Can You Wear Sleeves!
Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:36 AM
Does anyone else find that wearing long sleeves is really irritaing?
My arms are really itchy most of the time but now that autumn/winter is arriving the problem of wearing sleeves is going to be a real pain, I also find that when the central heating goes on the itching gets much worse so I have bought a humidifier in the hope that it might alleviate matters.
I take antihistimanes and painkillers for neuropathy as well as using all sorts of creams and potions lol.
Does anyone have any ideas or solutions that could help or do I really have to be sleeveless and cold all winter
Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:25 PM
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:45 PM
When I first got scleroderma I was very itchy and could only stand to have very soft material touching my arms. Then my rheumatologist put me on high doses of prednisone which took away all the itching and tender skin....but the side effects of the drug were horrible. Now he has weaned me down to 5mg and the itching has come back big time and also the tender skin. I also take antihistamines and use lots of cream but it doesn't seem to help. I just make sure everything I wear is really soft material....even my sheets and pillowcases have to be soft. When I'm on the computer I have to rest my arm on a soft folded pillowcase...my forearms are the worst.
I probably haven't been much help but hopefully someone else might have some ideas....I could sure use some too, this itching is driving me crazy.
Luckily we are coming into summer here in Australia so I can get the short sleeves out.
Posted 16 September 2007 - 03:38 PM
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 17 September 2007 - 09:57 AM
It is what it is...........
Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:45 PM