Mother, Artist, Surviving life. Living with and scratching the itch.
19 Oct 07:30
So...who's looked at Google Images of psoriasis in all its forms in morbid fascination and kept scrolling, scrolling, scrolling...?
19 Oct 03:42
4.40am and I'm wide awake because my patch woke me up with furious itching - and I've scratched & gouged it so hard I drew blood. Then MORE itching! I've had to numb it with some ice to get relief! Now surfing the web for a bit :-)
18 Oct 21:02
Who has had their psoriasis go in to remission? How long have you been clear? Remission can range from a few weeks/months to years.
It can occur with or without treatment.
I have yet to experience it.
17 Oct 18:54
If I set up a Psoriasis Sufferers Only Spa Therapy & Massage Treatment business, do you think it would take off and do you think it would be a nice little earner for me? Even we need a bit of pampering without a masseuse shuddering at our skin! 😝
16 Oct 18:26
While I was chatting to my daughter she subconsciously picked up a tub of Vaseline and massaged it in to my itchy patch.
This was so soothing, the itching stopped.
I kept prompting her to keep going.
15 Oct 23:51
Psoriasis Tracker Apps...anyone use them?
These apps keep track of your progress and symptoms; monitoring triggers & flare ups and plotted on to graphs that are used with your photos to show progress etc.,
If you use it, has it been beneficial?
15 Oct 19:47
Honoured to join the cool Ambassador team, I promise to help keep things ticking over and do my bit for the Flaym community!
Thank you kindly 😍💕
15 Oct 11:43
The one time my psoriasis really frightened me was when I became pregnant a year after it first started. I knew little of the condition then, and was scared it would 'infect' my baby somehow.
It was the only time I was ashamed of it.
15 Oct 11:29
Did you know that *psora* is Greek for 'itch' and *iasis* is Greek for 'action, condition'?
15 Oct 11:20
Read a post on a psoriasis blog that Vaseline worked almost as well as a very expensive steroid cream, giving clear skin for at least 2 days.
Let me know how many of you agree/have tried it so I can buy up every jar of V out there!
13 Oct 21:59
Ok, something random and not remotely based on psoriasis...what are your zodiac signs folks? I've got a few ideas just by getting to know how people post on here, so curious to see if I'm right. I am Scorpeeeyo!
#sizzle #sting #themostloyalfriendeva
13 Oct 21:51
There are celebrities who have psoriasis. I wonder if the likes of Britney Spears & Kim Kardashian will ever join our motley crue for support here in Flaym?? 😝 We'd help them out, wouldn't we people? 😂 Who can name more skin challenged celebs?
12 Oct 08:09
Here's a quick come-back for people who say 'Is it contagious?'
You say: 'Breathing on me a million times is more likely to spread disease than my skin.'
12 Oct 07:51
Psoriasis as an iceberg...
Above: People see red patches of scaly skin.
Below: bleeding, burning skin, swollen joints, depression, cracked skin, eye pain and redness, fatigue, itching, conjunctivitis, morning stiffness.
Can you add any more?
12 Oct 07:24
"I am not this hair,
I am not this skin,
I am the soul that lives within."
12 Oct 07:18
'With psoriasis, you don't always feel like being seen. Remind yourself to keep your face to the sunshine. Don't think about the negative, focus on the positive. Helen Keller said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” '
10 Oct 15:10
'Today I told my psor meds they were supposed to STOP my pain/itching/flares.
They said they liked that joke too.'
10 Oct 14:54
I'm ABSOLUTELY stuffed to the eyeballs on curried pasta.
Once you start noshing curried pasta, you keep ON noshing curried pasta...
Not that has anything to do with psoriasis of course...😋😋😋
10 Oct 12:30
I must be really stressed. Or depressed. Because I've got a break out of an itchy rash of pustules on the inside of my wrists and around my ankles!
This hasn't happened in years apart from a sprinkling on the tops of my feet on hot days.
02 Oct 06:54
Horrible flare up :-( Pain, throbbing, etc. for days.
Any yes, I've been stressed and barely getting any sleep.
Oh the joys of the Menopause.
The flare up will right itself eventually then I can carry on as usual.
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