Friday, May 10, 2013

We have a diagnosis! - Topical Steroid Addiction

A self-diagnosis but one nonetheless... Topical Steroid Addiction. Over the past 3 years, Keegan was prescribed steroid after steroid. Hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone, Desonide, as well as Protopic, which is a very potent drug with sickening side effects. Keegan is going through withdrawal... poor kid. Thanks to a blog I found (Loren & her son Kline), I have my answer.

And, here's the website for the topical steroid addiction network:

Poor kid may take over a year to heal from this, but the cure: time.
These are pictures 8 weeks into topical steroid withdrawal (from May 1, 2013).

We also are doing the GAPS diet, and are on stage 4. The goal is to heal his gut so it's not leaky anymore, and he can eventually tolerate more foods. Keegan is currently eating:
- bone broth
- boiled/roasted/sauteed veggies
- ground turkey, ground beef, lamb, salmon, lox
- avocado
- sunflower seed butter made into pancakes with squash and flax seeds
- juices made from apples, cucumber, zucchini, and spinach

1 comment:

  1. Hi. So glad you found the answer. Loren is great and Kline is doing so well.

    I am an adult who has just gone through TSW for the last 20 months and I am now healed. I wrote a kids book about it, which is available though than and I'm sure your son would love it.

    It is called Taming the Scratchy Monster and it is about a boy called Billy who defeats the monster that is TSW!

    Much love. Your son is adorable. X