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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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