Single mama directing my little California circus with a bit o' psoriasis thrown in for levity.
Another great references is the anti-inflammatory diet.
Psoriasis outbreaks occur from a Herxheimer Reaction.
It is when our body becomes so poisonous that it does the last thing it can do to rid itself of toxins which is secreting it out your skin.
Psoriasis is literally just a translation that our skin is the reflection of our gut. “As above so below”
@Clive, mine was called into the pharmacy as a prescription. Is only 1 mg tablet a day. I am shocked your doctor doesn't already have you taking it with methotrexate.....I assumed that was an automatic for everyone prescribed methotrexate. Definitely ask your pharmacist and if you don't get anywhere with that then definitely ask your doctor.
Hi Rita , for those who can afford it buy a hot tub , I buy a large bag of Dead Sea salts off eBay and tip them in the hot tub , have a did and a good soak twice a week then use a full body uvb lamp , again you can buy these on Amazon or eBay , some are expensive about £1400 but well worth the money and if you can’t afford a proper hot tub buy a cheap inflatable one and put the Dead Sea salts in that or just use your bath tub😂😂
I agree with Dave. The sun or, during the winter, a UVB lamp, will really help. Under the current conditions, not too many people will be able to travel to places with salty water but the lamp plus moisturizer should help the skin do better until spring/summer return. I have tried to eliminate many foods to see if it would help my psoriasis to no avail. Now I just try to keep my stress levels as low as possible.
Hi Kay , I have had psoriatic arthritis for 10 years , tried all sorts , in the end , bought Dead Sea salt from med , Egypt or Jordan , twice a week long soak in that , plus I bought a sun bed with UVB tubes not UVA , used together it has been a life line plus a couple of holidays a year to places where it is known to have good salty water , it keeps it well under control
Is the medication having any effect on your condition? Is it easing the look of it or just holding station? You're most likely also drawing bloods for your specialist to keep an eye on as well. Due to your age, you'll probably be bounced around various tablet based medication as your immune system is likely to be robust enough to handle different medication. However, if you feel it's not helping you, you should speak to your specialist.
Medication affects everyone in different ways so to ask for something stronger is a medical advice thing rather than one for this forum. I can offer you encouragement but I wouldn't go as far to offer an option for you to ask other than what I've found to be useful.
Currently the way they offer medication is based on a 3 strike rule - if three medications fail, then they'll go for a biologic option which is the strongest possible but lowers your immune system quite a bit. You could ask about UVB light treatment to go with the tablets...a bit like standing in a tanning booth but with stronger lightwaves. Again, the effect this will have will depend on how fair your skin is...the lighter it is, the less effective things will be as you'll burn quicker.