Not as red but the problem areas remain. Yesterday, I did try out some bentonite clay that I read about on a fellow blogger's page. She had great results in closing up some stubborn wounds using it just once but I wasn't so lucky. I'm going to keep using it though and see if it improves in time. I'm also really trying to eat better. I really want my skin to clear up for this wedding I'm going to in 6 weeks. I see my functional medicine doctor this week so hopefully she has some tricks up her sleeve. Will report back. Hang in there peeps.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Obviously because my period is coming, I'm flaring. I started taking Gabapentin again for nerve pain that I didn't even realize was nerve pain. My wrists have been hurting really badly and my husband recommended I try taking one to see if would work and it did. For those that don't know, Gabapentin in a nerve pain med given to many tsw patients. I'm also taking klonopin & ambien to sleep. Ambien alone doesn't work, nor does melatonin. Supposedly I have insomnaphobia so that's what the klonopin is for, to calm me down and allow the ambien to work. Even taking these, I still wake up a couple times a night. But at least I'm not terrified of the nighttime anymore. Still, I have to take 2 rounds of these pills because 1 dosage alone doesnt work. So I take them when Im ready for bed and if I still havent fallen asleep an hour later I take the other round. I hate that I have to take so many pills because I know they all have side effects. I just hope I'm not replacing one "addiction" with another. Looking back, I've had problems sleeping for almost 10 years and I wonder if it all had to do with the topical steroids ruining my adrenals and cortisol production. Anyway, back to the flare. It started 4 days ago. (Although I feel like my last flare never ended.) It was accompanied by lots of crying, itching, and extreme fatigue. It's so weird because today I feel fine. I mean, my skin's beat up but I had some energy to get things done which was great. 1st pic is 2 days ago and 2nd is today: