Psoriasising since 1997...
18 Oct 19:19
Staying with my husbands parents yesterday, my mother in law had bought in a box turmeric tea after I'd been telling her about me trying to reduce inflammation. Feeling loved! And happy to able to discuss my p more openly with her than before
17 Oct 20:44
Insect bite on top of long standing plaque = yeowwch! Mind you, what's a little extra itching amongst old plaquey friends...
16 Oct 18:52
Do people on Flaym consider psoriasis a "disability"? Today is the first time anyone has ever asked me that and I honestly hadn't ever considered it before!
15 Oct 18:54
Realising how complicated the trigger network can be... Stress, food, drinks, sun / no sun, skin products... Some trigger instantly, some after 24 hrs... Some completely unknown! What other triggers are there? Trying to "connect" them all!
12 Oct 15:28
What factor SPF are people using on psoriatic skin when in the sunshine? Want to get the goodness of a bit of sunshine but also protect my skin. At the mo I'm on SPF 30...
11 Oct 19:57
So, psoriasis mystery... my one knee plaque appears to be clearing up whilst the other one right next to it appears exactly unchanged from its "norm" of the last 20 years. Anyone any ideas?
10 Oct 20:07
My family can finally sympathise with skin disorders! Mum and husband = mosquito bites, Dad = jellyfish sting. Red & itching. I sympathise with them massively! Which is worse, the redness or the itch?
08 Oct 20:45
My youngest son looked at my elbows today and said "uh-oh mummy". I said my skin grows super quickly, it's like having a super-power! Spin it positively until we talk about it again...
07 Oct 13:34
What do others do when they have flare ups of psoriasis of the "bottom cheeks"? I'm a bit perplexed by this area as not only is it a bit taboo to discuss, but also is the bit that I'm constantly sitting on, so hard to treat!
06 Oct 20:01
My 3 year old son has developed a ground breaking treatment today! It involves placing a purple ball of wool on psoriasis plaques and covering it with a teddy bear! If any of you are looking for an "alternative" option... Hehe!
05 Oct 19:22
Mm, note to self, don't over do the fresh ginger in an anti-inflammatory juice. Been breathing ginger fire all day from one cup of that feisty stuff this morning!
04 Oct 22:04
Packing for a holiday, how much of the suitcase do I dedicate to moisturisers?! Or should I say how many suitcases?!
03 Oct 19:31
Thinking about seeing a dietitian to guide my anti-inflammatory crusade, to identify any sensitivities. Did AI Flaymers just do the whole caboodle at once, gluten, dairy & nightshades, or even full autoimmune protocol including grains, legumes?
02 Oct 20:18
Running makes my exercise clothes rub on my guttate p patches with the running movement. Cheese grater style! The only thing that helps is wearing very small running clothes, hehe! Any runners on Flaym got advice for me?
01 Oct 19:52
Caught a sore throat from one of my boys... always dread getting sore throats as it triggers guttate explosions! Sand paper throat = sand paper skin. I await the arrival of some new psoriasis spatterings to care for...
30 Sep 15:42
So much of my life is centred around psoriasis...it's my constant companion and has shaped my life so much! What I eat, drink, how I exercise, how I shower, moisturise, medicate, how I see other people with or without psoriasis! Has it changed you?
28 Sep 19:58
Night time ritual of grapeseed oil on scalp, hair up in a greasy but soothing bun, herbal tea on the go, and Flaym browsing! What night time rituals do you have to help your psoriasis?
26 Sep 19:16
A book I read says that there is evidence that people with psoriasis have tendencies to dehydrate quicker and have lower body temperatures than people without psoriasis. I never knew this before! Anyone got other interesting p info like this?
24 Sep 19:42
Wholewheat blueberry pancakes went down a storm for my family this morning! I'm not eliminating gluten yet but have moved to wholewheat/grain only. Wholewheat flour, milk, frozen blueberries, agave syrup, 2 eggs, bicarb & baking powder. Yum!
23 Sep 19:36
I seem to have a glut of lavender essential oil. I have 3 bottles in my bathroom cabinet! Can I put this to any good use for psoriasis improvement? Is lavender oil soothing or aggravating for other Flaymers?
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