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Pritchyx Wed 10-Apr-13 00:58:24

Right, I have posted before. Quite a few weeks back in relation to itching.
I'm 35+1, currently attempting sleep and being woken up every 15-20 minutes to itch!
It is not pre-eclampsia as I have had no protein in my wee, and no high blood pressure.
I have also been tested for OC, bile acids and lipids within the space of 3 weeks which have all come back normal! So why the hell am I still itching and NOTHING whatsoever will get rid of it sad

Anything That someone can relate too or advise on?
My normal midwife is on holiday, so having to see a colleague of hers or the nurse on Thursday for normal appointment, will mention again but need to do something!

MightBeMad Wed 10-Apr-13 08:30:44

Get tested for oc again as the itching can start a while before the test shows positive.

Some women swear by aqueous cream with menthol or piraton (check within your mw or gp). I've also heard oats in the bath can help!

pinkteapot Wed 10-Apr-13 21:19:09

sounds like PEP / PUPPP. I had it. itch would make you cry! compulsive scratching, heat (warm bed at night included) makes it worse. its 'harmless' in that it has no effect on your baby, but its miserable. home treatments are rubbish except the advice to drink lots of water with lemon juice did help me (its not linked to cholestasis but its thought may to be linked to liver function) the water helps your liver flush out. I got a steroid cream in the end from the gp, it worked more or less.

it could be a pregnancy allergy either in which case piriton or something might help... but sounds like PEP to me...

BabyHMummy Wed 10-Apr-13 22:30:41

I have similar and am 21 weeks...haven't been tested as am managing with antihiatamines at the moment but i have red angry rashes all over from scratching.

Have no advise but do sympathise! Hope you get sorted xx

PurplePoppySeed Thu 11-Apr-13 20:46:16

I've been itching constantly since 5 weeks, I'm only at 17 now. My ankles are literally raw, I dread to think what they'll be like after another 23 weeks of this! My mum had the same, think its just be of those symptoms for some of us.

My only "solutions" have been shaving legs less (and if I do shave,it's never with a blunt/old blade) and constant mosturising with intensive type creams. I don't think the cold is helping either!

Sorry - not much help!

Pritchyx Fri 12-Apr-13 09:21:03

I mentioned to midwife yesterday about it constantly coming and going, she asked about the clothes I wear, if I've changed any washing powder/liquids, and when I get the itches. But she has taken more blood for lft, bile acids and OC.
With my hospital, if there is any worry or concern then they phone within 48-72 hours, if you hear back then everything is generally ok! Nothing showed last time so fingers crossed this time!
I'm glad I mentioned though cos it means I'll be started off in 2-3 weeks if it comes back positive! X

pinkteapot Fri 12-Apr-13 13:36:31

its gud they are checking, better safe than sorry and all that. I dont think bloods will show if you have puppp, they are checkin for stuff that may effect your pregnancy, rather than simply give you discomfort. BUT if the bloods are clear and the itch comes back, i'd mention puppp n ask about steroid creams if you cant stand it. it would want to be a bad dose for them to induce you, but have heard of that too... gud luck x

ChocolateCremeEggBag Fri 12-Apr-13 18:46:43

Vagisil - 2 % lidocaine numbs the itch and gives you some relief
Sounds weird but works wonders when I have an Excema flare up

honey86 Fri 12-Apr-13 18:59:04

i wonder if its something to do with hormones, since i got my bfp my eczema has flared up big time. my right shin is red raw n flaky as hell but still soooo unbearably itchy. ive tried alsorts of creams, lotions n potions n nothing works. piriton helps but only very temporarily x

Queazy Fri 12-Apr-13 20:25:53

I had a really hard time due to itching. It's eased off since I started using oil on my skin in the morning and evening. Apparently your stretching skin can make you very itchy. Even my legs were driving me crazy hmm x

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