We tried TSW for 9 months. My son was about 9 months old when we started and I came back to steroids when he was 18 months old (after 9 months of TSW). We started with Dr Aron when he was about 22 months of age. From our experience, I would say to go with Dr Aron before trying out TSW or immunosuppressants. There is nothing to lose in this approach. I doubt that everyone that is undergoing TSW actually had TSA. My son is no longer suffering. He enjoys playing and living life just like other children. I don’t have to stop his play to put creams on, I don’t have to carry cool ice packs for itchy monster attack, I don’t wake up to see bloody face and clothes. All I see is my sweet boy full of smiles after a restful sleep. I don’t remember anything milestone wise from his first year. I will forever miss them now. If only I had come across Dr Aron before TSW, our lives would have taken a different course!
Effects of steroid withdrawal are known to emulate and kick start many other medical complications as well. Weakness, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea (further resulting in liquid and electrolyte complications), as well as abdominal pain are some of the most common effects that steroid withdrawal is often associated with. Constant decrease in blood pressure which simultaneously causes a person to faint or causes fits and dizziness are other complications the steroid use can cause.
Blood sugar levels are known to have dropped in many people who consume steroids. In women, menstrual changes have been reported widely. Muscle and joint pains, fever, changes in mentality, as well as elevation in calcium levels have been reported in some cases. Gastrointestinal contractions decrease dramatically which may ultimately lead to the swelling of the intestine .
hi, I’ve just started this TSW a couple of days ago and my face is really sore and flaky. its a lot like your pictures so you can understand what im talking about. iive on been diagnosed with eczema like 11 months ago and i’ve been on steroids for about 9 months for my face and they only temporarily hide the issue. I’ve felt like this is actually pointless ( the TSW) but seeing your pictures and telling your story has motivated me to carry on. so I just want to say thank you for letting me know what to expect and reminding me to stay strong, cuz believe me this s*** aint easy! 🙂