He is on Metoporol, Digoxin, Furosimide, Amlodopine, Diovan, Warfarin and Flomax.
My husband is 3 months post stroke. Has developed a terrible itching problem with no rash?
Question posted by Phylly14217 on 6 March 2010
Last updated on 7 April 2021 by bunnyraggit
i had this and what the dr's told me was DO NOT SCRATCH it. it's like throwing logs on a twig fire. you can light those nerves up and they will never ever stop itching. besides that all i would say is call your doc. if they don't have experience with stroke, get a different one. good luck!
My son has the same problem. It describes as a form of neuropathy like diabetics get in the feet and hands- the tingling, burning and shooting pains. It is NOT something that is from dry skin from winter etc and answers like that are truly ignorant. This is from the stroke people- not from the weather. The doctor has been of no help. I am trying to give him a couple of herbs- amur tree bark and green oat grass to increase dopamine and the amur tree bark (phellodendron ameurence- a chines herb called huang bo) also is supposed to increase stem cell growth. Both are available from Life Extension in the form of DopaMind and Dopamine advantage. Apparently NeuroAid is not available in the US but I still would like the info provided - at least a list of the herbs they use- right ? I was also hoping that this is the nerves regenerating- which would be great but it's hard to get anything but pat and not useful answers at this point.
Thank you for sharing your stories. I thought I was going crazy I had a stroke a year ago . I have told any one that will listen about my itching. Taking Benadryl Vistaril medicated shampoo and cortisone cream . Nothing seems to help. It's starting to affect my vision as my eye and skin around my affect itches like crazy. Inside my nose and and ear also itching . It makes it hard to go in public because I itch so bad . Thank s for sharing your stories. As if having a stroke at 47 wasn't bad enough for a single mom that now cannot work
Itching problem is common after a stroke, this has no specific explanation.
You can try NeuroAiD in addition to your medication. NeuroAiD is a natural oral treatment dedicated to stroke rehabilitation. This stroke treatment has been shown to increase the production of new neurons in the brain and favor the formation of new connections. The effects of this favorable neuroplasticy environment have shown to improve the outcome of recovery in clinical trials: patients on NeuroAiD have 2.4 higher chance of reaching independence. This treatment is safe and has no drug interaction known. more info on www.neuroaid.com
I cannot tell you about your itching problem, some people says this is sometimes due to a psychological effect (post stroke).
FYI, you can try Neuroaid for post stroke recovery (during the first 6 months after your stroke). This is a natural drug, safe and without side effects. It has helped thousands of stroke patients to double their chances to recover.
Itching is directly from the stroke itself. I have a burning pain in entire left side of body. I take 600mg of gabapinten and it just lowers the pain level enough to make it tolerable.I also feel numbness and tingling.I have to check water temps with my right hand because I cant feel the correct temp of the water.Cold water feels like little pin pricks,This is 1 yr and 1 month past my stroke.I am 44 yrs old. Good luck.Oh by the way a spinal & rehab dr prescribed the gabapinten.Maybe this could help with the itching too.
The itching may be a direct result of the stroke. Depending on what areas of the brain are affected, all kinds of symptoms can manifest themselves. My own problems are having a terrible cold sensation in different parts of my body. When I or anybody else touch them, they feel warm to the touch. When I take my Gabapentin (brand name Neurontin), most often the sensation will go away. Next neuroloist appointment, talk to the doctor.
In this weather, everyone has a reaction to dry heat from using heaters. Try using some flax seed oil in your husbands food. His hair should have life and his skin should cut down the itching. If the itching is just in a area, put a bag of frozen peas on the spot. This will numb the nerve endings.
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