It was only after getting a couple of questions from readers about a possible connection between multiple sclerosis (MS) and terrible itching episodes that they were having that I made a connection to a time that it happened to me.
I remember that I was visiting my grandmother and was overcome with insane itching all over my torso and back. She was distressed and wanted to help me, applying various lotions, powders and, as the grand finale - Vagisil cream (for "feminine" itching) - all over my back and chest.
None of it helped. However, after about 15 minutes, the itching went away just as suddenly as it had come on. We were perplexed by the whole episode, especially since there was no rash or redness in the area. I had not eaten anything unusual or taken any new medications. After showering off the nasty combination of products that was on my body, the episode was over.
Thankfully, that episode has not repeated itself. I have to believe that it was one of the first symptoms that I had of MS, although it occurred at least 15 years before my diagnosis. The whole scenario meets many of the criteria of itching that accompanies MS as a paroxysmal symptom.
Itching as a symptom of MS is rare, but real.
Learn more about this symptom by reading the full article: Itching as a Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis
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