This is my first post on here in over a year, as since starting with the Neupro patch 2 years ago I've enjoyed a relatively symptom-free existence. However, for the last 10 days I've experienced a chronic allergenic-type itching in the upper body and arms, for which I've taken anti-histamines to no avail. Now, it may have no connection at all to RLS, or it may be a manifestation of the progressive nature of it. What's undeniable is that even a tiny itch can set off the 'electric shock' effect that some of us feel when under attack, so you can imagine what I'm going through, especially since I'd come to rely on the patch for relief. Has anyone else had this experience? I intend seeing my Doctor here in the UK to discuss this, but as most GPs are practically ignorant of RLS I'd like some feedback from fellow-victims. My fear is that the Doc will take me off Neupro and put me back on Requip tabs in an effort to determine whether the former has turned into an allergen, despite the fact that I've been using them for 2+ years with no side effects.