Nodular prurigo

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I have at last had a diagnosis of nodular prurigo,  as for years never had any diagnosis ,taking atarax  which heps especially at night, wonder if anyone suffers from this , and how do they cope with the intense itching, just started light treatment .

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    Hi Sue, I took Atarax - Hydroxyzine to help with itching and it did for a couple of years but it was only when I was put on oral steroids that my itching stopped.  I don't have Nodular Prurigo but another skin disease that is equally difficult to treat.

    I have been on prednisolone for 3 years and am aiming to come off it.  I am down to 1mg/day.  I started on Methotrexate at the beginning of December and it seems to be helping me.  The itching hasn't returned, with the steroid tapering.

    The problem I had with Atarax eventually, was that it caused restless legs and also I was permanently doped.  I was taking 25mg.  I took it at around 7pm, otherwise I didn't wake up in the morning until 9am.  

    What treatment are you on?


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      Hya, I'm on 25mg Atarax, and it is helping, i must say, it does make you a little drowsy. I do find the benefit of that at night though.

      I only suffer from this allergy in the autumn/winter, so will stop taking this when spring comes.

      I have also bought and taking pcynogenol, which hopefully will help, and now having light treatment, after 13 years of misery, i finally feel i am getting some-where, thanks.

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      I'm glad you're getting some relief at last.  I was taking 25mg Atarax too.  I had been itching for 4 years and it was always worse at night.  I was really glad to have this drug that made me sleep!

      Good luck Sue

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