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|06-08-2012, 06:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Blog Entries: 1
am i going crazy?
so....sober day 22. doing pretty well. not having much in the way of cravings, and am sponsored and home-grouped up
I ITCH LIKE CRAZY!
i know that sounds nuts, but my legs and arms just itch like mad- i'll wake up in the night scratching myself til i've left a bruise...
i'm going to see my GP next week to get a full blood panel done, and i'll tell her about this. wondering if this could be part of recovery/ some kind of ongoing detox symptom?
anyone had experience with this?
hope all of you are well! thanks!!!
|06-08-2012, 06:56 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
I get like that after I've had codeine but never alcohol? Not sure, definitely a good idea to see a doctor.
"NEVER be bullied into silence. NEVER allow yourself to be made a victim. ACCEPT no one's definition of your life; define yourself."- Harvey Fierstein
|06-08-2012, 06:56 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I had it detoxing from weed and beer
Someday everything will all make sense.
For now, laugh at confusion, smile through tears,
& remind yourself that everything happens for a reason.
All Big Book quotes are from the first edition.
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|06-08-2012, 07:40 PM||#4 (permalink)|
in my 24th year of sobriety
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada. About as far south as you can get
If you are sponsored-up and grouped-up you'll be fine !!
All the best.
.If you want to drink, that's your business .....
.If you want to quit, that's A.A.'s business.
. --- driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity.
. L.D. 1989
|06-08-2012, 07:42 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
During my first two months of sobriety, I felt like I was going to come out of my skin. Itching, restlessness, just a general feeling of "get me out of ME!" It passes. I found that taking a natural sleep aid like valerian, melatonin, etc. really helped to smooth me out. I'm sorry you're going through this, but it WILL pass. Hang in there.
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose; this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
|06-08-2012, 07:48 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Crazy Cat Lady
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Blog Entries: 3
I itched a lot coming off alcohol. I think it was due to me being so dehydrated and my body's chemistry being so off kilter. I can't remember how long it lasted but it wasn't as severe as yours.
Sobriety Date: May 3, 2013
If I can do it, you can do it.
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. -The Big Book of AA, Chapter 5 Page 58
|06-08-2012, 09:11 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Belgian Sheepdog Adictee
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: In Today
Glad you are seeing your Doctor.
It is common and comes from the 'inside' not the skin. Comes from the nerve endings that have been 'fried' by the alcohol:
Not medical advice, far from it, just reassurance that many of us have felt this.
Many of us have had it, HOWEVER, to be on the safe side, be HONEST with your doctor and tell all.
J M H O
Love and hugs,
God Bless You All As You Trudge The Road
Of Happy Destiny (especially when you are
trudgin thru alligators up to your butt)
Sobriety: AA June 7, 1981
Codependency: Alanon June 7, 1984
|06-08-2012, 09:22 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
<<<<<<<------------ And why do you think I took that name here? I also had my hands start looking like the wrinkled way they look when you have been in the water too long. It lasted severe for several months and even though my skin was dry the terrible dandruff and flaking skin got much better. Even though I am a guy that is not into feeling greasy, I started using women's moisturizing soap and used a ton of skin lotion.
I did detox in hospital and had my docs doing full blood workups regularly. My docs weren't overly concerned while I freaked out the first few months.
I am at two years sober in September. As long as your docs are keeping tabs on you, you should eventually get over it. I still have to use a lot of lotion, but that may just be normal.
Few had it then here but trust me I know how you feel.
"Here's to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don't even care" — Leonard Cohen
Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten. -- G. K. Chesterton
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