Joey's hand 8 weeks post steroids  

 

 

 

 

  • No pigment, either very red or white patches of skin
  • Hot, burning feeling often in the beginning withdrawal stages
  • Cigarette paper looking skin
  • Blotches of red, scaly skin (usually eczematous)
  • Chills
  • Fatty tissue lumps
  • Hot, sweaty feeling
  • Red patches spread in size and increments in parts or all over the body in the beginning to middle withdrawal stages
  • Skin cracks and bleeds
  • Swollen veins
  • Intense itching, especially at night and in the morning
  • "Tight" feeling of skin, especially upon movement
  • Frequent flares for week or months after stopping steroid creams/ointments
  • Chronic peeling and flaking
  • Dry eye syndrome or goopy eyes
  • Wierd pimples and acne-like breakouts at various times
  • Adrenal and hormone dysfunction, which includes your skin not producing moisture
  • Immune system oppressed
  • Depression
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    Rochelle 7 weeks post cessation