Re: itching---this turned into a novel
- Thanks for the advice. I will look for the bag balm and the other
stuff mentioned. The hair loss doesn't really bother me because I
know that should grow back...it is the itching that drives me crazy.
As for the blood tests, I go at least every 3 weeks to be tested. I
have low white and red counts. I have been taking Epogen for the red
count since about 2 weeks into the treatments and I take the Neupogen
when the white counts go too low. I was on it for 6 weeks last time
and have been on it for 4 weeks this time. I don't like that one. It
makes me hurt pretty bad. BUT, I can keep going so that is what
And yes, I know that I am very, very blessed. I have not had any
sides that I could not handle. I hurt pretty bad some times but it
passes. I itch and it drives me crazy, but I can get some relief from
that. There are some others but once again, they are completely
One of the things that I was really worried about was the anger, and
so far that really hasn't surfaced. I tend to be have a little worse
pms problems, but it doesn't last long and I try to be very aware of
All in all, I have had an easy time of it and am thankful.
Keep you chin up. It doesn't change the situation if you are laughing
or crying...laughing just makes you feel better :)
- I used that lac hydrin lotion on my skin, didn't do a thing. Used oatmeal baths, oils, you name it, I used it. A lot depends on what is causing the itching as to what will help it.
If over the counter doesn't help, see a doc.
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