My itch was unbearable - I have now been under the RPA transplant ward for 10 months. I went through all the workups for placement on the list, but couldn't take the itching anymore. then was prescribed a drug called Rifadin or Rymicin or also known as Rifampicin. 300mg a day . it took about 7-10 days to completely kick in But OMG I've cut back from 100% scratching to 5%.it works!!! ask your specialists. I'm in Australia, maybe different name o/s.
but I've tried everything and anything hoping to stop the itch. Nothing ever worked. even had a long course of treatments known as Plasma Apheresis..nothing ever worked. Am feeling so much better. I sleep all night WOW!!!
My scabs have healed(scars remain) but I feel like I have a new lease on life. Plus I have moved off the active transplant list to the in-active list!!Amazing!! I still take my 6 ursos a day, and prednisone, and vit D but what a change it has made to my overall sense of well being. earlier this year I was sorting out my loose ends in case I don't make it through the transplant. And now Im relaxed, happy and sleeping ...YES SLEEPING. hope this continues to work, but for now im enjoying life!