My pso started to get serious about 5 years ago but ive never been this itchy and sore from it.
hey John sorry to hear and see things are rough , i am in the midst of a tropical blistering hot and humid summer here in South Africa and my P has never been worse ??!!?? It is driving me mad , shaved my head ( just made it worse ) my facial butterfly and shaving regions are killing me , the list is endless but i hope that you guys in the winter regions manage to get some relief !!!
We get depressed. We get miserable and the only thing we want to do is cry and cry and cry. Nothing anybody can say will make us feel better.
"why don't they just go away and leave me in peace. I just want to be left alone and try to die in peace" Yip, that is what I used to think when I was covered in Psoriasis. I was the most miserable "B" in the world and because of that, I made everybody's life hell. If I can't be happy, neither can they. Pathetic right? It's not easy for us Lindakay. To go through the pain every day is hell. Of course you will curl up like a wounded dog and 'retreat'but hey, think of it this way, you don't stay curled up. You get up and you move on. You're a strong lady and I admire your strength. What you have gone through and where you are now, has shown me what a great inspiration you are to us. You've come a long way. We all need that someone to turn to, to feel encouraged and strong that not even wonder woman will be able to beat us. Do not judge yourself. Go and look at yourself in the mirror. Look past the P, look at YOU. Don't let your Psoriasis blind you to the wonderful life you can have. As with many life-altering events, Psoriasis is almost guaranteed to cause you to re-evaluate your priorities and what is your priority? YOU. Everybody has to deal with tough times but it depends on us on how we are going to deal with it. No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life but we can be immune to negativity in our daily lives. You're a wonderful lady and I know this is a bad day for you but remember we are all here to support you. You are very much loved on this group and don't forget that okay?
Michelle you always have a beautiful picture! You Rock!
On the sleep thing I have many solutions. Magnesium some swear by. It does work along with a great probiotic. I also tried having a carb, and a vegetable. Maybe a bit of banana with peanut butter before bed. As you know I don't believe in synthetic vitamins anymore, only take Moringa. No Omega anymore either. Just Moringa powder in my shake in the morning. Eat healthy and a small amount of exercise. We have a gym as well in our building and never use it. I think I'm "gymed" out. LOL. Anyway, those are the least costly things, although I do pay for my Moringa and it is a "natural" plant. Lots of great supplements out there but not all are natural.
Oh, and another great exercise that's quick and free is just stand with your legs slightly apart, bend your knees and lower to your knee level. Arms in front of you. Hold for about 10 seconds and stand up again. Do about 30 if you can. This will increase your heart rate for a long time after so it burns calories. Don't do just before bed though. Do it at least an hour before bed. You already know I keep things simple. Keeps all that stress of "Oh Lord, how do I fit that into my schedule!" LOL Hope that helps, and hope you find some relief.
i use Magnesium 150 mg at night
i have learnt that the body has to be relaxed
i don't get much sleep as well but i get 3 straight hours i don't flare up as much
i have also learnt that there is a month cycle with Psoriasis and at any given time in different parts of my body will flare up but i keep it calm i don't itching as much
also i use krill and b's which real helps with the flaking
hope that may help
Rosey it’s been a great feeling and one that has been foreign to me for over 20 years! I can actually feel the smoothness of my skin and despite the fact that I still have some patches, this turn around has improved so many parts of my mental health .. my fear of course is that this is temporary but I hold onto the hope that there is longevity in my current recovery status.
I haven't had any uv sessions for two weeks and the festive season has not gone well, lots of stress. I had a bereavement on christmas day which meant that was a total wipeout. Then on old years day I got bronchitis. I won't even get uv next week because of the bronchitis meds.
Surprisingly though, although I haven't advanced, I haven't regressed either, which I'm taking as a sign that it won't come rushing back the minute I properly finish the full treatment.
Hi Michelle, I’ve been using a Persivate/E45 1:3 Cream mixture in a 400ml tub for my feet for several years. I do need to apply it two or three times a day and it gives me great relief. A tub lasts me about 9 months. It does have a cortisone component but that has not had any negative effect on me. You will need a prescription If you want to try it. I’m also in South Africa.