Psoriasis arrived from dear Mother Nature as a menopause surprise. Five years on I’m a young grandmother who has to live in leggings to cover her flaky legs. Now on a mission to get my diet right with the knowledge that ‘You are what you eat’
Yup Sarah. Up is around the corner. I’m getting married in about 5 weeks. I have a few awesome scars of skin on my arms from steroid use. Then about a week ago got a fungus on my skin especially on my back. My skin is all spotted and they are blending together to make my back look, hmm, “different”. I could care less. My beautiful dress is strapless too and very white. I have my life, a great man, I can look in the mirror and finally say I love this girl! The heart is what matters so hang in there. Maybe I’m old and just don’t give a sh_t! Lol
Hi Babette, I have a flakey skin now because of the season change but since I've been home I got a lot of sun and my P is looking good. I've set a goal for myself. I want my skin to be clear by 1st Nov. I tried ACV but won't try it again. It doesn't work for me. Leave the sugar Babette and get some sun when you can. :)
Well John, we missed you too on here. Let me know when you've won the lotto OK. That beach sounds terrific. I'm sure all flaymers would love to join you there. Lol.
Good to see you back Michelle,you have been missed :), I know i havnt been here commenting for a while now,If i knew of a cure i be a millionaire and have clear skin all year round, wouldnt that be great, double whammy, i be living the dream, i know what i would do,i be sunning it up on a nice beach topless mind, i wouldnt need the sun as i be cured,still be lovely though . :X)
That's true Jane, which is why we should make them more aware of the illness. Once they know what it is, the more understanding they will become. Most are too scared to speak about it or mention it in a conversation, thinking they will judge us or something?? But we are our worst enemy. We THINK they will pull a face or judge us which in the mean time they might not do. But then...you get the idiots. Shallow people with nothing between the ears and who'd rather stay ignorant than becoming wise.
P4G you are so right! "why me?" and these two words can mean different emotions. Anger, heartbreak, surprise etc, but to some of us, anger is the most common. Acceptance - Well said P4G!
Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone! Yes I have been away a lot is true. And I have reintroduced nightshades, limited dairy and non gluten grains in small amounts. I'm thinking diet wise it'd have to be the nightshades as I'd been off those for a year or more,and the quantities of dairy and grains have been really quite small. Nightshades are out again as of today, see what happens... And more coconut oil, turmeric and Aveeno! And the very most important thing... Try not to panic 👍👍👍
I fully agree with Peter , especially in developing countries like South Africa . There are huge epidemics which compete for a mere small amount of attention in all areas like Tuberculosis and HIV , that sadly literally no public awareness takes place in schools, clinics or in the general health arena etc of disorders like P . So very very far to go to get normal people not staring at me in public and pointing , or having hair dressers asking me to leave a salon because of contaminating their equipment with a contagious disease !!
The squeaky wheel gets the oil 🛢 our voices can only be falling on deaf ears I guess it's not a problem unless it's your own drug companies only see profit not problems doctors treat only symptoms they need to treat a person personally and completely and not every three months they should get paid for results not per the minute...rant over..
Jill, yessss to the extent dr thought it was kidney failure ,( have two on right side,)went through , ultrasounds ,wee tests,and MRI,all way good,tired all the time have been for years,think it's the p in me,all over me,thewreck inside of me that's the cause,will ask my Dermy if it's associated with tiredness as dr can't find a reason,am tired everyday no matter what I do
Hey Karin, that is so weird you say that! I have been having a flare on elbows and knees (not scalp...why?!) since last Wednesday and the past few days I have been feeling a bit more easily overwhelmed by things and a little downhearted. I did think maybe it was my flare making me feel a bit out of the ordinary for me... but I thought it in terms of frustration rather than like a physical reason. But I guess it could be physical! I never thought of it like that... interesting to see your post.