This is week 2 without using any topical cortisone creams. (mind you, I had been using as sparingly as possible)
My face continues to be itchy; it's burning, stinging and the swelling makes me almost unrecognisable.
If I thought sleep was hard to come by before, now it is completely off the chart.
The rest of my body is doing what it's been doing for quite some time (5 years), which is hiving and itching all over (always worse at night).
This is aside from the lifelong eczema that I've had in varying degrees since I was a babe of 2 weeks old.
But now the swelling in my face is moving into the hives on my neck, shoulders and chest.
You can literally see it moving down that little bit extra each day. The burning and itching sensation is like internal/external torture.
I have been spending most of my nights having baths alternating with putting in: Epsom salts, bicarb soda or organic, pure apple cider vinegar.
This relieves it all temporarily,
then I apply lubricating creams after getting out of bath - but the relief is short lived and then the process is repeated all over again a couple of hours later so that I don't rip my self apart from the intense itchiness that returns.
|Week 2 |
Swollen, hivey, rashy and moving onto neck and shoulders. Sorry, too hard too smile right now.
I have been mostly on homemade veggie soup and broths intake over the last 3 weeks and plenty of filtered water, Probiotic capsules for the gut and Primrose Oil capsules that are meant to aid in skin conditions such as eczema.
Tomorrow I have an appointment for getting blood tests taken as a preliminary to seeing new naturopath. Also have appointments coming up at hospital with dermatologist and allergist. Not so much looking forward to these as I have a fair idea that they will say what the private dermo was saying, which is:
"the only solution here is cortisone"!!
Looking forward to seeing naturopath though.