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Jan 12, 2012 09:47PM, edited Jan 12, 2012 11:07PM
Hi all - I zipped through your ideas and will go over it all more carefully as I too have a rash from hell. But I finished all my chemo & rads 2 years ago.
Was totally fine, then I had a bunionectomy in april and the miserable little thing started on that leg - then up, then over now my arms, bum, legs back, front - never hands, head or feet. why? so I've been on a prescription benadryl-type drug, steroid cream, super moisturizer for maybe 4 months now and own 3!! bamboo back-scratchers. I have to take twice my presciption of antihistamine to get any relief.
BUT - tomorrow I am going to see a classical homeopathist. Because about 8 years ago I had a variation of this same friggin rash, but it was actually far worse. My dr had never seen anything like it. I was going to have to wait 3 months for a dermatologist (Canada) as there are so few in my area. Well I knew a homeopathist and she assessed me and by golly she hit the nail on the head. Homeopathy is not herbal - it is energetic medicine. That particular remedy was called sulphur. It started working almost immediately, in that the next morning I felt better and in 10 days it was gone. You dont have to believe in homeopathy. some veterinarains use it. So I tried buying homeopathic sulphur at the store, but it didn't have the required effect. Because the cause is probably different. Homeopathy, IF you get the right remedy, allows the body to cure itself.
It may not work at all if you are getting a daily or weekly dose of a chemical your body can't stand.
The only treatment I'm now on is arimidex but I'm into year 3 and this rash only started after the mini surgery. don't think its the arimidex, also did seee my onc who also said no.
anyway, tomorrow's the day and if that cure hadn't happened I would never have believed in homeopathy. I do think you need a professional - you won't underestand what remedy to buy off the shelf.
As I type I'm scratching w my backscratcher and there are various bumps dripping blood where I've raked the tops off with my nails.
Will tell you if something happens.
My goodness - I see I'm on the her2/neu positivethread - my apologies for butting in where I can't help - just jumped in after looking at active topics - please excuse
Dx 7/2008, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIb, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 7/20/2012, 0/6 nodesSurgery 07/30/2008 Mastectomy (Left)Chemotherapy 10/01/2008 Cytoxan, Ellence, fluorouracilRadiation Therapy 01/10/2009 ExternalHormonal Therapy 02/15/2009 ArimidexSurgery 07/20/2012 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)