Anyone ever get an itching sensation all over, especially palms?

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever had a really annoying itching sensation all over associated with their Crohn's? I have had the sensation all week, in random spots all over my body, but most often and most severly on my palms. I know liver and kidney disease can cause generalized itching, but I just had a CBC and CMP done this week, and my liver and kidney function is normal, so it's not either of those problems. My ESR is somewhat elevated, and I'm slightly anemic, but other than that everything else is within normal limits, including my vitamin/mineral levels. Maybe just my anxiety? Or could this be related to a flare-up?
28 year old female diagnosed with Crohn's. Currently taking Pentasa 1gm/day.

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   Posted 10/5/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
The only time I have ever had that problem was when I was taking a sulfa medicine and it turned out I was allergic to Sulfa. Sorry I'm not much help.
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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   Posted 10/6/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I had that when I was on both prednisone and had done the loading doses of Remicade. The itching was in random places all over my body but also consistently on my face, where I had a rash. I think I had an allergic reaction to something in the Remicade. I had also developed a lupus-like syndrome so they swtiched me to Humira. I still have itching on my face and have an appointment with a dermatologist next month. Are you taking any other meds than Pentassa?

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   Posted 10/6/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I am taking Humira and Entocort and have also had very, very itchy palms the past few weeks. Hmmm...

Marci C.
38 years old, dx with Crohn's disease March 2007, currently on Humira, Entocort and hydrocodone (for pain)

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