Originally posted by Domo1
So I'm not the only one getting itchy? This is for my fellow sufferers:
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
i honestly don't see someone scratching through with their nail.
[color=CFECEC]By the time she was thirty-two, her marriage had disintegrated. In the divorce, she lost possession of their home, and, amid her financial and psychological struggles, she saw that she was losing her children, too.
Within a few years, she was drinking. She began dating someone, and they drank together. After a while, he brought some drugs home, and she tried them. The drugs got harder. Eventually, they were doing heroin,
she had contracted H.I.V. from a contaminated needle
she developed complications from the H.I.V., including shingles, which caused painful, blistering sores across her scalp and forehead.
[color=CFECEC]It was right after a shingles episode. The blisters and the pain responded, as they usually did, to acyclovir, an antiviral medication. But this time the area of the scalp that was involved became numb, and the pain was replaced by a constant, relentless itch. She felt it mainly on the right side of her head. It crawled along her scalp, and no matter how much she scratched it would not go away. “I felt like my inner self, like my brain itself, was itching,” she says. And it took over her life just as she was starting to get it back.