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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/2/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I've enjoyed finding stuff for our new place. Way too much fun.

I've taken my methadone as prescribed.

I itch. I'm miserable. The itching goes all the way down my spine.

It's worse than pain. I can't concentrate enough to write a short note to a friend.

sad What causes itching?

PS (two days later)

I believe I've corrected the above. I accidentally put a line through all the text. rolleyes

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 5/3/2009 1:53:44 PM (GMT-6)


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/2/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
UT OH!
I can't take the line out of my text above. shakehead
Poor me.

Now I have corrected the above text. How did I get into this? It's all getting
complicated. shocked

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 5/3/2009 1:55:01 PM (GMT-6)


White Beard
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   Posted 5/2/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I can read it Pamela
Are you allergic to to anything? Are you using a different or new laundry detergent? Anything new or different that you are around? Sounds like you might be having a allergic reaction to something! If you start developing hives or a rash make sure you see a doctor! Other wise try flushing or rinsing the area that itches with cool or tepid water. Heat rash can also cause itching.

Good Luck to You

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


Tirzah
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   Posted 5/2/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Could you maybe be allergic to dust? I'm severely allergic & I know my allergies always act up when I'm packing & unpacking (or cleaning, ick!). Just a thought. Maybe go get some testing done with an allergist.

feel better,
frances

mrsm123
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   Posted 5/2/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Try some benadryl and see if the itching eases up. It might be something in the fillers for the methadone that is causing it, or the methadone itself. Have you only started itching since you started it?
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.


flower123
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   Posted 5/3/2009 2:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh man! I understand b/c I have really bad reactions--often! So, yes-can you take some Benedryl? Or maybe put some Benedryl creme on your skin?

That's awful. I hope that it gets better!

Flower

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/3/2009 2:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I "kinda" laughed when I read my post. I look .....hmmmmmm.... Crazy?

The itching is better. However It's still there. I was trying to think of what
Sandi & Flower suggested - Benadryl. It's 2:30 AM, and I will be very careful
with my medications tonight. NO AMBIEN for me. I will most cerainly buy
the Benadryl tomorrow morning if I'm not feeling better.

Frances, Aha, maybe I'm alergic to cleaning and packing! Maybe I should
hire someone for the job? I've showered twice, White Beard. Once with
soap and once without. Once warm - Once cool.

I love this experience of moving and have gotten carried away. I have
to be careful. If I'm not careful our moving company will have to bring
their grand piano mover and tote me out.

When I had the preschool, I knew to be really careful if a child had a rash.
I don't have a rash at all.

Whoa ... I can't even talk about it. If I think about the itch, I can double
it.

Pamela Neckitch

Thank you for your responses ... Where else but on THE chronic pain
forum. lol tongue

anice
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   Posted 5/3/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Pamela, sorry to hear about your itching. It can be very aggravating. Try benadryl cream or benadrly. Just be cautious not to use both. Calamine lotion may help also. Good luck to you.
Hope you feel better soon.
Anice

uniquelyme
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   Posted 5/3/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hey Pamela,
Itching, Huh?  Well, we know it's not the methadone...that would have happened a long time ago.  I think you are overdoing it, sweating more than normal, and maybe a slight allergy to "moving".  idea    That's what I think...So?  Where have you been?  I have been waiting for an email, but nothing...Did you forgert about me? cry
 
It has done nothing but rain, rain, rain here in Nashville...Be careful what you wish for, and we were wishing for rain..We just had our front yard landscaped and it was starting to turn brown...Not anymore. The grass is 4 ft. tall!! smhair   Help!!!
 
So, I hope your itching is better...Talk to ya soon...
 
Your friend,
Me.

 I hate Boats!!!!
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night
                                                                    

 


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/3/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Rhonda, (Read All)

Yes, I WAS overdoing it. Sometimes I get so dam n tired of my disability - Chronic
Pain that I play a game with myself. I play like I'm pain free. When we moved
into the current place (Last December) I carried bricks and constructed a flower bed
about 1 A. I used the big garage light and it was brrrrrrr cold. I KNOW I do these
things. I really like to move and be very physical. Here I sit, wrapped up in my
shawl, glasses perched on my nose ,and knitting. I don't knit but I'm sure you
get the picture. NEXT LIFE I will not have CP.

Rhonda! I sent you the next installment of my Richard story! You didn't get it?
Good gravy, whoooooooo did???!!! It's out there floating in cyberspace. Not Good.

I haven't been able to contact two others on the CP forum. I was beginning to
think you guys had locked me out. I couldn't even get on the forum for about
three days. Anyway, as soon as I leave here I'll try and find my story and re-send.
If you don't get SOMETHING from me, please e-mail. If e-mail won't go through
post it here.

I grow my own cat grass. First I put it in a dark closet and water it well. In a
couple of days it has grown one ft. tall in the cat's cereal bowl. You're gonna
have to take your scissors out there and cut that grass, girl. That's what I do.

Pamela idea

uniquelyme
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   Posted 5/3/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
okay pamela, don't freak, your story is safe with me...Well, as safe as it can be...ha ha I did read it, Wow!! What else can I say? Wow!! It seems that we could both write a book about our lives...Maybe Bestsellers? I will talk to ya tomorrow...Hope you can get some rest tonite....I hope WE ALL CAN...

Me.
 I hate Boats!!!!
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night
                                                                    

 


skeye
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   Posted 5/3/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,

Isn't itching the worst?! Could it be just plain old allergies? I don't know about CA, but here in the north east, it is pollen (and allergy season) and I sure do have pollen allergies! If I don't take my allegra I go cray itching & have a runny nose, etc. Even with it, I still feel the effects. Benadryl is definitely a good thing to try, but you might want to wait until the night time if you can, because it may make you sleepy (benadryl is the active ingredient in most OTC sleep aids). Taking a shower and changing your clothes might help too, in case it is so kind of external irritant that you got on you. Hopefully by now, though, you are feeling better!

Hey, here's something interesting that I learned not that long ago. Scratching an itch helps because the physical action of scratching actually helps temporarily dull the nerve roots, so they don't send as intense a sensory signal back to the brain!

Skeye

Ms Kitty
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 5/3/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   

For an itch - never use hot water it makes it worse.  If you tink it is something you touched rinse with vinegar and water

Ms Kitty


Severe diabetic neuropathy, 3 stents, arthritis, R/BK amputee
 
Duragesic pain patches, Vicodin ES, Elevil, insulin and lots of other meds


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 5/4/2009 2:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I've slept a lot today. I turn on the TV, plug in the earphones and I'm gone.
Susie mentioned that sometimes when we get to feeling better, we'll over do.
That's what i did do for sure. I'm finally over the itch - it's 2:30A. I had been playing
like I had no pain. One day I shopped for a long time, next day a visit with friends.
I can't do that. I have to limit myself. That's that. When I stay up I do not
stengthen my body and build muscle. Nope. Not with this Chronic Pain. I'm limited.
That's that. Thank you Ms. Kitty and Skeye. I'm glad you found that e-maill Rhonda. m glad you found that e-mail, Rhonda. shocked shocked

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 5/4/2009 3:49:15 AM (GMT-6)


uniquelyme
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
yeah  Pamela,
Oh yes, I tend to overdo it as well...If I even feel remotely good I will carry heavy boxes, run the vacuum, clean the house....well, you get it.. But the next day I sure pay for it....
 
I will talk to ya later Pammy...
 
Me.

 I hate Boats!!!!
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night
                                                                    

 

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