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gofl1

Itching/pins And Needles When About To Sweat

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Hi everyone, I have had a bizarre problem for the past couple months. Whenever I walk around outside and get to the point that I would usually sweat, I get a pin prick sensation on my arms and torso. When I scratch my arms during these episodes, it leaves red lines. If I were to scratch my arms right now, sitting inside, there are no red marks. The sensations go away if I either go inside and cool down, or continue to heat up further and fully begin to sweat. Claritin has had no effect, and it seems like I do eventually sweat in the areas where the pins and need pain is coming from. Does this sound histamine based, or autonomic function based? I am considering spraying some benadryl cream on my arms and seeing if that helps to determine whether this allergy based. I don't get the sensations at all after taking a hot shower, or getting hot indoors. I also did not notice this over the fall or winter.

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This happens to me when my skin is dry, which happens all the time... because I have dry skin. So, when I start working out my scalp will itch and skin, but then it gets better in a few minutes. It helps to not itch.

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I've had that now for a few years. It is so intense that I literally cannot be in temps over 80F for more than about 5-10 minutes. I quit sweating to heat for some reason, and now that's what happens. When I get warm, my body has a hot flush and that just makes it all so much worse. The itching begins on my back and then travels upward. I have had bad poison ivy a few times in my life, and this is so much worse! It is like there are ants all over me, biting, but not hurting, just itching.

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What's strange though, is this only happens when I get hot outside, which is making me lean towards histamine problems. I could get in a sauna and get super hot and not have this terrible pins and needs sensation, but if I walk briskly outside for several minutes, I feel like I am being attacked by fire ants.

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Hi, gofl1.

I'm so sorry you're experiencing this, as I know how very miserable it is, and limiting! but I'm glad you posted this here. I started this last year, and I do the exact same thing! I used to be able to sit outside, in the heat, all day long, with no problem. Now, I can't be out for more than a few minutes during a hot day, or it drives me up a wall with all the itching and tingling I start to do, then the weird kind of sweating that comes--it feels funny when I do then start to sweat. And, yes, when I scratch, I'll get scratch marks right away. But, I, too, can take a hot shower and not experience this. I take three antihistamines every day and am on corticosteroids, and I still do this, so I don't know about histamine being the culprit or not, either.

I started Singulair the winter prior to this starting, so I wondered if it, or even the Pepcid or Allegra, was the cause. I also wondered about my elemental formula, as it's filled with artificial sweetener, if that could be causing it.

Last spring was the first time in my life I ever got sun poisoning, too. I got it on my lower legs. I didn't know what it was and was scared. My husband called my doctor's office and described it, and they explained what it was. I had to put ice on my legs several times a day to soothe and heal it.

If you hear what this is, please keep us posted. I'd love to know why I'm doing this now, after 46 years of being a sun flower!

Lindajoy

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Well, it was 80 degrees today, humid, and within minutes, I had the uncomfortable feeling, itchy sweating, etc. I am so disappointed. I had to come inside while my husband worked our gardens. I am not looking forward to another summer this way. If anyone knows what this is, please let us know.

Thank you.

Linda

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