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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4 thoughts on “19 Months

  1. Hi! Great to see your doing oke πŸ™‚ How r your legs any better? I’m now in month 15 and they still itch the entire night ugh, How about yours?

    • Hi Maarten, Hope your doing okay. My legs are slowly healing still, but they are looking better. Its mostly just scars that will need time to fade. I really do not itch at all to be honest, and if I do it is nothing like it used to be. I am pretty sure I started getting better around month 15, so I hope it is the same for you. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Maarten! I used Zopiclone and it seemed to work for me most of the time. I weaned myself off of it last year. Also sleepy time tea seemed to help a bit too. But honestly there was some days nothing I took would help me sleep.

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