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Old 01-22-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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hands and feet itchy

why are my hands and feet really itchy

 
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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Re: hands and feet itchy

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why are my hands and feet really itchy
Hi~
Ive been having really terrible itching spells on my feet and sometimes hands as well, for the past several days. Im thinking maybe it's a withdrawal effect of Pristiq as this is day 3 without the med. Im hoping this will go away with the rest of the withdrawal symptoms... we'll see! I can't imagine what else it could be as nothing else in my daily routine has changed significantly. Hopefully the insight helps, good luck!

 
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:28 AM   #3
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Re: hands and feet itchy

After having an adverse drug reaction to a fluoroquinolone (Cipro, Avelox, Levaquin and many other antibiotics contain it) that damaged my liver, my whole body broke out in a horrid rash and itched from the inside out for about 3 weeks. As I've recovered over the past 2 years, I've only had the same itching in my hands twice; once when I worked in a garage with a ton of chemicals for several hours, and again last night after sleeping in my house after having a new tub installed. There were a great deal of silicone and other adhesive materials used for the tub and surrounding tile, and the out-gassing was strong.

If I mow the lawn with a gas mower, put gas in my car or wear clothes dry-cleaned with percoline, I break out and itch on my arms, legs and/or chin. The doctor said that the drug reaction has sensitized me; but that I can get over it if I stay clear of chemicals and let the liver heal.

The hand thing only happens with strong or lengthy exposure.

My hands swell, get bumpy when I rub them and are very, very painfully itchy! But gratefully, last time it went away in about 4 days. I'm hoping to be so lucky again!

If you have a similiar experience or insight or questions, please let me know.

 
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