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    Alright people...I know this is going to sound weird but I haven't a clue what its about and thought maybe someone else out there was experiencing it.

    Here it is: Lately...within the past few weeks...my midsection has been itching(????). I'm talking about right above my belly button. It spreads from side to side in the front and does not extend to my back. It is maybe a band about 3-4 inches wide. And it happens mostly in the afternoon on work days when I'm at my desk, sitting. And it is gone when I get up and do something else.

    Now, I know the "simple" answer is to say..."Well, its because you are sitting you nummus". But I have been sitting like this in this same manner nearly everyday for ~ 18 years of my working career. So, why would it start now???



    Alternate hypothesis....could it be body fat metabolism going on around my belly (if so, YES!!!). Has anyone else ever experienced this??I know its weird....
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    For a while after going Primal, I was experiencing something similar, though it was more of a tingling sensation. I would get it during the evenings while preparing dinner, which definitely involved moving around. I'll be very curious to see if anyone knows about this!
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    • #3
      Yes!! Its more of a tingling sensation. Not true "itching"....
      If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
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      • #4
        I've definitely noticed some itchiness. It's usually around my midsection or on the sides of my thighs. It's usually in my fattier areas so I was thinking maybe it has something to do with fat loss? It's inconsistent and not really a bother so I don't think much of it. I wonder if this is more common than I thought?
        Originally posted by runnergal
        You just didn't define Healthy Whole Grains properly. Many steak recipes refer to cutting "against the grain" when slicing. Therefore beef has grains. If you eat everything on your plate, you have eaten the whole thing. Eating an entire steak is eating healthy whole grains.

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        • #5
          i've had this happen to me too. i actually thought it was an issue from a disc in my back pressing on a nerve and the sensation just wrapping around me (it started around the same time i was getting treated for back pain/disc issues...which was also when i started losing weight). it must have something to do with weight loss...shrinking fat cells, skin elasticity? it definitely feels like it's on the skin for me; not internal.
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          • #6
            I've gotten this, but I usually attributed it to my body trying to make me get up and move around.
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            • #7
              Wow. I thought I had this because I moved from a humid to much drier climate. I've noticed it in my legs and back, mostly, which is where I've noticed most fat reduction, some in the tummy region though not as much.
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              • #8
                i have read it can be due to innflammation and OD-ing on fish oil...yes, ill try and find the source

                also, could be like a yeast/fungus die off reaction.... adequate vitamin C?
                Last edited by MalPaz; 02-25-2011, 09:30 AM.
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                • #9
                  So weird! I'm really glad you brought this up, Nacho!

                  Hm...definitely not OD-ing on fish oil for me, since I don't take any (unless you can OD on oily fish, in which case I'm an ideal candidate, haha!) Will definitely look into the yeast thing though...
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                  • #10
                    I take fish oil everyday to even out my Omega 3:6 ratio. I have been taking 3600mg (3.6g) as 3 x1200mg capsules in the morning. Weird...

                    @Malpaz...not sure about yeast/fungus die off reaction. Are you saying something in my diet is killing off yeast/fungal infection? My skin in the area for which I feel the tingling/itching looks no different than anywhere else on my body.I wouldn't suspect any kind of infection on my skin in this area.And if its an internal infection, I believe I would definitely feel some other symptoms. The tingling/itching is all I feel. No sickness.

                    My personal opinion, and I am by far no expert, is this is something related to metabolism change.Just a feeling I get...
                    If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                    James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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                    • #11
                      I get this tingly itch thing all the time, but it might be something different. When I get it, it almost always has to do with the temperature. Extreme temperature differences trigger it the worst, like when I'm going from cold air (outdoors in the winter) to hot (heated house), or when I'm working out and raising my body temperature in a cold room. It'll also happen at night when I get too hot under my blankets, or while I'm standing over the sink doing dishes and getting blasted with steam.

                      I don't know what exactly about temperature / humidity is causing my skin to freak out like this (it gets visibly red as well sometimes), but I definitely know it's related.

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                      • #12
                        Ok...I can understand what is going on here in the case related to temperature. In that instance, your blood vessels are either constricting or dilating to increase/decrease blood flow....thereby regulating your body temperature in response to the temperature of your environment.

                        But when I get "the itchies"...I'm sitting still at a desk inside an office where the temperature is a constant 72 degrees. And I'm fully clothed. And have usually been there a while. The temperature of my environment just doesn't seem to be having an impact there (to me)...
                        If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                        James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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                        • #13
                          I was really itchy when I first started and just thought it was my body detoxing the grains/sugars

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                          • #14
                            I had this too! Still get it, itchy belly! I contribute it to skin shrinkage.

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                            • #15
                              I've never heard of this.

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