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I am so Itchy I wanna cry!

post #1 of 13
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I am SO ITCHY..i wanna cry I had to take a Pain pill for my danged mouth..and now i am all itchy...its betterthan the pain of course..but i sure dont like being itchy either!
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
I am SO ITCHY..i wanna cry I had to take a Pain pill for my danged mouth..and now i am all itchy...its betterthan the pain of course..but i sure dont like being itchy either!
Uhm...if you are itchy you are (imo) having an allergic reaction to the pain med I think...I'd call your doctor re if you should take a benadryl or go be seen...please check for hives and any swelling - lips, eye lids, tongue, any difficulty swallowing or breathing makes it an emergency of course.

Please post an update here soon!
post #3 of 13
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I did call him the first time I got itchy. he told me that for the praticular med it is a side effect,as long as there is no swelling, hives,ect..along with it i am aok.

this itching is worse than it has been before though So i let steve know we may need to make a trip..taking a benadryl may be a good idea I can callthe nurse line and see if thats ok. cause this is gonna drive me nuts
post #4 of 13
If it's worse than before, I would go ahead and call the nurse line, they can advise/reassure you, let you know if benadryl would be appropriate.

I am so sorry..I've had hives..hate feeling that itchy!!
post #5 of 13
If you are itchy after taking a medication that means you are allergic to it. I wouldn't take anymore of the medication either until you saw a doctor. The next time you could have an anaphylactic reaction with your throat swelling shut and sophicating you.

Take some Benadryl for the itch and stay away from those pain meds!

I live on Benadry. I always have to have it in the house and in my purse because I have a rare skin condition called Dermatographism where blunt touch causes hives. It's a result of extremely sensitive skin.

The itch is excrutiating and the only thing that will alleviate the itch is if I take Benadryl or scratch with something sharp or abraisive. Fingernails and back scratcher thingys only make it worse and cause the hives to grow and spread. I have to use a bristle brush, or my cats wire brush, or a dry loofah sponge.
post #6 of 13
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Nurse said to go ahead and take a benadryl...and keep an eye on it. Blarg..I hate itching.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
Nurse said to go ahead and take a benadryl...and keep an eye on it. Blarg..I hate itching.
Good...I was very worried when I read your first post, and am glad you were still on the boards. Hope you feel better soon.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
you should know me by now I cant ever sleep, lol even on pain meds that make me groggy. not a bit of swelling, or anything other than the itchy itch..but a warm bath helped.
post #9 of 13
I can't take anything with codeine in it or I itch like things are crawling under my skin!
post #10 of 13
awe, I hate being itchy!! I hope it goes away soon!
post #11 of 13
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It did go away thankfully.Now I just have to try so shake off the tired, weak feeling so I can work. Should be interesting trying to walk to work today, lol
post #12 of 13
That sounds like a mild allergic reaction to the narcotic pain killer. It's not life-threatening and not a true allergy. Things like morphine, hydrocodone, and codeine cause some people to release histamine. It is a common side effect, and is no indication that the meds could cause a worse reaction in the future. Take a couple diphenhydramine with it and you should feel better. Not to be a know-it-all or anything, but I was in pharmacy school.

You would be experiencing difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and probably be dead by now if it were a true anaphylactic reaction.
post #13 of 13
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i fiqured as much, lol I just dislike the itching. And...it doesnt help that steve is laughing at me..whenever i itch..
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