Originally Posted by randomperson28
I am coming up on one year of being clean.
Congratulations on your accomplishment...You should feel very good about yourself.
My doctor told me to avoid alcohol, hot showers, cold weather (i think hot weather is worse) and to get enough rest because being tired makes u weaker and more susceptible to bacterial infections.
Yes, your Doc is correct. I haven't heard the one about hot showers though. But, given your issue with skin problems, it does make sense.
Im not sure my story helps because i guess im looking for help as well. Effects on the immune system and how to "heal" it.
Once off the meds, the immune system will repair itself. As to how long it takes, I'm not actually sure, but I would guess that given the length of time you've been off meds, it's got to be close, if not normal. As to your skin problem, that may or may not be the result of the meds. Everyone is different, and some people have side effects, while others do not. Additionally, you may be predisposed to skin problems for some other reason.