This post is way over due, but I wanted to make sure my skin was healing before I share how I am doing.
Because I have shared eczema updates before — mentioning it healed– just to have it come back.
And each time it came back, it was worse!! The end of 2014 was really rough. Each month my skin got worse and worse, spreading all over my body and even on my face.
I was getting scared. Frustrated. Confused. Sad.
I cried a lot. I would wake up in so much pain in the middle of night and could not go back to bed. My skin would be burning. I would scream into my pillow.
I had big open wounds…big ugly red patches. Burning itching skin…all the time!
My eczema started affecting my life. I wasn’t able to workout much for the whole year!! Which was extremely hard as I love it, and I am a personal trainer. I am very blessed to have some amazing clients that supported me all the way. I am very blessed to have a family that never gave up on me.
So how is my eczema doing?
Check out the video to see how my skin is doing and my thoughts on what helped.
As you saw in the video my skin is SOOO much better.
I still wake up having to pinch myself as a few weeks ago it was a completely different story.
I forgot what it was like to not been in pain. What it feels like to have soft skin. What it feels like not to FIGHT to not itch.
What changed ??
Unfortunately, it wasn’t one thing. It was a mix of everything.
As you see in the pictures my skin was pretty bad. All the doctors called it severe. But I am doing much better.
As I mentioned in the video I saw doctor after doctor, and most recently found a new treatment for my skin – light therapy (phototherapy) . It is the number one reason my skin doesn’t itch. Then diet, supplements and lotions are the reason my skin is healing. Also, I’ve been tackling candida, which is a whole post within itself.
I plan to do a lot of posts about exactly what I did, but remember we all have different reasons for getting eczema and our healing journeys will be different. I have read just about every article and blog post about healing it. I have bought 4 or so books on it, each with their own protocol and none of them worked for me.
I do believe diet is a big part, but also certain lifestyle changes are needed and changing your mindset. This was huge for me. It wasn’t until I stopped the negative thoughts and said more positive affirmations like below that I started to see improvements. They were small, but each day got better.
My skin is healing. I have beautiful skin. The red patches are healing. My skin is healing.
If you suffer from eczema or know of someone who does please share this with them. I too once thought I would never be healed, but here I am just about there!
I have a lot of posts coming every Friday sharing how I healed: from blood work to diet to supplements to products to lifestyle changes and more. And the book I mentioned in the video that I have been following the past month is – Digestive Health with Real Food by Aglaee Jacob, M.S., R.D. It is worth checking out if you have digestive and skin issues like me.
Thank you for letting me share my journey here. I hope my story inspires you to never give up. Keep fighting. Keep trying new things. Stay positive!
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