Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2 day mini-flare

Well the mini-flare struck again...coming and going over a 2 day period of time.  It consisted of itching for 10-15 minute stretches about every 6-8 hours and rotating between the  right side of my neck and the back of neck and 2 areas on my left forearm.  No oozing, redness, swelling, or pain. Just itching and re-opening of sores and creating scratch marks.  Two mornings in a row I woke up at 6 am to the intense itching but was able to get back to sleep within 30 minutes.   It seemed to last longer than recent mini-flares in the past few months but was no way a nuisance.  It was a minor blip is all and I think I know why it stayed for 2 days....it seemed to correlate with some really intense pelvic pain I had the other night that lasted for a few hours... a pain I know well which is associated with ovarian cysts.  I haven't had one in over 2 years, but knew exactly what it was!

Today...all seems well again.  No itching....just waiting now for the damage to heal.  I am very thankful it did not affect my hands or face....my hands are looking so good now!!!  I will try to take pictures tonight or tomorrow....life is pretty busy right now with all the packing! But wanted to keep my readers up to date even on the little things.  :)


  1. Do you think the mini flares are associated with hormones then? Glad you're feeling better now! xxx

  2. For me, the last 3-4 months I have had clear association with mini-flares and hormones. My previous flare was 2 weeks prior...just prior to that time of the month. I had mini-flares just prior to each menses that were slightly worse than other mini-flares. When I was a teenager and using mild TS, I had flares with each menses as well. So it seems I have returned to that pattern. Now that my cyst has shrunk, my skin is no longer flaring and is in the healing stage. It will be interesting to see how the next few months play out.

  3. Its interesting, aren't steroids a type of hormone?

    1. Anabolic steroids are....the ones guys take to get bigger muscles. Steroid creams like we are prescribed are corticosteroids....the same hormone produced by the adrenals....so they are hormones in a sense just different from the anabolic steroids. Essentially all hormones affect each other.