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okie
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   Posted 11/19/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I've actually been waking myself up in the middle of the night. because I'm lightly scratching my body. I mean all over. My shoulders belly, hips legs sides. It's like my skin is dry but it's really not. I use SSS from avon and I use lotions and I don't tend to have dry skin. This is actually getting to the point of interupting my sleep several times a night which is not good.
anyone else?
thx
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms,but of course that is subject to change in a moments notice! End Stage COPD w/CHF, Cervical Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 3x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3 
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cd1977
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   Posted 11/19/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Okie

I itch at night when I take my percocet.  There no rash I am just itchy.  When I started taking it, I didn't have that problem, it developed.  See if you've changed any meds.  Hope I have helped. 

Candace


phndoc
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   Posted 11/19/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Okie, I agree with Candace, It could be from your meds.
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tink 2
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   Posted 11/19/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Try using Eucerine Calming Creme works great.
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
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okie
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   Posted 11/19/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Candace, Frank, and Denise. It actually makes sense because the doctor just increased my pain meds. It has codeine in it. Denise I'll check out the cream too. I wonder if benedryl would help? Only other option is not to take the pain meds but that would be a problem all itself. I just wish we could find somthing that worked that didn't have side effects.With my lung problems I have to be so carful about the antihistamines too. 

thx again carol 


God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms,but of course that is subject to change in a moments notice! End Stage COPD w/CHF, Cervical Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 3x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3 
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ 2. The American G. I
 
 
 


tink 2
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   Posted 11/19/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to tell you also try ice packs they work great in between. I am a very large girl up top and very rarly wear a bra because of the itching. I am litterly raw in spots. Steroid cream work but not 24/7 so I use the cream and very large ice packs. Helps with hot flashes to. Good luck you can get the cream at any store
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
                  So many beads so little time.....
 
                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 


Lynnwood
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   Posted 11/19/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe codeine does cause some people to feel the creepy crawly itchies. Maybe check with your doctor to see about an alternative medication.

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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Gidget^
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   Posted 11/19/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   

okie,
I notice you're taking 800 mg of Plaquenil a day.  Plaquenil will cause itching and it can also make your skin so dry that it cracks.  If the cracking skin happens they'll probably take you off the Plaquenil.  There is an over the pharmacy counter lotion for VERY dry skin.  It's about $18.00 a bottle and it works well with the itching that comes along with Plaquenil.  Also, I've found that Oil of Olay's skin conditioner that you use in the shower helps me keep the itching away.  Hope you can find something that helps you.  Good luck!


Gidget^
 
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redrose77
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   Posted 11/19/2007 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I have itched for years with nothing helping. Sad to say but this may end up being something you just have to deal with for now. I have seen many dermetologists and used so many different lotions and creams I wish screaming wouldn't cause a fuss. I have tried benedryl and it doesn't help (unless you count knocking me out). I didn't take narcotic pain meds during the majority of the time this has been going on. I did find using soap less often helps some. Lotion occassionally will calm it a few hours. Cortizone cream sometimes works a short while but the best relief I got was from a numbing cream. I know weird but it has something in the lidocane family in it and works for a couple hours but no where near the length of time between applications. You might ask about numbing creams. They are occassionally used on itchiness when nothing else works. I have had crawly sensations for years but no one knows why. I hope you find relief soon. I wish I could, this is rather annoying after the first 6 years.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
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cured4real?
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   Posted 11/21/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Less tylenol in your vicodin and getting brand name instead of generic may help. Alternating with ultram (tramadol) which contains no tylenol and using vicodin sparingly may help as well. That's what I do. If you use too much ultram, it can make you itch as well, but I don't get it as long as I take the right dose. For some reason, ultram seems ok, even better, on my liver than a tylenol based pain pill. Tylenol and NSAIDS are very very bad on the liver. If you can get a 10/325 instead of a 10/500 or whatever vicodin they are giving you, or better yet, an opiate with no tylenol, would be better maybe. I like ultram and have been on it for years. non addicting but works like an opiate, all the benefits none of the hassles and pain. I take 6 a day every day and use vicodin prn. so many a month when things get bad, that way the vicodin keeps working good.
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