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Has anyone ever experienced intense itching that has lasted on and off for years?

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I have had itching in many parts of my body, face head , GP just put me on an antihistamine, loratadine which ive been taking for over 10years. On the odd occasion when ive not had them to take the itching is as before. If i cannot get loratadine so have to have another the itching is just as bad as ever..? Its driving me nuts.

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wobblybeeAdministrator

🤔 Have you been tested for any possible allergies.food or otherwise

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caz1967 in reply to wobblybee

hmm NO The NHS does not give testing for allergies , the only item i did have was a coeliac screen.thankyou Carol

I'd be asking for more investigation.

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caz1967 in reply to moo196

Thanks , I have tried , i thought id try another approach if i could find any information on what this may be?regards Carol

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moo196 in reply to caz1967

my menopausal specialist was very helpful.I'm you should aim to get seen by a specialist - that's why they are trained for many years.

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caz1967 in reply to moo196

In my area of the UK ive never heard of anyone having seen a menopause specialist, if only because the GP does not always want to offer even an appointment for those problems. I do see a HRT nurse for blood pressure checks but she's never asked me anything or offered much advice other than lose weight, which isn't easy when other medical problems inhibit movement.Thankyou very much for all the help you've offered.

Carol

😀👍

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moo196 in reply to caz1967

take responsibility and request one 🙏

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caz1967 in reply to moo196

Its not like you get referred just cause you want too, Only if i meet a set of criteria will that happen. thanks

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moo196 in reply to caz1967

insist.

I have an allergic reaction to sun rays, so after being on sun, my arms always itch.

Hi Have you had your liver enzymes tested? Itching can be a symptom of an autoimmune disease called PBC. It treated is with Ursodiol but we take the medication for life. It’s a very slow moving disease and not uncommon to take years to diagnose because it is relatively rare. Be well

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caz1967 in reply to brookeliz

Thank you so very much, i will certainly mention it to my GP. are you from UK?

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