Career: 3rd year resident of Naturopathic Medicine
When did you cease using topical steroids: Dec 19 2016
What type did you use: Betamethasone valerate 0.1% on and off for 18ish years
What is your favorite product for comfort? A big fuzzy blanket, a hot cup of tea, and cannabis salve
What is the hardest thing to deal with during this condition? Acceptance. For a long time I couldn’t accept what was happening to me. I thought (being in Naturopathic medicine), I would be able to find a quick fix. Not the case. I can support my body where it needs help, but in the end, I have to let it do its thing.
What is the first thing you will do when healed? Hike up a mountain and get all kinds of sweaty.
Career: Grade 4 student
When did you cease using topical steroids: June 2016
What type did you use: Prednisone, elidel, hydrocortisone in different strengths
What is your favorite product for comfort? Only product I can handle is vaseline, love icecream to keep me cold because I’m hot all the time. Also love to hear music to calm me down.
What is the hardest thing to deal with during this condition? Not being able to have a good night sleep. I’m always tired.
What is the first thing you will do when healed? I am going to wear a bathing suit and go to the swimming pool.