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   Posted 10/23/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I have an all over itchy body, top to bottom...using Lotrel/Lipitor, my doctor suggests its the Lotrel and put me on Exforge 10MG.  When the itching occurs, I take allegra and it goes away usually 24 hours...then it comes back what is going on?  Is this a skin allergy?  Any help would be appreciated...

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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
itchyone: Sounds if you are having a reaction to something. Could be your meds or possible food allergy.

How long have you been taking the Lotrel/lipitor? Is this just something that started suddenly or been going on for a while?
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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I am Andrew as well...has been happening for 6 months or so...very anoying...the allegra seems to take the edge off...what have you done?

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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I also thought it may be food allergy too

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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to Healingwell :) It sounds like an allergic reaction to me too. Have you had any allergy testing done? Does the increased itching correspond to anything you ate? I know that when I eat hazel nuts I get that all over body itch and it does drive you batty doesn't it?? If it is food one thing you can try is to keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat and if you have a reaction, what they are and how long it took. This might help you pinpoint a common culprit if it is food related. By recording everything, I mean everything even if it's a stick of gum. Just remember that allergic reactions from food can occur spontaneously to a few hours later.
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
wow good info...I will have to take notice in what I am eating...many thanks...

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   Posted 10/24/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I had that reaction with Lexapro a few years back and I was on Prednisone at the time for a crohn's disease flare and I was still itchy all over for a few hours after taking lexapro. I can't imagine what the reaction would have been had I not been on high doses (probably 40mg at least) of pred
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
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