I too experience flares of itching that can last for weeks or months. I am not on any medications except an occasional Ibruprophen. Mainly my arms itch, but really everywhere.
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW is:
1. what is happening? I have read that RA can cause your body to attack itself - is that what is happening? It doesn't make sense that the reason for the itching it "SWELLING". It feels like the skin, or tissue under the skin is being attacked. So, how could the reason for the itching be swelling? Is my skin swelling? Is the tissue under my skin swelling?
2. It doesn't make sense that benedryl should help, since the itching isn't caused by an allergic reaction. Please confirm this.
How will I know if my questions are answered? Will I get an email?