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Itchy Back

I replied to the Itchy Lung article with this as well: I have had itchy lungs since I was a kid. No one would ever say yes, I get an itchy back too. I just knew after running around outside in the fall in leaves in 1979, and my back would start to itch I was in for a long night. That mile, we had to run in school in the 70-80s? It almost killed me several times. Cold Midwest 20 below temps? I was shut down.

Still, no diagnosis. I didn’t get an inhaler until high school in 1987. I have always had one since, but no asthma diagnosis per se — just allergy tests where I am allergic to everything. I had a methacholine study today, so the results should be interesting. Now my itchy back results in tight lungs and lots of coughing and clear junk being coughed up. I am an enigma. I did allergy shots in the 90s. Thinking I will need those again and yes, my nickname since I was 10 is Weezie.

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  • Sumra Alvi moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi weesiejunior, thanks so much for sharing your story with us. How are you feeling today? I’m sorry you’ve been struggling to get a diagnosis for your itchy back symptoms, it must be frustrating. Please keep us updated on your test results, I’d love to hear more from you! If you need anything, feel free to let us know. It’s great to have you here! Warmly, Sumra ( Team)

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi weesiejunior and thanks so much for posting your story. The methacholine challenge study you’re about to take should help the doctor provide you with a definitive diagnosis. Please do check back and let us know how you’re doing. All the best, Leon

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