Creepy crawlies under your skin??
For years I had the sensation of bugs crawling under my skin. I'd tell people and they'd say that I'd lost my mind or isn't that something crazy people have?! I tried so many lotions, oatmeal baths, you name it. It always happened at the same time of night. It wasn't every night so it always caught me off guard. The sit straight up out of your sleep off guard. One night it was so bad that I called the suicide hot line at 4 a.m. I just wanted it to stop, be over and I would have done anything for it to stop! The wonderful man I spoke with calmed me down and made me promise to call my primary doctor the next day.
I got an appointment and told my doctor my experience verbatim. I told him if he couldn't help me he'd likely never see me again. Thank God that I have a wonderful doctor. He said that I have formication and prescribed Doxepin at night. Later this started during the day as well and he prescribed Citalopram.
Formication is the sensation that bugs are crawling on or under your skin when they don't really exist. Causes include mental health conditions such as depression, medical conditions like Parkinson's disease, certain prescription medications, or drug use. The symptoms mirror many fibromyalgia symptoms.
I've noticed a few fellow members mention the feeling but never a diagnosis. Help is out there. Let your doctor know. I hope it works out for you too. 😁 #RareDisease #Fibromyalgia #Depression #Neuropathy #edema #formication #EssentialTremors #MyotoniaCongenita #MuscularDystrophy