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Chlorpromazine Itch?

Chris Walken

Chris Walken

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Took Chlorpromazine, many years ago. Fine and dandy.

Tried taking it, last year? Left shin started itching so intensely I'd have gladly had it amputated! (That's no exaggeration. I'm not saying it lightly. I endured nearly a year of living hell. Even having stopped the meds straight away)

Just to give an idea? I injured myself so badly. The scar is something to behold. I went from anti hystamines to anti biotics, and damn near to a hospital bed. Nightmare!

Just realised we had this board. Thought I'd ask; Anyone else heard of this reaction, please?

Thanks :)
 
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Oh I hate itching like that! I've never taken the med your talking about though. I got that nasty itch from a different brand of milk thistle. I itched severely for days. It was so bad I had to ask my friend to take me to acute care and my pharmacy. I was prescribed atarax for my itching. It worked wonders for me. Please ask your doctor about trying atarax and switching to a different medication. You don't deserve to suffer like that. But I must warn you that atarax makes you feel exhausted and hung over. Good luck.
 
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Yeah; Atarax is an Anti Hystamine? Tried AH's. Might as well have fed me smarties!

Seriously though, it was one of the most desperate interludes of my life. At one point, because I was issuing so much fluid from this big, open wound, a lady friend suggested I use a sanitary towel, in place of a flimsy wound dressing?

I did. And, by that night, the thing was sopping! I mean, it was literally Dripping fluid as I took it off! :eek: I've never even Heard of such a thing! And this was not blood. We're talking my precious, bodily fluids!

But, anyway, that's the Symptom of the blah, blah, blah. But, I'm 99.9% certain, it was the Proma that started the itch.

Here's a funny thing ~ just occurred to me: The Doctor who gave me the Proma? But, when I asked him for Proma? He said, " Chorpromazine is not a good drug. You don't want that. ".

Of course, I insisted I'd had it before and it's what I needed now :rolleyes: Doughnut! (Coz like; We All know better than a fully qualified GP, yeah? :doh:)
 

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