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The Key Tips Of NMT For Babies And Children


 

Today, let me introduce about NMT (No Moisturizing Treatment) from the NMT doctors’ lecture meeting last month in Kobe Japan.   You can get valuable knowledge about ooze, protein, etc…especially for babies/children.

**Before I report information from the NMT “super doctors”, I get approval from them.  On this site, I am their spokesperson, so I have to be precise in sharing the treatment.  Otherwise, it will not be No Moisturizing Treatment.

 
Ooze contains valuable protein.  When the baby is oozing, so much protein is lost from their skin.
 

 

Dr. Kenji Sato, the super doctor who advocated NMT, believes there is a big difference in the amount of lost protein between children and adults.

He demonstrated this difference in a scientific chart using the comparison of the dice numbers with human bodies.

 
For example, see the below chart from the information provided by Dr. Sato. 
To help us understand, we can do the comparison with dice. 
 
 
 
To explain the chart:  
1 cm dice‘s Surface Area can be 6 and Cubic Volume is 1.  Its Surface Area/volume can be 6 : 1.
3 cm dice‘s Surface Area can be 54 and Cubic Volume is 27.  Its Surface Area/volume can be 2 : 1
 
 
This shows, in the case of children, oozing Surface Area can be MUCH bigger than adults.  That means, when babies ooze, they lose much more protein than adults.  It’s a VERY big difference and we have to take it seriously.
 
Therefore, to be healed and to avoid being severe, they need much more protein.  Breast milk is not enough to provide sufficient protein and nutrition in case they have severe symptoms.  It is actually dangerous when the albumin levels become low for a baby as this can result in hypoalbuminemia.
 
 
 
 
NMT super pediatrician Dr. Mitsuko Satou explains that when a baby is 6 months old, it is too late to start baby food for Atopic Dermatitis babies
(**Skin’s healing process is the same with TSW but I do literal translation from doctors’ provided information and she mentioned about AD this time.)

 

In terms of Nutrition: Formula milk and breast milk have a lot of water and less protein.  (Formula milk contains much more protein than breast milk.) To heal skin‘, they need more protein

In terms of Allergy: If babies start baby food earlier, there is higher possibility of avoiding the development of an allergy.

 

***NMT leading Dr. Mitsuko Satou is the Japanese pediatrician who specializes in working with babies and young children.  As a dedicated doctor of NMT, she works tirelessly to heal the children. 

 

At her lecture meeting, she says that severe Atopic Dermatitis children/babies lose A LOT OF protein and fat from the surface of skin.

Babies in such condition cry and scratch hard so mothers tend to breastfeed or co-sleep with them.  Due to the repetition of such actions, mothers cannot make enough breast milk.  At the same time, if these babies don’t eat baby food, their weight will stay flat or go down.

 

If babies lost weight…..

Due to anhydration, disturbance in electrolyte balance happens.  (Na: decrease / K: increase)

Due to insufficient protein, it may cause hypoalbuminemia.  If the protein level turned to be under 2 grams, it can be severe edema.

To avoid such a severe case, parents have to consider this VERY seriously
(**This is one of reasons that I highly recommend to get Doctors’ supervision all the time.)

 

 

Because of this corroborating evidence and her close to 50 years of experience as a pediatrician healing AD children/babies with both TSW and NMT, she highly recommends starting baby food earlier than usual as I mentioned above.  Her suggestion is supported by solid evidence.

 

This is important because I hear concerns about food allergy from parents when I explain about balanced diet.

Dr. Mitsuko Satou explains about it too.

 

  1. Food allergy is totally unrelated with Atopic Dermatitis
  2. Even if children got allergic reaction with the blood exam, it is different story if they get reaction when they actually eat the food.
  3. There is an evidence from the challenge test at the department of pediatrics in Kindai university hospital in Osaka Japan.  80 % of patients doesn’t show allergic reaction.
  4. Even if children have Percutaneous sensitization, if they can eat, there’s no problem.

 

Dr. Mitsuko Satou provides further evidence that it is better to start baby food earlier

 

  1. In Israel, 80 % children eat peanuts by 1 yr old.  In UK, 20%.  Peanuts allergy happens 0.1 % in Israel and 1.85 % in UK.
  2. Results of the test from 640 babies who have Atopic Dermatitis or egg allergy:    Peanuts allergy happened as follows:

 

 

Since there are readers who request evidence of NMT, I translated some of them above doing my best as one of TSW experiencers.

 

Although it is important for parents to understand evidence, I believe it would be wise to listen to NMT doctors’ voices and benefit from their vast experience of healing babies as quickly as possible.  In NMT, doctors provide the information at conferences to interested parents, dermatologists and other health workers without compensationThey have full love for their patients and want to help other sufferers.

It is important to understand that although the process looks easy, it is actually very difficult for both of parents and children.  Therefore, parents’ strong determination is required to accomplish NMT.

 

 

Below is the advice from Dr. Mitsuko Satou.  She highly recommends these Key Points for successful healing of AD children/babies

 

What Kind Of Moisturizers Should My Baby Use?◆

 

There are no moisturizers for healing.  First of all, you need to diminish/stop using soap as well as lessen the frequency of taking a bath/shower.
  If kids do not have infections, I (Dr. Mitsuko Satou) recommend taking a bath once or twice a week. (only a few minutes)


If it is not cold season, a shower for a short time is better than a bath because bath water washes away important generated oil.
  There are kids who do bath or shower only for 10 seconds.

 

 

The Key For Healing Of Babies And Little Children

 

  1. Leave kids alone at night.
  2. Let them scratch freely
  3. Take care to look into their eyes.  (Enjoy your child without being overly focused on their atopic dermatitis/skin problems.)
  4. Let them eat enough.
  5. Let them have as much active play as possible.  (It accelerates generating new skin.)

 

 

Leave Babies/Children Alone At Night

 

Leave babies/children alone while sleeping.  Parents should start this in an early stage.

(No need to nurse to sleep.  In the long run, they start to fall asleep within 3 seconds or 1 minute.)

For babies and children, continuous sleep accelerates skin recovery

Parents also need more restful sleep time so they can breathe more freely while they enjoy their children.  

That latitude let parents take care of children/babies happily and you can spend days feeling fresh.

 

 

Let Them Scratch Freely

 

If you allow the children scratch, they will scratch when they really feel itch.  Parents will see that they don’t scratch as much as they expected.

Most of the children’s itch happens because they would like their parents’ attention.

 

 

Deal With Babies/Children To Look At Their Eyes

 

Don’t look at the babies’ affected parts but, instead, look into their eyes.

Babies/children know what part their parents are looking at.

If you look in their eyes, their good parts come into your sight.

(**They see smiles rather than worry.)

 

 

Let Them Eat Enough Food

 

It is VERY important for AD babies/kids to eat well.  To generate new healthy skin, they need enough nutrition.

If your baby has severe symptoms, you should replace breast milk with formula milk making it 10 % richer to give higher protein.

It is highly recommended to start baby food as early as 4 months old.

 

(**All of NMT doctors fully know about the importance and benefits of breast milk….more than us.  This does not mean they are against breast feeding.  I also loved breast feeding.  However, scientifically, little children/babies are losing MUCH more protein than adults per the same surface area in order to heal their skin.  Thus, when compared to normal baby skin, injured skin needs much more nutrition.  Breast milk does not contain enough protein ‘in case skin needs to heal’.  This comes from all NMT doctors’ long experience and scientific background.)

 

 

You may think, “I can’t do this!” or “I don’t like that part!” or “I can’t agree with this line…”
  However, please understand that it is your personal choice.   If you don’t agree, you shouldn’t choose NMT.  NMT doctors just provide helpful information for your children’s healing.

To accomplish this treatment, you need to trust the research and vast experience of the specialists.  Without your strong determination, you won’t be able to achieve success.

 

If you have found only 1 line that helps you, you should bless the part and should recognize that you have accurate information to succeed at NMT. 

In other words, you can do NMT based on this information.  Since it is not possible to have NMT doctors, you have to follow their protocols as closely as possible

 

 

Well, I just want to say this.  My way of honouring the NMT specialists is to devote my life to helping the NMT community with accurate information.

 

CAREGIVING & GRATITUDE

 

Your baby may have severe symptom

You may be sad to see the rashes and sores and you may be very tired of taking care of your child.

 

Being a caregiver is very tough.  Your baby may cry a lot.  You may be irritated cleaning up the floor over and over.  Or you may have scolded your son/daughter for scratching….

 

However, try to imagine if this were not happening to you, and you were spending time without him/her?

Please realize this.  If your child is not there with you….do you often wonder if you could have a more normal morning today?

If you feel gratitude for the small things in your life, you will feel happier and be able to enjoy your baby more.

 

Your child is close to you.  You should take pleasure in his/her being alive. 

Close your eyes.  Take a deep breath….and remember your child’s smiling facial expression looking at you….That is happiness

You are already surrounded by happiness.

 

 

Focus on your happiness that you already have.

Enjoy childcare!

 

 

  ***I recommend you try the therapy with a doctor who you can rely on because sometimes you might get infections that spread, hypernatremia due to extreme water restriction, hypoproteinemia and hypoalbuminemia due to losing too much protein and some other sicknesses that  might happen secondary.  Even after stopping usage of TS, I used to see steroidal dermatologists often for checkups while I was taking bed rest at home.  (Non-steroidal doctors are VERY difficult to find even in Japan.)  It doesn’t matter if the dermatologist can take care of TSW or not.  Only medical professions can diagnose dangerous symptoms.  ***

 

Written by Tokuko Abfab

Edited by Marlene D.

 
 
#Tokuko’s Room To Feel Uplifted  #TSW  #NMT  #tokukosroomtofeeluplifted  #topicalsteroid  #nomoisturizingtreatment

‘The NMT Healed Club’ is launched!


***一番下に日本語の説明がありますので、是非読んで、仲間入りして下さいね。

TSW (Topical Steroid Withdrawalsufferers,

I have established The NMT Healed Club on Facebook with NMT (No Moisturizing Treatment) masters who have learned NMT very seriously by themselves and accomplished it reading this blog.

Even if you don’t take NMT, to see healed members’ reports must make you feel uplifted and give you a hope.

Please read below Announcement and join us! 

 

  👇 CLICK HERE to join ! 👇

The NMT Healed Club (No Moisturizing Treatment) – Official –

 

The Announcement of The NMT Healed Club

 

 

◆The NMT Healed Club◆

  👇 CLICK HERE to join ! 👇

The NMT Healed Club (No Moisturizing Treatment) – Official –

***You need to be a member of Facebook to join the group.

 

If you’d like to learn NMT, go to Education site! 

◆NMT Education Group◆

 👇 CLICK HERE to LERN ! 👇

NMT Education Group (No Moisturizing Treatment) – Official – 

 

 

Healing happens to you too!  Hang in there!

 

 

ステロイドのリバウンドで苦しんでいる日本の皆様へ

 

私は、このブログの他に、Facebookでも脱ステ脱保湿治療の素晴らしさを日本中に、そして世界中に広めています。

 

日本語版は 脱ステ・脱保湿サポートグループ

英語版は NMT (No Moisturizing Treatment) Education Group

 

どちらも、批判などによるストレスのないグループとして、患者さんを守らせて戴くために、

メンバー以外は見ることのできないクローズドグループとして運営させていただいております。

発足間もないにもかかわらず、よくなった皆さんが自発的に広めて下さっている為、

メンバーがうなぎ上りに増えています。

 

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さて、さらに今回、新しく発足しました、The NMT Healed Club では、

The NMT Healed Club (No Moisturizing Treatment)

英語が苦手な方でも、映像(写真)で、必ずよくなることを確信できます

日本の皆さんも、是非、参加なさって、辛くなった時など、のぞいてみてくださいね。


皮膚炎については、ストレスは大敵ですので、

入会には厳しい規則があります。・・・・ウソです。(笑)

 

入会希望のボタンを押すと、英語の質問が3つ出てきて、

同意していただけるかお聞きします

そちらの日本語訳した内容は以下の通りです。

 

Q1. (私たちの運営理解の為、3つの質問に全て答えて下さい。)

このグループでは、あなたが『脱ステ脱保湿』でよくなった、あるいは治ったという報告のみを発信することができます。同意しますか?

 

Q2. こちらのグループではあなたの症状に関しての愚痴はお受けできません。また、あなたの症状に関してのQ&Aのグループでもありません。よくなったことの報告で、お互いに励まし合い、元気づけ合うためのグループです。同意しますか?

 

Q3. このグループでは、『脱ステ・脱保湿』療法の一環として、心を前向きにしていくために、ポジティブなエネルギーで溢れるページ作りを目指しています。否定的な内容は受け付けられませんので、何かを発信する前に、私共のポリシーに沿っているか必ず確認してからポストしてください。また、他者の写真を勝手に使用することはおやめください。同意しますか?

・・・・と、これだけです。

どうです?この狭き門?(笑)

 

参加なさりたい方、もう、なんと答えればいいかおわかりですね(笑)?

出てきた横文字にビビらないでください!(笑)

どんなに英語の苦手な方でも、

あの3文字の単語を使って3つの質問に同意して戴ければ入会できます。

英語が得意でなくても、脱ステ・脱保湿でよくなった方は、

『治療前治療後』の写真をポストしてくださるだけでも大歓迎です。

3 months later.(3カ月後)などのセリフをつけてくださるのもさらに歓迎です。

 

患者の皆さんの声が大事です。

日本人のみなさんも、是非、この日本発の治療で世界を救うお手伝いをしてください。

恥ずかしがらずに、あなたにも社会を変える力があることに気付いてください

よろしくお願い致します!

 

  👇 クリックしてね 👇

The NMT Healed Club

 

 

#Tokuko’s Room to Feel Uplifted       #tokukosroomtofeeluplifted


Healing Happens to Kids and Babies with NMT


*英語版ですが、脱保湿でよくなったお子さん達の ’経過写真’ のある日本のブログを紹介させて戴いています。


Today, let me introduce a blog written in Japanese for parents with AD (Atopic Dermatitis) children/babies or TSW (Topical Steroid Withdrawal) ones.

It has children’s improved/healed pictures with NMT(No Moisturizing Treatment) 💝.

The blog is from NMT super pediatrician, Dr. Mitsuko Satou‘s one of parents’ groups called ‘Kyoto Kirakira Boshi’. 💕

All of them are written in Japanese but once you opened it, you can tell what I’d like to say. 😌

 

Just see the pics

 

Imagine how parents were feeling/worrying until they see their babys’ healing.

Still, they kept being patient trusting this method and crossed the finish line successfully!!!😊

 

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The baby in the first report was using prescribed Topical Steroids frist to be seen by a doctor.  And then stopped using them with our NMT super pediatrician, Dr. Mitsuko Satou.

(The explanation of the first report is under the post.)

Healed Children’s Report with NMT #2

体験記 No.2

*This report starts a pic with her 1 mo, 2 mo and 3 mo with TS.

*Then she stopped using TS and started NMT at 4 mo.

Started to be seen by Dr. Mitsuko Satou.  The symptom is not regarded as severe one.

*Then 5 mo.  Intense itch.  Not dried yet.  Started eating food for nutrition.

*6 mo.  Read Dr. Kenji Sato and Dr. Mitsuko Sato’s group’s posts and knew that healing would happen to let them scratch freely from a lot of experiencers’ comments.  Became to be not so concerned about her scratching.

*7 mo.  It started to dry sometimes.  Got cellulite (foot).  And then herpes (forehead)-Been prescribed antibiotic.

*8 mo.  Sleeps 3-4 hrs continuously. Skin started to improve.

*9 mo.  Not scratch so often. Eat well. Crusts are getting smaller.

*10 mo.  Scratchs only when she cried or is hungry.

*11 mo.  Not scratch so often but sometimes refrains to get red rush and get well again

* 1 yr.  Skin is getting clearer. Still repeating to get a little rush and get well.

*1 yr 1 mo.  Even if she scratched strongly, skin doesn’t get scars. It is getting stronger. In winter, a little dry skin. (dry season in Japan.)

*1 yr 2 mo. – 4 mo.  Cheeks are red but her condition is very good.

*1 yr 7 mo.  (Last pic)

 

 

See another pics of baby’s improvement below.  Then, 4 more reports are following.

Healed Children’s Report with NMT #4

体験記 No.4

 

Healed Children’s Report with NMT #6

体験記 No.6

 

Healed Children’s Report with NMT #5

体験記 No.5

 

Healed Children’s Report with NMT #1

体験記 No.1

 

Healed Children’s Report with NMT #3

体験記 No.3

 

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The choice which treatment you take is always up to you.  You don’t need to explain to others or me that you can’t do this or that to not initiate NMT.  No one needs such info…lol

If you think you can’t accomplish it, you don’t need to choose NMT.  I don’t force anyone.  You should take what you believe.

However, if you’d like to do NMT, please learn it ‘SERIOUSLY’☝️reading the information over and over because it requires accurate knowledge.  You need to know what you have to do or shouldn’t do.

At the same time, to accomplish NMT, you have to forget about their symptoms, meaning, raise children without seeing affected parts and give them your biggest smile looking into their eyes ☺️.   I’m not a doctor but still know the importance of the good indifferenceas an AD patient so I keep telling you the same thing with our super pediatrician, Dr. Mitsuko Satou.  Forget about it.  Ok?  It is the key for your kids’/baby’s healing.  Believe it or not, it is true. 

 

 

Since it is more difficult to do NMT thoroughly for kids and babies,  just do as much as possible but don’t mix other methods like applying moisturizers, adding bath additives, etc…

 

Per Dr. Kenji Sato’s book, only for kids and babies, doctors have to think about the exception to cope with their ‘strong pain’, especially in cases they got cracks in areas such as inside elbows or back of knees.  Sometimes these are cases to apply Vaseline or some other ointments (not Topical Steroids or Protopic) and a piece of gauze/bandages.  These areas are difficult to do NMT especially for kids due to pain so practice or remember the standard of this method in mind and do exception.  (The healing is faster without moisturizers but sometimes it is difficult for children.)

 

Also, as for splits in fingers, even adults get approval to fill a tiny bit of Vaseline or Propeto or some ointments only ‘in‘ the cracks to diminish the strong pain.  Transmission system above the palms (=fingers) is different from others.  Again, to fill it only in the cracks on fingers is fine if you can’t stand the pain but don’t apply on entire area.  I didn’t do it since I prefer faster healing. (^_^)

 

 

Of course, doctor’s supervision and advice are needed always and crucial to get checkups or to prevent other/further illness.  For babies, especially increasing in body weight is so important for faster healing.  Having a well balanced diet is the key rule on NMT.  Enough protein is needed to generate new healthy skin.

 

Immediately go to the doctor if you think your child has infectionsDon’t ask non-medical professions to diagnose!  Doctors are responsible to offer proper diagnosis, not caregivers.

 

I know it is VERY difficult to find out non-steroidal doctors but it is similar all over the world including Japan.  As a caregiver, you need to learn how to address to medical professions to get appropriate (necessary) support only. 

 

Try to seek understanding doctors.  It doesn’t need to be dermatologists.  Pediatricians, physicians, etc….Your child/baby needs medical support. 

 

Call receptioninsts first to ask if they can assit patients without TS to avoid stressful confrontation.  There is no need to persuade steroidal doctors because it is almost impossible even in Japan too. 

 

Imagine this.  If you are asked to change your belief that you received from your hard work/learning, do you change your mind right away The answer is obvious…lol  Don’t waste your time.  Try to find out other solutions doing your best. 

(I sometimes receive messages regarding this.  However, please think….Even if you asked me, I can’t change your country’s rules….LOL!  Do what you can do now as much as possible.  Just do your best.) 

 

I also have many horrible experiences with steroidal doctors in Japan.  I just didn’t complain or give up my research until I finally found NMT….for years.

 

 

If you are interested in NMT, please join Facebook group NMT Education Group answering 3 questions.  To protect group members, we definitely need your answers with agreement.

👇 CLICK HERE 👇

NMT (No Moisturizing Treatment) Education Group

 

 

The group was established to disseminate NMT and to help out TSW sufferers from Atopic Dermatits/eczema all over the world not only to support anti-steroidal doctors but also educate all people and professionals about TSW

 

Due to limited staff, and the high volume of those in need of assistance, we are not providing personal support answering each individual’s questions.  However, you can learn a lot from the site to read admin’s comments and NMT doctors’ advice.

 

 

Again, learn it seriously.  Master the Do’s and Dont’s of NMT.  Read everything again and again making a notebook because NMT doctors are not there with you.  (That is why I shared the info to the world in English.)  Caregivers’ such effort works for the fastest healing.

 

 

Well, as you know, parents don’t want to show kids’ pictures on the internet but this time, I got approval to share the blog for TSW sufferers.  This means, they are thinking about you

You are not alone!

 

Please don’t complain about your situation even if NMT doctors are not there.  They also thinking about you.  That’s why you are reading this info here.  Focus on blessings!

 

After healling happened, hope you don’t stop this jorney and can be brave like these children’s parents showing improved pics to help future children and to change the world.  (You can cover kids’ face, of course.)

 

 

Be positive.  Enjoy childcare. 💖💖💖

Healing happens to your baby/child too.

 

Have a GREAT day!

 

 

 

#Tokuko’s Room to Feel Uplifted      #tokukosroomtofeeluplifted


To Fellow Sufferers in the Hospital


 

Hospitalization……

This word has very negative image and dark connotation for anyone.

I used to be confident in myself about my health and actually, appeared extremely healthy by others except for having Atopic Dermatitis.

 

However, after stopping use of Topical Steroids for AD, I got severe symptoms all over my body and wasn’t able to even walk.

 

I looked like a burn victim and it was impossible to have ordinary daily life.

So there was no choice except admitting myself to the hospital.

 

The name of my primary sickness was hypoalbuminemia but not dermatitis induced by Topical Steroids due to my unique case.

Since so much protein was spent to repair my skin because of a huge amount of shedding skin every day and ooze that contains important nutrition, protein, ran all over the surface of skin, the protein in the blood diminished until the limit of human-beings.

 

 

My symptoms of Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) was the worst in the hospital.  However, the secondary medical condition turned out to be the very serious problem.

Still, my hospitalization for TSW was not life threatening disease and I didn’t believe I could die due to dermatitis.

 

 

So, I made a big resolution before I enter the hospital.

Ok, I’ll be the patient who has the sunniest and most upbeat disposition in the hospital!”

It may seem like a very out of place decision to you….lol

However, yes, that’s me.  Although I enter the hospital due to VERY severe dermatitis, I still thought about such a lighthearted detail…LOL!

 

As a challenge, I made a decision thinking, YepI’ll erase the bad image of HOSPITALIZATION!”

….My entire body was like a tattered T shirt and I barely tottered to the bathroom panting with breath-stopping pain.

Still I entered the hospital with passion like a leader of a motorcycle gang who is about to head for the enemy’s territory….LOL!

 

Even if the symptom is the worst in the hospital,

even if I can’t sleep at all with the discomfort of intense itch,

even if I am struck down with unimaginable pain when I step forward 1 cm,

I knew I would not die with it.

(While doctors/nurses were bothering themselves with my severe symptoms monitoring me due to serious deficiency of protein, I was thinking of such a funny/trivia thing.  I guess I was a real gang…lol)

 

 

Because of the word of hospitalization, the fact that you have an illness and your image that you are in the battlefield against it, anyone tends to be a real patient beyond necessity after we entered the hospital normally.

Yes, in our minds, we may want to give in to our situation/symptoms.

 

 

However, we should remind ourselves this. 

There is hope if it is not a life threatening disease or is not the one you thrash about with pain though it takes a while to get well from the symptoms of illness.

We should feel grateful about that and try to make our days enjoyable.

 

 

When you go in to the darkness, you should go with the light turning on

Fortunately, I entered a 4 beds room in the hospital that became vacant right before my doctor in Tokyo called.

Since I’m a such peculiar person, I guess it was too much for other 3 room mates….LOL!

However, light and dark can’t exist together.

If you turned on the light, the darkness would be light, so the darkness disappears.

 

 

I believe my room mates were irritated by my cheerfullness for a while……Ahem….I’d like to say sorry for them…lol

However, we made best friends so quickly after all.  We laughed the whole time during the hospital stay.

All of us were having Topical Steroids Addicted symptoms.  So we knew it was not life threatening case and wouldn’t be forever,

We enjoyed life in the hospital.  As long as we remain positive, it would accelerate our healing and could be a kill-two-birds-with-one-stone solution.

 

Ahem….I thought ‘considerately’….however, sometimes nurses stopped by our room to see us laughing out loud and said,

“Excuse me……, let me close the door.”…….smiling.

I have to apologize about our childish behavior….and I still feel sorry for that……..Anyway, it was fun!

 

After the nurses left, I always said,

“See?  It was your fault!  You guys are SO funny so I can never stop laughing!”

We struggled not to laugh, but laughed out loud again even more…..LOL!

 

 

In the meantime, my room mates left one by one, since their symptoms were less severe than me.  Then, new room mates entered to my room one by one.

Still I heard the nurses said,

“Excuse me, let me close the door. (^o~)b”

with a nice smile…..LOL!

Nurses were really kind all the time and I finally realized,

The source of evil was ME, after all.”………LOL!

Yes, I reflect deeply on my behavior, I guess, maybe since it is the hospital!

 

 

I believe it is better to enjoy your life this much!

Again, there is hope even if your body is tattered condition, if it is not life threatening disease, and if it can’t be healed today or tomorrow you should focus on hope but not getting depressed through dark times.

 

 

Although the strongest Topical Steroid Usage of mine was incommensurable long period, and my symptoms were extremely severe compared to other sufferers, I was able to enjoy my hospitalization.

My experiences with room mates one after another for 3 months kept me laughing and in high spirits.

I feel as if their warm hearts are still with me to this day.

The continuous encounters of such wonderful friends made my heart fill with thankfulness and I was able to keep my state of mind very positive.

 

 

It seems as though my positive outlook helped in my healing process.

My extreme and severe symptoms were miraculously improved in a very short time frame.    

Amazingly, the abject flare all over my body became completely smooth and cleared up even though I haven’t applied anything on my skin for 3 months.

I believe it was due to the logical and proven method, No Moisturizing Treatment (NMT), and power of laughter.

 

 

               *** If you are interested in seeing pictures to see the improvement

                    without applying topical products, click below.

                     (I don’t attach pictures of my symptoms often in this blog

                      because this place should be uplifting one for you.)

                       Pictures are very bottom of the article.

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                             Topical Steroids Do Not Cure Atopic Dermatitis

 

 

As most of you can see, our state of mind has a clear cause-and-effect relationship with healing of skin problems.

It is supported scientifically that if you laugh or have fun, your body heals itself from sickness

If I made all sorts of complaints every day during the hospitalization, I don’t think healing (and the miracle) happened to me so quickly because my symptoms were extremely severe.  And even worse, such action would have negatively affected my dear room mates if I did. 

Well, aren’t you despairing over your symptoms with loss of hope every day?  If you are, do you think you can get well fast with such state of mind?

Also, if you keep complaining about it to other sufferers, it affects not only your symptoms but other sufferers’ also.  If you don’t cry over, it will make a win-win result and you’ll be surrounded by happy people after all.

 

 

To fellow sufferers in the hospital,

You may cry or be depressed at times, but please try to set out to be the patient who has the sunniest and most upbeat disposition in the hospital.

I know you can make it! 

 

It’s your turn.  Healing happens to you too.  You knew how to make it happen.

I wish you get well soon.

 

Have a GREAT day!

 

 

 

 

The Original Post in Japanese

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Are you on sick leave? – For sufferers enduring the agony of TSW


 

During severe TSW (Topical Steroid Withdrawalsymptoms, you are pushed into the situation that you can’t go to school/work and there’s no choice usually.  TSW is such a horrible condition.

You might think like,

I guess I need to quit my job soon….” 😭
I can’t have even ordinaly school life!  I would be better off dead!” 😭
I can’t keep being on sick leave anymore.  My boss and co-workers are sick and tired of me….” 😭
 
 
….I hear such voices very often from sufferes.  However, your symptom won’t change tomorrow obviously.  Skin problems always take time to heal.
Well then, how about thinking as follows?

 
Thank goodness,
I can concentrate on treatment!”
 
 
Even if your boss made a sarcastic remark,
as of this moment, you have been concentrating
on treatment actuallyIt’s the actual happening fact.
 
 
Without having gratutude for the present fact,
do you repeat what your boss said again and again in your head?
If so, it just gives you a stress and would affect to your symptoms.
And even worse, healing takes longer after all.
The late healing will be worse result for your co-workers too.
I mean, it is waste of your time to lament over things uncontrolable.
 
 
 
Anyway, the fact is, you are on sick leave or are absent from school currently.
In other words, you are able to be on sick leave and can be absent from school.
If that was the case, you should appreciate it.  In any situation, try to find out gratitude.  It’s here and there!
 
 
Again, it is waste of time if you think like,
I can’t extend sick leave anymoreI can’t deteriorate it anymoreWhat should I doWhat I can do?”😭
Ahem….what are you thinking about?  What do you have to do now?  You are on sick leave anyway, right?…….It shouldn’t be the time to think like that now.
 

You got a time to concentrate on treatment fortunatelly!

 
Please focus on your treatment.   Feel grateful about such a precious time and circumstances.  Utilize this opportunity being on sick leave.
Your anxiety should come next, maybe after healing happened, because current situation is uncontrolable right away.  If symptoms are incurable ‘right now’, it’s better to try to get well faster thinking about positive things but not sitting there with discontent.

 
As you have already realized, your mental state affects to your skin condition
Sometimes we run across agonies that nothing can be done about it in our life.  However, nothing good happens even if you had grief and sorrow about it.
You should notice this.  It is not the time having anxiety about your futureFocus on getting well first.  That is what you have to do now!
 
 
Be happy with your given intermission/interval while being on sick leave.  Keep being positve.  It’s for yourself.
 
Healing happens definitely to anyone.  
 
 
Have a GREAT day!
 
 
 
 
P.S.  For the fastest healing of TSW (Topical Steroid Withdrawal), I recommend ‘NMT (No Moisurizing Treatment)’ as one of experiencers.
If you are interested in it, please read other articles going to the menu below.
 
 
 
 
👆This article above is a partially translated one of below original in Japanese.
 
 
 
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The Curse Of ‘Stop Itching!’


 

This message is for the patients with Atopic Dermatitis, people going through horrible symptoms during Topical Steroid Withdrawal, and to the patient’s friends and family.

 

Today, I would like to share my thoughts onitchiness.

 

 

Don’t scratch your skin.’

I am sure at some point, someone has said this to you.  It might happen frequently in your life and might be from your parents, friends, and your acquaintances.  Even the dermatologists will tell you this like,

‘Please try to refrain from scratching.’

‘Scratching will worsen your condition.’

‘Do not itch!’

etc…

 

When you itch, your skin breaks, oozes, and sometimes you may even bleed.  When you experience an intense itch and you rip through our skin, the aftermath is often very ugly.  (Actually, the itch ONLY subsides when the pain from the itching is greater than the itch. )
The wounds that you are left with take a long time for it to scab over, and heal.

 

If I didn’t itch, I wouldn’t have this pain.
If I didn’t itch, My skin wouldn’t have been so messed up.
If I didn’t scratch, it wouldn’t take so much time to heal.

 

I am sure many thoughts run through your mind, and you start to feel like you did something very wrong…

 

You may think that you areweak because you gave in to the itch.  You may even feel a sense of defeat.  After your scratch fest, you may dwell on the fact that you itched and worsened your skin, and become heavy with regret.
But please realize this…
You have anitchydisease!
The people around you may say ‘Don’t itch!’ but the itch you experience is an unbearable one.  No human being can tolerate this magnitude of itchiness.

 

The ‘itch’ makes you want to rip out your organs, scratch away your body parts, and is bone deepNo one can withstand this kind of uncontrollable itch.
There are even some Itchy Attacks when it almost feels impossible to breathe because of the intensity of the itch.

You are all enduring through this so well.
It may be worse to have a neverending painful disease, but having an unbearable itch is a horrible experience as well.
I deeply understand what you are going through!

 

And at times, our friends and family may be concerned and may say things like..
Don’t scratch your skin.’
You really shouldn’t itch.’
…You probably think to yourself,

(This is an unbearable itch that no one can endure!).

Our family and friends say things out of concern, but it most certainly can be annoying (and unhelpful).

 

When your loved ones say things like this, please pay no attention to their words.
They have not experienced the type of itch that you deal with.
They do not understand the intense magnitude of the itch.
Maybe their only experience with itchiness is a mosquito bite in the past.
But they are only saying things to you because they want to help you, and prevent your condition from worsening.
…Even if their advice isn’t helpful at all, please just say Thank you.’ and then forget what they said to you.

 

 

It’s impossible to resist the ‘itch’, and that’s okay.
Just because someone is sharing their views does not mean that you need to listen or obey to it.
Don’t feel bad that you can’t follow what they say.
You are experiencing something that they have not experienced, and because of this you can have compassion for their lack of not knowing any better.
Even if the ones telling you to stop itching may be your parents, or be your senior, in regards to itchiness, you have more experience, and have more say on the issue.

 

The biggest issue here is how YOU feel about YOUR injured body.

So many people feel self hatred during this process.
But as I have said many times before…It’s NOT your fault.
Please forgive yourself for scratching yourself.
It’s okay to itch.
It is anitchydisease.
As there are ‘painful’ diseases, and many uncomfortable diseases, the biggest problem with this disease is that it causes major itchiness, and there is no way in preventing this.

 

 

Place your hands on your heart, imagine your younger, little self (you can talk to “Little <Your name>”) and say outloud:

I forgive myself for itching myself.’

Or you can try this…place your hands on your heart and talk as if you are talking to your younger you..

‘<Your name>, I am so sorry for itching.  But I totally understand.  It really is a intense and uncontrollable itch.’

 

Please forgive yourself, and encourage yourself.
Do not blame yourself.
If you tend to blame yourself and feel self hatred towards yourself, please please try this little exercise, and help to heal your heart and body.
It is painful to not have forgiveness.  If no one can give this to you, YOU can forgive yourself, and surely it will make you feel better.

 

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Next, this is a message to those caregivers around the patient, those who have not experienced the itch on a first hand basis.

 

Even though you do not have the actual symptoms of this disease, it must still be very hard and painful to watch your loved one suffer so much.
I believe that everyone who is reading this blog truly cares for the patient and has a kind heart.

 

Because you have a kind heart, I want to ask you to not tell your loved one to ‘stop itching/scratching.’
Of course you only say this because you want to prevent his/her condition from getting even worse…An act of love.
Even though the patient may feel thankful that you care so deeply about him/her, the itch that he/she is experiencing is beyond any means of control.
I can say with confidence that the itch is so intense, that it is impossible for a human being to withstand it.

 

If you had the same exact symptoms, surely you would itch the same way.
You would probably itch so intensely, that you may forget to breathe.
Even if someone tried to stop you, you would think, ‘Don’t stop me!!’ and would writhe and itch until the pain surmounts the itch on your skin.

 

 

Because of all of this, trying to encourage the patients and telling them to ‘Stop Scratching’ is a meaningless exchange.
Please understand that they have a ITCHY disease.
One of the main symptoms of this disease is to have a uncontrollable itch.
When you tell someone to stop scratching, it is as if you are telling a patient with a painful disease to ‘stop feeling the pain, stop being in pain’.
It is the same as if telling a patient going through a tough time ‘stop struggling.’

(…No way…I can’t endure this itch.  If you had this disease you wouldn’t be able to control it either!!…)

I am 100% sure that the patient thinks this when you tell them to ‘Stop Scratching’….lol
Please understand that nothing can be done about the itching, and accept their condition as is.
If we try to keep changing them for something they have no control over, it will only cause stress for both parties.

 

There are times when the itch can be endured a little bit, and the patient is usually always enduring to a certain degreeNo one wants to scratch until it hurts, to the point where his/her skin is completely raw.

 

Many people try to resist scratching.  I believe that the young people especially must be so conscious not to scratch the day before going on a date.  Even during those ‘important times and moments’, there are times where you cannot stop the scratching…lol

 

Your advices are sincere, but it is impossible to stop.  Even for those patients who seem to scratch out of habit, they are scratching because there is an actual itchIt’s not a bad habit, they are itchyPlease don’t think that they have a bad habit of scratching.  They have a itchy disease that feels uncomfortable unless you scratch.

For the most part they are already enduring some level of itchiness all the time.  If you were to have a small mosquito bite and was told to ‘not scratch’ wouldn’t it bother you a bit?

 

 

When I hear about babies hands being tied so that they won’t scratch, it makes my heartbreak thinking how torturous this is.

(Please don’t do such a poor thing!!  It is way too painful!!)
Because I know how they feel and how intense the itch is, just imagining having their hands tied is horrendousOn behalf of the baby I want to cry and shout to you…Try being in my situation!!  It’s so hard, you wouldn’t be able to bear the itch either!!’

 

 

There is a medical hypothesis that claims, ‘The action to itch causes indescribable pleasure, and this is why people itch.’
But I want to clearly state that we are not that stupid…LOL!
It is abnormal to injure your whole body because you want to feel pleasure (unless you are in to that stuff…hehe!)

 

The fact that we feel better after we scratch is a very normal state for us, I mean, we just can be the same condition with ordinary people’s natural state.
We want to feel normal again, the body just wants to return to its natural state…and thus we itch.
We just want to be free from the irritation and pain that comes from the unending itch.
Even before itching, patients know fully well that their itching will cause pain.

 

So if whatever you say will not help them, you can just leave them as be.

 

If your loved one had an itch fest and looks like they are down and regretting what they didthis is when you can come into play!

Say something that will ease their pain…make them laugh a little bit.
When you can share your mutually favorite jokes or a comment that lightens the situation, their depressed feelings start to lift.
For these unavoidable symptoms, these are the only things that you CAN do.

 

 

If you are by the patients and if they tend to feel down after scratching, the most powerful thing that you can do is to continue feeling your own happiness.  You don’t need to try to make them happy.  YOU should keep being happy.
Unfortunately, you cannot switch places with them or can’t take all their pain away.  However, by shining our own lights close to them, they will surely feel the warmth of your presence.  Be the Sun of your loved one.

 

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Well, we have four seasons in Japan.

In winter, we have the dry, painful, and itchy seaon.  And when it comes to an end, spring comes with a different type of itchness….lol  Then rainy season brings flares due to the low pressure.  After that, a humid and uncomfortable summer begins.  The sweat tends to make us itchier.  The cycle contiues and the cold season comes again… (;^_^A

 

It can be difficult to deal with the seasonal changes with a sensitive system.  You may feel sick of it all and want to shout, WHEN WILL IT EVER END?!’

But I am certain that for some special reasons, this sickness is happening to us.
This experience has meaning for the patient, and also for the caregiver

 

You do not have to feel defeated from this trying experience.
Please learn and grow from this experience.  You can take away something that is entirely positive.

If we do not take advantage of the experience, our experience will have no meaning.
Even if initially is a negative experience, we can make into a positive experience.
When we do this, we start to see the meaning of why this has happened to us.

 

Do you ever say or feel this way?
(Why do I have to experience such horrible things!?)
If we just complain and do not find reason in this experience, our suffering will lose its meaning.


(I’m going to take advantage of this experience!!!)
When we start to think like this, the meaning of the experience starts to become visible little by little…You may even possibly find out one of the reasons you were born to this world.

 

For example, through your illness you may now be able to relate to those with chronic illnesses…
Your experience has become alive!

And now if you can start to encourage those on similar paths
You are making your experience come alive

You have enriched your life through this experience, and can make a difference in others lives as well!

When we turn the negative to a positive, in that instance, this whole experience will start to have a new meaning to you alltogether.

 

 

Even if you are struggling right now, you will surely heal with time.
Please overcome this challenge with a smile on your face.

 

 

Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

Translated by Hikari M.

Edited by Tokuko Abfab

 

 

   👇 オリジナルポストはこちら 👇The Original Post in Japanese

掻いてはいけない、の呪縛?

 

No Moisturizing Treatment (NMT) allows you to scratch.  If you are interested in it, please read and learn about it below.

 

How to get over Topical Steroid Withdrawal asap!

 

What can be Moisturizers? – For fellows launching ‘No Moisturizing Treatment (NMT)’

 

Is your symptom Atopic Dermatitis or Dermatopathy Induced by Topical Steroids?

 

Like an Actress…



And more….Go to [POSTS IN ENGLISH] in this blog!  Feel better!

 

 

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What’s Wrong?


 

Dear Atopic Dermatitis sufferers, parents/caregivers,

and those who are going through devastating side effects after ceasing Topical Steroids,

 

I believe that your days are filled with stress and agony.
 
Even those who are very healthy make a big deal when they experience skin inflammation usually.  Even if it is a tiny mosquito bite, they tend to complain about the discomfort and itchiness.  However, the symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) and Topical Steroid Withdrawl (TSW) are incomparable to this, as it covers the whole body, is unbearably itchy, your whole body hurts, you are uncomfortable, its depressing, and you look unrecognizably bad…For those who are in the thick of this right now, its really a huge load to deal with…and I truly understand how hard it is.
 
 
When you go out with lots of skin inflammation and feeling ugly, I am sure you have experienced people asking you,
What’s wrong?’

 

Or you maybe a caregiver with a child going through symptoms, your heart has been aching for a long time as you see your child suffering, and you can’t even remember when was the last time you had a good nights sleep…and someone asks you,
 
What’s wrong?’
This seemingly innocent question can cut through the hearts of moms and dads.
 
(We are doing the best we can!  Leave us alone!)

 

…And while going through Topical Steroid Withdrawl, the initial withdrawl symptoms make it seem that your condition is getting worse..
and during this hard time a random person may criticize your treatment plan, or give you some kind ofadvice.

 

Even when this person hasn’t even read a SINGLE book about Atopic Dermatitis, they may give you advice such as..
 
‘Maybe you need to change your diet?’
 
Usually you need to make a lifestyle modification with a condition like yours.
 
When you (mom/dad) have searched through all the books and the internet about the condition, and are doing the best to take care of your child…How could they lecture about what to do, or what not to do…??

 

PLEASE STOP IT!!
I AM ALREADY DOING THE BEST THAT I CAN!!!!
 
 
I understand this anger you feel wholeheartedly….
I understand your deep sadness as well.
The vexing emotions are real.
I truly understand all of your feelings.

 

However…I will say this knowing that it may antagonize you…
 
For myself, even when I received thoughtless remarks, I do not get upset.
I don’t feel sad, or have vexing emotions.
I do not feel sorry for myself, either.
I truly DO understand all of your emotions while going on this rollercoaster ride, and the reason why you feel that way too.  But I have never felt that way.

 

This must seem so odd to you.
Usually people get upset when someone questions what they are doing or lectures them about what they should do.
It’s not that I don’t understand these emotions – I actually feel that I totally understand why you feel that way.
And when I receive many messages about how horrible you feel on this journey, I feel deeply sorry for you and it makes me want to cry.
However, with that said, I still do not feel the same emotions.

 

When someone asks me,
 
What’s wrong?’,
 
my first thought is…
This is my CHANCE!!!’
I automatically think this!

 

‘Are you serious?’ 
‘You must be insensitive!’
Some people may feel this way about me, but to be honest, I am a very sensitive person that feels very deeply and empathetically to others.
With that said, being ‘sensitive‘ and ‘how you process your thoughts‘ are two totally different things.
Being sensitive does not equal = You are weak.

 

Sometimes people say malicious things on purpose.
But for the most part, when someone asks What’s wrong?’, it is because they truly do not know, and have no information regarding the subject.
Because we are ‘different’ from what they know, they wonder why it is so, and speak without thinking.
And though it may annoy you, some maybe truly concerned about you and asking why you are having those symptoms.

 

You and I both know that we do not think 100% of the time about what we are going to say before speaking. 
And the What’s wrong???’ that we may encounter from time to time may be one of those moments where they are speaking without thinking.

 
Of course, this differs from the people who intently come lecturing at you, wanting to change your mind on the subject.
It takes a lot to come to a decision about which treatment works best for you.  You need to study a lot of material, think about it a lot, make a decision, and commit to it.  Even then, some people will say, ‘Why are you doing that?  The other treatment is better!’
These people are trying to change other people’s mind, and these are not the type of people I am talking about today.

 

These things happens often, but for an example, when someone develops cancer, the patient is bombarded with information from surrouding people:
This treatment is good, there is this treatment that works great, etc…
And sometimes when the patient chooses a different treatment, some people may get very upset:
‘Why didn’t you choose the treatment I found for you!  You might have gotten better if you listened to me!’
But usually, the patient with the condition has studied much more than any of their friends on the subject matter, weighed the pros and cons of each treatment, and have come to their own terms and decided on which treatment is best for them.
The people surrounding the patient can only offer information.
It is up to the patient to choose which treatment best fits their interests. That is their right.

 

So if you have people telling you which treatment to choose etc…, they lack the imagination to think about how much you have researched, and are pushing their own beliefs toward you.  These people are still learning the basics to have a respectful human relationship. 
It is not that I look down on such people who are giving advices.  We are all in the midst of learning many life lessons, and they are still in their learning as well.
Just because a fifth grader does not know sixth grade material, there is no reason to make fun of them.
For an example, an adult shouldn’t get upset at a toddler for not knowing everything they knowlol.

 

Many of whom ask What’s wrong???’ to you are not doing it with ill intentions.  They don’t know any better.  They just don’t understand your situation, and are asking without thinking.

This is why I do not get upset at the person asking me, or their reason for their asking.  Instead, I realize this person truly doesn’t know about this condition…and think,
This is my opportunity!!!
and start talking to them about Atopic Dermatitis, and the side effects of Topical Steroids (TSW: Topical Steroid Withdrawal).

 

I was given a chance to educate someone who doesn’t know about this condition!!

It is a waste to not appreciate this moment.

 

Tōnsūra

In my past, I have lost 80% of my hair twice due to the side effects of Topical Steroids.  I had the similar hair cut as Francisco de Xavier or one known as Tōnsūra, and bet anyone would think What the heck happened to you!? when they saw me….lol
Even then, it would be divided into people who asked, and those who thoughtfully did not ask me.
I actually WANTED people to ask me, and thought (ASK ME!!  ASK ME!!).

 

I didn’t want people to worry as if I had some other sickness, so I put on a hairband, and went to work with a big smile
No shame involved here!  I did not feel sad or sorry for myself (because, it’s not like I was doing something wrong!!) and I continued to enjoy my work.
 
And when someone would ask me, I was happy they did, and talked about the side effects of Topical Steroids.
By sharing my own experience, I could help and prevent one or more people to go through what I did.
This is a huge opportunity!!

 

To have Atopic Dermatitis or to experience horrible Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW), haven’t you felt that your life is difficult sometimes?

Even if you’d like to stay home from school,

Even if you can’t attend PE classes,

Even if it is impossible to work due to aggravation of your skin condition,

sometimes it must have been difficult to do it because other people don’t know how tough it is…and that’s why it can be an awkward request to take a sick leave for the symptoms or you have to be attentive to take such actions above for protecting yourself.
If they knew how hard the symptoms were, and if they knew it might happen to them too, the situation around you is going to be improved.

 

So, this is a huge opportunity!

 

Speaking naturally, and with courage (or maybe not with courage…it’s really not that big of a deal..! ), you can share the symptoms you are experiencing.  While talking about your condition, you do not have to become depressed but tell them with positive attitude and a big smile. – Let’s share to educate.

 

You don’t have to feel like you have to make them believe youYou can just share your own experience.  If they start to give you arguments, you can just accept that and say, ‘I see how some people can believe that.  That sounds good too.  However, this is what I think -.’  You do not have to convince the person that you are right, or even lecture to them.  You just SHARE.  That’s it!

 

By sharing and spreading this message, it will create a world where more people know about this condition, and it will also create a friendlier environment for the people with this condition

This condition is hard BECAUSE THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT IT

This condition is hard BECAUSE WE ARE NOT EDUCATING/SHARING INFORMATION.

 

There is no need to fight.
Just share.
You don’t have to hide…
Just share.
 
 
Rather than getting hurt by what others say to you, you can become a Quiet, Composed Revolutionary Warrior by sharing your own experience to take it as a great opportunity when you are asked.
Because no matter what others may say, whatever that is happening to you is very REAL.

 

For a brighter future, please take that one step.
When more and more The Peaceful, Revolutionary Warriors stand up, this world will begin to change.

 

I hope you really understand that you do not have to fight.
Just share.
If you are having a really hard time right now,
please share.
You can prevent somebody from experiencing what you are going through.  (It doesn’t mean that you whine or complain about it.  Again, just share what would happen having Atopic Dermatitis, or side effect of Topical Steroids.)

 

If we think only about ourselves, all of this is way too depressing and we do not want to do anything.
However, when we see the bigger picture and realize that we may be able to help others in preventing the condition, we realize that we can do so by sharing.
This is the difference between ego and seeing the bigger picture with others.
If we live in a bigger way, life becomes more exciting and rejuvenating.

 

What’s wrong?’
When someone asks this to you, it’s a cue to you!
Thank you so much for asking!!!’
and with a light heart, share the symptoms that you are experiencing.
With this one step, you have become one of The Peaceful, Revolutionary Warriors.
 
 
Have a wonderful day today!
 
 

 
Translated by Hikari M.
Edited by Tokuko Abfab
 
 
 
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How do we humans heal with our self-healing abilities, even without drugs?
 
***At the very last of this post, I have shared photos of my lower legs while I was hospitalized.
The pictures are very graphic and show severe dermatitis.  Please do not look at the pictures if you do not want to.
I will have a warning before showing the pictures below, so please feel free to read ahead.
 
ラジャEver since I was a baby, I had severe Atopic Dermatitis.

My worried parents took me to many different doctors and hospitals hoping that I would be cured.  And when I became an adult, I went to hospitals all over Japan, committed to heal my dermatitis.
During this time, I tried numerous alternative health modalities as well.

 

In total, I used Topical Steroids (TS) for 52 years.
And of those years, I used the most potent one for 30 years.

 

Because I truly wanted to heal,
I listened to my doctor, and intently followed their treatment plans.

The Topical Steroids temporarily suppressed many of my symptoms, but with time I would need stronger prescriptions.  And in the end, even the strongest steroid creams completely stopped working.

 

With this, I stopped using TS medication.
In the end, I was only left with the many uncomfortable side effects of the drug.

Note:  The side effects are not limited to the ones that the pharmaceutical companies list.
I know that many patients know this first handedly.  Many of the symptoms that we experience can

be found in this blog post below;

       👇 CLICK HERE !   👇

 
In my long journey with Atopic Dermatitis, I have seen over a hundred of doctors.
 
There were doctors that would amp up my prescription as my symptoms worsened,
Other doctors advised against using strong prescriptions,
Some doctors would say ‘This is happening because you itch your skin too much’,
There were Doctors with strict dietary regimens,
‘You should avoid this, and avoid that, etc…etc…’ the restrictions seemed to have no end,
And there were also Doctors that would use TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) to rebalance your body…
 
With ALL of the doctors, they told me to stop itching as possible, and tried to give me the best treatment plan from their vast knowledge and beliefs.
And of course, many of these treatments involved TOPICAL STEROIDS
 

However, although I have used these creams for more than 50 years, my Atopic Dermatitis was not cured by Topical Steroids.

 

I remember many conversations with many of my doctors.

Particularly, a conversation I had with Dr.Kenji Sato from Hannan Chuo Hospital in Osaka, Japan was very impressive.  His words were very unique and memorable to me.

 
Doctors must never say ‘Stop itching/ Do not itch’ to the patientsIf you say this, in that instant, the trust between the patient and the doctor will be completely broken.’
 
 
When I heard these words, I knew that he truly understands this awful condition, and about the patients experiencing these symptoms.  He is an exceptional doctor with extensive knowledge about Atopic Dermatitis!
 
 
The itch that we experience is bone deep,
it makes you want to rip out your fingers and limbs,
and is an itch that will keep you up all night long, even when you are dead tired… 

Because I have experienced it, I can truly say that it is IMPOSSIBLE to control this itch, and I believe that NO HUMAN BEINGS can control it.

However, many doctors believe that to some extent, this itch can be controlled.

 

As everyone knows, you must study a ton to become a doctor.
I respect all of the doctors who have given their all to learn from books and clinical setting seeing patients.

But when a doctor says (from his understanding and his studies) ‘To a certain extent, itchiness can be controlled.’, the patient knows that ‘This doctor has never experienced what I am going through…..’

Because Dr.Sato sees the patients condition every single day at the hospital, and understands the illness and our sense of pathos, he was able to come to the conclusion that the itch cannot be controlled.

 
And for the first time, I learned from Dr.Sato that what I believed as Atopic Dermatitis was actually an Intractable Dermatopathy induced by prolonged use of Topical Steroids.  The dermatitis I was experiencing was side effect from the drugs.
 
 
In actuality, when I was flaring, it looked like as if I was being poisoned, and it was truly a horrible experience.
 
Even if you were not a medical professional, wouldn’t you feel that it was odd that you would experience these CRAZY symptoms from a simple Atopic Dermatitis?
 
Your whole body becoming raw, looking like a burned victim
 
Your face becomes extremely swollen
 
You look unrecognizable and look like a monster
 
Your skin looks like it is rotting
 
Even the simple action of changing clothes, you shed handfuls of dead skin flakes
 
All of your hair falls out
 

These are my experiences.  I drew this cartoon for the last lecture meeting with Japanese leading doctors against Topical Steroids.  Do these symptoms Atopic Dermatitis??? No way!

Would these symptoms occur just with Atopic Dermatitis??

I believe that if I did not use Topical Steroids, even if it took time to heal, I wouldn’t have experienced these severe symptoms.

 
 
 
Currently, I am off every medication.
By strengthening my immune system and natural self healing abilities, I am repairing my skin that was damaged by Topical Steroids
 
The human body is a marvelous thing, and although it takes time and I experience flares that are either improved or worsened, I feel that my skin is doing the best it can to heal to its natural state by itself.
 
 

By completely stopping steroids usage, I can feel that my skin is regenerating, becoming stronger and starting to resemble what ‘normal’ skin looks like. I have never experienced this in my life and this is the indisputable fact.

 
 
In order to regain healthy skin without medicine, it requires endurance for pain, perseverance and resolution.

However, we must remember that all of our bodies have the ability to heal itself.

If we do not make use of this ability, the symptoms will continue to persist.
 
 
 

Dr.Kenji Sato has said this:

By itching, the skin improves.
We itch again, and the skin continues to improve.
We itch and itch again, and it will heal again.
Repeating like this, the skin starts to get stronger gradually.
Itch as much as you want, but try to keep the last scratch a little lighter than the rest.
Your skin WILL heal definitely.’

 
 
This treatment requires patience and endurance however, I felt so relieved to hear Dr.Sato’s words.
 
 
 
 
All patients always feel strong pain and then feel regret usually after their itch fest.
Even though knowing it, it is impossible to resist the intense itch.
I think many of us tell ourselves, ‘It is a bad thing to scratch! I shouldn’t itch!’.  We try to withhold ourselves, and have blamed ourselves when we give in to the itch.
 
However, a true doctor understands.
He understands that with this condition, it is IMPOSSIBLE to not scratch our skin.
Dr.Sato has seen thousands of patients experiencing side effects and symptoms from the use of Topical Steroids because he realized the existance of TSW very long time ago.
And he continues to warn doctors and patients to refrain from using TS without seeing the truth of its consequences.
 
 
 

A real doctors understand that Topical Steroids do not cure Atopic Dermatitis.

Even more, they know that even light Atopic Dermatitis can become ‘intractable’ with TS use.

 
Steroids are expensive pharmaceuticals, and is great for business for the hospitals and clinics.
Even then, seeing the horrible side effects that they cause, there ARE doctors that choose not to prescribe Topical Steroids.
 
 
 
 

And here, I want to affirm this strongly.

This is coming from a person who has used steroids for over fifty years, which is one of the longest, even in human history

‘TOPICAL STEROIDS’ DO NOT CURE ‘ATOPIC DERMATITIS’.

If they do, I should have been healed by now.
For over 50 years I listened to my doctors intently and followed instructions meticulously, and I did not heal with TS.

 
 
 
I want to remind you that I am no doctor, however I have first handedly experienced this illness for over 50 years, and have seen all of its conscientious progress and stages.
 
Topical Steroids may temporarily suppress symptoms, but it does not cure the condition, and will leave the patient with frightening side effects and symptoms.
 
This is the truth, and I am able to share this because I am a patient and this has been my experience.
I question the doctors that do not see this in the clinical setting.

‘These symptoms are occuring because you are not following my directions properly.  That is why you are flaring’.
 
…Usually, the doctors blame the patients for worsening condition.
Is this really true though? Are all of these patients really that lazy to not follow the directions?
 
 
 
There are many cases where babies with severe atopic dermatitis symptoms heal their skin beautifully by abstaining from Topical Steroids, and moisturizers.
 
     👇 CLICK HERE to look at the photos 👇
           (The first child stopped using TS and the rest of three got treatment without TS)
 
If these babies had used steroids, the condition would most likely have worsened, the skin would have easily become addicted to TS, and they probably wouldn’t have been able to quit steroids even in to their adulthood.
Every year a stronger prescription would be needed, and the condition would have progressed to a point where they are completely dependent on regular use of steroids to maintain the quality of their lives.

 

 
 
Please use Topical Steroids ONLY WHEN IT IS FOR a ‘Life Threatening Situation.
 
I truly wish that no one has to experience the severe and horrible symptoms that I have experienced.. I will continue to share this truth and experience, so that this message will spread to many people. 
 
 
 
Below I share photos of how my severe dermatitis (Dermatopathy Induced Topical Steroids) healed using NO Topical Steroids, I mean, no medication.
 
They are rather shocking photos, so only who truly with to see, please continue.
 
 
 

 閲覧注意(皮膚炎の写真があります) 

 

 

 

☟   Viewer discretion advised:  Severe Dermatitis Pictures below

 

 

☟   閲覧注意(皮膚炎の写真があります)

 

 

☟   Viewer discretion advised:  Severe Dermatitis Pictures below

 

 

☟   閲覧注意(皮膚炎の写真があります)

 
 
 

2015.10.29 Left Lower Leg (One month later of hospitalization)

 
 

2015.11.18 Left Lower Leg

 
 

2015.12.17 Left Lower Leg  (The symptom is about to disappear w/o TS))

 
 
These photos above show how my left lower leg progressed during my hospitalization.
As you can see, within two months my skin regenerated on its own, even without medication.
 

 

 
The process required vast amounts of perseverance and endurance to pain,
but we humans are definitely supplied with a power to heal ourselves.
 
 
Let us believe this power that we have and are born with, to heal ourselves.
 
 

I truly wish that more people will know about the dangers of Topical Steroids.

I would be so happy and honored, if you can share with your friends and family of this information.

 
 
 
*** If you are interested in the treatment, (No Moisturizing Treatment =NMT) for TSW, please go to my blog site below and read other topics too.  Thank you!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Translated by Hikari M.
Edited by Tokuko Abfab

 

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A Message for the Parents with Atopic Dermatitis Children, From A Used-To-Be Mummy Baby


 

When I was exactly 6 months old, I spent a day out under blazing sun, and that triggered my life with severe Atopic Dermatitis.  My whole body became bright red perceptively on the day.  

Because every patch of my skin was oozing, my parents put medicine on my skin, bandaged me up everyday, and I ended up looking like a Mummy.  Even though I was a baby, no one ever said to meWhat a cute baby!’

…Too baaaad, I couldn’t show them my natural cute-ness!…LOL!

 

 

My mother felt very sorry for my situation, and listened to the doctor when he told her to change her diet while breastfeeding, and even afterwards.
She took this task very seriously, and completely changed our family’s diet.

 

 

Back then, ‘Mochi’ (glutinous rice cake) was one of my favorite foods to eat.  However, because the doctor told her ‘Don’t eat Mochi either!’, no one could have Mochi for new years in my family, even though it is a must-have food for new years in Japan.

Nowadays we live in a culture with an abundance of foods, but maybe by the early 1900s, Mochi was a delicacy, and we all worked hard until the end of the year so that we could have some like rewards for ourselves.  I was told that when they would be eating Mochi I would say, ‘Please give me just one bite, please!’. 

After that my parents would only eat Mochi at night time, after I fell asleep.  It must have been thrilling for my parents to sneak out of my bed room craving for Mochi…LOL!…I bet they enjoyed this Mochi very much!….lol

 

 

As you can tell, we strictly and thoroughly committed to diet therapy, but we did not see any improvement whatsoever.  My condition did not improve, and all of my family members ended up losing weight….LOL!!

 

 

For many decades, I have had this condition, and some of my friends even call me The Pioneer Patient of Atopic Dermatitisjokingly….however, even though I have such a long experience of AD, have never experienced diet having an effect on my condition like,

‘Because I ate this, my condition has worsened’
‘I am flaring today because I ate too much sweets yesterday’

 

Medically, there may be a correlation with diet and skin, but many AD patients including myself do not see a direct correlation.
When I was hospitalized at Hannan Chuo Hospital in Osaka, Japan, many of my patient friends said the same thing.  This is just my opinion but a balanced diet is the most important for healthy skin but not unbalanced one.  (i.e.  Like too much chocolate and too much something…are not good for anyone!)

 

My mother, who after thoroughly committed to diet change also told me,
Eat anything you want, restricting your diet did nothing for you.’
However, I want to remind you that the dietary advice was from long time ago, and as contemporary medicine has advanced, many things may have changed as well.  I am just sharing what was true for myself.

 

Going back to my story…

 

As my mummy condition did not improve at all, my dermatologist prescribed me an expensive Medicinal Cream from the U.S.A., and told my parents to ‘Rub into the skin thoroughly.’  At that time, only the doctor would apply this special cream onto my skin, and I remember feeling like a V.I.P….hehe.

 

As you probably suspect already, the cream that they were applying on me was a TOPICAL STEROID‘(TS).

 

 

Back in the days, I had an impression that no one knew of Atopic Dermatitis or Topical Steroids and was feeling there weren’t so many patients with it.  Many times they called it Eczema, and even if children had it, many outgrew it overtime.

However, this Mummy baby with some blood showing through the bandages showed no signs of improvement.

My parents felt so badly for me, and took me to the hospital every single day to have my bandages changed.  They truly cared and did everything they could for me.

After applying the new special cream, Topical Steroids, I began to have some good days, and when they did not apply bandages on me, they said I looked confused.  The bandages must have felt like they were uniforms for me!…LOL!

 

 

(After this, because TS complicated my dermatitis, even if I would apply TS, the symptoms would subside for a little bit and come back with a vengenance.  I became heavily addicted to TS, and would not be able to function without using them every single day.  Eventually, they started not to work at all.  Finally, four years ago, I completely quit TS, and my body has recovered enough to have ‘Normal’ skin without TS.  I cannot be happier!)  Note: as of 30 Apr 17

 

What am I trying to say with all of this…?

 

I was a bandaged baby that looked like a Mummy.
No one told me that I was cute.

 

 

However

I do not remember any of this.

 

 

I have only heard about the above statements from my parents.

All that I remember is that the doctor was the one that would apply the ‘Special Medicine’ at the hospital, irradiated purple light on me, how they would be mixing the medicine with what looked like a cake spatula, the smell of medicine…etc….

 

 

Excluding my eyes, nose, and mouth, I was covered with bandages, but I could breathe, I could eat, and I was loved by my parentsBecause of this, I do not remember writhing in discomfort and pain.

 

 

I can only imagine that from the intense itch, lack of sleep, and overwhelming discomfort, the Mummy Baby must have cried a lot.
My parents were probably more distressed than I was, wanting to help me in any way possible.  It was impossible to imagine the heartache of theirs by the Mummy Baby.

 

However, after I would cry out my eyes from the itch and pain, my kind parents probably held me, and hugged me tightly.

 

 

For the parents who feel horrible for their children who are going through TSW (Topical Steroid Withdrawl)…..

For the parents who used TS on their children, and now their skin is flared and your heart is hurting…..

 

It’s ALL going to be ALRIGHT!

You just need patience for a while….

 

Even if your child is currently suffering immensely, and even if you feel completely helpless to see him/her, in the future, most of them forget about the pain.

 

They will heal !

 

Even in the history of human kind, I am one of the longest users of Topical Steroids but such a person like me is increasingly seeing the impact of natural healing power of human beings.

After stopping TS and moisturizers, my skin is becoming stronger obviously.

 

 

Baby Atopic Dermatitis heals naturally with time.

When we apply TS, the inflammation goes down quickly, but this is just suppression, and after that, the problem becomes even more complicated and intractable.

I am the perfect example for this, meaning, am the testimony of the effects of TS on the human body.

 

 

Maybe for some reasons, God or some force wanted you to become stronger, and he may be temporarily giving you this challenge.  By overcoming this, you will not only become stronger, but you will also become kinder.  You must grow from this experience, and use it for your advantage in the future.
Please don’t waste this opportunity = ‘painful experience, like regretting or lamenting, and make use of it.  That’s all you have to do.

 

There is no reason for you to regret using TS on your child.  You made a decision to quit it, so that’s good enough. 

You believed that it was the best thing to do in that moment, you did it out of love, and not because you wanted to hurt your child.

 

Because it was an act from love, you have no reason to regret your actions.

 

If it would help your child if you cry and regret, go ahead…..but you know that this does not help them.

 

Time passes equally for all of us, and we are the ones that decide which emotion to feel.  Please do not spend your precious time regretting something.  The time you spend regretting is a valuable minute of your precious life.

 

 

While you fight this condition, to make this time a valuable one, please just look into your child’s eyes with a BIG smile

Afterwards, you will be able to say, ‘That was one heck of a ride, but it was a good experience for all of us!’ 

If you can spend this time loving your child, it is more than enough.  You are already wonderful parents!

 

 

The used-to be mummy baby does not have a grudge against her parents.
My parents thought in the best interest for me, and bought an expensive medicine (at that time) for me.
I do not remember any suffering that I went through.
I can only remember the things that I am thankful for my parents.

 

It must have been very hard for my parents to raise me while I had such horrible symptoms.
Even then, my parents raised me wishing that I would of course outlive them.
Even if I looked very odd (…LOL!) they must have felt happy that my condition was not a life threatening illness.

 

 

In the future, your child will, for sure, thank you too.

Please look into their eyes with a warm smile while you care for them.

Please realize that just your child is being there with you is something to be very thankful for.

Please be grateful for your son/daughter’s life.

 

When your child goes to sleep, whisper to them…

‘You were born to make me stronger, weren’t you?  Thank you.  Mom (and Dad) is going to protect you with everything I haveThank you so much for being born.’

 

 

You are heading into the bright future…1 second, 1 minute, you are getting closer.

You will get there…Please know everything takes time.  Accept this time for healing.

 

 

When we look back, raising a child goes by so fast.  Please enjoy this precious time.

 

Please feel thankful that your child is close with you, and take pleasure in his/her being alive.  You have reasons to feel rejoiced.

 

Cheers for another day for being with your child!

 

Have a GREAT day!

 

Translated by Hikari M.
Edited by Tokuko Abfab

 

 

   👇 See this post below also!  👇 

You can see improved kids’ symptoms w/o TS.

You can manage Atopic Dermatits without Topical Corticosteroids!

 

   

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When Will I Heal??


 

***The subject sounds like as if this topic is only for people with sickness but this might make well-conditioned people’s life also a little easier. (^_^)b ***

 

I have been sharing some of my personal thoughts and inspirations that might be able to help other people on this blog, as well as introducing No Moisturize Treatment (NMT)’ for Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) patients (Atopic Dermatitis/eczema patients who were on Topical Steroids, stopping steroids completely and experiencing horrible side effects) and trying to encourage them as an experiencer of VERY severe one.

 

 

For many sufferers going through severe withdrawal symptoms and their families, finding a doctor or hospital that understands TSW is very difficult

Many people are suffering from this condition, and every single day, I receive many questions and consultation requests from all over Japan, and all over the world.

Also, using SNS, many people contact me directly about their conditions.  The numbers of questions and consults are astounding though I’m not a dermatologist…..lol 

Tokuko is trying to answer questions from all over the world…day in, day out….without sleeping……  ZZZZzzz…. (?_?)……lol

Since I have experienced severe symptoms, I can really understand what all of you are going through.  It really is a hell-ish journey, and so many have no clue about what to do, so I try to answer all the questions to my best ability.

However, since I do this all on my own, there is a limit to how much I can do.  Although I read each and every comment and your questions, hope you can understand if I cannot write back to every single one of you. 

For this reason, if I receive many similar questions, I will write the answer as a blog post here.

 

Also, many of you read the comments section as well, and if there were some questions and answers that were very useful in it, I will edit it and make it a post as well.

 

 

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Today’s question is from a very kind-hearted mother, who has a daughter with severe Topical Steroid Withdrawal symptoms.  We have already exchanged emails sometimes in the past in the comment column.

 

 

The daughter started NMT (No Moisturizing Treatment), and has been sleeping better, but now her oozing has increased.  With the ongoing symptoms, she is feeling afraid, and asks how long will it take for her daughter’s symptoms to subside.

 

 

I totally understand that you also want to know how long it will take to heal and how long did it take in Tokuko’s case because I receive similar questions every single day.  I can feel her genuine concern for her daughter’s well being as well.

My answer to her is…

 

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Dear OOO

When there is an issue with lots of oozing, we learned that we must limit our liquid intake at the Hannan Chuo Hospital (in Osaka, Japan).  Even for non-oozing patients, liquid restriction is done there, and after being released from the hospital, we still continue to restrict liquids to stay course on the treatment.

 

 

When I was hospitalized, my legs were double their size with edema so my water restriction was very strict (I felt like I was in the desert, dying of thirst…lol), and I ended up losing 12kg just in water weight the first week!  Then the non stop oozing that I had finally stopped! 

***Please understand that it is in my ultra severe case.  Needed to exhaust excess water in urgent due to severe hypoalbuminemia.***

I am not in a position to offer a medical advice but please take ‘water restriction’ into account.  (***Please note that I did this under a doctor’s surveillance.)

 

 

Also, many people ask me,
When will I heal?’
How much longer will it take?’
With this symptom, how long will it take to heal?’
They send me their photos of affected parts, and ask me what their future holds.

 

 

Personally, since everyone’s symptoms, severeness, location of symptomsTS usage time and strength, body type, withdrawl start time, etc. all differs individually, I feel that there is no point in trying to predict the future or compare with each other.  (We must also remember that it is very hard to gather data for dermatitis conditions.  This in itself tells you that there may be no point in trying to figure it out.)

 

 

It sounds to me that your daughter’s condition is still benign compared to the symptoms I had.

When I was recuperating at home,

I was covered with dermatitis from my head to toes.  There were no normal parts.

My legs became double their size many times, I could not walk from the severe pain,

looked like a burn victim with no skin,

lost 80% of my hair twice,

looked like a completely different person with swollen face,

and if I were to take off my jacket, my dry skin would shed and I would have a handful of dead skin flakes

I continued this kind of flare cycle many times.  I guess there’s no need to compare with me.

(And even then I could not find a hospital that would accept hospitalization.)

 

 

Even with this kind of severe symptoms, after being hospitalized and implementing the NMT, my symptoms cleared after 3 months in my case.  I just learned how to accomplish the treatment and am just disseminating this great info to other sufferers with TSW.  You can search the whole world, but you will not find a magic cure for this condition.

During my hospital stay, I learned how to improve my Natural Self Healing Abilities.

I used Dr.Kenji Sato’s method (NMT) there and was encouraged by my hospital mates who left the hospital in a very good condition.  Also, I read Dr.Sato’s book (in Japanese only…), listened to what he told me to do, and believed with my whole heart that this treatment would work.  

Each day I just did what I could do best, in that moment.

 

***When I was hospitalized, I was unable to walk, and was even prohibited to try.  Even when I was finally able to walk, the pain was SO bad that I could barely walk 32 feet (10 m) away, panting with strong pain that still remained then.  Going to the bathroom was a huge deal, and I would have to give my all to go.  Exercising did not start until the very end of my hospitalization (though we had to do).  Even then, my rebound flare symptoms subsided within 3 months.***

Again, I am no doctor, and cannot give medical advice, but I can share what I have experienced.

I mean, this is all that I can do for fellow sufferers as a non-medical profession.

 

 

This may sound harsh to you, but if you are constantly searching for others to comfort you, you will not be able to cultivate your strength that is within you.  Without growing your strength, you will be unable to fight the next challenge when it comes.

 


Rather than waiting for someone to tell you ‘Don’t worry, everything will be okay!’, ‘You will heal soon!’, you can find something to be thankful in your life, RIGHT NOW and RIGHT HERE, and by doing so, your heart will begin to relax little by little, and day by day.  Unless we do this, when another problem, a symptom, will come up again, you will start to worry with no end in sight.

 

 

I talk a lot about Promoting your cheery mood by yourself to find your own joy.’ on this blog, and it is about finding something that you are truly grateful for where you are.  When you find something to be grateful for, your are improving your mood by yourself

If you become dependent on others to make you happy, you may feel relieved right after you talk to someone who encourages you, but when another problem arises, what will you do?  Most likely, you will again need to talk to someone, and the cycle goes on and on

 

 

The kind hearted people who listen to your story probably truly want to help you.  However, you must remember that they are expending their own energy to listen and accept whatever you must share, and will have to recover after listening to your stories.

 

 

We must be able to make ourselves happy.  Once you are able to do this, life becomes so much easier and that is why I am sharing this with you.  When we overcome our challenges is when we start to cultivate our strength.  (However, make sure you are not trying to make grouchy people happy either, this will create a lot of stress.  Make yourself happy ‘by yourself’.)

 

In this blog I wish to share these kind of tips on cultivating your own happiness too, as all of us will face challenges and adversity.

 

 

After trying many treatments available for Topical Steroid Withdrawal, what I can say is that following Dr. Kenji Sato’s advice that I lerned in the hospital, and committing to the treatment gave me the quickest results.  Again, as a non medical profession, that is all I can say.

 

 

If you choose this treatment, though it is up to you which treatment you will take, and if you have a doctor who you trust and who reassures you that you are in ‘good physical health’ while on the treatment…just keep on keeping on. 

Try not to worry about this symptom, or that new symptom, but even in tribulation, try to find something in your life that you are blessed in…and hold on as the time passes.

 

 

Everything takes time.  When you ride a train, you must pass many stations to get to your destination.  If you get off each train station and wonder, ‘I’m still not where I want to go!’, it will be kind of a waste of time and energy to worry about a thing.
If you asked, ‘How come it is not my destination here?’ to someone else in the middle of your way, he/she will be hard-pressed to know how to respond….lol

 

If you have decided which direction you want to go, and you have been taught HOW to get there..COMMIT, and then just keep on going!

 

It will take time, and there is nothing you can do about that.

I have already explained about approximate healing time in the hospital as a sample.  Remember.  It is the destination where you are heading for.

 

 

It seems that you truly care for your daughter.  So the fact that you have a good doctor by your side is a wonderful environment for you and your daughter and you can keep being a person who your daughter can express her feeling under adversity.  Don’t you think it is really great already?  So please try to see such very very GOOD things in your life and be happy!

The goal is not the perfect healingThe real goal is that you are not controlled by the sickness.

 

 

The best way to heal yourself is finding things to be grateful for.  Rather than finding every symptom to worry about, try to find things you are thankful about.  Even if you are filled with anxiousness, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do for your daughter’s current symptoms ‘right away’. so all you can do is shift your perspective.

 

 

Again, this is an advice from a non medical profession, and I am not sure how much of a help it is for you.  However, since your daughter is in a situation where you cannot control, I wish that your heart would be lightened even just a little bit.  I’ll be happy if I can be of any help. 

Please take care.

 

Tokuko Abfab

 

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To everyone,


Our heart is always up to ourselves.
Only you can control your heart and outlook on life.
Once you truly realize this, I am sure you will have a very bright future.
As much as possible, please overcome this challenge with a light heart.

I am rooting for all of you!

 

Have a GREAT day!

 

 

 

Translated by Hikari M.

Edited by Tokuko Abfab

 

 

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