The problem started approximately three years ago, first on my ankles and lower legs, then on my forearms and back. About a year ago, it has been my neck that has been itching so much (the condition appears to have gone from my forearms).
The betamethasone valerate helps considerably, but I wondered if there was any other medication which might be more effective?
I visted my GP when the problem started and he told me that it was 'eczema', and that it was 'a life-long incurable condition'. I would love to know what causes it (is it caused by stress?), and whether or not it is indeed 'incurable' (my GP has since retired and I have not yet consulted his replacement).
Also it may provide you with more help if I explain that the problem is by far at its worst when I am in BED, so much so that I now try to avoid going to bed as much as possible. It has been suggested to me that the reason for it being so bad in bed is due to warmth (bodily warmth - held in by the duvet etc.). If I am cold, the itching is far less.