This took me a while to catch as a symptom because it is one of the rare MS symptoms that I didn’t pay much attention to. I have had itching within the last year with no known cause and never thought much of it. It is with this latest exacerbation that it got pretty serious and was very frequent – the frequency finally made me look it up. The itching for me is very topical and when I do scratch it does feel better until I stop and then it just starts itching again. For the most part the itching hasn’t been all that bad and even on the worst days comes and goes. It is also on the underside of my right arm and my elbow so it is very easy to deal with. I tried taking 600mg of Ibuprofen to see if it would help – plus I was having arm pain at the time – and I want to say it helped. Unfortunately due to the nature of the itching it may have just gone away on its own. Since it does come and go I haven’t tried treating it again because I wouldn’t be able to tell if it helped or if it just went away. This is the 3rd rare MS symptom I’ve had – the other was hearing that I mentioned before – can you guess the other before I post about it??? I find it pretty bizarre that I have 3 rare MS symptoms.
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