Hi All I haven't written on here in over a year. I wish I had kept up with what has been going on. I'm writing now because I have something I have been concerned about in my life. I have thought about writing on here about this before. But just haven't done It. I have been dealing with chronic itching because of all the medicines that I have been on sense 1989. That was my first kidney transplants and I had a 2nd in 1998. Back to the itching I have been dealing with chronic itching for several years. I have seen 3 different doctors and non of them have been able to come up with anything that will work . I have tried everything and nothing works. I 'm so frustrated and up set about this . I haven't been able to get any sleep at night in years. The itching starts shortly after I go to bed. I have been taking sleeping pills sense 9/16 . The pills help a little but not enough . I get veery up set when this happens and I start make noise . Hopping no one hears me. I get very very stressed out by all of this. I 'm woken up every morning by this chronic itching . I have spent an hour or more after I get up scratching and this also happens in the middle of the night too. I have had a lot of days lately were I don't want to get out of bed. I know the later in the day I get cleaned up for the day and put stuff on my skin the wore my skin get . I know I need to get up even when it is real bad and that is so hard for me to do . This has been and is routing my life. I can't keep functioning like this. I know that I will have to live this way the rest of my life and I can't do this anymore without going crazy. I am afraid of getting infection and ending up in the hospital . It happens to me once before years ago . I had scratched my left had so badly I had gotten an infection. It turned out to be cellulitis and I was put on IV antibiotics. I was in the hospital about four days. I am'm also concerned that something wore then an infection . I 'm not sure what but this chronic itching really scares me a lot. All this chronic itching wheres me out and I have very little energy and I'm exhusting. I can deal with this. I also have a lot of other heath issues . It just never seems to end with me . I have also had a lot of surgeries in my life. I can't be the only person that has this problem with chronic itching. If anyone has any suggestions please let me . I'm at my wits end.