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Fibromyalgia Itching & Back Itch

Fibromyalgia Itching & Scratching

Fibromyalgia itching; including scratching, skin complaints, back itch.

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, itching and scratching may be a common skin complaint for you.

Find out more below...


Do you have Fibromyalgia? Do you find yourself scratching all the time? Do you have dry, itchy skin? Have you developed itchy skin rashes? Maybe you have back itch? Or itching ears? Or maybe you sometimes even feel that horrible itching sensation all over - as if there are ants crawling all over your body...

Itching is just one of a number of skin complaints that Fibromyalgia sufferers can suffer from. And it's apparently one of the most common skin problems among Fibromyalgia sufferers.

Not only can itching be uncomfortable but it can also prevent you from getting the sleep you need at night. And sleep is especially important when you have Fibromyalgia because that's when your body heals and repairs itself. And as a Fibromyalgia sufferer, you've probably become increasingly aware that lack of good quality sleep can increase your pain and fatigue. fibromyalgia itching, fibromyalgia, itching, fibromyalgia back itch, scratching

But Why On Earth Is Itching Such A Problem When You Have Fibromyalgia?

Well apparently, the medical profession aren't quite sure! But something they do know, is why this type of itching occurs...

You see, it's got to do with how your body interprets your pain signals and it's otherwise known as a sensory itch. The receptors in the outer layer of your skin are responsible for translating the amount of pressure it receives. These pressures can be translated into pain, for example. But when these receptors come across an unfamiliar pressure, they revert to the 'default signal'. And what's the default signal?


"It's my theory that due to the dysregulation of neurotransmitters in FMS and/or the mechanical constriction of fluids around the Merkel's discs, we itch a lot more than most folks. Sometimes it is enough to drive us to distraction, and disrupt our meager amounts of sleep."

-- Devin Starlanyl, MD , What Allergists/ENTs Should Know about FMS/MPS --

But What Can You Do To Ease This Itching, As A Fibromyalgia Sufferer?

Well first and foremost, talk to your doctor. They may be able to help with a treatment or prescription drug.

Other tips I've come across in my research to relieve itching or scratching include:

  • Cold packs. Cold apparently numbs the receptors that translate the pressure signals into an itch.
  • Moisturize your skin well. Dry skin will make your itching worse.


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