Just hit the 3 month mark last week! It seems like I just started this process but I have learned so much about this condition by letting it go all out.
I really don’t know if I’m going through another flare or not. My withdrawal process has been very interesting as I haven’t experienced full body eczema nor a ton of redness. I can tell that my eczema does get worse based of what I eat – sugar is a definitely no-no. I am hoping for recovery soon!
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve been pretty busy with family visiting and traveling but I will try to update the blog weekly from now on. Good news: my fingers are completely healed after all the flakes fell off! Bad news: my face has gotten really bad.
The past week was really difficult to get through but I’m really seeing progress after making all the changes I have to the products I am using and my diet as well as staying on top of things.
My shipment from 100% Pure came in and I’m really happy with all the products!
Before I talk about my new discovery, I want to talk about positivity. This is an extremely difficult process to go through but the thing that is getting me through it is my optimism. At this moment I have cotton gloves on my hands and I can barely move my fingers. I feel so useless because I can barely pick something up in fear that I will rub my hand eczema on it and cause weeping. However, because I am hopeful and look at the positive side of my eczema in terms of how it is improving, I don’t feel down and hopeless. Months from now (maybe years) I hope to be eczema free. The crazy thing is my parents are the ones who are worried and sad for me, but I keep telling them and myself that I am healing.
It’s been a rough couple of days since my last blogpost. My fingers have developed blisters to the point that I can’t curl my fingers into a fist anymore. The sight is ghastly. I am now wearing cotton gloves on my hands to (1) not look at how bad my hands are and (2) to keep the moisture locked in.
I can’t believe it’s been a month since I stopped using topical steroids! I’m so excited with the progress I have made and am proud of the resilience I have to keep this going.
Sorry for the late post! “3.5 weeks” would be a more fitting title for this blog post.
Three and and half weeks without using topical steroids and I think it’s going okay! At the beginning of this week my skin was doing great but recently there has been a couple of setbacks. However, I’m still confident that this is the right choice!
My eczema today:
After using the new deodorant for a couple of days, I have noticed that I am sweating a lot more. I started noticing this yesterday but today it is in full blast! I read online that this is part of the detoxing phase because your sweat glands are trying to get rid of all the toxins that have been building up. As a result, I am going to smell bad for a couple of days. I think it’s definitely worth it, especially after seeing my body react to changing products. I have not seen a noticeable change in my eczema but maybe I will down the line!