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I never knew itching could be so painful!

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:29pm
Over the last few days I have been driven to near distraction by incessant itching and myoclonic jerks. The itching is extremely painful and there doesn't seem to be any reason for it - my skin is free from bites and other irritants. Another thing I have noticed is that when the itching episodes begin they appear to stay on one side of my body. Yesterday my left side was badly affected - from my left ear all the way down to my left foot. It brought me close to tears. I never knew itching could be so painful.

The myoclonic jerks have increased in severity and frequency - sometimes more than 7 a minute - and they seem to worsen when I am relaxed. I know I am not alone; many sufferers have to deal with neurological problems and I consider myself very fortunate that I am not worse. Myoclonus can be severely disabling - please take a look at the videos I have posted today to get an idea of how dreadful this condition can be.

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