Saturday, March 8, 2014

Moisturizer Withdrawal: Day 9

Today marks day 9 without moisturizer and I am feeling myself beginning to waver. I know logically that it is the best thing to do. Most of my body has responded well to it: less red & itching everywhere except my worst places. But my neck, as you'll see below, just doesn't want to heal. Every single night, I suffer from insomnia and rip off any skin that has regrown. I feel like im being swallowed by despair. It is so difficult to live every day in such extreme pain and discomfort. I just want to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

My neck, obviously. After an itch attack.

You would think that the pain would deter me from scratching. I wish!! I know this post is quite negative but that's how I'm feeling and I'm sure others have felt the same way at some point. Why make TSW look easy when it most certainly is not?! It makes me so angry that these doctors prescribe these drugs blindly without acknowledging the potential danger they can cause. And to think that little kids are suffering through this same thing...I dont know what I'd do if I had to watch my baby go through this.

Okay, so I feel a little better after this rant! Who knew blogging could be therapeutic??


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  2. you poor thing! this looks so so sore. but you're doing so well. moisturiser withdrawal is definitely the best thing to do! stay strong and happy healing, there are so many of us here for you, i hope you're a member of the facebook groups or the forums for support? x

    1. I am not! When I click on the group on fb, it says its not there?! I joined itsan but have yet to go through the forum and post anything.

    2. wow .. we're same.. i thought im alone !!!