Anybody Else??

By griz104 Latest Reply 2010-01-28 05:54:37 -0600
Started 2010-01-26 10:37:58 -0600

I am wondering if this is a common problem or one that unique to me..When ever i have even the smallest morsel with a bit of sugar in it before bed i always wake up during the night with the itches that drive me nuts!! I am talking full body itches.. I have tried it 3-4 times now and its always the same..Have a Dr's appointment next week and will bring this up to him but was wondering if this is a common problem? I take 500 Mgs of metformin 3 times a day and 10 mgs of Glipizide 1 time a day.. Just wondering if maybe this has something to do with it also??

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imsuzie2 2010-01-27 03:58:24 -0600 Report

My itching is mostly my back/upper shoulders, and no amount of lotion seems to help. I carry a back scratcher in my purse, have one on my computer, and one in my bathroom. HMMMM, just another delightful side effect, huh? S2

greeneyedghost 2010-01-27 07:16:10 -0600 Report

LOL at the back scratchers… I thought I was the only one that had one everywhere… I have to because Fibromyalgia and my nerve disorder sets me off into the itchies at times. And the pain med I take for where I am missing 2 discs, 3 bulging discs, and a missing piece of bone where I had a bone graft,, make me itch for the first 30 mins… so Im like using a scratcher everywhere.. but can't fit one in my purse.. it's too small, but maybe I can find a purse size. lol. Good luck with this itch thing everyone. Nicki

AddassaMari 2010-01-27 07:30:23 -0600 Report

I have used a new tooth brush as a back scratcher, takes some contortionist movements, but it get the job done. My son brought a "Freeloader fork" it telescopes like an antenna and collapses like a regular dinner fork, have used that, even a hair brush.

donna13 2010-01-27 08:56:25 -0600 Report

Although I am not particularly itchy, sometimes in bed my back will start itching. I don't have anything handy by my bed to help me, so I have used the remote for the tv to try to reach the spot.

imsuzie2 2010-01-28 05:54:37 -0600 Report

And, there is always the corner where the door jam is. Sometimes hubby helps, but not always. Think I found the collapsible back scratcher at World Market Place (Cost Plus?) at one of the check stands. It was several years ago.

spiritwalker 2010-01-26 17:16:01 -0600 Report

When my bg is out of line I sometimes experience what
you are talking about. Its an internal itch, and can drive a person crazy.

AddassaMari 2010-01-26 12:09:03 -0600 Report

Before I was diagnosed, I used to eat ice-cream at night. I would itch, it was not a surface itch, it felt like my blood was itching. I think our bodies have many indicators and ways of tell us that something is wrong, we just don't know how to listen. I think in my case it was an indication of high BG levels.

But I would love to know what your MD said about the itching.

If we added up all our per-diagnosis symptoms, we may find that many of us had the same indicators.

Susie624 2010-01-26 12:39:50 -0600 Report

Maybe we should do that .If we all put our brains to work,who knows dc may win a nobel peace prize for finding the cure for this piece of garbage that has landed on us .

griz104 2010-01-26 14:28:01 -0600 Report

Yes that is how to describe the itch that i have also.. thank you as i couldn't find the right words when i was writing this.. but you are right.. it like my blood is itching and i can't quite get to it!! it actually wakes me up from a deep sleep when it hits…

alanbossman 2010-01-26 11:46:23 -0600 Report

I would check with doctor,also could be dry skin in winter,and metformin could cause your slin to be more dry.

griz104 2010-01-26 14:25:46 -0600 Report

Alan.. i know that it isn't dry skin as i used Gold Bond Ultimate Therapy constantly.. i work out side and my skin used to get so dried out it would actually crack and bleed..Like i say i have now tested my theory out 3-4 times and every time has turned out the same..

greeneyedghost 2010-01-27 07:11:36 -0600 Report

Hi there… Im not sure about the itching with sugar… but I do know for a fact that Metformin can cause rashes and severe itching.. even painful rashes and itching. That is why I was taken off of it. Within 3 weeks my rash was gone and I didn't itch anymore… well a little, but was due to winter dry skin… I, like u Use like massive amounts of lotion everyday, but still this winter wind here can make it itch. U may just have developed an intolerance to sugar since being diagnosed and put on meds?? not sure. Interesting to know what you find out tho. Have a great day. Nicki

lipsie 2010-01-26 11:15:27 -0600 Report

I know when I eat sugar and my sugar raises up some I get heated up more, I do itch too…I thought it was related to the heating up but maybe it's the diabietes really…never really thought of it that way…good question, let me know what your MD says will ya? Hugs! Sheila

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