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    747jetmech
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    Thanks everyone.

    I will pass this info on to him today.

    Tom

    #18851
    devoncat
    Participant

    I smeared over the counter anti itch cream all over and it offered some relief. Bathing in baking soda also helped in short spells. I did notice that the more I drank, the less I itched-perhaps I was flushing more of the bile out my body?

    Kris

    #18850
    thecdr
    Member

    Tom, the itching is due to liver failure and quite common. One very simple remedy that helped me quite a bit was Eucerin Calming Creme. good luck

    #18849
    grafsj
    Member

    Hi Tom,

    My wife, Lana, has the itching problem. From what I understand, this is not uncommon with cc. Our oncologist prescribed DOXEPIN for the itching. It seems to be working. She is taking one 50mg capsule at bedtime.

    The first time I got this prescription, I thought the pharmacy had made a mistake. It seems that this medication is for depression. So I called and verified. Sure enough, it alleviates itching.

    Lana’s DX was the middle of October 2007. She is doing ok. Currently on oxalaplatin and xeloda. Side effects are huge blisters on her feet and of course quite tired.

    Hope this helps.

    Steve

    God bless all of us affected by this terrible disease.

    #1044
    747jetmech
    Participant

    My dad had his stents replaced and the itching has not stopped. He is going on 9 months since dx. Do any of you have any ideas on what a person can do to stop the itching? He tried Benedril and didn’t work.

    Is this what I should expect towards the end?

    Thanks

    Tom

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