What amazes me is that I don't look like a monster. Yes I have had some ugly moments, but there is a pattern of healing and improvement!
When going through TSW, you have many people ask you a million and ten question about your skin. Here are the questions I have been asked, and how I answered them. Forgive my sarcasm, I am a pretty nice person! LOL
QUESTION:What's wrong with your skin?
ANSWER:(uhh rude much...insert fake smile) Ohh it's eczema, well topical steroid withdrawal
ANSWER-(since when are people so interested in my life?LOL) Basically I used steroid creams for my skin my entire life, they stopped working and the only way for my skin to get better is to stop using them and get the steroids out of my skin.
QUESTION:Oh there isn't any medication or creams for it? (
ANSWER:(Didn't i just say,,,sigh, never mind...insert fake smile #2) No unfortunately I just have to tough it out.
QUESTION:Have you seen a doctor?
ANSWER:(insert my fist in your face, right about now...hehe, insert real smile and the thought of that) I have seen a doctor yes. They can't do anything
QUESTION: How long will it take to go away?
ANSWER: (what you think I am phycic?..)Not sure, a year or two.
QUESTION:I have eczema too(tiny patch) I use this for it and it helps, would you like to try some? ANSWER:(chuckle to self, of course its steroids) Oh no, I can't use any topical steroids because they make my skin worse.
QUESTION:But they don't make my eczema worse ?
ANSWER:(inside screaming THEY WILL) Well have you ever tried coming off them for a period of time and seeing if your "patch" will go away on its own?
STATEMENT:Oh yes, but then my skin gets really bad, so I used the creams to control it
ANSWER:I think you're
I think it really blows peoples minds that we would subject ourselves to this, when we could just up the anti to our medication and have seemingly clear skin. There is such a lack of knowledge regarding steroid creams, and often when I discuss it with others, it seems like I am speaking a foreign language.
I know someone who went swimming and they have eczema. Now that's so painful during a flare, and probably not the best idea, but "dear doctor" said it was fine! I said the same doctors that will give you steroid creams! Doctors don't know much about eczema They may know a thing or two about some other things, but I must say their lack of knowledge in this department has caused me to be a bit "leery" of their advice in other areas!
Why do I put myself through this? So one day I don't have to anymore! Eczema is an incurable disease when you use the treatment for it! TOPICAL STEROIDS. But eczema is curable if you just LEAVE IT A LONE!
Also check the labels of things, cortisone is in a lot of over the counter creams and makeups! That should be against the LAW! So please, please, please, be careful as you wouldn't want to set yourself back! Or develop an addiction unknowingly!
That was my 5 cents for the day!! Have a great one!
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