Hello Dionna ,Yes i agree with insecurities with P, been there worn the flakes, Woman or man , it makes no difference, I have been through embarrassing moments in the past with P and wanted , wished i would die in my sleep,, I had a hard time as a teenager hiding it, scared girlfriends would notice it smell my creams and all that , My lady has P and i dont see it to be honest as i see her , from an outside point of view, some are very curious about it, some can see it as dirty, i know about that too,Truth is, i see people with dry skin and i see it differently, those people probably wash a lot, i know how my skin looks as i wash a lot, ,Last weekend i left one day without washing and my skin looked good with all the natural oils in it, as soon as i washed , skin dried up, I am always on flake watch where my face is concerned, i wash at night so the oils get in and check for face
flakes in the morning,Its my life with this,If there was an island called flakey island, we would all fit in and not worry about it,I try to think theres worse out there but we are all different with this i know , some bad some mild and in between,I never used to talk about it, since 2 years now i do,people are interested in it , maybe because i am confident to talk about it now and people like that , I used to be so ashamed of it , someone see, i just feel like nothing, It does work to talk , educate if you will :)
Debbie, that is not bluntless. That is rude and inconsiderate of her and it shows that she has a complex of her own. I'm sorry you had to get this from her but I know you will get through this as well. People are very cruel. Only strong minded people will never look down on your or even insult you for that matter. Stay strong :)
Michelle I totally agree... Food is a VERY big deal. So is exercise, managing our ridiculous thinking. I don't watch TV to see the commercials, but I do get the flyers for sales. Usually it's processed quick fix stuff. No juice either. One thing we really noticed is the weight loss too, especially with my hubby. We spend less on groceries too! Always a morning shake with very little fruit, lunch is protein and vegetables, dinner is a big salad (sometimes just lettuce) with protein. I don't even have dressing on the salad. Just coconut oil, himalayan salt and a bit of pepper. Super yummy... Only fluid I drink is my couple cups of coffee in the morning, zero caffeine tea at night lately, and just water. My hubby though does like his Orange juice in the morning. No milk either, however he does like milk. Trying to wean him off that too. It's a very wonderful life.
I try and take my dogs for a walk everyday, good for the body and soul and they enjoy it. To get back at the foods, Ive learned last year about "nightshades", potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, tobacco, all fall under the category nightshades and that is apparently not good for people with P. Certain foods must be avoided even if considered healthy otherwise. Never before knew or thought about it. Dealing with an auto immune disease forces one to change your diet.
It is time to put away what poisons you. The days are short and getting shorter. The time for undermining your nutrition must come to an end. So know as you refine your intake, taking great care with what you eat, know you will recover more quickly. As you improve your nutrition know it will truly feed you, sustain you, empower you, and invigorate you to accomplish your ideals. Every day is a battle for us but remember, by eating right, you're not only preparing yourself for battle but for victory. Stay strong ;)
Hi Darren. Emotional stress is my biggest P trigger. Physical stress can have an impact on your P as well as it is stress to your body but accidents do happen unfortunately. The quality of relationships can change when a person is under stress so one needs to decide is it worth stressing over or not? Can I do something about it? Prolonged stress can result in suppressed immune function, increased susceptibility to infectious and immune-related diseases and cancer. Emotional stress can also result in hormonal imbalances. Stress is no good.
Yes John, Financial worries is a big stress too as it stays with your for a couple of days or months and the thing is that if you have nowhere to go for help, it gets worse. Having a strong mind, can help you overcome your stress. Once one learns how to handle the certain types of stress, then you'll also see a difference in your body.
I stopped all steroid creams 13 years ago and usually use an aloe Vera based cream. However, I have recently started using a Chinese cream which I purchased from Amazon as a “natural cream for psoriasis “ which more than likely has steroids in it. I use it very sparingly and it has actually really helped.