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Old 01-22-2009, 06:19 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, 07:50 PM   #2
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Re: hands and feet itchy

Originally Posted by natalie999 View Post
why are my hands and feet really itchy
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!

Old 02-15-2009, 04:28 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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