Please ignore my dyslexia at 4:57.
Hey Rochelle, thank you for making this video. I am so happy to stumble upon this video and ITSAN because I’ve been off steroid creams for quite some time now and after being off of it, my skin is constantly red and dry! I was wondering how long did it take for your skin to heal if you’ve been using steroids for 4.5 years? I feel your pain and I’m glad to hear your story, it’s very inspiring to me and hopefully my skin will fully heal someday.
Is it OK to use Protopic or Elidel during topical steroid addiction/withdrawal?
I ended up going to a Naturepath for a different problem and she put me on a detox for my skin and the other problem. The way I found out about naturepathy was also weird. It was all meant to happen. The first week I started the detox I had a dream. It was my uncle and he was staring at my hands. All he said was..”it takes time”. Im about 11 months in and there has been improvement but as you said very slow. Whenever I doubt the healing process I just remember that dream
Hey Rochelle, sorry for delayed reply. Yep I’m on facebook and have joined both the red skin syndrome group and ITSAN. Going through a flare right now and just kind of embracing it. My thought process is that it’s one less flare to deal with. It’s amazing how it just pops up on areas that you’ve never had problems with. Quick question re: food intolerance. Some people say it means nothing and others say it’s important. I’m still staying away from gluten, eggs, and citrus. Does this hold weight?
Hi William! I’m happy to hear that it helped you. You will heal, I know it may be hard to believe sometimes…especially going into the second year of withdrawal, but just keep on truckin’. It’s a crazy, painful journey but well worth it! Are you on facebook? Hang in there! Hugs!
Hi Rochelle, thanks for the video. I thank god for finding ITSAN! I’m in month 4 and doing pretty good, little flares here and there, but I totally know what you mean by gratitude. Your video made me laugh out loud and cry at the same time, especially that comment about making up lost time. I’ve been in and out of study for the last few years because It was a struggle to study and deal with insane itching at the same time. The support in all these groups is beautiful! Your video means a lot
Hi Mike, congrats on his healing! This experience was excruciatingly painful. Sounds like a great cream. I’ve found that not everything natural gives me a good reaction either (naturally sensitive, whether synthetic or natural ingredients), but I used organic virgin coconut oil throughout withdrawal and I still do! Great moisturizer…good results. Congrats again!
Hi Joshua, I used them cumulatively for 4.5 years before I stopped.
My 6 year old son Michael/Hopper, went through this for 8 months and is now pretty much completely healed. His skin was SO bad for so long, and he could not sleep and he flaked and oozed and went through hell, but it was all worth it. I will post a video of him when I can. He sleeps like a baby now, its unreal. To all of you going through this, YOU CAN DO IT!! We made our own cream out of beez wax and organic vrigin coconut oil, and kaukum(Sp) butter. TRY IT! Congrats Rochelle!!!!
How long did you use the steroids before you stopped?
How long you will experience a symptom is completely individualistic depending on how many years you used topical steroids, how frequently, and the strength of them. Best of luck, hang in there!
Hi Eric…yes, there definitely is an end but it will be hard for you to believe it. It will go by fast although with the suffering, it will feel like a very long time to heal. Yes, I had tingling, chills, the hot skin mixed with the chills, the burning, insane itching, oozing, you name it. I am completely healed now. It is worst in the first 4 months and then it gets better, although you will keep having flares, but they will be less intense subsequently.
Thanks for the video. It’s good to know there will be an end. I’m almost 4 months into my withdrawal and the flare ups seem to be settling down a bit (i hope). Today I started having tingling in my hands, accompanied by feeling of coldness in them. It’s annoyingly painful! Did you experience this? And, how far from the end did this happen (if you remember)? Thanks, Eric
Haha Brista, you’re too funny. Don’t worry friend, you’ll get there eventually…it will feel like forever but it’ll happen. Then, it’ll all be a memory!
You’re wearing makeup!! I’m so jealous! Well…I shouldn’t say jealous because you’ve been through hell so maybe “hopeful for the future and envious that it’s not happening RIGHT NOW” might be a better phrase. I hope there’s some complicated German word for all that. Anyway, I really appreciate the “after” vlog!
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