I’m just discovering that my horrible skin condition is caused by Topical Steroid withdrawal (and mb from years of oral steroids too), NOT necessarily my atopic eczema.
I am so scared. According to my research, it could take months to recover. I’m beside myself. I’m in so much pain, it’s hard to move, I can’t sleep and itch every second of the day.
I want to be positive about things, but it’s hard when you’re in agony… SO, I’m going to make changes. I’m going gluten, grain, soy free, and dairy free (which is a little hard for a vegetarian!). The diet seems hard, but if it will help me get over this faster I am determined to do it. I think I’ve got my Mother on board, but she hasn’t lended me much support emotionally or otherwise in the past, but… She says she wants to help, so I’m going to let her.
I CAN DO THIS. I THINK I CAN. I just have to stay focused and have hope. If anyone else is dealing with this, or has dealt with this in the past, PLEASE message me or contact me. I’d love to hear stories. I have Skype, so if anyone is interesting in talking about it, let me know.
Lastly, here are some photos of me before, in the middle and after:
In the first one Methotrexate seemed to be working for me. My skin was mostly clear, a few spots here and there. My feet were okay but cracked and a little rashy. In the second one, I started off with little pustules on my skin before a rash started creeping in. The last one, I’m covered in vaseline. My neck hurts to move, my face, wrists, knees and ankles are swollen! I have a horrendous amount of weeping. It really feels like I’ve been burned to a crisp. It’s slowly creeping on my back and stomach. My legs aren’t that bad now, but my feet are a disaster. They’re cracked, rashy and really dry. I walk on tip-toes to avoid ripping the cracks!
Also, I found this website really helpful: http://www.itsan.org
I apologize for not knowing how to do links.
JENSEN LITERALLY HATES ANYTHING DESTIEL OR COCKLES RELATED
IT MAKES HIM UNCOMFORTABLE
FORGET YOUR PETTY SHIPPING SHIT
FUCKING STOP HARASSING HIM ON TWITTER, AT CONS, ANYTHING
WHAT IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT?!?!?!?!11
“You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.”