omg the itching

when does the itching stop? it's like a cast and with all my blood thinners it's not a good idea to scratch so anyone else have itching from thier site and how long till it went away? it's been 2 full months I'm hoping once me scar goes fully white it will go away


Be patient...

by donr - 2019-01-06 01:28:16 WILL end!  But I cannot predict when.  My scar itched for nearly a year.  It still itches in the summer when it is hot & I perspire a lot.  Not what you want to hear, but my reality.

Hope yours is better than mine!



by dwelch - 2019-01-06 02:50:45

ditto.  It does end.  Mine will sometimes itch in dry weather.  But most of the time it doesnt, overall very rare...


by donr - 2019-01-06 08:55:51

Hmmmmm!  I was wondering what kind of reactions others had.

A lifetime ago,  in Nov 1956, I had a knee opened up to repair some cartilage damage.  Now this was WELL before the invention of the Arthroscope/Laproscope, so they called from retirement King Henry VIII's headsman & his axe to do the job.  Cost me 24 hrs in recovery, two weeks in the hosp (10 days of that in bed), another 2 weeks on crutches and months of PT.  BTW - that was pretty normal for the time. My scar was about 6 inches long and my knee was swollen up like an American softball & it was showing stitching like  a softball/baseball/cricketball.  It was that way for about a year!  ITCH???? That thing defined itching - for years.  It was sensitive to the touch for decades.  The skin on either side of it was numb for somewhere in the vicinity of HALF  A CENTURY!  Today, some 62 yrs  later, it is invisible. It no longer itches.  So, folks, there is hope!




by Tracey_E - 2019-01-06 09:13:09

Are you putting anything on it? My surgeon told me to keep it moisturized, put something on it twice a day. Itching was never really a problem after that. Anything natural with no added chemicals will do- vitamin e, aloe, coconut oil.

omg the itching

by Uelrindru - 2019-01-07 00:19:51

that's not a terrible idea to moisturize it. At worst I'll add it to the growing list of minor pains I have.


by justice - 2019-01-16 17:11:20

Mine feels like tbhere is a mouse running around inside my chest. I was very concerned because i assunmed it was tachicardia or worse. After review by the clinic I discivered that the lead was close to my phrenic nerve and it picked up some impulses causing the twiching. 
Now that I know what it is I live with it.
At least I know the device is working.
Its been 9 months wothout any issues other than mentioned above.
It was a replacement for my pacemaker as I had a EF of 22% and the thinking was that the pacemaker was exacerbating the low EF
just had a MUGA scan and will learn the results in a few weeks.
I am 73, but still work as well as work out and still feel like I am 18.


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