Tuesday, February 5, 2008
A living hell
My skin is a living hell. I know everyone has to deal with their personal problems, but in so doing we're all entitled to complain a little bit right? I don't know what is going on, but my skin over the past couple months especially has been really hard to live in. Winter? I have always had eczema, but I don't ever remember it being this bad. The last 3 nights I'm not sure if I've even slept. No rest makes for one grumpy girl. I took for granted the days that I could fall asleep the minute I laid down. Now I feel like I have insomnia. There are a number of things that make exzema flare up and all of them are things I dabble in- I have to LIVE! Let me list a few: amimal dander(pets), sweat (working out), hot water (baths, hot tubs), sun (summer), anything with fragrance (detergent, perfume), make-up, tight clothing, weather (season change), etc. I have gone to extremes to try and get it under control and I feel like the more things I try the worse it gets. Let me list a few things I've tried: Pretty much any lotion, cream, corticosteroids, ointment, (Marens suggestion) sleeping with socks on my hands, taking Benadryl, sleeping pills, using a humidifier, allergen barrier for my mattress, Ed got me an oatmeal bath last night...NOTHING WORKS!! I'm losing my sanity. I'll try anything! Please help! I won't even post a picture...it's not a pretty picture.