Double digit months of TSW. Cheers to another milestone!
*The lo-down: Should be menstruating sometime this week. I’m thinking the 18th of July.
**TSW trend: I normally get flares right before my period. It has been like this since the 4th month of withdrawals. I’ve also noticed over the last 2-3 months that flares are worse if I get careless of the food I consume. For example: eating too much sodium, seafood or sugar. Once my period starts, the flares tend to calm down and then I’ll get 3-3.5 weeks to live a topical-steroid-induced-eczema-free life.
In a nutshell-
1 week before period: flare (6-7 days)
During period: flare dies down (4-5 days)
After period: normal skin (3-3.5 weeks)
***New strategy: Yours truly has been monitoring le diet very closely all this week. I’ve been eating a whole lot of congee, vegetables, greens and fruit. The plan is to eat clean the week before I start menstruating so my skin has ‘no reason’ to flare. Once it is over, I’m more lenient on the different types of foods I’m able to consume. The beef and seafood ban was lifted 2 months ago but I still eat them in moderation.
****Outcome: Seems to be working. No flare yet. Don’t really want to jinx it though.
This strategy is a perfect 10. Ha.