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jessMi
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   Posted 7/13/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone else gets this?? I have been on the same ABX for 2 months now, but in the last week my skin on my arms and back have been itching like crazy!! Almost like I posion ivy but have no rash or anything they just itch like crazy especially at night, sometimes even my shins itch really bad too! I have been being treated for Lyme for 2 years now and have never had this happen before!!! It's driving me nuts!!! I havent started anything new eatin any new foods so I know its not an allergic reaction I even though about laundry detergent and soap and lotion and ive used nothing new!!
 
Jess

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/13/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Jess,

Do you notice this happening in the heat more or does it happen anywhere?
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scorpio1960
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   Posted 7/13/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Jess, It might be a herx but you should really let your doctor know. You can try taking benadryl or other allergy med and see if it resolves. The fact that it's not constant and only at night leads me to believe it's not a reaction to the meds but what the heck to do I know. lol

A few weeks after starting antibiotics I had a bout of severe, unbearable itchiness without a rash too. Just the other day I experienced it again but this time is was not nearly as bad and quickly went away. Zyrtec relieved the itchiness for me.

Hope you get some relief soon.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 7/13/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Jess, I just realized my post is not clear at all. I was trying to tell you that the severe itchines I had was due to a herx. LOL

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/13/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Scorpio,

You explained it well hun. I understood what you were trying to say. You're like me...we do better when typing, than when talking, LOL.
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scorpio1960
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   Posted 7/13/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
CG, LOL! Since my typing is usually better than my speech can you imagine how bad it can get when I try to have a conversation? I was just on the phone with a friend and doing pretty well and then all of a sudden everything came to a sudden halt! LOL

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/13/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL! Hell, I make my own words sometimes, haha! I try to say two words, but it comes out as one. Don't ask me how that happens! I even add letters to words that are not supposed to be in the word. Geez! At least we can laugh about it.
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Tallison
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   Posted 7/13/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jess,

I'm curious, if you don't mind sharing, .. are you on Rocephin?  I have heard about that a lot with it, and I also had that reaction.  As did my friend Cheryl.  I will ask her what she did (even if you're not on that med).


gorbybelle
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   Posted 7/14/2009 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
hi. I understand that itching - no rash - everytime I get it, its been whilst taking abx. - I still can't decide if it is 'allergy' or 'herx' - mine started in hands and feet then spread - at one point it was all over - even in my eye balls!!
 
it comes on without warning then stops abrubtly - I am more inclined to believe it is part of 'herxing'. - I had intense herx. whilst on 'doxy'  and the 'itching/prickling' was bad then.
 
I noticed if I don't rub/scratch it stops quicker - not easy!!

Razzle
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   Posted 7/14/2009 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Itching without a rash can also be a symptom of liver stress, which can be caused by antibiotics. Make sure your doctor is checking your liver enzyme levels in your blood periodically while on antibiotics.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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jessMi
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   Posted 7/15/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
It tried the Benedryl and nothing! Im an itching mess! And the funny thing is that the heat seems to help it when I sit in the Infared Sauna I dont itch!! But then when I lay down and try to sleep im crazy itchie again! I currently take Zithromax and have been on it for months so I know its not that !

sewwhat
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   Posted 7/15/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you on any pain meds?? I had that problem with several pain meds after I had used them for awhile, I became allergic to them and started getting very itchy then started getting hives from them. Check and see if it happens shortly after taking your meds.
Benedryl helped me out for awhile, but I finallly had to change to a differnt pain med family.
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