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Nightmares, Fear, Rashes

Posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2012, at 10:15:00

I see the pdoc today and fear telling him of the rashes that come and go on back forearms, and under watch band. They have been going on for months now and when think gone they reappear and itch like crazy. Cortisone cream, Origins cream, and an anti-itch cream don't work. And the nightmares of deaths and first husbands family are waking me in terror, and my deceased Brandy dog too. And Seems so many people from past have developed breast cancer and I have a mammogram due in April. Also a bird alive flew in the house the other night as built a nest on wreath on front door. Husband did manage to catch and let out. Three eggs in it. One day will feel better and next like I'm dying a slow death. I beat myself up as I can't do the things I used to do. And strangest opened my vitamin case was picking out the vitamins and it literlly the open plastic case exploded shooting the vitamins in the tiny spaces into different one and out of the case. So now I am concerned more than concerned about that. Also just don't feel well rush throught the day so can go to sleep at night. Am I going nuts? Phillipa

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes

Posted by b2chica on March 8, 2012, at 10:38:28

In reply to Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2012, at 10:15:00

no. not going nuts. sounds like you have a lot of stressors right now.

i would tell pdoc about rashes, but it might be more of a GP thing rather than pdoc. especially if you have not added anything new or changed anything around time it began.
without seeing it i would guess its a contact rash of somesort.
with one watch i used to get slight rash under, turned out i was allergic to something in the material. maybe your forearms are touching a new cleaner (say when you are typing on the computer) or new soap etc.
that would explain also why they appear and reappear.

either that or they are stress like hives.

normally if you gain a rash from medications they happen either on the torso or face/neck area.

either way. wouldnt hurt to mention to doc. (either pdoc or gp).

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your triggers, your ex, you dog, fear of cancer, sorrow for bird, these are all very real and concerning but also anxiety driven stressors.
work on anxiety. maybe non medication or combination when these things happen to you. journal them, or listen to relaxing music or meditation sounds.
idk. might not help but sure worth a try.

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hope your pdoc can help you out.

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes

Posted by Beckett on March 8, 2012, at 18:17:41

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by b2chica on March 8, 2012, at 10:38:28

Phillipa, how did it go today?

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes b2chica

Posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2012, at 19:10:30

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by b2chica on March 8, 2012, at 10:38:28

Yes I do feel it's stress related for sure. I have all hypoallergenic lotions and creams and soaps every washing machine stuff. As for the watch I bet since skin so sensitive to emotions that the watch that never bothered me before now is due to stress. I did see the dermatologist about it and have his RX for hydrocortisone cream and an over the counter anti itch lotion. As for the bird it's fine and we have 5 eggs in the nest so closed the door blinds to give the birds privacy. Too much stress. Thanks B2Chica!!!!

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes Beckett

Posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2012, at 19:13:53

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by Beckett on March 8, 2012, at 18:17:41

Well haven't read the responses yet to below post but no med changes, he looked at the rash both on arm and back. Thought it looked like eczema too. Asked if caused by stress he said quote " The Jury Is Still Out Of that." No more dermatologist as I googled and stronger meds are in the danger zone. Have to not scratch as that causes the itching to worsen. Phillipa

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes

Posted by bleauberry on March 9, 2012, at 13:50:00

In reply to Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2012, at 10:15:00

So, you are familiar with the word Bartonella?

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes bleauberry

Posted by Phillipa on March 9, 2012, at 20:30:28

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by bleauberry on March 9, 2012, at 13:50:00

Will google. Phillipi

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes Phillipa

Posted by torrid2 on March 11, 2012, at 12:49:49

In reply to Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by Phillipa on March 8, 2012, at 10:15:00

Phillipa you haven't sounded your self for a while now. Please pay attention to your eatting and sleeping habbits. If you can avoid processed grains and stick to meats and vegtables I believe it will help.

spend time in the sun each day if you can mornings are the best.

If you can manage some exertise too

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes torrid2

Posted by Phillipa on March 11, 2012, at 20:11:49

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes Phillipa, posted by torrid2 on March 11, 2012, at 12:49:49

I think it started last summer when my cat was so sick and almost died. Triggered something in me? No idea what though. Thanks for caring. Phillipa

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes

Posted by RiFi on March 16, 2012, at 7:01:37

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes torrid2, posted by Phillipa on March 11, 2012, at 20:11:49

Hi Phillipa,

So sorry to hear about all that you're dealing with ;-( Nightmares in and of themselves can be very settling - the feelings, emotions and fears can follow you throughout the next day especially if they're particularly vivid. Then of course on top of that there's the lack of/ disturbed sleep you experience that night - sleep deprivation always sends me off keel.

I rarely have nightmares anymore (luckily some anti depressants repress them), and the only times I do are when I change/ add a medication (last offender was topomax), or when I've eaten something really spicy or flavour enhanced a few hours before bed ie flavoured corn chips, savoury biscuits, Chinese food.

I can totally relate to your rash. I had a severe rash that came and went, without rhyme or reason, for over a year. It was intensely itchy and my face, chest and neck would flush whenever I got the itch/ rash - even if on that day/hour it was on my leg, arm etc. It kind of set off a generic body response. Despite numerous tests, including celiacs, my gp and I couldn't work out what it was. And then one day, I pinned it down - it was psyllium (ispaghula/ isapgol). I'd stopped taking it for months and then within half an hour of taking it one day, the itches returned with vengeance. I retested a few days later and had the same reaction.

Psyllium is a great source of soluble and insoluble fibre and I was taking the psyllium husk form. It's commonly used in things like metamucil. I've since gone on to develop allergies to other plant based foods, ones that I love and had been happily eating since childhood ie oats and quinoa. Inulin has now turned on me too (a prebiotic used in fibre preparations)!! So anyway, you might find you're having an allergic reaction to something in your diet (could even be an ingredient in a med, supplement), even something you weren't previously allergic to. And I got itchy even on the days in between taking psyllium. What I also noticed was when the rash/ itching flared, I get quite anxious. I realise now it was the rush of histamines being released in my body.

Sorry for long blurb - I'm just throwing ideas and experiences out there that might be relevant to you or others. I hope you find some answers and physical and emotional relief soon.

Ri

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes RiFi

Posted by torrid2 on March 16, 2012, at 10:40:05

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes, posted by RiFi on March 16, 2012, at 7:01:37

I've been under great emotional stress for 5 years and in that time developed allergys to near all antibotics and now nuts too and I've been allergic to wheat for nearly 20 years now. Just this week I figured out that almonds are no good for me anymore. resented peanuts started to bother me and now almonds too. I think it's due to the prolonged stress I'm under. On the plus side I'm now and for a couple years hanndling this stress, no longer falling apart from sorrow.

 

Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes torrid2

Posted by Phillipa on March 16, 2012, at 21:05:04

In reply to Re: Nightmares, Fear, Rashes RiFi, posted by torrid2 on March 16, 2012, at 10:40:05

I suspect synthroid as it seems to be what have narrowed down to. But how could this be possible? Phillipa


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