Hair Care Review: Living Proof

I've recently become obsessed with Living proofB hair products. I have always had long and healthy hair - despite countless color applications and processing. Back in May of 2017, I had to cut my hair short because, I believe, the round of prednisone I was on for two months destroyed it. It could also be … Continue reading Hair Care Review: Living Proof

Nicotine Self-Study (Day 15)

  The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Drucker I'm going to keep this one short as I am heading out tonight to the shore. I've been feeling pretty damn good in terms of symptoms. I am exactly one week off prednisone and was originally terrified as to what … Continue reading Nicotine Self-Study (Day 15)

Nicotine Self-Study (Day 5)

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. - Frank Zappa Here I am on day 5 of my nicotine experiment and I couldn't wait to update my status. I feel great. And, most importantly, confident. On days 1 through 3 I used the 7mg patch. As of yesterday, day 4, I moved on … Continue reading Nicotine Self-Study (Day 5)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy for UC

After much thought, I decided to try Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to supplement my current diet, medication, and holistic treatment plan. Here is how I arrived at this decision: I was diagnosed at the end of January 2017. In April, my symptoms worsened and my disease worsened. This was confirmed when oral mesalamine worked immediately. … Continue reading Nicotine Replacement Therapy for UC

Tapering Prednisone & Watching That Scale

I'm down to 15mg from the 40mg start of this prednisone taper. Aside from the initial psychotic tendencies - emotional instability, anxiety, increased insomnia and lack of sleep, high-energy spikes, mood swings, and irritability - I've been watching that scale inch up despite my SCD limitations (I lost weight the first time I did it) … Continue reading Tapering Prednisone & Watching That Scale