I finally had C take some pictures of me.  Pictures on the right are from me today.  Haven’t taken a shower in over 24 hours, no vaseline, just a little bit of The Home Apothecary Lemongrass balm on my arms.

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This wrist picture is from about one year ago, so about 12 months into withdrawal. I used a ton of steroids on my wrists. As you can see, all of those cracks and cuts have healed right up

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Here is my hand.. 4 months v. today. Wow.

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This back picture is from 6 months into withdrawal. My back, which was one of the WORST places on my body, is pretty much clear. I don’t use any moisturizer on it.

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My chest.. man that thing oozed, scaled, and itched so bad. Still have a few little very small eczemateous areas on the sides of my chest. But overall, doing MUCH MUCH MUCH better. Doesn’t even bother me.

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Outer arms are doing much better. A few eczemateous spots around my wrists, but nothing I can’t handle. Still looks better than when I was using super potent topical steroids.

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This is the infamous red sleeve at about 2 months. I remember that this is one of the first really bad days I had in withdrawal. My inner arms aren’t perfect. I still have a few spots that itch. Looks a lot like my “original eczema” and I wonder if this is just that.

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I was lucky enough (ha ha) to have a red sleeve on my feet! This is at about 3 months, before it spread to my toes. My feet are completely normal!

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The picture on the left is from when my legs were oozing and crusting over. You can see how swollen and crusty they are here. This was about 2-3 months into withdrawal. My lower legs get dry after swimming in the ocean, but otherwise, are completely normal!