Prednisone withdrawal itch

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I began having this symptoms though when I was still on the prednisone but tapering down. ​My doctor said that I could be going through withdrawal from the steroids. I was on a higher dose: 60 for 2 days, 50 for 2 days, etc. He mentioned that I could be experiencing a hormone imbalance due to the steroid withdrawal. The burning and itching could be from the irritated nerves under the skin.
Hi, I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am 25 & am on Prednisone(60mg),salasapyrin(500mg)& Plaquenil(200mg) per day. I have developed a large moon shaped face. I am swollen in the face & neck & hate what it is doing to my face. Will this swelling & fluid go away when I come off the steroids in five weeks? It is causing me to be depressed & family have noticed the change in my face & are worried for my health.
I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
my rash started at day 6 and by week 8 it covered most of my body. i was put on clobetasol steroid cream and prednisone. i am at week 44 and still use the clobetasol. i have not heard of pH being a factor. please let us know what your biopsy says.
those ribas are itchy too! man did i itch...rise your cloths well ... bedding too...take cold showers..drink lots of water.....tx can really be itchy..
One other thing I remember about my itching is that if you can take a real long hot shower or have access to a hot tub and can soak for awhile until the itch subsides, then try to get to sleep quickly the itch will go away for a while, at least in my case. There seems to be a direct link between how much sleep I get and the severity of itch. It's the catch 22, you can't sleep because you itch which in turn makes the itch worse.
I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
Hi. I have this very same problem. I itch ALL OVER MY BODY. My arms, shoulders, back, neck, chest, stomach, legs. I started itching bout 5-6 months ago. For some reason it went away for a few weeks and came back again, but worse. This second time around, I've been itching for 2-3 months. Last week I noticed a lump on my right side where my thigh begins. Right at the joint. I also noticed a few red spots. Which is strange because I'd itch but there wouldn't be any marks on my skin.
What's interesting is that I've been on 100 mg Lyrica for last 5 years for nerve injury in my C5-6 neck/back area. Two years ago I noticed that IF I did not take the Lyrica almost exactly at the same time every day, my skin would start stinging, similar to a withdrawal type symptom (which I've gotten if I've taken codeine/tylenol for 10-14 days straight and stop on day 15.
I have read posts about preparing to begin tx, but of course could not locate them this morning. I know to get goldbond lotion for rash/itch sx and lots of water for flushing my system, but WHAT ELSE should I have on hand, "just in case"??? Is herbal tea ok to up H2O intake? What about additives like Splenda in things like Crystal Light? Diet 7Up? (I do drink water, but I enjoy tea or the flavored stuff better!) ~l.
when you moved - did your 'climates' change?? I grew up in the Midwest and boy-o-boy - I cannot even consider moving back there - ever!!!!!!! I blow up like a blowfish and the sinus pressure is so bad... Are you taking anything for your hives? I've had to switch laundry detergent to "All Dye/Perfume Free" and also, I take "dye free benedryl" almost daily... has anyone talked about a course of prednisone with you? It (((might))) help...I will always swear by "benedryl!
I took it for a few months then discontinued it to see how I would feel because I didn't believe that I had asthma all of a sudden. I was prescribed prednisone also to take for a short time. Like I said in a earlier post I think that certain medications I was taking could have contributed to the muscle twitching but I also been experiencing stress for the past couple of years on and off so it is hard to tell what is the cause of this muscle twitching.
about a month ago i got sunburnt really bad, now i have a deep itch in my upper back and arms. it's driving me crazy.
You didn't say if you went cold turkey off the Pred at the same time you stopped the Vicodin and Valium. Prednisone withdrawal is a real *****. (Why the valium? Makes no sense, best drug to help relax the gut spasms and help sleep is Donnatal.) You are correct that the Vicodin can help the D (diarrhea) that you get when you are in a flare, but if you aren't having pain, you can get just as good, if not better, relief from Imodium AD. I *always* have a box of that on my desk!
I have a similar prob as well. My right eyelid gets itchy at night (weird), right in the area of my lashes. I scratch and by morning its huge and red, sometimes painful. My left eye is very different. It is not as sensitive. Gets itchy higher, not as much or as often and never swells. After the "itch, scratch and swelling episode" the swelling goes away and I am left with VERY dry skin. I apply lotions at night and after a day or two, I am left with wrinkles!
I use flonase now - it's a long acting prednisone based nose spray. It isn't like taking prednisone orally - I have to occasionally, but hate it. It's a prescription, but if anyone needs something and doesn't want the hell that is Afrin and the other quick acting nose sprays - try these - there are several types. (Flonase and Nasocort) Boy - that made me laugh - I remember making my husband go to the drug store to get more Afrin for me.
Were any of you guys ever on a Benzodiazepine such as Valium, Klonopin, or Xanax? What you are describing is called benzo withdrawal and sometimes takes 2 years to heal from. It is very hard to find any doctor to recognize what is going on because there are so many symptoms. Check out http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual/index.htm I was put on these meds for GAD, however after 4 years they stopped working and docs kept upping the dose. I finally realized what was going on and got off.
Many others can also attest to that, and NY Girl I am surprised that you are so quick to rule out the tx as the cause of the poster's symptoms. " It's more the fact that there have been at least ten new posts on anti-big and I hate interferon it killed me in the past few days by people who have posted ONCE and never returned almost as if spamming the forum with the post "don't do treatment do some alternative tx instead" that leads me to wonder what is really going on.
I do sometimes feel like sand granules when I feel an itch. The itch feels like hair being tickeled down my back. I also feel like these bugs run quickly over my toes or down my back or leg. I have to sleep with an industrial fan on because it blows them off me at night now that it's cold it a little difficult.. I wash my sheets and blankets daily. I wipe down the plastic on my bed daily with alcohol as I speak right now they are crawling all over my legs in my computer room.
CT scan was clear, no inflammation or infection. Diagnosis - non allergic rhinitis. I am now on Prednisone for a week, and 2nd day felt better, but this is a 6 day thing and I'm scared I'll go backwards instead of forward. Scheduled for allergy testing the end of the month, only because I'm desparate. I've heard of soooo many people lately having this. I'm wondering if it's not something going around. If so, it's taking it's good old time going away.
I tear all the time and the itching in almost everyday out of the blue it will itch so bad and I know I can't itch cause then I just tear and then bleed and then it just hurts more. I could really use some help, I just lost my insurance so I don't want to go running to the doctor, also I just was at the doctors and found out I have HPV could this have something to do with all the itching and tearing also?? Please help me I'm going crazy here!
I have had this for several years at least to the point that I noticed it. My legs and arms itch to the point I itch them and it leaves redness. My skin seems very thin and I bruise very easily. I to would like to know what this could be.
Living in the north east humidity, I have noticed a stange heat rash around the sock line that can move up my calves. This does not itch and comes out on days I am active, even though I am very conscious to hydrate. I have begun to use the internet to help me understand what may be wrong as my recent trip to the Doctor resulted in a fourteen day prescription for Doxycycline/a Tetracycline antibiotic. She was concerned I may have Lyme Disease.
Because I have Lupus, he knew what I was talking about because his mom and uncle have Lupus. Phantosmia. First he wanted to try steriods. Prednisone to be exact. A tapered dosage over like 10 days I think it was. I AM CURED! Maybe it was a coincidence. I don't know, but here it is Jan 07, and I've had nothing since mid Dec.
This morning I woke up freezing cold, shaking and then when I moved to get up to get warm and chill went right down my left arm and reached my hand, making it tingle and itch. This has happened numerous times and I have no idea what causes it. I am sitting now with a hot water bottle on my back, despite it being a fairly warm summer's day, I go through about 5-6 hot water bottles per day as applying direct heat to my spine is the only thing that stops it.
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