The light treatments work well for awhile Mohamd. I did light 5 days a week for close to 4 years, with little breaks in between where things cleared up. It doesn't work long term and eventually you reach your lifetime dosage. I'm about to go back in for a kick start... It doesn't hurt or anything, much like a standing tanning bed. But watch closely, because you can start to burn (like a sunburn) if your technologist isn't spot on.
Derm considers it severe. About 75% covered. (not all the time, but always to a pretty good degree) Several types, considered an excellent candidate to psoriatic arthritis so I'm also advised. Developed when my husband was dying about 6 years ago. Not really developed I guess... but decided to show up :)
No John, nothing different really. I've tried and tried to relate what I eat to my psoriases ... thus far to no success. I do a food log... I should try harder maybe to change my diet, but I haven't really connected anything. I've had food sensitivities since I was about 16... mostly related to bowel symptoms.. I'm sensitive to wheat among too many things to list.... but I haven't found a connection yet to my P. With the warm weather I get hot! I'm covered from head to toe and I'm worse this way. I'm embarrassed to be so covered in the hot weather...
I'm pretty much covered again :( tummy with the exception of a couple of small dots and face, looking lovely. The rest... not so good. I was home and it was hot yesterday, ... I decided I'd run to the store without covering up my arms... It was disgustingly hot! I walk in and all of a sudden the clerk erupted down the aisle following me... she's saying, so loudly and causing a commotion...."what happened to your arms?.... are you okay? (nice of her) ... I said 'it's okay, I have psoriases... not contagious... She keeps going on and on about it... I'm sure she meant well. But holy glory!!! I felt embarrassed. More for her than I, but I won't be making that mistake again soon. But geez, I should be able to go to the store like everyone else.
Michelle, I SO wish I could manage 2 days off in a row more often. I do have 2 off in a week sometimes, but 2 in a row is rare. I care for seniors and they need assistance. Only 27 here, but being on the ocean and a huge rainstorm yesterday, the humidity is through the roof!! My apartment has been relatively cool up to now, but it's getting sweaty. Sweaty is what drives my P crazy. I hear that we're getting your weather upcoming.... Happy Canada Day Michelle, and thank you.
Sarah, my Derm says that psoriases has a pattern of affecting both sides in a symmetrical way. Part of how they diagnose it. If I get a spot on one side, I will shortly see a matching on on the opposite side of my body. Interestingly.... If I scratch a spot one one side, I instantly become itchy on the corresponding spot on the other side! So I often scratch double handed.... ugh! I'm pretty itchy right now.