Hi, I'm 43-years-old, never had psoriasis before until 18 months ago, initially on my legs which is now 'under control' but now other areas, some bad and tender which is being treated with creams etc - I am soon to try 'light' treatment whatever that is. I moisturise etc but it doesn't seem to want to go. Its embarrassing, stressful and sometimes painful - Any solutions or ideas are welcomed.
Gosh I have just read this thread of messages and you are all very brave! I have only had it 18 months and when its bad I just cover up as I get madly embarrassed. I lived in the sun for a while and wearing long pants was such a drag! Recently visited Thailand - my goodness the heat and humidity I looked like something from a horror movie, needless to say covered up. I guess in time I will adapt and hope to be as confident as you guys, but until then I'll continue to cover up and avoid talking about it - sad really, but like everything I guess it will come with time. I never knew it was hereditary until reading this thread, i'll have to read up more about it! I only just joined this site and already I have learnt more and find it easier to speak on here - Thank you!
I first got psoriasis whilst living in the sun, a Spanish doctor prescribed a strong cream and said to apply twice daily but in the evening to wrap the area of the leg in cling film for 20 minutes, I did this and after about 4/5 days I noticed a difference - I no longer have it on my legs, seems to have helped I guess?