Woke Up This Morning........
Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:03 AM
Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:26 AM
Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:31 AM
I hope you get in to see the doctor very soon. It doesn't sound like your knee is getting any better and I know the itching is driving you nuts. Hope it subsides quickly.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:30 AM
I am so sorry that you are suffering like that. I hope by the time you see this that your doctor has called or that you are feeling some relief.
Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:28 PM
Posted 20 June 2007 - 02:36 AM
Posted 20 June 2007 - 06:53 AM
When your body is "off," to say the least in your condition, you need the sleep! Is the itching on the skin, or does it feel like it's deeper in? Last year I didn't have the swelling, but my skin would redden, and I wished I could take off my skin and scratch the muscles. The lidocaine patches do help, but you're right about checking with the doctor first. Claritin is another thing that helps me with the itching, so maybe you can check with your doctor about that too. It's quite different than Benadryl since it doesn't cause grogginess and meanness (I got that one too!) and works better on itching skin than other antihistamines. I do hope that everything is taken care of quickly for you, and you'll be in our thoughts!
Best wishes to you,