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Posted by Susan
on April 25, 1999 at 23:34:57:
I am a 58 year old women who has had chronic allergies in the form asthma and eczema. I have been on prednisone for over 44 years. I am now trying to withdraw from prednisone as side effects of long term use are setting in. Osteoporossis etc.
I am on fixed income and struggle to make ends meet.
I go to acupuncture, do yoga, meditate, take chinese herbs (made up for me by my acupuncturist.) I am having a very hard time withdrawing tho' I have come down from 25mg and 10mg on alternate days to 9mg and 3mg alternately. It has been so difficult and I recently had to take a short steroid boost to get through some acute eczema and allergic reaction.
I have also done NAET which is Nambudripad Allergy Elimation Treatment. NAET has helped me get rid of lots of my allergies but I have had to stop for a while because of weak immune system. I'm not sure what I am asking for besides communication, support and info tho' that does about cover it.
Imagine some of the stuff I have mentioned, such as NAET may be new to most but my concern is how to build up my immune system, who to turn to and a willingness to share problems of isolation and fear .
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