May 22, 2006 09:36 AM Binney4 wrote:Hi, Jinky,
Don't know if it's "normal," but I have the same thing. Itchy hands, ache when I use them for writing or close work. It helps to take frequent breaks and exercise my hand, hold the pen/pencil lightly, and use some of those foam thingies that slip onto your pencil where you grip it.
As for the itching (which affects my arms and chest as well), I just figured it was related to the compression garments or wraps. I try to "scratch" gently with my palm in the direction of the massage. (But probably that's a bit fanatical.) Still, you do have to be careful not to actually scratch your skin.
Just one of many bummer features of this dismal condition!