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4th October 2010

4 Oct

I’ve now got wordpress on my phone, so the updates should be more frequent but the typos could be worse!

I’ve just finished my period and whilst I was on, my hands were a little itchy. I have a couple of dry patches.

Also, it’s got colder. I’ve always found a change in season does tend to make my hands crack. I’m down to half doses on both of my sachets -am & pm. It would be good to get down to one sachet only – the evening one – so that my rash is still benefiting from it.

I’m still being pretty healthily too, exercise and good food. I’ve recently joined a gym with a pool and went tonight. We’ll see how my hand react.

Any tips, creams, ideas….do share.

23rd October 2009

23 Oct

Having just read Mark’s comment, I really feel for him. I know how much I suffer with my hands but to have it covering that much of your body must be terrible. As he said, lets hope my updates can offer some help.

Currently I am on Flucloxacillian capsules, I was told byt the doctor that my hands are infected and so that needs to clear up first. I’ve then been given a strong steriod cream to take for 5 days, but thats not to start until tomorrow. I think its due to a combination of the tablets and steroids. My hands do look a little better, I think its a combination of a few things. The infection clearing, my will power getting better and the colder weather. I’m trying very hard not to scratch but occasionally I do find myself rubbing my hands against my jeans or drying my hands that little bit of extra time for the pleasurable feel of the gentle scratching it provides. It is really naughty to do so, but sometimes you just need that satisfaction.

I do find that my desk at work gets covered in my skin. It’s pretty horrid and can be embarrassing if anyone sees – I’m always cleaning it multiple times a day. There isnt anything I can do though, it just flakes off. I’ve been using the Eucerin as my main mosituriser and I’ve been using less of it. Im worried that completely coating my hands everytime might not be the best thing. It does mean my hands get a little drier than I’d like, but it does seem to be that less is more with this stuff. Which is a bonus because these prescriptions really start to add up!

Im not drinking alcohol at the moment, due to the antibiotics I’m taking, so no more alcohol tests at the moment! I have been getting my other rash back though – ive had to take more clarytin than i’d like too recently, I can’t seem to work out what on earth the rash is or why I get it but when thats itching and my hands are itching I feel there is no peace, I feel like I’m always scratching or thinking about it most of the day. I’m sure it drives my boyfriend crazy.

I havent been feeling too great today, Im not sure if its being caused by the antibiotics – I just have a really bad stomach. I’m keeping my foods simple at the moment too. I dont think I have a food allergy, but after seeing the Chinese Doctor, I’m trying to keep the hots that cause my body to heat up to a minimum.

I’ll see how the steroid cream works and if there is no improvement I’ve been told I can see a specialists.

Update and more photos soon.

1st October 2009

1 Oct

Today I am super miserable. My hands are very sore and very itchy and nothing seems to be helping them. I woke up at 2am this morning, hot and very itchy so I tried really hard not to scratch (as they’re currently very sore and the skin is raw) so I smothered them in cream, put on the gloves, separated my hands….nothing would stop the itching. My other trick is to plunge them into cold water for a few minutes until my hands get so cold they almost feel numb, but this only lasted for a few minutes until the itching was back again. It is like some kind of lengthy torture…

I had to take picture on my iphone today, so they’re not that great but asĀ  you can see there is far more redness on the fingers. Today I am signing up to my company’s BUPA scheme so I can walk into the doctor and as to see a specialist.

Fingers crossed today goes well…