Constant Itching on forearms
I was diagnosed with Lobular breast cancer,HER2 positive in Nov 18.Ive had 6 rounds of Chemo,a mastectomy in June and am now on Letrozole for 5 years and Herceptin thigh injections every 3 weeks up until end of March 2020.I am starting 3 weeks of Radiotherapy on Wednesday.
Since my surgery I have had constant unbearable itching,mainly on my forearms,to say this is slowly driving me insane would be an understatement!!! ( 8 weeks now).
I have seen 2 different Oncologists,2 GPs and 2 clinical practitioners.I have a list of different Antihistamines which have been prescribed,along with steroid creams,lotions and creams,and nothing so far has worked.
My Oncologist suggested to stop taking the Letrozole for 2 weeks to see if that helped .......it didn’t.
Is there anyone on here who has had this side effect,as I can’t seem to get an answer anywhere of what is causing it.
It starts of an evening and the earliest time is 1am before I am able to settle down,Saturday night it was 4.30am, I do not feel strong or rested enough to start my radiotherapy on Wednesday,but I so want it done and over with,I’m just so tired.
It is 11.45p.m I am writing this now to distract me from scratching.
Any positive advice would be gratefully received.