I've been dealing with my Psoriasis for 28 years now. I am always looking for naturopathic ways to treat my P.
Candida is getting under control. Might take another course of anti-fungal meds. I'll keep posting updates as to whether I eradicate the Pylori after the first course of antibiotics I am using for it, as well as the Candida. 9 years on a biologic may have allow these infections to creep in and continue the past few years.
hi Sarah. I noticed it had been 23 days since my last post...
Here is some WIKI info about H. Pylori:
Helicobacter pylori, previously known as Campylobacter pylori, is a gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium usually found in the stomach. It was identified in 1982 by Australian scientists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who found that it was present in a person with chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers, conditions not previously believed to have a microbial cause. It is also linked to the development of duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer. However, over 80% of individuals infected with the bacterium are asymptomatic, and it may play an important role in the natural stomach ecology.
I believe it kinda burrows into the protective stomach lining and causes inflammation and micro perforations in said lining, leading to an broken down system.
I don't chime in too often, but I feel the same way. This forum is the first time I've been "around" others who know what it is to endure psoriasis. Smart, friendly bunch, and I don't use other social media outlets. Too much drama. The last thing I need is unwarranted stress. Flaym has been a breath of fresh air...
Hi Abdul. I will have to take the biologic every two weeks in order to stay clear, or mostly clear. (so, indefinitely) No side effects that I've noticed (at the 9 weeks mark) I used another biologic for 9 years and never had any major side effects, either. Just some wonky blood work towards the end of those 9 years, and there were other health problems going on for me at the time.
HI John, just playing Devil's advocate here. I remember reading after your 2 month drinking holiday you did have a company party and a Pub Crawl, recently. I'm the same age as you and drinking doesn't agree with my poor gut anymore. Been living with reflux problems most of my life. Currently, I'm taking an acid blocker and an antagonist. Enjoying the first trouble free gut in years. I'm still treating a Candida infection (fungal) and possibly H. Pylori (a bacteria), both which can cause gut trouble. Hope you find some relief.
Thanks John. I've also come to find out I've been living with a Candida overgrowth fungal infection. Soon I am getting tested for H. Pylori, a bacterial infection than can contribute to Leaky Gut and ulcers, like the ulcers they just found in my duodenum. Both these chronic infections can lead to inflammatory responses. Curious to see how my psoriasis does when I knock out these long-standing infections. (H. Pylori not confirmed just yet. I'll know by the second week of January 2018.) I'm still knocking down the sugars in my diet. Doing much better and consuming much less. Other diet improvements as well. I'll keep Y'all posted. Every day gets better and better...
NO, but I read I may have needed to. I've dealt with 2 nasty erythrodermic flares, which affect your whole system. Tachycardia and high BP both times I've endured. Also, high risk of infection, body temp changes, edema in ankles. "Erythrodermic psoriasis also can bring on pneumonia and congestive heart failure. People with severe cases often require hospitalization." (from National Psoriasis Foundation)
Only the thicker skin of my torso and lower legs still show psoriasis. Face, hands, arms, shoulders, upper legs & bottom nearly clear, already. My improved diet seems to have helped me clear much faster than other meds I've used in the past. It is like getting my life back. Mucho relieved and happy.