I have read many discussions on this site from those of you (like me) who are suffering from severe itching. Although I haven't officially been diagnosed with neurosarc yet I found a great neurologist in Dallas who diagnosed me with peripheral neuropathy which can be a symptom of neurosarc.
He explained that peripheral neuropathy can cause severe itching because of the inflammed nerve endings in our skin. Peripheral neuropathy can also cause joint pain and other symptoms but this is the first time anyone has offered an explanation of the severe itching I've had for over 2 years.
So, if you have itching you might want to consider that you could have peripheral neuropathy which is a symptom of neurosarc (and other diseases) but it's something to think about. This would explain the deep intense itching unlike hives and other dermatological conditions. I've seen 15 doctors over the past 2 years and no one has ever offered this explanation. I've been prescribed creams, antihistamines, lotions, prednisone, etc., but until the neuropathy is addressed nothing will completely help this debilitating symptom.
Edited June 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm