19 Months

So 19 months off Protopic. I am happy to report that last flare only lasted maybe 3 weeks. It never got too bad. Below are some pictures from today.

Neck is still a little pink but the rash and itch are gone again.
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Arms have a couple little spots that I have been scratching a bit but they are better too.b

Palms, as you can see they are doing really well, but still a couple little tiny spots that are itchy. That circled area is where I am still getting a bit of the tiny blisters so it gets a bit itchy sometimes.
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Overall though things are still chugging along. Legs are still the same. I am not sure why they take so long to heal.

I have now gone three days without needing my sleeping pill to sleep! Yipee. I have been slowly weaning off since December. It feels great to not need it. I started taking it about one month into my withdrawal and have not gone a night without it since so this feels amazing!

I have been trying to get sun. I sat outside a couple weeks ago when it was about +12 celcius for about 30 minutes and I got sun burned! That was not a fun night haha but it felt great to be in the sun and I really feel like it helped me out in the long run. It got snowy and cold again after that so I could not get outside much, but last week started to warm up again. +16 on Friday so I sat outside for 15 minutes and it felt so good. I am going to keep trying to get in the sun as much as possible.

I was worried that I was out of the blue getting eczema on the bottoms of my feet, which I have not had any of my entire withdrawal, but I am happy to say I think I was wrong. I am pretty sure my feet were really itchy one day because it had snowed and I stupidly wore holy shoes, and so my feet were wet for quite a while. Not my brightest moment. So my feet have been good since.

Well, not much else to report right now. I hope you are all doing well.

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560 Days / 18.5 Months Protopic Withdrawal

Well I guess it was too good to be true? Lol I am flaring a bit. And I mean a bit. I hate to even post this cause really it is nothing compared to what I have experienced in the past but I want to keep everyone updated on what’s going on.

I kept hoping it would go away but it has been a week or so now. It is only my chest, lower arms, and a teensy bit my hands.

My hands are barley flaring. Only a couple tiny blisters, compared to the fact that I had none the last few months, but no cracks or anything.

Below are pictures of my neck and arm.

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No ooze, very little pain on my chest. I can still turn my head good. It was burning a teensy bit this morning on my drive to work but it was very mild. I think some nerve pain, but again very mild, almost not noticeable. It is only a bit itchy at night, but I scratch for maybe 10 minutes and it is not the deep itch from before. I think I scratch it through the night while I am sleeping more though. It is hard to control that. Pretty sure it is because I get too hot.

Other than that though I feel great. Still sleeping great, a ton of energy. My skin still holds moisture completely fine. Plus I am also getting pimples. lol

I really hope it does not get worse. I am trying not to stress about it and just trust God. 🙂