i wonder if anyone can help / advise please.
For some unknown reason during the last few days, more so yesterday, and after another shocking night i have had with this absolute terrible never endless severe itch, all over my body.
It is so bad i am "clawing" myself, all over , even drawing , not a picture , but blood!!. i am sticking a 3 ft shoe horn right up my jumper!!! [yes, jumper i said lol ] then sticking it down my back , so bad, i'm actually doing this , front and back at the same time now, with two 3ft shoe horns. Using them as back scratchers. i even broke one down my back .
My legs have now broke out raw and bleeding with me scratching. The three bands which hold my catheter bag have irritated my leg so much that it is impossible not to scratch. luckily my nails are short, but i am still causing damage by scratching.
As far as i know, i'm not "lousy" but my skin feels like its being attacked by hundreds of wee beasties i am clean and keep clean.
, Jane , the lass that does my hoovering on a wednesday, put clean bedding on, gave me a bath, then dapped TCP on the open wounds, she gave me 10mg tablets of loratadine [antihistamine ], These can be bought over the counter.
Now after another bad night, the only relief i can get, is spraying down my back, my front, and on my legs , in fact all over, with a used, perfectly clean household plastic spray with ice cold water with a little TCP in it. [nearly said TLC ] this relief only lasts a short time. I have been driven to even rubbing snow on it, quite seriously!!
Now today, whether i've taken a double dose of meds. this morning by mistake [i don't think i have] i haven't taken any meds. at all since. or whether it is the loratadine,re-acting with my own meds, i do not know, but i have been so tired, almost zombie like [or more zombie like than usual ] almost drunk like, [but never had a drink for 16 years] all day, with no respite. very tired, not quite with it [don't answer that either ] Almost walking into closed doors,, i am very dry, with mushy kinda head [don't answer that one ] feel i cant even see properly.Breathing could be better, bringing up phlegm.
Make no mistake about this, i am quite serious, in saying this, as its driving me round the bend [don't answer that one either ]
medications i take i,e
anti-tnf injection [humira] on tuesday. [this is a once a fortnight injection into the belly ] ,,,,no problems before.
water tablets furosemide 40 mg twice a day,,, no problems before.
ramipril once a day in the morning ,, no problems before.
lyrica, 300mg a day [took one dose of 150 mg this morning, no problems before.
carbocisteine 4 times daily,, no problems before.[one today only]
diazepam one 5g three times a day [often keep these lower] but no problems before.[one today only]
Now !! ? oramorph 10mg when needed, 4 hours between doses minimum, but used more of late, but never over the dose. [try to use less] three doses today ?
dihydrocodeine, again, when needed, 4 hrs minimum between doses [took two 30 mg this morning only.]
fentanyl pain patches 75 cg , these last three days] took them off today. again no problems before
two senna or movicol at night, again no problems before
then my copd stuff , oxygen 2lts 17 hours minimum, more if needed,
nebuliser , salbutamol and saline.
spiriva [capsules] inhaler.
think thats about it [in other words boots the chemist here :D] I have had no problems with meds. these either
ive just had a phone call this minute from someone who may well at least be able to help or advice, so will catch up on that.
if i could get any help or advice i would be really grateful. as i am deadly serious on this.
all the very best
jimmy, xxx to the woman howdy, to the men