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    Neuropathic pain itchy

    Hey, my feet got that "defrosting" feeling and it makes me want to itch it and when i do, it feels better. Is that right? I use a hair brush sometimes even a knife to scrape across it. I may be wierd, but it kinda feels good and annoying at the same time. Someone mentioned putting tape on your feet, something to do with pressure. N E other ideas? Sometimes i will smack my feet too... lol.

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    My shoulderblades itch under the skin. If you've ever been bitten by a fire ant, it's that feeling...itchy burny owwy. My feet and hands dont itch, they just hurt. If you smacked my feet I would kill you LOL, Adam maybe you're a msochist?

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      #3
      the after frostbite frozen foot feeling, hopefully it will pass....
      cauda equina

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        #4
        Some neuro pain can cause the kind of symptoms you're talking about, but I'd also look into circulatory issues. After all, you allude to relief from slapping your foot, which would stimulate circulation, and I'm not sure scratching would alleviate neuro itching.

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          #5
          I know there must be difference between painful and just plain annoying neuro pain, i think mine is more annoying, since i don't wince from the pain.


          Its like a hot/cold (can't really tell which) buzzing feeling. Its been the same since my injury and the medical people say its gonna last forever. Is that right? I suspected it would, but will it go away? I'm not for sure, but i think the wierd feeling is in the skin right? couldn't there be some kind of numbing stuff, like a cream to put on it? You know about a year ago, my doctor prescribed lidocaine patches for back pain (haha, didn't work) i wonder if i put those on my feet? might try it.

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            #6
            Adam...get one of those bamboo back scratchers. Man...I couldn't live without mine. I'm on my second one in 3 1/2 years. I get the itchey-scratchey on my back and really bad on my ankles.

            Sometimes I scratch my ankles so much I get scabs from where I've scratched away the skin!
            Cortisone creme works real good on the itches too.

            Kap

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              #7
              Originally posted by solarscar69:

              I know there must be difference between painful and just plain annoying neuro pain, i think mine is more annoying, since i don't wince from the pain.
              I've always understood that neuro pain that just annoys, you know, the buzzy feeling, is called paresthesia. But what do I know, I'm just a lay-person. I have a little of that in my big toe from an injury a few years ago. In my case it seems to be aggrevated from light pressure, like bedding. During the day I don't usually notice it.

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                #8
                Thanks. Now i know what to tell the doctors when they ask how i am.
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                  #9
                  paresthesia is also the word they use to describe the sensation patients feel with the spinal cord stimulator . i can change the intensity of it from low and noticeable but tolerable to much higher than i can tolerate.
                  cauda equina

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                    #10
                    i use the lidocaine patches on my foot , my pain syndrome is complex, with a mixture of neuro,rsd,mechanical,

                    i usually use 2 , 3 will fit with cutting to shape of patches,
                    and careful putting on of sock.
                    cauda equina

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                      #11
                      scapula itching pain

                      same itching pain here; my c4 scapula feels like my skin is stretched over it and causing unbearable itching sensation. many times only when heavy scratching draws blood, can relief be had. my new doc also suggested lindocane patches. does this work?.

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                        #12
                        I had this "deep itch" in my forearm that just wouldn't go away. My acupuncturist treated the spot and after several sessions it's pretty much gone. Good luck,

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                          #13
                          Hi Metro,

                          Always good to see your name and read your posts. Would you be kind enough to describe what the paresthesia from stimulation feels like. Where does it go, how does it make your sensation alter, etc.

                          Thanks
                          Dejerine

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                            #14
                            hi dejerine
                            my neuro pain fortunately is only in one area, my foot ankle ,toes big toe.

                            the SCS feeling goes down my leg feels like a hand held electric massager with 2 heads you see in the sharper image catalogs. its like a slight pounding to intolerable pounding.. at very low settings it feels like TENS unit in sensation, however the lower settings dont get to my foot , even the highest settings i can tolerate do not reach my toes or big toe.
                            the way it was explained to me the distal pain nerves that are in my big toe and toes are in center of the nerve bundle, and i have to pound through the outer layers to reach the big toe.
                            the SCS pounding becomes to uncomfortable and painful on my upper leg and my knee to get it to cover the big toe.
                            however they can implant another electrode if i need it for better coverage.
                            so far so good, i get enough coverage to my ankle , so i think by keeping the coverage there i still get less pain..
                            nights still require a little meds since i need to lower the intensity to sleep ,
                            i hear some people have the trial SCS but find the SCS feeling too intolerable .
                            cauda equina

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                              #15
                              Thanks Metro. If I can be a nuisance again, what is the periodicity of the pounding? Once per second or almost continual or what?

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