Hello. I have had this issue for a couple of months now: in late November I almost suddenly (1-2 nights) having itching all over my body: scalp, hands, fingers, feet, back and some front. I also developed eczema (tiny watery blisters) all over my hands/fingers and palms. It seemed to be more at night just before bed and possibly a time when it was colder outside and more dry inside. However, this was more severe itching than I had ever experienced. It was also at a time of extreme stress and anxiety for me related to work and economics, and personal (lost girlfriend, loneliness etc.): In fact, almost all of 2015 was a spectacular nightmare.Anyhow. In November I got some anti-histamines from my doctor (singulair, hydrozyxine, and one other I can't remember): about 1 month supply or so. I took them and they worked. Then ran out of all but the Hydroxyzine
. I stopped all over the holidays (between Christmas and New Years) for a couple of days and felt fine, but then I got anxiety again and had the itching, so I went back on the Hydroxyzine (it's the only one I had any left of). I took it until earlier this week (3-4 das ago). I asked my doctor if I still needed it and she said I could go off it, so I did. Again, I was fine for 3 days or so but last night and today I have had the itching again: scalp, eyes, hands and feet. It's not as bad as it was before and I have not gotten the eczema. I've tried to mentally relax and not get too stressed over work (last night I had an anxiety attack as well) which I think has helped.... but I still feel the underlying itch as if it's just nuder the surface and can spring at any time again if I get stressed... and I have sort of been having anxious feelings today and that feeling in my heart of anxiety.
(I also had a hemorrhoid banded earlier this week on Tuesday and some perineum discomfort for the week before that - though those don't seem to be related I hope - I am scheduled to have a prostate exam though. in 2015 I had chest and abdominal CT scans, X rays, upper endoscopy and colonoscopies that only showed very mild fatty liver, gastristis, hemorrhids and a little esophagous inflammation but with negative biopsies for Barrett's and H. pylori - also thoracic spondylosis and the CT said "mesenteric lymph nodes of unknown significance". - basically doctors said everything seems pretty normal for me - I am 38, white male). I have a history of asthma
, allergies and sensitivity to dry skin.What do you think? Could this be some kind of worse underlying issue like a leukemia or lymphoma or something? 2 doctors I have asked on here and my doctor don't think so.
What advice would you give in general?