I don't write 2 posts in one day, but this is deserving. I just completed my last post and was re-reading it. Something dawned on me!! I had to go back to the calendar and sure enough I am entering month 5, not month 4!! I do not know how I have been counting wrong, but apparently my brain is still not working at top level! Not sure if I am happy about this or saddened - thinking I would be getting a break sometime around month 4 and now that it has past and I am still in a near constant flare, well I am a bit depressed the more I think about it. I was hoping I went through a near withdrawal 7 years ago when I went from using prescription creams to occasional over the counter hydrocortisone (mixed in with other creams). I had a terrible 2-3 years. I then had a good few years but went back to using more and more of the hydrocortisone. I was hoping my withdrawal wouldn't have been so bad considering I thought I had withdrawn from the higher strengths, but oh well. It may be I am in for a long haul here. I have read some people go more than a year with no break at all. I have also come across a lot of people who get a break around month 4. So I was hoping....not to say I can't get a break in month 5 or 6 or 7. But with 30+ years of use, my withdrawal is not going to be on the lighter side.
With all that said, I am happy to know I have made it 4 months through this horid thing! I am 1/3 of the way done with a year! My goal is to be able to enjoy next summer!!! This summer is out for sure! I get attacked by bugs the instant I step outside - maybe the ooze attracts them? Either way, I already knew this summer was going to be a dud, so no disappointment there! I just hope I can kick up to 2 days a week of work by month 6.