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hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin

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There may be burning heat in the skin with formication.
The onset of menopause is associated with many symptoms whichvary among women, but generally include one or more of the following: hot flushes, numbness, tingling, insomnia, nervousness, depression, vertigo, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, headaches, palpitations and formication.
Chronic doses may result in negative symptoms such as tremors, hyperflexia (muscle spasms), malnutrition, bruxism (teeth grinding), athetosis (strange muscle movements), agitation, restlessness, rage, insomnia, anxiety, hallucinations of formication (the sensation of insects crawling under the skin), and paranoia with the potential of severe amphetamine-induced psychosis (Anglin et al.
The patient may describe the itch as sharp spasms of itch, or formication of skin (a crawling itch).
Formica rufa (ant): This remedy is best known for skin conditions in which there is formication (an itchy, crawly sensation) and wandering pains, such as in arthritis.