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vidoska
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 7/15/2008 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anybody have persistent itching at some parts of body - arms, legs, neck? I used to have it in my anal, perennial and vaginal area for which I was taking nystatin. But it spread to other areas of my body, so I guess it is a kind of allergic reaction. Also, I thought it was because of the sun, but I was not sunbathing and never go out without SPF20 on my skin. I was reducing entercot (yesterday it was my last day with 3mg) and now take sulfasalazin only. Please, share with me your experience, because it is sometime unbearable, especially at night when it wakes me up.

38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,

Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)

Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,

No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995


Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/15/2008 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG, MIDOSCA ...
I'm so sleepy my eyes are crosed ... Oh how I itch. My back. My bottom. (blush)
I have a lot of things wrong with me ... never Crohns but I did have IBS (D) that kept me totally in the house for 4 years. It went away when I took Adderal for Adult ADD. Things were fine and then my spine gave in and EVERYTHING ... EVERYTHING went wrong in this fair damsel's body.
Hope to talk to you later about ITCHING.
Oh, I think you need more Xanax.
Pamela Neckpain
MEDICAL INFORMATION
HYPERTENSION, SCOLIOSIS, ARTHRITIS, SPONDYLOSIS,
SPINAL STENOSIS THROUGHOUT THE SPINE,PINCHED NERVES C5-C7, NEUROPATHY THROUGHOUT THE SPINE, ANXIETY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, CONSTIPATION, POSSIBLE KIDNEY STONES (OR CANCER) DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE C3-C7

MEDICATION
MONOPRIL, HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE, METHADONE 10 MG. 3 BY MOUTH 3 TIMES DAILY. XANAX 1 1/2 MG. 3 TIMES DAILY, NEURONTIN 600 MG, 4 TIMES DAILY, FOLBEE TABS, SENOKOT S , 5 TABS AT NIGHT.


Krica
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 7/15/2008 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
i had a lot of itchy on my body and unfortunately i end up with psoriase. Try to use a very good emolliant for dry skin, i live in uk and a good one here is epaderm . In fact, the one i use. Good lucky!!!

sammies
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Total Posts : 493
   Posted 7/15/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
may sound silly but itchiness can even be from stress. If you google it, you'll see lots of stuff come up. My head always gets really itchy when I am stressed out. Given that our bodies are so maxxed from this disease, it makes a good deal of sense. Also, if you're tapering prednisone, this may not be uncommon. Are you able to stay hydrated? How is your B-12 level and folic acid?
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa, just started humira


Pamela Neckpain
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Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 8/12/2008 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Sammies ...
Well, I am STRESSED. Who wouldn't be stressed with all this itching! : )
Good to see you there!
Pamela Neckpain
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx
Spondilytis
Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia
Bulging Discs
Spinal Stenosis
Scoliosis
Osteopenia
Chronic Constipation (Take meds that solve that problem. : ) )
Carpel Tunel Syndrome
Prolapsed Bowel and Bladder (Doesn't cause much problem)
Attention Deficit Disorder
Depression and Anxiety


vidoska
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 8/13/2008 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for responses. In the meantime, itching in my arms, neck, legs, etc stopped, but itching, bad rash in my vulval/anal area exploded!!!! Again! This time it wont go away. I have tried everything, different herbal ointments (Chamomile, Calendula, St John's Wort), suppositories, vaginalettes, antihistaminic drugs. I have done the lab tests - it showed no bacteria, no yeast. Hot showers used to help me for a while, now this 'method' is also failing. Doctor warned me to wear cotton underwear only (which i do), avoid colored, perfumed toilet paper, even certain types of pads, to double rinse underwear, not to use to much detergents, etc, etc. Itching/rash began when I was tapering steroids (and finally cut off pronison and entocort) ... Anyway, I will try with homeopathic remedy tomorrow - hope it would help me.

38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,

Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)

Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,

No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995


vidoska
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 8/13/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
One more thing - I am in remission! :)
Well, I think I am! You never know with Crohn's disease. But, I do not have pain or anything related to Crohn. I think royal jelly and bee propolis (and physical exercises, as PB4 suggested) helped me a lot! I have abundance of energy and enthusiasm, except that devilish rash :(

38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,

Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)

Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,

No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/13/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I am wondering if you are allergic to azulfadine. I am allergic to sulfa drugs because they cause me to break out in a rash and itch like crazy, and Azulfadine is one of those. Just a thought~
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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