Good its not just me then. My arms itch like potty. I could rip my skin off. I have tried everything lotions creams tabs nothing helps when it gets really bad I scratch my arms with a piece of sandpaper and then spray jiff on it. I know it sounds extreme and it does burn like bugger but it stops the itching, perhaps because its burnt that layer of skin away. I have tried ice wraps cold cloths. I will give anything a try but getting into a bath at 2am aint an option.
My itchy skin drives me crazy! It's 100 times worse at night....like millions of ants crawling over me. I have scratched so much, my skin is covered in scabs and scars (not attractive!). GP and Consultants tell me not to worry about it, but I think it's a pathetic excuse not to investigate (yet another) my complaint. Not sure if it's down to my conditions (Fibromyalgia; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Hypothyroidism; depression; dry eye syndrome), or if it's the meds (Etoricoxib; Tramadol; Naproxen; Citalopram; Autologous eye drops). Whatever it is, it's damned irritating. Chronic pain's bad enough, but itching, itching, itching is enough to drive anyone mad! However, on a more positive note, I have found coconut oil really helps - as long as I get it on quick! Smells nice too!