welcome to the chat
have you had any labs done recently?
Blood test two weeks ago - normal
what did you have done?
do you see a rash/
full blood test
what is full blood test? It varies from doctor to doctro
did it include:
full blood count?
can you tell me about your indigestion?
bouts of pain upper abdomen. similat to indigestion but radiating from centre to side - just uder rib cage.
any changes with food?
What medications have you done for it so far?
what medications are you taking now?
I will be right back. have to go to kitchen and BR....
only take steriod inhaler and nasal spray -
have taken these for some time without any form of reaction
well, what you have is urticaria without a rash.
I am sorry pruritis without a rash
Generalised pruritis, without a rash, is often the most difficult to treat- because it is hard to see what is causing it.In general, generalised pruritis without a rash is a systemic disease in about 50 percent of people. Symptoms may be caused by the following: medication use (opiates, such as Vicodin (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), morphine and codeine. Other groups of medications causing itching include Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), aspirin, NSAIDs, and any of a large number of medications that cause itching by affecting the liver), certain cancers (particularly lymphoma), infections (including parasitic infections of the intestines), iron deficiency, liver disease, kidney disease, and hyper or hypothyroidism.
Now it looks like you have had some labs done, but you should have a chest x ray to look for lymphoma and stool studies for parasties
as well, try taking benadryl or claritin- these are antihistamines which are available over the counter and may help you with your symptoms.
in terms of indigestion, if you are having pain, you should have an ultrasound to look at your gallbladder.
I am not sure if this is related to the itching, but some things you can try at home are over the counter pepcid and zantac- this will actually help your itching because they are both antihistamines
let me know if you have any more questions about this