months ago and thought I had shingles (but did not).
badkid

Whangarei, New Zealand

#490 Jun 29, 2008
guys wat you all have is called prickly heat it search it on google youll know it strait away
Jessica

Lafayette, CA

#492 Jul 1, 2008
Yes, grams. Some of the diets say no carbs at all, but I am allergic to all fowl and eggs, so I eat a few more carbs than what's allowed. I saw fluctuations in the symptoms just dropping wheat, rice and potatoes. PS: this diet will not kill the yeast back, it only controls the growth.
HarryB wrote:
Many thanks for the tip - I'll give it a try. Presume you meant 50 grams of carbs per day?
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Terri-WI

Oconomowoc, WI

#493 Jul 3, 2008
Wow
I thought I was the only one. This tells me that I need to be more urgent in describing some of the symptoms which you all have listed so that I can get some stronger antihistimine. I have sarcoidosis so I am under extreme anxiety. It started 2 years ago and after numerous tests, it was discovered that the sarcoid was in my liver and kidneys. I am on remicade to slow down the inflammation of my organs which contributed to the organ damage. Also, I am on 2 blood pressure medicine as HBP contributes to kidney damage

with kidney damage your body doesn't get rid of all the toxins in your body so your blood is basically contaminated which contributes to the itching. Anxiety is definitely a contributing factor.....no sleep sometimes

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