Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Itchy Feet

Ok. I once had numb feet for a couple of weeks. I believe it was after my dad died so I assumed it was an MS symptom brought on by stress. I'm not feeling any more stressed out than usual now but I seem to have itchy feet. Not to be gross or anything, but there is no rash or fungus or anything surface going on. It feels like a subcutaneous precursor to the numb feet which kind of sucks.

I've been chosen to be one of the paid MS video bloggers for this new pharma company website that will not require me to pimp myself for any particular drug. It's kind of exciting. Just waiting for the contract and then a camera crew will show up at my house to get me set up and shoot the first few blog posts. I hope the itchy feet will not be too distracting to them or to me. I once had a boss that picked her toes during meetings in her office. It was really rather gross. I wonder if I can find a way to surreptitiously scratch my feet during the video shoot. A sisal rug maybe?


  1. I wish I was one of those people who could take deep breaths when I'm physically uncomfortable. But, I'm not. I'm the kind of person who thinks only four letter words: *&%$! GOD $%#**&%! MOTHER %$#@*&!

  2. I once had a similar problem with persistent itching on my shoulder. Cold compresses were the only thing that gave relief. Something about the brain perceiving the cold before it perceives the itch (the nerve gate theory)... Anyway, why not try on a pair of compression socks, or a tight ace bandage and see if pressure works the same way?

    Just a suggestion. Good luck.

  3. Hit the Benadryl cream after a long foot soak. It helps.