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Apr 17, 2019
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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been on here, had a few good weeks. Been keeping busy after moving and enrolling in school. I aso got a dog and he’s been amazing and keeps my mind off the anxiety. However the past couple days i have been itchy. The itchiness will occur anywhere from my arms, torso, head, inside my nose, legs etc etc.

The pollen count has been real high down here lately, but today its cooler and dreary and i’m still very itchy. It caused me to sleep only a few hours. I ran out of my usual body wash and used one that dries my skin a bit, so i used lotion after my showers but still nothing. My girlfriend also adds fabric softener to the laundry which I don’t normally use. And then theres the dog? I’ve never noticed an allergy to animals but also have never owned a dog before. Despite all these possibilities of allergies, i’m freaking out thinking it may be cancer or kidney disease because theres no obvious rash or anything. Anyone else experience this before?


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Apr 4, 2019
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Yea - not real bad but I do have some itchiness wtih my anxiety and the more I think about it , the more it happens. It could very well be a reaction to the fabric softner or it could just be from anxiety. Take a benadryl each evening and see if that does you any good


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Aug 7, 2018
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Hi Gws. Benadryl is a good suggestion. We have woodticks where I live and I'll be fine until I find one on me and then it feels like I've got about twenty of them on me. Just typing this and my leg got itchy. I'm sure you've been around dogs enough prior to getting one where you'd figure out if you are allergic to them. Plus you haven't noticed being allergic to any other animals. You've got many variables to test out including the possibility that your mind is just using your focus on some itchiness to spread it over many parts of your body.