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I am 8 weeks pregnant with my third and itching all over! My palms and feet are extremely itchy as well as the rest of my body. It's almost unbearable. Never had these problems with my 2 previous pregnancies. I've researched Obstetric Cholestasis and the other reasons to be itchy during pregnancy, but it seems that all of the related conditions occur in later parts of pregnancy. There seems to be no explanation for itchiness during early parts of pregnancy, besides the strecthing of skin. And I know that's not it! So what the heck is wrong with me? I've read that the rise of estrogen can cause itching and also read that someone can be allergic to pregnancy? Whatever it is... I want answers. The itching is so extremely annoying and I have a hard time believing most of the answers that are out there.

I've taken Benadryl at nights to sleep better and it seems to help a little, but I'd hate to keep taking any kind of drugs during pregnancy, if I don't have to.

My doctor tested my blood for Acid Bile and Liver function just in case, but we are waiting for the results and she doubts that it could be OC/ICP, because I'm so early in the pregnancy.

Please help!
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replied September 18th, 2010
Itching in first trimester
What happened? What did they find? I'm eight weeks pregnant now and I have been itching severely for about two weeks. I wake up with blood on my fingers from scratching in my sleep. Sad I had blood drawn this morning but I won't know anything until Monday.
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replied October 28th, 2010
i too am 8 weeks and my itching started a day ago. it comes a goes but when i get it its unbearable. even my scalp feels like its on fire froom the itch. am extremely nervous because this is my first pregnancy.
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replied October 27th, 2011
i am 8 weeks and my 3rd child and i didnt have this in my other 2 and its driving me mad with the itching does anyone know what it is???? am seeing the midwife wednesday but dont think i will last that long

ANY IDEAS???
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