Monday, March 4, 2013

Going off cyclo :-(

Just a quick update. I added some more photos that i'm sure will be helpful for you to compare with your skin. Today is my last day of Cyclosporine. I'm pretty bummed about going off the medication because life has been close to normal while I was on it. My liver and kidney reading spiked a little on my last blood test so I figured it was time to come back to reality and get off the meds. Had I not been on them, I definitely would have had to take some time off work because I was getting NO sleep at night, and a couple of hours of shut eye during the day. I tried to taper down my dose over the last month or so, but we'll see what happens. I'm pretty scared, but I know having a bad attitude will not help me, so I got to try and stay positive. As I tapered down my face has been getting more red, i'm a lot more itchy, and the rashes are coming back. I'm only 8 months into tsw so I know I've got a long road ahead based off of my long use of steroids. I'll probably post another update in a few weeks. Wish me luck, and say a prayer for me if you don't mind. I going to need all the help I can get.