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 9, 2013 - DAY ZERO
After determining that my thyroid was not part of the problem (I have had a partial thyroidectomy and take thyroid medication daily) this is the day I vow to never use steroids again.