Hi: I am a 69 year old female. I had clear freckled skin all my life and have never had a rash on my face. About four months ago, a small spot showed up on the left side of my chin and continued to get bigger. I went to my doctor and he said I had impetigo and put me Fudicin H cream. It did not work and made it worse. He finally sent me to a dermatologist who diagnosed me with perioral dermatitis and prescribed doxicyclin (to be taken for three months) and an antibiotic cream (which I found out is used for rosacea). It seemed to work but then I had side effects from the antibiotic (blurred vision, etc.) I was told to stop taking it and he put me on trimethoprim but had a severe reaction to that!! (racing heart rate and very sore throat). Very frustrated as new little bumps just pop up and now around my eyes :( I have just started using Apple Cider vinegar on these new ones and I'm still using the antibiotic cream that was prescribed. Will it ever go away?
The doctor had me on steroids for Crohn's disease end I have all kinds of ailments which turns out is allergic reaction to prednisone. I can hardly walk on my feet they hurt so bad, my face is swollen oh, I've had the shakes a sore throat and a drippy nose. I'm wondering how to make these ailments go away faster. Thank you.
Thanks, Bill. I'll read through that link. Brent
I've been battling ulcerative colitis for a number of years. Six months ago I began a regimen of low dose prednisone which really helped. My doctor and I have decided to pursue treatment with the immuno-suppressant, Imuran, and I am now in a position where I am beginning to wean myself off prednisone.
I am aware of the need to step down slowly but there are still unpleasant side effects and I am wondering if any of you have found any supplements that help in easing some of these issues in this specific situation. The main problems I am seeing are joint pain and fatigue. So far OTC pain relievers help but I am limited to acetaminophen since NSAIDs and ulcerative colitis don't mix due to intestinal irritation.
As I understand it, these problems come to light with prednisone as the drug itself basically takes over the body's own production of cortisol. Until the body can begin to produce its own cortisol I get to experience the symptoms of this very specific type of adrenal fatigue.
Hi Brent...You can wean yourself off prednisone by supplementing molybdenum, pantethine and pantathenic acid(vitamin B5) which will give you the same benefits as prednisone without its dangerous side-effects. Here are some extracts from the research:
Candida, according to antibody studies done at the Atkins Center, is involved in more than 80 percent of all cases of Crohn's and Colitis.
And for autoimmune problems, Dr. Atkins states,
" For all conditions that a doctor might prescribe prednisone --allergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases, pantethine can be safely, effectively substituted. I routinely use it for all of those conditions on hundreds of my patients, and it's valuable in weaning them off steroidal drugs, or certainly in allowing a lower dose...."
By upping body levels of a body enzyme, pantethine counteracts brain fog, certain allergic sensitivities, and some consequences of alcoholism. (And here it is --) ... In people with candidiasis, the enzyme fights off a toxic byproduct called acetaldehyde, which is thought to cause brain fog, often-suffered but rarely diagnosed.... Acetaldehyde also is suspected of being responsible for some symptoms of alcoholism, including alcoholic heart muscle disease. The pantethine-stimulated enzyme also detoxifies formaldehyde, an all too frequent offender for chemically sensitive individuals."
In summary, Dr. Atkins is saying that Pantethine, without toxic consequences, can reduce cholesterol, counteract oxidation, stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria, and fight allergies, inflammation, autoimmune disruptions, and alcoholism.
In case you wondered, Dr. Cooter and Dr. Schmtt suggest 300 micrograms of Molybdenum in three divided doses per day, and further suggests staying on it for at least 4 months.. Dr. Atkins suggests 450 to 900 miligrams daily of Pantethine with an equal amount of Pantethenic Acid.
I would also urge you to read all the research thoroughly from the link.
Please also take note from the above research link that 80% of people with Crohn's and Colitis will have serious candida issues as well. So if you do have candida then your problems will be compounded and you will have to cure that as well. See Candida cures in the Ailments section of EC.
You should be able to easily purchase Pantethine, Pantethenic Acid and Molybdenum at any health store or from internet vendors.
Last December I had a radioactive tracer injection (TecheScan) prior to a bone scan. I have been extremely unwell ever since. I have been told repeatedly there are no side effects to this medication and therefor my health problems must be caused by something else. I have looked up the (rare) side effects of this injection, I have many of them. The quality of my life is nil. I am getting gradually worse. I am now unable to eat. I am 68. Has anyone else had a problem with this medication. Any suggestions will be gratefully received. Jill
(North York, On, Canada)
I am really hoping someone can offer some help. I had written in a while ago before starting to taper off my Paxil- I was at 20 mg and over a month ago cut it down to 10 mg. I recently within the last week went to 5 mg daily- but I've been having horrible withdrawal. I am constantly dizzy, cannot ride in a car without horrible dizziness/nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and just feeling generally weird and spacey. It took me a while to adjust to the first drop- but for some reason this time seems harder. Any advice would be helpful- part of me wants to go cold turkey at this point bc I'm afraid that going from 5 mg to nothing will be another round of withdrawal since I already feel awful now- maybe it's best to get it over with. I've been off work sick, but am going to have to go in tomorrow- hoping I can handle it. I am really hoping someone can help me. And to those that are considering going on any type of SSRI- take my advice- know that you are likely to have withdrawal which can be extremely debilitating and unpleasant if you ever stop the medicine. I for one am determined to get off of it- but I fear what damage I may have already done from taking it so long- I hope the long-term effects are reversible. NO one at any point EVER warned me about withdrawal- I had to find it out on my own the first time I had to go off my SSRI and I felt horrible and did my own research and finally put the dots together. It was not the ideal way to find out, that's for sure. Thanks for your help!
I really want to get off my SSRI medication once and for all. I have in the past done it and the withdrawal was horrible: nausea, dizziness, the "zaps", you name it, I had pretty much all the symptoms. I was wondering if anyone knows of any remedies to help as I taper off. I have started taking 5-htp and it helps improve my mood and seems to help me focus and sleep easier. Other than tapering slowly, what else can I do? Thanks in advance, I greatly appreciate any help!
Stomach issues while on medication. Hey everyone, So unfortunately I have to take a medication that is driving my stomach mad. I feel so sick and my stomach is so upset. Unfortunately stopping the medication is not an option. The doctor gave me carafate to take but I really don't like medications and don't want to add another. Besides the carafate isn't helping. I make sure to take the irritating medicine on a full stomach and I eat very healthy. I take a probiotic with every meal. I find myself chewing mint gum all day to help the nausea and upset hurt tummy. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would greatly appreciate any feedback you guys may have. I'm at my wits end. Thanks
Ginger might help.
Having a near fatal reaction to the sulfur drug this last winter, I am reading all labels. I find out my shampoo and conditioner all have this sulfur in them. I have natural curly hair and need help finding something out there that does not have any sulfur in them. Please can someone help? Janey
Synthroid and anxiety
Has anyone experienced anxiety with Synthroid? I recently changed from Armour thryoid to Synthroid and now seem to have constant anxiety. Anyone else?
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Hello, has anyone of you experienced ulcers and skin infections after using topical corticosteroids?
My best friend had a terrible infection and let it go to long before seeing a doctor. When he finally went the doctor he only gave him and antibiotic and vicodin. He started acting almost insane so we took him to E.R. He was on the verge of death the doctor should have called the ambulance is what E.R. said!
When I told the hospital how much pain he was in they gave him more vicodin for the tremendous pain. He became even worse mentally. They finally gave him emergency surgery and he got well quickly except he seems to have lost a lot of memory since then. Is there anything he can do to get rid of what the vicodin did to him? He has always been very sharp.
Thank you in advance.
(Bellvue, Colorado, Usa)
What will I go through and for how long?
I've been taking vicodin and methadone for about a year. I've gone through some dry spells but not like this. I have some medical issues but I have crappy insurance so I don't get the help I need. I self medicate when I can but now I am getting a job that UA's so I'll have to stop and just stay in pain until I get better insurance. I took quite a bit daily-about 4 10mg vicodins and like 2 methadones -do not know the mg for that. My question is how long will I have withdraws and what kind? I know there is no set for sure answer but I'd like something to go off of. I've been sweating horribly but that's it, I don't feel horrible. I've gone through stopping before but not like this. It's worse. Can you give any recommendations to help the sweating go away?