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Itchy/tingly palms - has anyone had similar?

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SpanishFly · 28/06/2019 17:01

Any advice would be fab. Lately I've had itchy palms,but the factors dont make much sense. So here's the story so far.
Had gallbladder removed roughly 5 or 6 years ago.
Over the years since, I've had occasional itching in my palms, soles and sometimes legs below the knees. It doesn't happen often, tho.
Ive had blood tests done privately in may 18, june 18, and june 19. In all of those, my ALT levels are mildly raised (80-ish), but all other liver tests are normal; and my cholesterol is v high (6.8 I think). I am borderline diabetic too.
SO in the past month I've managed to lose 12lb (and continuing to lose), have started walking after having a very sedentary lifestyle, and ive cut back drastically on the booze (was having wine every night).
But the itching/tingling is pretty constant just now. It started the week when I stopped drinking (didnt have any at all for 13 days) and started eating cleaner and walking.
I am 46 and recently confirmed menopausal.
So, Dr Google obv mentions liver issues as being a possibility, but wouldn't my alt be higher rather than mildly raised? Wouldn't other parts of the liver blood tests be abnormal too? Wouldn't the alt be getting worse rather than remaining steady if it was now causing symptoms?
Could it be to do with a change in diet?
Could it be the borderline diabetes?
Could it be the menopause?
Anyone with experience of this as a symptom, please let me know what was the cause.

Thanks so much in advance 💕

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Frlrlrubert · 28/06/2019 17:24

I get it with allergies/hay fever. Worse if also warm or humid.

And it was horrific when I was pregnant (but not obstetric colitis).

gamerchick · 28/06/2019 17:27

Do you hold your phone a lot? That can cause tingly, itchy palms.

LtGreggs · 28/06/2019 17:31

I get it as an allergy-ish thing - never worked out a specific trigger, but it's worse when my asthma is worse, and is well controlled by regular antihistamine. It's diagnosed as Idiopathic Urticaria, but that just means "itchy bumps with no known cause".

Mine is worse on palms, soles of feet, waistband, eyelids (ie all the 'high touch' places, and then spreads to the lower legs + torso if I really skip the antihistamines.

fleshmarketclose · 28/06/2019 17:34

Anaemia can cause itchy palms. Have you had your evels checked lately?

SpanishFly · 28/06/2019 20:31

Oh thanks so much for the replies so far. I've been worrying that I've screwed my liver, but it's so interesting to see there could be other reasons. I've had an antihistamine and the itching has stopped completely, which is nice 🥰

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