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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 26, 2009
  • 01:06 AM

Hello, I was born with Tetrology of fallot, I had a succesful surgeory when I was an infant and that is fixed, in 2007 I had a pulmonary valve replacement open heart surgeroy.
2008 I was in a car accident ruptured spleen and broken hand,
I kept the spleen and spent few days in the icu.

I was on hydrocodone for a while Maybe 4-6 pills a day for about a month straight then 4 pills aday for another month. that is 500mg tylenole 5mg Hydrocodne or what ever it is,
I am now off of that completely quit it cold turkey but im not experiencing any kind of withdraw I weigned my self off it maybe like 1 pill a day for a week and then quit.

But The reason i am posting is i am having a problem on the tops of my feet and hands itch quite frequently, its a bareable itch but it isnt really realived by scratching, but the real problems if every now in then atleast once or twice a day I will get an Intense pins and needles feeling that is on my forehead, back chest, legs. after that Red little bumps will surface in my skin all over they are pencil point dots the size of like a tiny mole etc, they are slightly raised but barley, the dots dont itch them selves but its some kind of reaction to stress. so for this has happened 3 times. and it goes away within minutes to happen on other day or stressful event, can any one help me or give me pointers on what this might be.


benedryl cortozone zrytec doesnt have any affect on the problem at all

I have had blood test done recently for, liver function hiv etc, and diabietes.

thank you

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  • Hello, I was born with Tetrology of fallot, I had a succesful surgeory when I was an infant and that is fixed, in 2007 I had a pulmonary valve replacement open heart surgeroy.2008 I was in a car accident ruptured spleen and broken hand,I kept the spleen and spent few days in the icu. I was on hydrocodone for a while Maybe 4-6 pills a day for about a month straight then 4 pills aday for another month. that is 500mg tylenole 5mg Hydrocodne or what ever it is,I am now off of that completely quit it cold turkey but im not experiencing any kind of withdraw I weigned my self off it maybe like 1 pill a day for a week and then quit. But The reason i am posting is i am having a problem on the tops of my feet and hands itch quite frequently, its a bareable itch but it isnt really realived by scratching, but the real problems if every now in then atleast once or twice a day I will get an Intense pins and needles feeling that is on my forehead, back chest, legs. after that Red little bumps will surface in my skin all over they are pencil point dots the size of like a tiny mole etc, they are slightly raised but barley, the dots dont itch them selves but its some kind of reaction to stress. so for this has happened 3 times. and it goes away within minutes to happen on other day or stressful event, can any one help me or give me pointers on what this might be. benedryl cortozone zrytec doesnt have any affect on the problem at all I have had blood test done recently for, liver function hiv etc, and diabietes. thank you Why were you on the hydrocodone? Was it due to pain from the car accident? For some other reason? How long have you been off of this drug "cold turkey"? Are you on any other medications? Do you have this rash after exercising? Do you have any lung issues such as asthma, shortness of breath, chest tightness, allergies? Does the itching in your hands or feet precede the pins and needles sensation? Are they connected or are these problems happening randomly? How is your digestion and stool pattern? If you could answer these questions it may be helpful. Best wishesDOM
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  • Why were you on the hydrocodone? Was it due to pain from the car accident? For some other reason? How long have you been off of this drug "cold turkey"?Are you on any other medications? Do you have this rash after exercising? Do you have any lung issues such as asthma, shortness of breath, chest tightness, allergies?Does the itching in your hands or feet precede the pins and needles sensation? Are they connected or are these problems happening randomly?How is your digestion and stool pattern?If you could answer these questions it may be helpful.Best wishesDOM Im now takeing lorazepam for anexity, my doctor thinks this is all anxiety releated, I was on hydrocodone for a broken hand, aswell as neckpain / ruptured spleen form the car acciedent its now been about two weeks with out any vicodin. The itching in my hands in feet is around and when they starting itching uncontrollbly the pins/ needles sensation will surface all over my chest back forehead, legs. the itch lingers around alot and bothers me quite a bit, some times when it flares up, it will be really instense my skin will feel hot and a rash with red small bumps will pop up all over my arms etc, my stool is normal from what I say, all tho I do make atleast 1 or 2 movements a day normal color solid.
    Andrewf 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Why were you on the hydrocodone? Was it due to pain from the car accident? For some other reason? How long have you been off of this drug "cold turkey"? Are you on any other medications? Do you have this rash after exercising? Do you have any lung issues such as asthma, shortness of breath, chest tightness, allergies? Does the itching in your hands or feet precede the pins and needles sensation? Are they connected or are these problems happening randomly? How is your digestion and stool pattern? If you could answer these questions it may be helpful. Best wishesDOM No shortness of breath asthmah or chest tightness, I have no known allegieries. The itching in my hands in feet, seems to be around most of the day. It will flare up and start itching alot more than normal, after that it will some time continue to itch then the Pins and needles feelings starts,all over my chest back forehead, the skin will turn red, it will feel warmer than normal to the touch and even some times little red bumps start popping up all over my arms chest back forehead. the sensation is really intenese. Normaly there is no rash at all, only a reaction in the skin with the pins and needles feeling comes. my stool I would say is normal, a brown color, its is solid but likewise its really broken up. (like alot of small turds) sorry I cant think of any better way to describe it. I go atleast once or twice a day. I have been off of vicodin now for about 2 weeks going on 3. I am now taking lorazepam for anexity, my doctor thinks this itching is anxiety realted.
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