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Curious about "the itch"?

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Joined: Oct 2012

Just curious if anyone else and im sure there are, has develope a terrible bout of feminin itching since breast surgery and starting Arimidex. I know its lack of estrogen but my goodness i'd like to take a steel brush to it!! ive tried various OTC measures but no help at all. Will it settle down or get worse! The things that come up after cancer surgery are uncountable, really!! Surgeon has now put to a 4 month cycle and go back to onco for 2nd time next month. Im feeling more like myself and have just gotten my "boobies", those things weigh 7lbs, but i stand better and feel better but i can honestly say that at the end of the day i'm ready to take the "boobies" off!! who would have thought!! I may not post much but i visit everyday, this site is still a blessing to me, thanks to everyone who has helped me. jan

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Posts: 131
Joined: Nov 2012

Years ago i used to get a recurring and chronic "itch" like you are talking about. After seeing several doctors, finally my ob/gyn gave me a rx for Clobetasol Propionate .05% cream. It was like a magic ointment, and was the only thing that really did the trick.

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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Joined: Sep 2010

I don't have any advice for you on the itch. (I'm triple neg IBC, so no hormone treatments for me.) But I understand exactly about the boobies, my daughter calls them 'foobs' (Fake boobs). BTW, mine are 10 lbs. On days that I'm not going anywhere I often don't wear them at all, even though my posture is better with them.

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