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pmedic
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   Posted 10/4/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I am taking Percocet and find that it helps with my crohns but makes me itchy if I take the whole pill. I am wondering if I am allergic or if this is a common reaction to Percocet. ANyone else get itchy with Percocet?

Nanners
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   Posted 10/4/2011 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I take it myself. Thats one reason I only take 1/2 tab at time. Hope that helps some.
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Crohn's Disease for over 35 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, Folic Acid and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!

Becky77
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   Posted 10/4/2011 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I get itchy, sometimes I dont. It happens with percocet and lortab for me randomly. If the itching bothers me too much I take benadryl or another allergy medicine.

An allergy would cause hives or something worse, so I wouldn't worry about it if the only symptom you have is itching. I'd just keep an eye on it and make sure it's not progressing into more. Most pain medicines can affect the nervous system (I believe) and as a side effect cause itching.
Becky

Crohn's since 1997
Surgeries: 2 Bowel resections, appendix & gallbladder removed
Pulmonary Emboli & Pneumonia 2009
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Prozac, Calcium, Vit D, Aspirin, B12 shots

pmedic
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   Posted 10/4/2011 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to you both!
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008

No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Been through MANY medications with mixed results
Currently on Lialda, Ambien (prn), xanax(prn) Bee Propolis 500mg twice per day. Rowasa

mtgman
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   Posted 10/4/2011 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
it's pretty common...i've been taking percs for over a year now...up to 15 mg x 6 a day- sounds like a lot but it's not...i used to get itchy more than i do now...now it's really rare but it still happens every once in a long while. careful with benadryl and percs...anything that can make you tired or slow your breathing can be dangerous with percs...if you're careful you should be ok though. i take xanax with the percs every once in a while...
37 year old male living in AZ. Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 20 mg prednisone. still taking Asacol. Done with Remicade- antibody level was over 8! Waiting for scope results to see about Humira or Cimzia.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 2 years...it's been one heck of a ride!

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 10/4/2011 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had this happen but when I am in really bad pain I have my benadryl nearby use to hapen with me when taking dilaudid too but I dont have allergies to them but I am allergic to morphine
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

pmedic
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   Posted 10/5/2011 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
mtgman- I am taking the 5/350. Do they make a 15/350? I have slight respiratory depression taking the 5's, so lord knows what the 15's would do to me, LOL

The Dr. gave me both Percocet and Dilaudid to test and I am trying each seperately to make sure they do not put me in SVT and so far, Percocet has passed my test and I will start trying the dilaudid today. Once I determine that I can take take one or both, I will have my surgery for AVN of the knee and that is what I will take after for pain. I am finding that the Percocet is helping my gut so I think I will request Percocet, as long as it relieves the surgery pain.
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008

No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Been through MANY medications with mixed results
Currently on Lialda, Ambien (prn), xanax(prn) Bee Propolis 500mg twice per day. Rowasa

mtgman
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   Posted 10/5/2011 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
the pills i take are 15 mg oxycodone- without the acetomynophen (prob spelled wrong). i was taking the percs with the tylenol but i was taking so many pills i got freaked out about my liver so i asked the doc to switch. if i need to i can add a tylenol or two without worrying about it.
37 year old male living in AZ. Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 20 mg prednisone. still taking Asacol. Done with Remicade- antibody level was over 8! Waiting for scope results to see about Humira or Cimzia.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 2 years...it's been one heck of a ride!

pmedic
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   Posted 10/5/2011 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering about the tylenol. I am hoping one percocet will be enough for my post surgery pain, but somehow I doubt it...
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008

No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Been through MANY medications with mixed results
Currently on Lialda, Ambien (prn), xanax(prn) Bee Propolis 500mg twice per day. Rowasa
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