Why Write This Blog
I felt compelled to share my story of how I stopped using topical steroids because I would like to help other people who may be going through the same thing. If I can give hope to someone who is at the beginning of their journey and reassure them that their skin will heal and that they can move forward and get their life back on track, then it has been worthwhile. If my blog helps just one person, I will be happy. The blog that I read at the beginning of my withdrawal gave me strength, hope and something to hold on to in my darkest hours.
I realise that my story is as much about depression as it is about steroid withdrawal. I believe that both are linked to each other and that is why I needed to share and explore each factor that contributed to my condition. I hope that I will not offend anyone with my candor.
I feel passionately about this as I have lived through it entirely. It consumed me and I never thought that the lost girl would find her way home. The light shines brightly however and I am now loving my life. Please do not give up hope, please keep pushing forward. The road will be a rocky one, this is true - but there really is a pot of gold waiting for you on the other side so hold on to the vision that you will be where I am in a few months time.
With my love and encouragement - Holly x.