I hadn’t had a an itch attack in around a year! It’s been quite amazing. But last night I had one. It wasn’t the biggest ever but it was significant. Thank god I was at home and I had my acrylic nails. Most my arms and fingers and eyes itched the most. I went upstairs and laid down on the bed and tried as much as possible NOT TO SCRATCH. I tried to breath deeply and calm myself. My boyfriend came upstairs and tried to help. He ran downstairs and got ice cubes and rubbed them over my arms. It was so so so so hard but I did not scratch!!! But the itch was so intense that I has to let it out another way and that was crying. I was balling, holding the itch in and trying to let it pass. The ice cubes helped. It numbed it to give me temporary relief. The cold would start hurting of course so he’d move the cube around to a different spot. When the numbness would subside it would get itchy again. It lasted a while. Finally what I call the “inside” itch started to go away but because the ice cubes melted and made my skin wet it started to “outside” itch. Moisture can make me itch if not treated right. So I dried off the water, moisturized and crawled under a huge heavy blanket. The weight helps. Not having access to my skin visually
Helps. I put a pressure point ball under my shoulder, I took deep breaths and I fell asleep eventually. The pressure point ball helps cause the pressure allows me to focus on something else on my body.
I woke up the next day with minimal damage. Thank god to the minimal scratching and my boyfriends help. I also had him apply pressure and sit on me. Like the pressure ball I slept on it allows me to focus on a different sensation besides the itching.
It’s been a wake up call to get back on a health horse. Question is which health elements will I implement again. There are so many principals. Time to reevaluate again. I don’t have the time and resources to do all raw again.
Like usual I don’t know exactly what caused this. It’s many elements coming together I’m sure. Stress, food, environment. I was sneezing a ton yesterday so I know allergies were apart of it. But the only completely brand new thing was that I had just started the birth control nuva ring. I stopped it immediately. I don’t think it caused me to itch directly but I think it may have changed my body chemistry to make me more susceptible to itching. I was also feeling a bit more depressed lately so that’s another reason for quitting.
Here’s to maintaining health!