Psoriasising since 1997...
11 Dec 10:47
I realised I spend a lot of time staring at my elbows. My elbows are my "yardstick" by which I measure the state of my psoriasis! Where is your psoriasis site that you monitor the most?
10 Dec 11:57
This weekend I have found myself talking much more openly about psoriasis with friends (and actually strangers) at parties. Feels good to put the p word out there and recognise it! 👌
09 Dec 14:07
Weird that when skin is calm, I assume I'm still flakey! So used to it. Last night, a scattering of p flakes on the floor whilst wrapping presents. Turned out not to be p flakes at all, but ash from the wood fire! Once a flaker always a flaker...
08 Dec 15:33
Psoriasis diet eliminators, how do you make sure you eat enough carbohydrates without grains in your life? I'm not getting enough for my very active day times, and don't want to lose any weight. How to get more carbs...? 🍠🍌🍴
07 Dec 10:46
Some things I've read about but never tried (yet)... L-Glutamine. Tamanu Oil. Vitamin D3 taken with vitamin K2 for absorption...Anyone got any experiences with these?
06 Dec 21:01
Does anyone else find it absolutely impossible to remember all of the patches and areas that need moisturiser or treatment cream? After 21 years, without fail, there is always somewhere I forget, each and every time...
05 Dec 11:05
Finally getting to know my triggers after period of calmness. One bowl wholewheat spaghetti last night = 🔥🔥🔥Won't be touching pasta again! Good test though. More tests to follow to confirm my suspicions.... Feels good to know for sure 👍
04 Dec 19:53
I'm paranoid about when / if my children will develop psoriasis. Always subconsciously looking for "evidence"... Went into a momentary tizz yesterday, eldest child had a massive flake in his hair!!! Panic!!! Turned out to be a prawn cracker...😌
03 Dec 13:18
An attempt to relax and calm my immune system down... 3 hours at a spa with a lovely friend! Hoping the pool and hot tub doesn't irritate my psoriasis...Hope she doesn't stare at my plaques... *thinkcalmthoughts* 💦😣💦
02 Dec 06:43
A revelation in my kitchen last night! Avoiding gluten, but wanted a burger. Put the burger between 2 flat mushrooms instead of bread bun. Yum! Take that, inflammation, pow! 💪
01 Dec 16:10
Trip into town today to go festive shopping. Instead of the plan of buying gifts, ended up instead with sack full of half price moisturiser! Who needs Christmas shopping when you can have Psoriasismas shopping! 😁
30 Nov 13:09
So I read that "lifestyle factors that cause inflammation are on the rise" and that we would be well advised to give our bodies chance to "rest, re-set and repair". How do you rest, re-set and repair, Flaym friends?
29 Nov 19:36
You know your partner loves you when they say... "shall I help you put on your bum ointment" 😆
28 Nov 10:53
Information is my biggest weapon in fighting psoriasis! Ordered a few books to borrow on psoriasis and skin, autoimmune conditions and clean diets from my local library, 25p per book! Library = cheap knowledge! Let's do this 👊 📖
27 Nov 18:50
Elbows bubbling up... looking like very miniature bubble wrap. Let the trigger analysis commence...Onset of a cold since yesterday. Cornish pasty for tea (shops all closed). Effects of sunshine holiday in October wearing off. Winter heating. 😵😵😵
26 Nov 13:32
I am a psoriasis rainbow 🌈🌈🌈 I've got yellow hands from making turmeric spiced tea, purple clothes from beetroot juice spattering during juicing, and then my usual red, white and pink psoriasis colours too! Special!
24 Nov 17:18
My visit to the derm has got me confused this week. Think it has brought less clarity rather than more! Anyone else actually feel less informed after a derm visit than before it?
23 Nov 10:16
Anyone ever had tonsils removed to avoid guttate flares relating to streptoccocal bacteria in the throat? 2 derms have given me 2 conflicting opinions. 1 said keep, 1 said remove... Onset of winter is making me dread the strep a bit...
22 Nov 18:18
The Day of the Derm
Me: I'd like to manage my psoriasis long term, through diet and strengthening my immune system
Derm: Psoriasis is not to do with diet
Me: Ok, immunity then?
Derm: Here are some creams, see you next year
21 Nov 09:53
Quick poll! Psoriasis adjective of the day? Mine is... "bumpy" ♒
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