I am 31 years old and have had P for over 10 years, i travel a lot and try find new things in my travels i have more than one type of P, i don't let my P rule my life but it can be a bit tricky to keep the P beast calm. From South Africa originally
Hi Rosie. Oh the weather can definitely have an impact on your P. It's winter here in South Africa and I can feel it on my skin. I try to keep warm put extra tar in my cream and it does help. We are not all the same so I do understand if something doesn't work for you. I also itch when I'm in a humid area. My P doesn't like that climate. When it comes to winter, I try to still eat healthy. Imagine what I would look like when summer comes if I don't look after myself during winter? I'll be much overweight plus have more Psoriasis and that I do not want. No the zerobase emollient cream won't help. Well it doesn't help me. Working with animals - see, our skin can get irritated from dog/cats hair and thats when we start itching and that's when the P will get irritated too. Try wear long sleeve shirts and pants when working with them. What work do you do with animals Rosie? Always stay hopeful and stop stressing about your Psoriasis. I know it is a big stress but the more you stress the worse it gets. Everything starts with oneself. Changing your attitude and mindset when it comes to Psoriasis will have an impact on your body. Look after yourself and I know lots of people will say that having the right diet has got nothing to do with your P, but to me and some other Flaymers, it has. Since I've eliminated some food, my P improved. Now I can manage it. Once you know how to manage your Psoriasis you will find its easier to control an outbreak. You will know when to cheat on food and for how long you can cheat. What cream/ointment works the fastest etc. Everything becomes easier when you know how to manage your P. You won't even be upset when you see a spot or two as you know you've got this lol :) But keep in mind my dear Rosie, you are a P sufferer and always will be. Doesn't matter if it goes into remission or not. Concentrate on eliminating all inflammatory food. No Sugar, No nightshades, no alcohol (okay I love wine but I know when I can and cannot have some ;)
Pity some of our regular Flaymers aren't active anymore as they would've given you great advice too. If I was in your shoes again (being covered more than 60%) I would've started with fish and veggies for a week and see if the itch and inflammation subsides. Try use a glycerine soap and wash your hair with a coal tar base shampoo. Drink a lemon tea instead of coffee. No sugar. No fizzy drinks, no ice cream or whatever. Try keep it healthy for one week and I guarantee you, you will see a difference in your P. It won't be red anymore but almost like a skin color. P might not go away as yet but concentrate on the inflammation first. :)
Hi Rosie. Yes I have. My P went into remission for 10 years. Due to emotional stress it came back with a vengeance and I was 90% covered. Once I dealt with the stress, it took me around 3 months to get rid of my P. I only have it on my lower legs now (about 5%) which is a hand palm size on each leg. (lower calves). Sometimes I do get a new spot but it usually goes within a week or two. When I see a new spot, I immediately treat it with my coal tar cream and I eat more healthy. The P can get less noticeable but you have to look at what you eat and try not to stress or use perfumed creams etc. If your skin is inflamed then it will go red and get itchy, that's when you know it might spread. I concentrate on keeping my body inflammation free but it's not always easy. :)
One of the best life tools you can have is the ability to not give a f&@k what other people think of you. It’s very very useful if you have P. I never had that ability way back, but I learned quickly to develope it. But yes, back in the day, I had down days. I still have them but I just keep moving forward.
I think the app is an ongoing project which hopefully will get better over time. The notifications are a big one but there are other faults. If you’re in the middle of tapping in a comment and you get interrupted by an incoming call, you lose everything you’ve tapped in. Also, this is the only place I’ve had the “Hold on, you’re posting too fast” message. I also Fee they could do with either more choices at the end of a post. You know the, I’m feeling happy, sad etc bit, then what the message is about, treatment, blah blah. A few social chitchat categories would be good too.