Sunday, February 28, 2016

Ingrown nails and Hairloss

As I lowered my steroid doses or when I was going though Topical Steroid Withdrawal I would lose my hair and get bad ingrown nails.At one point almost all my toes had ingrown nails. On each side, that's like 18ish... So even now, as I get ingrown nails I take it as a warning.

I mentioned this to my dermatologist and she took some blood to make sure there wasn't anything wrong with my thyroid. Surprise! There wasn't, I was however extremely deficient in vitamin D, so I'll be taking some high doses of Vitamin D for a few weeks, I'll try to get out into the sun more and increase my food intake that has that vitamin. I'm not a big fan of fish but I'm trying to eat more.

Oh by the way! That boil that popped up, (no pun intend) it was in fact MRSA again. So I'm on antibiotics to hopefully squish that before it becomes a problem. Here I am after 2 weeks of 50,000mg of vitamin D and a week or so of the antibiotics, I swear they're magic.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

At least some days are better than others

Here I am on the 11th...

And here I am on the 13th. Still bad, but I'm grateful for days like this. I don't look like a monster. I'm still using the lotion mix that I was prescribed by Dr. Aron to keep my skin at bay but I feel like it's working less and less. That's steroids for ya...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Well I didn't expect it to get better....

But I certainly didn't expect for a boil thing to pop up. Looks like it's time to call for another Dermatology appointment....

And I'm back to using band-aid on my fingers. They just get so itchy!

Monday, February 1, 2016