When I first began researching Topical Steroid withdrawal I was heartbroken, scared, and uncertain of the journey that lay before me. I was so grateful to all the people who shared their own journey with helpful advice and tips, I wanted to do the same for others. Below are a few things that helped me through my first year of topical steroid withdrawal (TSW).
I am, currently, on year two of this journey, if you would like to read about the first 18 weeks and see the pictures of the first year you can read the post: Topical Steroid Withdrawal: The First Year.
The first thing I did was research for hours on YouTube. Here is a list of the channels that helped get me by. I also wanted to take a moment to say thank you to each creator, both on this list and to those who are sharing their journeys in hopes of helping others through this challenging period of their life.
YouTube is my go-to for learning just about anything. I am certain there are more and more people speaking up and out on TSW. These were just the first group of people I came across. I am highly thankful for these channels.
Another thing that helped get me through the first year of Topical Steroid Withdrawal was books. I am a lover of books, a good thing because I spent hours and hours of reading. Applying what I learned and taking away things that did not help me in any way.
The books below are great to help with eczema and TSW. I learned so much helpful information and was able to pinpoint certain things that were causing me to have bad flare-ups. I still have a long way to go, but it’s getting better bit by bit.
Things that Helped
Additionally, I found a few things that helped alleviate the pain and itchiness. Though everyone is different and if you are going through topical steroid withdrawal these may or may not work for you. Make sure to listen to your doctor before anything, especially reading about things on the internet.
These were the first channels, books, and things I tried when I first started going through TSW. This is a long drawn out and painful process, if you are going through this I wanted to say I am so sorry you are having to experience this pain, not just physical but emotional and mental too. Keep pushing through, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you to all who took the time out of their day to read this post. If you have any helpful advice or suggestions comment below.