Dyshidrotic Eczema on handsPatient ID: Self
Nature of work: Desk job
Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.
1. Describe your main suffering?
Dyshidrotic eczema on the fingers of both hands
2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.
Mentally = Evening. Anxiety is heightened. Physically = Morning. Don't want to get out of bed.
5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
It seems to have started about a year ago and I've narrowed it down to my period and being on the birth control pill.
6. Which time of the day you are worst?
The skin condition is constant
7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.
Nothing; it's constant. It's more painful than itching.
8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
Definitely related to my period and hormonal changes. I went off the birth control pill for about 6 months and the skin problem went away. I recently went back on the pill to help my skin (acne) and alas, the dyshidrotic eczema is back on my fingers.
9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Cold wet weather. I love the rain.
10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Anxious, mild, agreeable, lazy, sweet, kind, generous, girl friday.
- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Excited. I love them.
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Sometimes. I've learned to only rely on myself though.
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Very much so. I only try to use fragrance free products, keep the noise levels to a minimum, and keep the lights low!
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?
Nope. Unless napping counts...
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
They're ok. Relationships could be better with family. I am single.
11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Being trapped under water.
12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
I don't generally crave food items. I avoid anything dairy.. and peas. Can't stand peas.
13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Excessive since I'm always dehydrated.
14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Less. I've lost weight and my appetite is deminished.
15. Is there any kind of food which your body cant stand?
Fried, fatty, heavy foods. Creams, dairy, peas..
16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
More. Feet and underarms.
17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
IBS. Depends on the day.
18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Sleep on my side, and I have to take something to help me sleep.
19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
Not at the moment.
20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?
Not to my knowledge...
21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
Cymbalta & Clonaz. only symptom is headache. Nothing in relation to dyshidrotic eczema .
22. What major diseases are running in your family?
high cholesterol, blood pressure, depression.
23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
Not obese, out of shape though and could lose 20 lbs. 5'6 size 14.
24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.
Since going back on the pill they've been more regular however I've developed dyshidrotic eczema with them. My moods are stable around PMS etc.
25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
I contracted ecoli when I was 3 years old. From then until the age of 10 I was on Bactrium for kidney/bladder infections (dilated urerter) all in combination with the ecoli. I'm now allergic to Bactrium. I get occasional bladder infections (only in relation to sex). Around the age of 15 I was put on Prozac for depression/anxiety. I've been on & off meds since then.
So... if someone has managed to get through all of this, any remedies/thoughts/suggestions on what I can do for my dyshidrotic eczema? I'm at the point where I'm considering going off the pill again. I'll just have to figure something out for my skin then!! hehe.
Prizma on 2008-05-13
having gone through your case, my sincere advise would be
- stop taking the birth control pills, you are single anyway.
- stop taking any sleeping pills and try some natural methods to have sound sleep.
once you see that the eczema is cured and your original menstrual irregularities resurface, you can come back and present all the sufferings here.
based on the symptoms, a remedy would be suggested.
at present i am not able to suggest any remedy as i believe the eczema will not get cured as long as you are on the pill.
♡ rishimba last decade
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