I wonder if anyone has this and if they found a successful way to prevent it. After about 10 minutes of walking, doesn't matter what I'm wearing, shorts or pants, shoes, slippers or barefoot, hot or cold, legs shaved or not, what body wash/shaving gel/laundry soap I use, my legs get intensely itchy. It starts out as a warm, almost tingly feeling and progresses to an intense, burning itch. My legs start to turn pink and then I have to stop where ever I happen to be and just scratch the daylights out of my legs until I draw blood. The feeling is so intense that words cannot describe it. It just makes you want to rip your flesh off. It's from my ankles to my upper thighs. The feeling makes me want to scream and cry at the same time. Once I stop to scratch, it starts to feel better after about 5 minutes, but if I continue walking it starts up again. It's embarassing and agonizing.
I've talked to my doc about it and he said maybe anti-histamines would help if taken before walking, I'm planning to try that. Anyone have this or know anyone who does?
Here is a website about it, so I know I'm not the only one in the world with this. http://walking.about.com/cs/med/a/sensitchylegs.htm