Psoriasis is horrible in old age..wondering what Pharmaceutical company will ever help me buy the meds that would help me attain some form of quality of life??
Yes Rani ,its increasing Fat moderate proteins...and keeping Carbohydrates to below 20g a day which isn't easy so basically I removed anything sweet or contained High Fructose...anything that ended in "TOSE" which meant Milk was out some forms of Milk was allowed I use Avacado oils and Olive Oil I also take 2 Callogen shakes a day...if I still Flare which is rarely now I take a soak in Epsom Salts ..I stay busy now not quick cure I have been working on every area of my life as the P was everywhere on me Bless you today Rani I hope that helps
Sometimes for me at least because we are all experiencing The Big P in very different ways...I use a simple Epsom Salts Bath I can spend an hour in the tub..doesn't work for everyone but about 1/2 a cup to my full tub of water and it takes away most of my itching..I was so depressed when I was told I couldn't take biologics and I guess I just had to dig a little deeper and do a process of elimination of certain foods...for me I went straight onto Ketogenic diet and collegen shakes..and one pill and so far(knock on my wooden head) I am doing OK and yes UV rays help a bunch
Not Often right now I have just a few white patches and Urple Purple but I have none of the old pain in my feet or hands I can now take regular looking finger prints..OH My and I appreciate that more than most people know or understand..I am busy smiling too :>) Hugs James and Good Morning from the High Plains Desert of Nevada :>)
Michelle God forbid a Parade~ If you want to know about my diet changes Julia,it entails fewer than 20g of Carbohydrates,No sugars at all,increased fat and Moderate Protein and I use Gluten free everything I still bake though with Blanched Almond or substitute Nut Based Fours...I still snack and since I love crème cheese I use that to make myself what is called CLOUD BREAD once a week for sandwiches..I also make Swerve deserts if my sweet tooth is unhinged and I have lost 30 pounds and I also take 2 Calogen shakes a day which doesn't seem to throw me into a complete Flare which I was really afraid of in the beginning..I eat basically anything that's considered anti inflammatory I had to research everything before getting started and I love vegies so not much of a transition to using a ton of cauliflower for Keto Mac and Cheese..but one day a week usually Saturday I bake,cook and re-supply myself with the next weeks meals..My Dermatologists didn't even recognize me..my cheeks are glowing and my energy levels are up..so my Darlings hang in there ,not one thing helps all..this is not a One Size Fits all Lifestyle
Honey it took me a long time to Just accept myself as I am. I am Not going to have a Miracle cure through Biologics as I also will need Anti Viral Meds to protect me from the Biologics..which makes me laugh..so I had to look deeply and realise I am what I am an enigma of treatments so I had to go back to basics..inside out..through tears and buckets of tears and then I stopped at the Bloody feet which now I really laugh at myself anyway Sweetness it takes whatever course it will take and you adapt,laugh,cry and adapt some more without Flaym and the comfort I found here and sometimes Brutal Honesty I had to work for some level of health physically and Mentally..I returned to work about a year ago,after finding shoes that worked for me the whole nine yards. Sometimes as the Health Provider I stop and say that old saying "Doctor Heal Thyself" we must also do a check in on our own lives Have a Great day Rosey
Rosey when I first found this site the cracks on my hands and feet were so extreme that they bled..sincerely I experienced the lowest ebb of my life at one point I was sending my Family,driving them away from me so I could over dose myself...I just thought of nothing more than having lived a good life and raised my children and since I was in need of so much care I felt useless..completely gave myself to narrow glinted thoughts and the pain from hands and feet was unstoppable. Then P being the demon child it was decided to take an even larger swaithe of my skin...I looked like a Beet with scales...and skin clouds as I shuffled to and fro to the bed and bathroom..walking into my MD office was MORTIFYING..But inside this site I read,listened with my ears on my heart and began to crawl...not instantly Keto came about 10 months ago..after I began removing anything that caused inflammation..anyway Rosey I spoke too long so I will close for now just realise I suffered a very long time before I found a way of Life that works for me right now..but if that changes too I have learned how to apply this positive attitude these young people shared with me Bless you Rosey
I have dropped my weight and I am using a simple crème on my skin now..no more salves and I take one P related pill a dayHonestly spend more time Happy and I have begun a dance class that forces me Out of the House when I am not working kind of makes me laugh now to think of how far I came from suicidal thoughts and now a very well rounded life ~I don't have to describe the pain that P caused I am Happy and contented and finding Faith to just get on with Life 1 A No Matter what thanks everyone
I found within myself this Little Voice that says"Don't get too confident or you'll Jinx yourself" and I have actually been enjoying myself which feels somewhat strange to me after so many years of struggle..I am reminded that flares come to those who wait..so I just got busy living..coupled with my Med and my diet ..my skin is not a problem to manage..I attribute those diet changes I actually started to dance again..Thanks Flaym Family for carrying me awhile as I had been in such a deep depression I couldn't feel confident Venturing on
For me its The Sun ,lately though I am doing this Callogen protein shake and for the most part a Keto diet..I have removed all corn based products and wheat trying to stay Glutten free too for the most part..now this doesn't mean I never slip because I do and then you can just set your clocks by how long I head back into a flare and quickly back to being depressed about that Flare ...I also have fewer Flakes (Happy Dance here just soak it up) and less itching..I also learned early on here that we all have totally different reactions so what might work for me may not work for you..I increased Fruit intake,Veggies...and alternatives to Flour..such as Almond,Coconut and quinoa flours...I still drink full fat milk and have sour cream and cottage chees..and cheese..if my skin flares with Cheese then I will just scream however I can still be a cheese lover on my new changes yeah..I send much love to all and Be Blessed Precious People :>)
Hi Chel I have a nightly wrap of my feet and hands..and a viscuss jel w/steroids in it I apply the crème wrap my feet with saran wrap put socks over that to keep the wrap in place I use Vinyl store bought gloves so I can also encase my hands in the same crème I do that every single night and sometimes during the day..I soak in Epsom salts three times a week as well and now I am also doing Collagen shakes I will let you know how I am doing..I am seeing the other areas of my body healing I also use CBD oils and an amended form of Keto eating...its working my body is healing Hugs Precious
There are all kinds of Good Feet stores that make inserts to help you Debbie if your not close to one find one on the internet..12 hours on the floor good God Babe get off your feet..I do homecare now because I could no longer take my hours and be Unit Coordinater any longer..so sweet cheeks find "The Good Feet" store closest to you and while I don't think it has anything at all to do with Psorasis I have long ago stopped assuming anything about this entire process have a great week Miss Debbie and many Blessings on Ye and Fee :>)
You know I feel so relaxed when I am here..of course we actually can't see each other but here I feel at least everyone knows what I am feeling when I flare..people listen with their hearts here everywhere else they just don't have the time...so I feel comfortable talking about everything I am experiencing even if I am in full on flare,in pain and a self pitying blob at the moment,I am not now but trust me I have been..it takes courage every single day to be honest..glad we are all here..hugs everyone my flare is clearing up thank God I mean that sincerely :>)
I am not bi-polar but I have had depression w/ psoriasis...and sometimes I almost feel as if I live in a hole in the wall and see no way out...then without medication I usually find my barings and start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel..Frankly I get more Seasonal depression b/c my Psorasis seems to flare right around the early winter months late October until about December this last year but I have never experience the highs bi-polar people get or the compulsive behaviors nope once again I am not the winner its just full on depression with occasional rain..love ya darlin'