Prednisone withdrawal itch

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn We use a dog ear wash to clean his ears (he has little hair in the ears so it is relatively easy to clean) and use a prescription drops.. this is ongoing. Our dog has never had any withdrawal from prednisone, but as said in recent bouts he has gotten it via an injection. I guess that wears off/down on its own. The base problemis finding what causes the skin reaction.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
429155 tn?1205676864 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.
544292 tn?1268886268 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
297475 tn?1192062274 Recently I've been suffering from really bad atopic dermatitis on my upper chest, neck, and face area. It literally feels like my face is sunburned all the time. I've been on prednisone a couple times, and it cleared, then comes back when I'm not on it. Don't know if it's bad eczema or something else. Went to two allergists who can't relate it to any allergic reactions. Been to a dermatologist who says it's just atopic dermatitis and gave me some corisone cream, which really doesn't help.
4798753 tn?1359325903 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..
Avatar m tn 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.
902019 tn?1249865014 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Then Gold Bond Powder, Cortizone cream, anti-itch cream, benedryl cream, Syrtec tablets, and even bug bite swabs containing Amonia. Surprisingly, even though it burned quite a bit, the Amonia helped alot. But, I still have the rash. My doctor cannot figure it out either. Once the itching gets going I cannot stop until it reaches a creshendo almost. My legs are a mess. I have a couple of spots also on my breasts and they also itched severely.
410850 tn?1229182311 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar f tn However, it is still a new drug and there is no generic form available (for another few years). Both these drugs, in high doses, are difficult to stop. They have withdrawal symptoms that some find worse than opioids, so be forewarned is to be forearmed -- wean slowly if the medication is discontinued. Insist upon it -- no more than 10% per month. Gabapentin and pregabalin are known as GABA analogues and treat neuropathic pain, that is, chronic pain or the pain of a compressed nerve.
Avatar f tn 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.
665881 tn?1248930597 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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!
4622451 tn?1360598855 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.
Avatar n tn I mentioned it to my allergies few years ago, and she prescribed zyrtec (antihistamine). It helps all my allergies, including the water allergy. If I take the zyrtec every day, I do not itch and there are not red spots or hives. Zyrtec does make you quiet a bit tired, but you can take it before you go to bed.
Avatar n tn I started taking two garlic capsules 3 - 4 times a day. Whenever my leg/foot started to tingle and itch, I pop two concentrated garlic capsules into my mouth, and about 30 minutes later, the tingling is gone. The first day I did this was December 30, the day I reported that I felt no pain in my last post. That morning and throughout the day on 12/20, I took two garlic pills. With that discovery, I have been taking 2 garlic pills every few hours.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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 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.
Avatar f tn The last thing I'm doing is trying not to stress out anymore, and distracting my mind off of this - although it is so hard to ignore that itch where your clothes fit the tightest or your hair touches your face.