Today I updated my TSW study page with new pictures of the supplements I am now taking. You have to scroll towards the bottom of the page to get the update. A few things have changed due to my never ending research. But for now this is where I am at: http://stoppingtopicalsteroids.blogspot.com/p/tsw-study-page.html
I was supposed to work today....not happening! Hubby and I changed shifts so I will still work full time this week and not lose hours, but seriously there is no way I was able to work today and it had very little to do with my hands! I ended up getting my period last night...an hour before I had mad crazy itching. It happened to correspond with eating so initially I thought that was the culprit. But unfortunately I had a series of itch attacks all night probably from my hormones - happens every single month! My itching starts intensifying during the PMS period, then when the period begins, I get insane itching for a day or 2, then I get a very calm period lasting quite a few days.
I'm not sure if I should classify this as a flare given there is no oozing or swelling. But the itching has caused me to rip open all old scabs. And the itching is insane! I was up every 1-2 hours with an itch attack. This morning they have abated...no itch attack since 6 am...that's 5 hours of no more itching, so I think it is over. But being up most of the night has exhausted me....working a 12 hour shift seems too overwhelming right now. My hubby just offered to work for me...I didn't even have to ask - it was quite clear I could barely keep my eyes open.
I have noticed that for the last month or so my sores are not healing well. They seem to be taking longer to close up. One major thing I stopped was the glutathione. Hubby noticed this as well and encouraged me to start back on it. I hate taking any pill or supplement, so I have been trying to reduce my intake of them. The glutathione is something the body makes on its own when it has the proper active B's. So I thought I could stop the glutathione since increasing my active B's. But glutathione is responsible for cleansing and repairing cells. So I think given the severity of my gene mutation, I may still not be producing enough of my own glutathione given how damaged my whole body must be. I started back on the glutathione this morning - a few weeks time and I will re-evaluate the condition of my sores.