Supplements To Help Calm Topical Steroid Withdrawal Symptoms
Okay so here is the deal. I am TIRED of these crazy and sometimes debilitating symptoms! I was hoping so bad that they would just ease up at a quicker pace but to no avail, then finally….finally one of my fellow TSW Warriors who is a Nurse
The supplements have not cured my TSW. I started the supplements on October 2nd, 2014 and saw drastic improvement starting on Oct. 10th. I had a few instances of oozing after that associated with me skipping some doses and a few days altogether. Since being strict on taking the supplements I have yet to ooze or have any swelling at all. I am back in a semi-flare….my skin is agitated, itchy, and breaking open. But compared to my previous flare, this is nothing. I barely have any pain and the redness is limited to the opened areas. This may all be coincidence, but it may also be helping. Here is what I take and how it helps:
MSM powder (3-5 grams twice a day). I take the higher 5 gram dose twice a day as that keeps my redness at a minimum and I experience no oozing or swelling on this dose. MSM helps the body to naturally reduce inflammation.
NAC (600 mg twice a day). This is used essentially for liver cleansing and is a strong anti-oxidant.
5-MTHF with Active B12 (1 mg once a day). This is the active form of folic acid and is essential for DNA and rNA structure. Many people have difficulty converting folic acid into its active form. This is the foundation of my theory that the rNA of our skin cells have been drastically altered by the TS. If the rNA was not altered we would have all new skin in 30-60 days. But instead we shed skin like crazy and for months (or years) our bodies struggle to get the skin to reproduce normal cells. During TSW I believe we are just actively reproducing unhealthy cells because our rNA is so messed up.
Liposomal Glutathione (1 softgel per day). This is a strong anti-oxidant that our bodies use to “clean house”. It helps clean out toxins. We have this already in our diets but not enough when we are going through an active detoxification like TSW. The version I use is patented and I really do not understand the whole process and how this specific formula works, but this is what was recommended to me. This is the one supplement that costs the most. ($60 for 60 softgels – lasting 2 months).
EXTRA: Vitamin D3 (2500) & a Liquid Multi-Vitamin