Some of you know my long saga about my botched back surgery from 11/06 and some of the other details, but to keep it brief, I haven't been able to tolerate any type of pain medication, nerve pain meds, you name it, without HORRIBLE side effects. The only way I've been able to manage the pain is with Tylenol (arthritis strength) and Aleve. I call it my Tylenol cocktail. Tylenol handles the pain, Aleve handles the inflammation. Neither works on its own very well. Soooooo, on top of all the other aggravation I'm dealing with, I've been having spells of the WORST itchy skin rashes on my neck, upper chest and today even my face is itching. It started over the weekend, but went full tilt yesterday. I even went so far as to not take either one since yesterday afternoon thinking it would clear up. I did take the Tylenol this morning, but I was hurting more than itching, so what do you do? Anyway, just venting right now. I guess I'll have to go off everything but Benadryl and cortisone cream for the weekend to get rid of this and hurt like hell while I treat it. AARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!