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ITCH that wont go away

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 19, 2009
  • 07:26 PM

Hello, I was born with Tetrology of fallot, that was fixed in 2007 I had a pulmonary valve replace ment last year in 2008 I was in a car accident ruptured spleen and broken hand, kept the spleen a few days in icu etc,

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,

I have a problem the tops of my feet and hands itch pretty frequently, its a bareable itch but it isnt really realived by scratching, but the real problems is 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. during 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 surface shortly after the instene pins and needles sensation, the bumps go away within minutes it seems to happen at random and also under alot of stress (like and argue ment with my girlfriend) can any one help me or give me pointers on what this might be.

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

thank you

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  • Hello, I was born with Tetrology of fallot, that was fixed in 2007 I had a pulmonary valve replace ment last year in 2008 I was in a car accident ruptured spleen and broken hand, kept the spleen a few days in icu etc,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, I have a problem the tops of my feet and hands itch pretty frequently, its a bareable itch but it isnt really realived by scratching, but the real problems is 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. during 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 surface shortly after the instene pins and needles sensation, the bumps go away within minutes it seems to happen at random and also under alot of stress (like and argue ment with my girlfriend) can any one help me or give me pointers on what this might be.I have had blood test done recently for, liver function hiv etc, and diabietes. all were normal and goodthank youHi aficken,It certainly sounds as though 2007-2008 haven't been the absolute best years of your life!The intermittent itch on your hands and feet, coupled with the "pins and needles" sensations you are experiencing, appear to be highly likely your body's physiological response to stress/anxiety. It may well be that your recent serious medical conditions/surgeries have left you with a mild form of anxiety disorder. During periods of increased stress (arguments with your girlfriend qualify) it's not at all uncommon for anxiety to manifest in physical symptoms.Many people manage mild anxiety disorders with "destressors" like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation exercises, etc. Information on these is available online. If your symptoms increase in frequency, intensity, and/or duration, a trial of anti-anxiety medication may be something you'd want to discuss with your physician.Be well and have a MUCH better 2009!John
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