Before I start with this post I would just like to point out that I am typing this via my iPhone, so I apologise in advance for speling mistakes etc. That one was deliberate!
Well, as the title of this post suggests, I have been majorly upsetting my skin. If you have read my previous posts you will know that I have set a withdrawal date from the bastard Betnovate cream for the 1st July, not long now! I have been tapering down the cream in preparation for the withdrawal, but as a few of you have pointed out it will not make much difference as i need complete withdrawal from the creams for the healing process to begin. Armed with this knowledge have decided to experiment to see the effects of tapering the roids has on my skin, and in a word it has reacted angrily!
I appear to be having mini flares, which I can tolerate, even in the hot weather. I have been sweating whilst playing football with my son, and still the rash is bearable. But, the spots that appear after each flare are becoming bigger and bigger!
These spots are getting so so big that I am beginning to wonder if they are turning into boils! They start to appear as pimples, mainly around the hair follicles and gradually grow until the pressure and heat from them become too much, and the strange thing is that they only appear on my legs.
I am writing this tonight as there is one particular headless spot/boil that is throbbing so hard it is keeping me awake, and I can sleep for England!
I don't try to break them as I don't want to cause a possible infection, however a few of them have split or burst on their own and the relief is unbelievable, it's instant!
The one thing that I have noticed with the few that have done this is that the fluid inside ( sorry for graphic detail here ) is clear and sticky, no yellow as with pustules.
So I have been wondering if these spots/boils are a form of ooze that others get whilst in full withrawal? It is all very strange how this has all happened since tapering off the roids. Perhaps someone out there can throw some light on the subject?
Well that's me for now, I'm going to try and get some sleep now, try!!
Hope this has all made sense and reads ok, as I am not too good at getting my points across where writing is concerned.
Love, light and peace,