95 days already?
Overall, my skin has shown a general improvement since the beginning of my TSW. The texture of the majority of my skin is generally soft and smooth (it was formerly very roughly textured). Somedays my skin sheds & flakes a lot, other days not so much. I still have a general (and unnatural) "pinkness" to my coloration--some days it's worse, somedays it's not so bad. Although I feel like things are continuing to look up, I'm not seeing any dramatic improvements like I saw last month; I seem to have hit a plateau. Most days my skin looks/feels pretty much the same. I guess that's a good thing? But I'm still craving the dramatic improvements.
Despite all of this, the itchiness has been uncontrollable lately. I'm constantly crawling in my skin even though it looks/feels generally better. It's so awful. At least my itching no longer rips my skin apart, as the skin is quite strong. I'm taking a 10mg hydroxyzine pill every couple days to cut down on the itchiness. But the itchiness is actually waking me up in the middle of the night now. Although I was very itchy before, the itch actually seems much worse now? I don't understand.
I did have 2 more bouts with herpes recently. Two weeks ago, I had a few sores appear on my chin, which went away within 5-6 days with the help of an antiviral. Then this week, I had some appear right around my left eye lid. That seems to be under control again, thankfully.
Ehhh. The itchiness makes me want to stop writing. I'll try to update again soon.