Psoriasising since 1997...
26 Apr 12:00
Haircut tonight... going for the chop! My hairdresser has scalp psoriasis just like me, so I actually now don't hate getting my haircut! I'd love to see some kind of awareness sessions for salons, how could we make this happen?! ✂️✂️✂️
25 Apr 21:38
Swimming day today... aka flakey day. The chlorine 😧 Forgot to take my moisturiser with me for afterwards. Big mistake... extra slathering this evening. I am one slippery fish right now! 🐬🐬🐬
24 Apr 09:00
New focus for me (still on autoimmune protocol) this past 2 weeks on balancing out histamine levels in the food I eat! It has brought my itching down to "0" on my food diary for a week now. So eating limited high histamine foods each day and week. A list below...
23 Apr 20:08
Desert island dilemma... you are stranded for the rest of your lifetime on an island. You can only take a lifetime supply of one item (no med names please) to help your psoriasis... what item do you take? 😎🌴☀️
22 Apr 09:12
Elbows and knees out, visible and on show this week! ☀️ These are my oldest plaque sites. Started as I mean to go on this spring, need to keep the plaques out in the fresh air and sunshine! Which bits do you cover up? Which bits do you let hang out?
21 Apr 15:15
Read a Filipino article saying that the first symptom of the onset of psoriasis for many people is painful / itching / burning in the heels of the feet. I've never seen this said before! As a child I had painful burning heels for years! Anyone else?
20 Apr 14:39
Does anyone know a good moisturiser or cream that contains SPF for sunshine? I used to wear a face cream with SPF but it has run out and wasn't the best for my eyebrow psoriasis... Been out in the garden but need to remind self to wear protection! ☀️
19 Apr 06:19
I know many Flaymers use supplements to combat their psoriasis. Thinking about restarting my vitamin D supplement, as I have an unfinished bottle to use up! Do people here take it all year round, or not in spring and summer? ☀️🌱🌻
18 Apr 19:02
Found a new apple cider vinegar today (new to me) in a local supermarket! It is called De Nigris. It is organic, and is with the mother culture of living protein enzymes. I use ACV for cooking and in bone broth... what do you do for your p with it?
17 Apr 09:28
Bit of a mess! Bad sleep as well as flare up. Possibly hormones all over the place. People say sleep 8 hours or more. Nowhere near! Does your sleeping pattern affect your psoriasis? Maybe good sleep means less inflammation...? 😯🌙 ✨
16 Apr 17:24
Sore throat coming on! That must be what the raspy red elbows and scalp flakes were about a few days ago. When you are getting ill with colds / viruses, do you see it in your psoriasis? Where does it crop up in your skin?
15 Apr 19:41
Emotional family weekend. Can't wait to get home to creature comforts... Grapeseed oil scalp soak, Aveeno moisturiser head to toe, turmeric milk, and bed hopefully for some rest. Sometimes my psoriasis comforts are for more than my psoriasis 💚
14 Apr 10:25
Spent a good half hour cleaning my earrings (I have lots) - never realised how much Aveeno and skin flakes get stuck in the butterfly clasps at the back. It is seriously ick 😣 I've got some new titanium sleepers in with no butterflies now... 👌👌👌
13 Apr 13:43
Has anyone ever had indian head massage for scalp psoriasis? My scalp has got some dry pattern flaking and I'm wishing my local massage therapist wasn't on holiday, I'd be down there in a flash for a scalp massage! She isn't bothered by the flakes...
12 Apr 17:56
Plaques a little prickling... Head a little crawling... Hopefully my yoga class will help to settle my skin down. Or at least take my mind off the sensations of psoriasis! Hard to ignore sometimes... Is there anything you do to ignore your psoriasis?
11 Apr 18:57
I discovered a new way of catching my scalp flakes before they hit my shoulders... curl my hair! It's like a helter skelter for my remaining flakey friends...😎😎😎
10 Apr 13:18
Useful information emerging from psoriasis / eating experiments... Fruit spices (black pepper, white pepper... any pepper) and seed spices (cumin, coriander etc) are on my "no" foods list. Eggs are a "yes", yay! This is progress! 😎
09 Apr 14:28
When someone asks "how is your skin?" what do you say? Embrace the enormity of that question, go on a 20 minute description? Or minimise, say "OK". My Dad asked me this on the phone and I nearly fell off my chair. Not used to anyone asking! 😳
08 Apr 15:23
Small psoriasis victories are just the best! Last night I bagged up 5 unfinished bottles of old creams that I haven't used up. A measure of not using them for long enough that they have expired! What psoriasis victories do you celebrate? 🎉🎉🎉
07 Apr 08:09
100 days gluten free and dairy free today! 🍽️ My psoriasis is the smallest and calmest it has ever been. Still some small stubborn patches, my oldest p friends... Gone from 80% coverage to maybe 15% in one year. Wahoo! Now for the rest of it... 🤘
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