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Anyone itch like crazy after a spinal block??

(13 Posts)
CrazyDi Fri 29-Apr-05 09:18:11

I had a spinal block on monday night/tuesday morning and sincehave been going mad with itching all over my body.

Has anyone else had this and if so any advice??

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Anyone know how long it will last for?

swiperfox Fri 29-Apr-05 09:20:08

I had it with dd and it lasted for a few days as far as i can remember - apparently its really common with spinal blocks - cant for the life of me think why though!?!

babster Fri 29-Apr-05 09:29:10

Yes, I had this - have you taken any antihistamines? That did the trick for me.

Cristina7 Fri 29-Apr-05 09:57:21

It lasted a few days for me. I didn't take anything for it.

eidsvold Fri 29-Apr-05 10:52:46

yes I had this both times and it lasted for a few days.

rydercup Tue 10-May-05 18:20:39

yes i did - after i told the anaesthetist this she said there is an injection that you can be given to stop the itching!! It was too late by them mind you but it drove me potty!!!

highlander Tue 10-May-05 20:13:28

morphine will have been given in your spine for pain relief, as well as the anaesthetic agent. Morphine is notorious for causing itching.

Earlybird Tue 10-May-05 20:27:08

Yes, yes, yes! I can remember instructing my sister to get the hairbrush out of my hospital bag so she could "scrub" my back! Feeling didn't last more than a day or so...thankfully!

Cadbury Tue 10-May-05 20:43:43

I had it too. Horrid isn't it.

expatinscotland Tue 10-May-05 20:47:11

I did and they gave me an injection for it. My block was for a knee ligament replacement, and I wasn't pregnant or breastfeeding, so I got to have all kinds of drugs.

moozoboozo Tue 10-May-05 20:52:42

I had it too. It wasnt nice, but only lasted a couple of hours, thank goodness.

bluemint Thu 12-May-05 20:32:41

Yes, I was told it was the morphine I got for pain relief. Should go after you stop the morphine. I think I was itchy for 2 days.

CrazyDi Sat 14-May-05 02:23:52

Well, it eventually died down after about 3/4 days!! It was horrible though..i had to practically strip in public and get hubby to scratch like mad!!

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