Want to get rid of your eczema? Apart from Kinesiology, which can tell you what food sensitivities, environmental toxins and stressors are affecting your skin, a temporary solution is to visit the beach and bathe in the salt water and stand in the sun for a short time (no burning, that’s counter productive and dangerous). My dad always said the sea water cures eczema!
It has been 233 days since I stopped (mostly unknowingly) taking topical steroids for my eczema. It’s been 232 days since I stopped moisturising. And it’s been about 110 days since I’ve considered myself ‘done’ of this withdrawal process. It’s hard to put a marker on it as sure, when I eat milk chocolate, I find a tiny patch of eczema the next day. Does that mean I’m done? I think so.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted and that’s mainly because I’ve had less focus on my skin! Dare I say that I might actually be over this beast???
The ‘skin drink’ my naturopath told me to take has been nothing short of amazing. I notice within a few days if I’ve stopped taking it and it has single handedly been the most important component of my healing. Of course, my saviour – the bioptron lamp – is definitely a winner, but to an extent, that was just healing the symptoms. The ‘skin drink’ is healing from the inside.
Things are still going great on day 116! I can now tolerate more in my diet, not nearly as sensitive right now. I can have some dried fruit, fresh fruit, a little sugar (I don’t eat refined sugar anyway), most nuts and I can rotate my gluten by eating it every 7 days. I’ve also reduced my supplements right down to only a few. Fantastic progress if I do say so myself! Except of course, I went a little far on the gluten front.
I’m so happy! I’ve all but forgotten about my skin. Though there’s still a bit of evidence of TSW lingering, it doesn’t bother me and I’m getting on with living.
It’s lovely to have a different focus. I’m sleeping well, still shedding a little, but again it’s not getting me down or warranting more than a brief thought. It’s wonderful, it’s amazing and I’m truly just happy.
I’ve had relief this past week – at last! The skin on my face is clear, smooth and only the tiniest bit dry (nothing that a refill of flaxseed oil couldn’t fix) and my neck has NO OOZING, is comfortable and I’ve even started wearing earrings, necklaces and scarves again! Yay!
It has been a huge 2 weeks. And very little of it has to do with eczema. I even confessed to my husband that this last week has been probably the most challenging I’ve ever had. Since mum got out of hospital, I’ve been caring for her and dad full time (though my sister helped last week which was a tremendous help). Team that with working, caring for a toddler while working (my in-laws who normally care for him while I’m at work are holidaying overseas), running a household, studying and oh yeah… I have that battle with TSW so I’m doing all of that on sometimes very little sleep.
This journey is certainly full of it’s ups and downs. I can barely keep track of them myself. I consider it a great day if I’ve had a full night’s sleep or my neck isn’t sore. It’s the small things in life 🙂
I’ve been doing a bit of discovering lately. Discovering who I am, why I have eczema and what I really need to do to clear it for good. Yes, I know everyone going through this will just say that time is the only thing to heal this, but I just know there’s more to it.
There was a reason I was in a rush to post my last post. You have to capture the good times and keep them as fresh in your mind as long as you can. Because it doesn’t take long for the wave of this horrible process to dump you down and smash you. Every day is different. Every day brings its own challenges. Every day has you learning something new about yourself.