I am a 60-ish married engineer that has dealt with moderate eczema my entire life, primarily through the use of topical steroids. In early 2012 things started going wrong, and this blog is a personal diary of my journey through Topical Steroid Withdrawal, also known as Red Skin Syndrome, Topical Steroid Addiction, or Steroid Induced Eczema. I have been completely free from all steroids since July 9, 2013. Please see www.itsan.org for more info and feel free to post here!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
July 1, 2012 - The First Sign
After several months of unusual itching and eczema flares, this was the first sign that something was wrong. I run across "Zyrtec Withdrawal" on the internet and am convinced this is what I am going through.