Need advise

I'm 2 weeks today L5-S1 microdiscectomy recovery. I go tomorrow for my 2 week doctor visit but until then I need help.

My stitches are so itchy and I have not a clue what I can do to help without harming anything. Any help would be great.



  • That's a tough one, we can't give advice, but members may have experience that can help


  • Thank you, That's okay cause experience they lived it 

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  • My whole lower body itched badly for days after coming out of a cast. I’m not usually a big fan of meditation but meditation helped me with this. Maybe google ways to meditate. Good luck and please keep us updated.
  • Thank you 

  • Joel1QJoel1Q Posts: 374
    edited 01/14/2020 - 1:14 AM

    For me Benadryl took just enough of the edge off  Florida my brain to be able to barely play mind over matter and keep me from scratching a hole in my stitches.  There are some good mindfulness apps that have enough free content worthy of investigating if you’re trying to get help meditating.  It’s hard.

     I also had a terrible case of the medicine caused itchy fits and it was maddening not to be able to scratch...

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