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   Posted 6/30/2011 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking Hydrocodene(Very small amount every day) for a year for chronic pain. All of a sudden I have been getting hives and itching. Could it be from them or would it have devolped right after taking them.
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   Posted 6/30/2011 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   

I am sorry to hear that you have hives and itching. that combination could get intense.

suggest that you call the doctor that prescribed the medicine. if you are unable to contact that doctor today I suggest you call the pharmacy where you got the script filled. The pharnacist would be able to tell you if you are having an allergic reaction.

Is it affecting your breathing at all? Do you have any swelling around eyes, lips, throat?

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   Posted 6/30/2011 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
No, just the itching. It never bothered me before. It may be from insect bite. It started in middle of night on arms and I saw small bite mark. It did seem to worsen after taking Hydrocodene. Benedryl got rid of them but they came back later in day.

Post Edited (billyf27) : 6/30/2011 5:44:56 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/30/2011 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
i have had itching from time to time when taking percocets...sometimes its gotten pretty bad but for me it goes away. i would call the doc and see when they say
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   Posted 6/30/2011 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
It is very possible that the bug bite set of a histamine (allergic) reaction and the pain meds are making it worse. In short, both together, may be more than your system can handle.

It is also not out of the question for a person to have a "delayed" reaction to a medication. A person's body may be slightly "allergic" to something and after being subjected to it for a long time they reach a kind of tipping point.

I do suggest you call your doctor though. I would tell him what happened and allow him to make a diagnosis. Just be careful and don't put ideas in his head.
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