Hi, everyone. Since starting Hydroxy again, I am being driven mad by itching. Interestingly, showers do not cause too much trouble. It's the evening when a mixture of itching all over my body and restless legs start. It's so bad. I've tried distraction, walking around, reading, watching TV, but nothing helps. When I came off HU for a short while, because my platelets were too low with it, itching was not a problem, but since I've needed to back on it, the itching is back with a vengeance. I'm trying 1 Piriton at night, which seems to help a bit, but I'm wary of taking other meds with the HU.
Someone mentioned Piriton syrup a while ago and if that was effective, I'd take advice on using that with HU. Others on this site have mentioned UVB therapy and eating low histamine foods. If anyone has any more info. about these suggestions, I'd love to have it. At the moment, that quote keeps coming to mind "Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make itch!!' (Well, it's something like that!!) Any help would be so appreciated. This is such a common problem to us all. Thank you.