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ever since I got my surgery 2weeks ago my body been itchy idk why I know the pain medication I was taking was making me itch but finish my pain medication about 5 days ago I dont think its in my system anymore I wonder could o be allergic to the primer shakes sounds silly but just wondering anyone out there going through what I'm going through..IMG_20190317_110026_691.jpeg

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OMG Yes! I was so itchy after surgery that I was hurting myself with scratching. I'm not sure if it's correct but when I looked online I found out about the 'keto rash' and thought that could be the cause. When your body is in ketosis - when it's burning fat due to lack of carbs - it can cause that itchiness in places on your body where you typically sweat more. Like I said, not sure this is the actual cause because I didn't have a visible rash and I was mostly itchy on my lower legs. It did go away but every now and then I get a flair up that lasts for a few hours then goes away again.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Me too! Mostly on my belly. It itches all the time. My skin has been so dry ever since surgery, and I thought it was just dry skin. Lotion doesn't really stop the itching. Then I thought that maybe the skin was getting saggy and that was causing it. Good to know that ketones could be responsible.

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I still itch occasionally, maybe it's just part of life? My skin also at rest looks like watered silk, you know when you wash a scarve, don't flatten it or hang up to dry, and gets all wrinkly. And my legs feel dry and rather coarse textured when you touch or run your fingers up and down, I actually notice that more than baggy/saggy. Is this normal for 7 months having lost 80 pounds? And that's on a doctor's scale not a fly by night self adjusted scale at home, so I guess it's the truth.

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Maybe the itching is also related to a lack of oils. I am just craving oils. My skin is so dry and my hair is like straw. I actually "cheated" and started having 1/8 of an avocado most days, using a little butter, and using 2% cottage cheese instead of fat free. I figure as long as I log it and include all the calories, it is OK as long as my Protein is still where it should be. I will get the "green light" in 10 days to add these things "officially." I can hardly wait to add in some nuts, seeds, and olive oil.

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