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Old 15-09-18, 16:31
Josua Josua is offline
 
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Petechia/itching

Hi all,
Started itching about a month and half ago. Well feeling itchy I never actually itch only occasionally like before. It all started when I saw a black mark under my skin on the end of my nose like 6 months ago I googled and was worried about skin c and low and behold the end of my nose starting feeling itchy. Then a month half ago I got my hair cut and you know how you feel itchy after? It just didnít stop. Itís a weird under the skin kind of itch can be somewhere for 1 second then somewhere else completely for the next 5 seconds etc... sometimes it feels like I walked through a cobweb. Other times it feel like I can just really feel my clothes against my skin. Other times Iíve felt areas of skin go warm.

Now I do have benign fasciulation syndrome too, which damn nearly drove me to anxiety meltdown a year or two ago and itchiness can be apart of that.. So anyway a couple weeks after I started feeling itchy becoming increasing worried by it.. I went out with a mate and drank alot of alcohol. Woke up feeling crap as you do and I always feel even more anxious when Iím hungover so I was checking over all my skin because I noticed my neck was all red. Then I noticed I had a bright red dot on the side of my hand very small.. then I noticed I had 2 others on my stomach very very bright red itís been a month none of these have changed at all so I think these are anigomas. Itís possible they have been there for a long time I never really used to check my skin. I freaked out thought I was dying from leukimia and was just a mess for 2 weeks. I was so scared I didnít check my skin anymore. Then one day I did check my legs and feet and low and behold dots !! 20-30 on both all near my toes I think these are peterchia so I shit myself booked gp appointment pronto and showed the dr and about the itching. I confessed for the first time Iím also a massive hypochondriac and was really deathly scared. She said it was nothing alarming but booked me in for a blood test for my peace of mind and gave me leaflets on anxiety.. anyway 3 grilling days later I rang the drs and they said all my blood tests came back normal. Fbc liver tests etc.

You would think this would give me peace of mind. It didnít and it doesnít itís been a week since I had my results and Iím still crapping myself! I wear socks to bed because I canít bare look at my feet- they are still there seem to be worse some days and better on others. I do work 10 hour shifts standing up but I just donít know if that has anything to do with it. My itching subsided some days but is worse on others especially if Iím thinking about it. Iím physically fine apart from this havenít been ill once no bruises blood stops quickly still as I know from injuries... I ride my bike allot and smash myself up but I still never really bruise.. energy levels at normal just feel a bit down because of this and exercise fine... Iíve put weight on if anything from comfort eating.

Iím now obsessed with my skin! Any marks or discolouration and Iíve noticed Iíve got a lot of spider veins below my eyes top of nose but I think Iíve always had a bit of that since I was 18!

The itching I can deal with itís the petechia on my feet thatís telling me Iím dying !!

Can anyone relate?
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Old 15-09-18, 21:03
JValentine JValentine is offline
 
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Re: Petechia/itching

Are you fair skinned?
My son is very fair and the slightest itch will leave petichae (sp?) He's been checked and it is completely normal. If it was something to worry about it would look awful. Nothing like what you are describing.

I get itchy, then focus on it and prolong it. As long as I keep myself busy, it goes away. Easier said than done I know. If you have normal blood results please please try not to worry. I made myself seriously ill through excessive worry which triggered Diverticulitis and put me in hospital at 32 years of age. Worry will damage your health. Take care xx
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Old 15-09-18, 21:16
Josua Josua is offline
 
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Re: Petechia/itching

Yes I’m fair skinned, no mine is not big rashes just the ones on my feet worry me a bit because there’s a fair few little dots. Not rash like just dot like.. the other ones on my body must be cherry anigomas because they have been on me for a month and haven’t changed at all.
Yes I think a big part of my itchiness is me actually being overly sensitive of my skin.. Oh my god does anxiety actually make you ill? I’ve had this since I was like 12 now I’m 26
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Old 17-09-18, 09:07
JValentine JValentine is offline
 
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Re: Petechia/itching

Personally, I believe worry, can make you physically ill.

My mum is a worrier and is a firm believer too.

At the time I'd spent months thinking I had a brain tumour, which triggered the diverticulitis. Stress is a trigger.

At the mo the sides of my neck and scalp around back of neck is itchy. Most of the time when I'm sat not doing anything. When I'm busy I don't notice it half as much. Maybe it's something to do with my scalp?? No dots that I could see. But it brings up the whole lymphoma thing. But I'm pretty sure that would be relentless and certainly not go when I'm at work!

I had blood done about 8 weeks ago which were all fine so I'm sure something would have popped up on there.

Please try and let the worry go. It makes me sad you've suffered with this since you were 12.

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