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    How I escape corticoid dependence
    thanhkiev posted:
    I'm 40 and live in Vietnam. My post is to share about how I could avoid using Medrol after long time dependence on it, and ask advice to what I need to do next, because some scratches remain.

    I have eczema from 8 until 16, when I moved to Ukraine. It came back again when I returned to Vietnam in 2008. (I thought it could be weather allergy, but after living 3 months in San Diego - I didn't find the same effects like when I lived in Ukraine)

    It became severe in 2011, then doctor prescribe me 16mg medrol tablets (2 tablet/day), down to 1 tablet/day after 5 days. But after that, I cannot avoid using medrol for next 5 years.

    After several tries, I reduced using medrol to one 4mg medrol tablet/day - then for a week, and now I didn't use it for 15 days and feel well, however some scratch and itchy remained.

    To reach this condition, I take per day: 1 tablet of 10mg Zyrtec, 3 tablets of Adus (each contains 50mg Ursodesoxycholic acid, Thiamine monotrate 10mg, Riboflavin 5mg), 9 tablets of Ca-gai-leo (extracts from Solanum Trilobatum) and Dermovat ointment. I took bath with cool water and ocean salt for 20 min everyday - I feel better after bath.

    I made blood test, that show me having allergy on cats (but indeed, I feel comfort with cats). In practice, I saw allergic symptoms intense after consuming excessive alcohol, but it's okay with a little of wine or beer.

    Even though, eczema symptoms remained - now it on fingers (previously on hands and legs), and some small in hands and legs. I'd like to ask if I could using the same tablets described above for a long time just to keep my skin disease not to intensify, or I could take another treatment to depressed all symptoms.

    Thank you a lot./

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