I am a 61 year old woman (w/menopause ever since 45 years old) having an itching, burning sensation (like bugs crawling on skin); on my upper arms. I have had this problem several times before. Usually I'll put some anti-itch cream on that area, and seems like it will work, but it keeps on itching -- I scratch it, but it still doesn't stop for awhile (an itch going on forever). Also sometimes I will place a freezer blue ice pack on it and that helps for a bit -- calms it down. The itch is still there though. This type of itch is so hard to get rid of and calm down. You scratch and it still keeps itching. This itching problem really drives me nuts and can be hard to deal with. Have any of you ladies ever had this problem? I wonder if this has to do with my menopause, or is this neurological? Does anyone have some advice, or knowledge here?View Thread
I know exactly what you mean here! I'm having this problem recently and seems to be just about every year I experience it. I too need to know more about what to do. I'm thinking about getting with my main physician and/or talking to a neurologist. Wished I could have been more help! Good luck!View Thread
Joaniebour, I have these problems too: itching, burning and so forth of both upper arms. I used ice packs from time-to-time and it did help with the problems, but only temporarily. I considered it a nerve problem maybe? Did you ever talk or, go to a Neurologist? It's spelled: Gabapentin. Yes, I feel the same way too! Thanks to all as well.View Thread
Yes, Anon_6061, I recently increased mine again on my Evamist. You can also see my response to Dr. Minkin. You never had the itching problem? Well, that is wonderful if you didn't! I guess a good amount of women do. This is terrible having this problem -- makes you feel like you are going nuts! Enjoy your day.View Thread
Dear An_252897, Yes, your welcome! I know how this can be a really big problem, and especially seem to compound everything else as well. I know what you mean about seeming out of your mind -- my husband certainly knows this about mine too. I'm taking estrogen too. What I have been doing is rubbing a cream called Eucerin Calming Cream daily moisturizer on my arm, along w/putting some ice in a bag, or wash cloth and then placing on the arm for a bit. Helps for a little bit. Maybe try some of the anti-itch creams. Another thing would be to buy a Froggs Toggs cooling towel and carry it around with you for whenever the itch starts up again. These cooling towels can be bought many places -- Target, Walmart, Bed & Bath. I'm thinking grocery stores too. You can see my response below also to Dr. Mary Jane Minkin. She sure has been helpful! I hope everything works out for you!View Thread
Dear Mary Jane, Thanks so much for your info and advice! I will look into this for sure. I had followed about this kind of information in the past here on Webmd. I haven't tried the above that you mentioned. I recently increased my dosage Evamist (1-3 sprays daily) back up to 3 sprays daily. I'm taking Evamist w/Medroxyprogesterone 2.5mg. I was doing 2 sprays daily for awhile. Before I got your reply I almost was thinking that this would be a neurological problem, because I was not seeing any visible rashes, or anything like that. I'm suppose to see a Neurologist the month of August, but maybe I should go to a Dermatologist instead, or go back to my GYN. What is your opinion? Thanks again!View Thread
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