Itching with amitriptyline and/or pravaststin

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   Posted 9/29/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I take both of these right before I go to bed at night.  For the last 2 nights I have experienced itching all over my body.  It's feels very irritating.  I have had many allergic reactions to medication but I could always see a rash or hives.  I kept getting up, going into the bathroom and using a magnifying mirror, looking all over my body for bumps or something.  I couldn't see anything but I am naturally worried.  My last bad reaction was last fall to lisinopril but I was covered with a rash and had trouble swallowing.  I thought I would skip both pills for a few nights and then add one to see what would happen.  I haven't used any new detergent and actually rinse my bedding twice.  Just wondered if anyone else ever had this problem.
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   Posted 9/29/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Puppylover (love that name, btw) I have never taken either of those meds personally, so I can't say for sure what is going on. But I was given a bp med last yr and a few wks later a cholesterol med and wasn't told NOT to take them together. I took both w/ breakfast so I wouldn't forget to take either one. I got so sick! I later split them one at breakfast (bp) and other w/ dinner (c). I had no reaction then. I now have to take bp 2x a day, I take it at  breakfast  & dinner and do the choles at lunch. I have no bad reaction that way.
Since you are having an itchy feeling, I would call the dr and the pharmacist and tell them the reaction. It might need to be discontinued or split up during the day. Either way, I hope you are feeling better very soon.
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 9/29/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I take amitriptyline only, and have never had that reaction. But everyone is different.
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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I also take amitriptyline only and have never had that problem with it. Itching or parasthesia as the doctors call it, is a common side effect of many meds, especially opioids, but others too.

I sure hope it's not an allergic reaction. Those are the worst! Been there, done that. Feel better!
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