My pso started to get serious about 5 years ago but ive never been this itchy and sore from it.
John, cook in hotels? Well, when you and that lovely lady of yours come to visit we will leave ALL the cooking up to you! LOL
Today I was sharing the diet on a site for autoimmune people. Most are grateful. Then this young smart ass says "I eat crap all the time and I feel good" I responded "Yeah, for now. Young, inexperienced youth think they know it all!" LOL My buttons got pushed so I'm a bad girl!
Today is absolutely gorgeous. A bit too cold to ride our bikes but we're going to head out to Myra Canyon to walk. You can google it. A railway track that was turned into a walking/biking trail when we had a massive fire here. Great to be able to do all these things! Free too!
Winter is arriving fast here in Cape Town temps are only in the low 20's. We are a stressed at the moment as both grandchildren have/are in hospital. My grandson has Kowalski disease and it has affected his heart. My granddaughter has a virus. When they both out they have to be in different homes for 5 days as my grandson is highly susceptible to everything at the moment. So lots of praying happening at the moment
What was explained to me by a former dermatologist it starts with small rounded eruptions that appear in multiples. These small red dots are very itchy and when scratched bleeds. Then it spreads with the dry skin showing and the red dots become widespread. The red dots disappear and what is left is the hallmark of psoriasis a big area of flaky skin but mine are very reddish and when I bump or scratch when I'm asleep it bleeds heavily. I keep my nails very short but I know I scratch hard at night. I wake up bleeding somewhere and the bedsheets have smear of blood. I was also told it's the worse kind and 100% passable to a child. So I dont want this to happen to a child who will have a lifetime of struggle with guttate psoriasis. It's not easy as I have been dealing with this since 2010. Started in my scalp and at one point 80% of my body was covered sparing my face and neck. I am glad for the 3 years of biologics I got but they dont last. The side effects are what I have that lingers the weakness, fatigue, got exposed to TB and diarrhea. It's the price I am paying for the biologics that helped at one point but I know made other issues.
Sarah, I'm not sure what tests they did. Yup... Most of us here have the stress trigger. You'll get lots of information here. Support too. Many of us got better with diet. Mine sure did! But I also did lots of stuff too. Mind, body, soul healing but sometimes I think it's an age thing too. Not much rocks my world enough to cause me stress anymore. At 57 I really don't give a sh-t about much and when I do it's time to take action. You'll have fun here too. Welcome!
That's great Lindakay, live the life of your dreams now. You know, confidence? I feel it’s something that is always there, something you’re born with that gets lost along the way, or stolen by others. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find it again and when you find it, you feel magnificent. You have come a long way Lindakay and you have made Psoriasis yours, and not the other way around. Well done in staying persistent and positive to achieve your goals. :)
Oh dear Honey. Glad that something is helping if only short term. I have many ideas but you have to try things for yourself. Get rid of sugar, and anything that turns to sugar. Bread/pasta turn to sugar. Get rid of dairy. Don't eat alot of fruit because of the sugar and don't drink juice. Skip the alcohol. Might sound hard but once you get it under control it's actually a way of life. Work on your mind so you can find a way to cope with any stresses (they will come) and exercise even if it's just light walking. Toss processed food. Not good for you anyway.