Hi Julia: Ive read on trigeminal neuralgia, Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup — may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.
alcohol can be a problem yes. one needs to learn how to control it. I'm being honest here, alcohol and I aren't friends. I get drunk quickly and do lots of crap but what I have to add is that I have never seen alcohol as problem. thing is ...the person having the alcohol (like myself) is the problem. in how you take it. My system is not built for having too much alcohol. I admit it. I get drunk quick. but learning on how to control the intake is anther discussion. (like myself). alcohol affects people, partners, family members and if we are not mature enough to handle it then leave it. but we don't listen.
Steve- yes she might be your ex but remember, her vision was different from yours. you made a wise decision but she might never had someone to show her a way out?
Rita: in SA, our liquor stores were closed for 2 months. its was sad to me lol. I love my wine!! alcohol is now permitted but sigarettes are banned.... how do you open liquor stores but ban sigarettes? stupid
@ Rita: I'm not up to muc apart from working. working more from home than actually at the office. I have had lots of stress too which triggered flares on my scalp and face. places I've never had P before but I'm dealing with it. I have to be honest to say that my tar cream is helping. it slows the progress of skincells. the stress at work is not helping me with my condition but hey, as soon as I SAY its not worth it, and stay with the mindset, the sooner my P gets better. stress trigger P, and P trigger stress, so the only way to fight it is to not let the stress get to you . talk about it with your co workers and don't be ashamed, we did not choose to have this.
Oh Rita - I just love you. Wine is my national anthem. drink wine and be happy lol. love the "last bit" I love gardening too but my garden doesn't cater for much gardening at the moment but I'll always find a space for something :) it sounds wonderful to get up to 10 C! WOW! never thought that Canada can get to that? ah I love the veggie garden you have. John and I would love to have that when I'm in England. just wish this visa can come though. You have lovely summers Rita!
Hi Ramsudani. I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with biologics. How is the ayorveda working for you? we always try new things because we want our P to go away, but its a trial and error and we have to also change our lifestyle. not easy, but it can be done. I'm sorry about this and wish you all the best. How are you feeling? Please note that we are here should you feel the need to talk okay?
@ John. yes I do my John. Have to get lots to get used to but, I think I'm ready for it. with the help of our wonderful Flaymers I'm sure I'll get used to your weather.
@Rosey - you are so right my dear friend. Our inflammation keeps us warm. I like the cold too, much more than the heat as I get bloated and everything just feel its going to burst. I'm with you :) hope you are okay?
@ Steve - our winters can get to -2 in winter but only for a week or so but never more. To us, its ice cold. our winters are +/- 25 degrees during the day but mornings and night its in the minus. but oi, its cold lol. I know for some of you it might not be cold but for us SA people, that is freezing. the day is good but not mornings nor evenings.
@ Elle - oh you are so right Ellen. DBN is one of the best places to visit during winter. you are lucky girl! our cold comes from the freestate as its always snowing there. Id like to see some now :)
@ Rita - more than 30 degrees? wow. I did not know that canada can reach those degrees. thought you're freezing 12months of the year lol. but I'm glad you have some warm weather. How are you doing? Love hearing from you!
Thank you for the advice everyone. I have E45 Ellen so I'll keep it for England. The visa centres might open on 1 June so maybe then I'll hear about the visa. been too long. By the time I leave it will be winter in england lol. from one winter to the other.
Nancy - I'm sure I'll get lots of sleep and the stress will be less than what I'm having now. Thank you I'll definitely take lots of pics with my hubby. :)
Sarah I'll be based in Wiltshire :)
Sid & Rita- I don't think I need Vitamin D for sometime when I get there as here in SA we get lots of sun and if I do take Vit D, I might overdose myself which can be harmful but how will I know if I have vid D insufficiency?
Alexander - I'm a turmeric freak to be honest. Love it
I live in the sunny South Africa but will soon be in England. With having so much sun which is good for our P, I would like to know, what are the steps I should take in making sure that my P doesn't get worse? I know from our winters in SA, my skin can get worse but going to a colder country with a different climate, can make it worse. should I just stay warm? cover up? taking more vitamins? I know I will need VIT D, but how long after I left SA?
As you all know, a normal immune system protects the body against "invaders" by destroying bacteria, viruses and other foreign proteins. In the person who has psoriasis, the immune system "misfires" and inappropriately causes inflammation and an accelerated growth of skin cells. What can we do to protect ourselves from this virus? What would you do differently to stay healthy?
True Elizabeth, we do have a invisible enemy. scary right? All we can do is to try and keep safe. wearing masks, using hand sanitizers, try to not touch our face....do they know how difficult that is for some? but here we are, we have to adapt and who knows what other virus is waiting for us. this will just teach us to stay healthy and try take others into consideration. This is not a thing of everyone for themselves but to think of others too.