- Itchiness: Mild
- Flaking : Very mild
- Burning skin: Minimal
- Redness: Red
- Soreness : Minimal, tight skin.
- Weeping skin : Ankles, groin
- Mood : OK
What a roller-coaster ride!
On 19th Sept, I itched all over… and I tried everything. I took anti-histamine, did wet-wraps, drank Rooibos tea, variety of baths, still I itched….. I was so helpless I cried.
I scratched myself bad….. until my fingertips ached! Can you believe it!?
Itched died down next day then I became more sore than itchy. The the oozing came…. it got worse….. On 26th Sept I was feeling so painful, I bombarded a few blogs and Facebook groups saying this:
“Does Embracing pain in TSW mean:
When your skin is weeping but at joints and face but the rest of the body too dry and splitting open for Epsom salt bath……. u try heavy emollients, wet wraps n baths of all sorts then suffer insane itch from MTHFR gene mutation…. sore with wounds…….you take antihistamines that results in dry skin again…… helpless………….”
I cried again. Cause you feel so helpless. I was quite depressed.
Someone said she also felt the 1st depression came the 3.5 month mark… which is about 1.5 month from where I am now. She put it very well, saying that things do not get better until we hit rock-bottom.
I just don’t know if this is rock-bottom for me.
Just when I feel most hopeless…. today things got better for me.
Not much weeping, not much flaking, not much itching. Hurrah! But good times don’t last. Come evening, I was tight again………
It’s hard for me to take pictures properly because my hands are always oily, making the whole phone oily and the pictures come out blurry.