What's interesting is when I go from doctor to doctor, telling them "he said this" and "she said that." I told my ID doc about my new derm saying elevated iGe levels are common for people with eczema. ID doc said, "That's true, but your level is much higher even for someone with eczema." Hmm. I'm a little stumped. Either way, I had my bloodwork done by the ID sent over to my dermatologist. I wonder what she'll say.
I forgot to ask my ID doc about stopping Nystatin - the drug for removing yeast in my body. The reason I'd like to stop is because I don't see how it's benefiting me. I mean, maybe it is removing yeast from my body or GI tract, but I don't think the yeast is what's causing my eczema. In fact, I'd say my skin got worse after a week of Nystatin. I also dislike how the past few days I've gotten crazy, crazy gas from taking the drug. Like, insane farts.
My body is responding well to the 2nd day of Prednisone. My face is clearer and my skin still flakes, but at least it's less. When I had my vitals recorded at today's ID visit, the nurse noticed that my heart was beating fast. I had to say it must be because of the steroid.
On another note, just like I predicted it, my sleep was horrible. I just downloaded the Sleep Cycle app on my phone to track my sleep. Each morning, I can see how long I was awake - based on the tossing/turning movement recorded by my phone. I'm still trying to track a full week of sleep with the app before anything can be done, so tonight will be my 3rd night. I kinda miss being in deep sleep and feeling refreshed. However, I can still function throughout the day on little sleep. Thank you, Georgia Tech, for training me to run on minimal rest.
Work is ramping up, so it is somewhat high-stress time. I find that I have to keep telling myself, "one thing at a time." Kinda like my health.
I haven't lost hope. Just one more week. One day at a time.