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My cure?

Postby rdholland on Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:48 am

I’ve had atopic dermatitis since I was a teenager. In August 2018 I was diagnose with multiple myeloma. I underwent aggressive treatment for four months. In January 2019 I had a stem cell transplant. All was “standard” treatment for my cancer. My eczema disappeared and has not been back since.

Myeloma is also thought to possibly be auto immune related. This is the time of year when I have a hard time with eczema but I haven’t had to use fluocinonide or triamcinolone at all. What is the connection? I am currently on a daily dose of Revlimid which I also took for four months leading up to my transplant. At first I assumed it was the initial treatments that included high doses of dexamethasone. Now I am doubting that explanation. Now I wonder if the stem cell transplant or current low dose Revlimid has kept the eczema suppressed.

Since it showed up, I have rarely gone a few weeks without either fluo or tri. Ears, arms, legs, hands - it’s always somewhere. But now, nothing for a year and a half.
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Re: My cure?

Postby talkhealth on Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:37 am

Hi rdholland,

Thanks for posting on the forum, it sounds as though you have really been through the mill with you health over the past few years. It is good to hear that the stem cell transplant seems to have had such a positive effect to your overall health and your eczema.

We are unable to comment or offer any medical opinions regarding why the eczema has not returned but you may wish to put your question forward in a future 'ask the expert' clinic in February? Have a look here;

Hope you continue to recover to good health, but do let us know if and when you get some answers.


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