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I tried the 1,000ml water limit and failed :(

So with this NMT protocol, not only do you limit moisture externally (no bathing, creams, oils etc) but you also limit moisture internally as well (low water intake). The target is supposed to be 1,000ml per day. At first I thought this was just water, but in the support groups I had a discussion with […]

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Day 15: Worked out and didn’t sweat!

I did a workout today. I felt like I really needed a good sweat out, and if I did that I could “cheat” with a very quick shower afterwards. When I was a teenager and my eczema was super bad, I would always go for a really long run and sweat my face off. I […]

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Day 14: Two weeks in

Day 14 now, so officially two weeks of no steroid creams. Here’s how this has broken down: Day 1: Not sure what’s happening.Day 7: Figure out it’s TSW.Day 7 – 11: Five days of fasting (water only). Kind of doing NMT (no moisturizer no showers).Day 12: Starting eating again. Still kind of doing NMT (everything […]

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Day 14: Chicken Gizzards!

Trying to eat a good range of organ meats to get my protein and nutrients in. Today is pan fried chicken gizzards in ghee and garlic. Pretty good 🙂

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Day 10: I shaved my head and took a shower

A couple of days ago I shaved my head and I must say…it feels SO MUCH BETTER. It’s almost like I hacked myself an extra 20% towards recovery. My scalp is drier and less itchy. My neck feels less irritated. My forehead is much less irritated (and it’s my biggest problem area). Most of all, […]

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Do you have a dehumidifier?

Since I’m going ALL IN on this NMT thing, I wanted to get as much moisture out of my living space as possible. I moved a dehumidifier from the lounge into my bedroom, and it was pretty shocking. The dehumidifier showed my room at around 80% humidity. I put it on full blast, and within […]

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Day 9: I went to the doctor

I went to the dermatologist today. Showed him my body. He said “that’s some pretty serious eczema”. Then he asked me a few questions, and this was his diagnosis (and reasons): Could not be TSW, because I do not use steroids enough so it wouldn’t be this severe. I told him I use steroid creams […]

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Day 8: Progress I think?

I have just woken up from a long evening nap, about 4-5 hours. One thing I noticed immediately was how good my skin felt after a good sleep. I didn’t look at it, but I just lay there under the covers, trying to focus on the feeling coming from my skin. I wasn’t itching at […]

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My initial treatment plan for TSW

After reading through all the Facebook groups, ITSAN, and different commentary on Dr Rapaport and Dr Sato, I have decided to start with the following treatment plan: Cold turkey – no more steroids at all. NMT. This treatment plan looks to have the best evidence of fast recovery. Diet. I’m going to be alternating between […]

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Day 7: I’m going through TSW.

I’m convinced that this is now TSW. In fact I’m sure that I’ve gone through the initial stages of this many times before. I’ve been using steroid creams since I can remember. I was diganosed with eczema when I was around 3 or 4, and have been using Hydrocortisone, Elocon and Dermovate on all parts […]