I'm hoping someone can help me before I go mad!!!
I'm taking Tramadol for severe pain - up to 400mg/day slow release. One of the side effects I have is that I am itchy all over, despite the fact that I take a daily anti-histamine anyway. It's literally all over and the sort of itch that drives me completely mad - I can't think about anything but scratching!! (not good when I have eczema). I'm taking Tramadol because I can't take loads of painkillers because of my asthma and I'd rather not change as I've found this to really work and having been in so much pain, I don't want to go back there.
Does anyone have any good way to calm the itching? I use an emollient three times a day everyday anyway, I've just been to the pharmacy and they've suggested E45 itch relief cream which is doing about as much good as a sticking plaster on a broken leg. I've got a GP appointment on Monday so I will ask then, but I wondered if there was anything I could try in the meantime before I go mad?