I felt like I was being zapped in a microwave! Ping, treatment over! 4-5 weeks of 3 times a week treatment, starting from 28 seconds and working up to about 2 minutes.
I could feel a difference with my skin as it seemed stronger whilst having the treatment and I followed instructions to continue with the steroid creams for the first couple of weeks then try and ease off them as the light treatment kicked in and started to work.
Unfortunately, it did not work and every time I tried to ease off the cream the eczema came back with a vengeance. I gave a silent prayer every time I went into the 'capsule' and was zapped and the nurses were very good and gave encouragement but as the time went on I became more disillusioned and more depressed.
On my final zapping day before my holiday I just broke down and sobbed as my eczema had started to break out round my eyes and I was despairing. Fortunately, the nurse on duty that day was the one that had seen me and taken notice those weeks before and she understood exactly how I felt. She could see the treatment wasn't working and also said that last time she'd seen me she had seen me at the end of my tether and now still more so.
We're now going to move on with the cyclosporin (from Wednesday). I've had my holiday and struggled through (some days good, some days bad) and although no better at least I have the new treatment to be positive about. I understand I will not be able to go out in the sun, but that's ok I've just had my sun fix! And anyway not much hope of any sun in the UK is there?
Will keep you posted!