Most doctors have never heard of TSA or TSW so this is your chance to educate them on it! If your doctor is dismissive of TSW, and this is very common, there are other ways you can help them to understand.
They may not be fully in support of TSW, but if they are a good doctor they should be supportive of your decision to stop a medication which you believe is no longer working for you.
Words doctors use that relate to TSW:
- Rebound – a term used to describe how your symptoms re-emerge once steroids are stopped
- Erythroderma – basically a term meaning ‘skin redness’ but technically means your skin is 90% inflamed.