Psoriasising since 1997...
17 Jun 19:37
Just made hummus to see if I can tolerate hummus... and after I'd squeezed the lemon out into the blender I rubbed it on my elbows! Get that Clint! Wahoo! 🍊🍊🍊
17 Jun 14:55
I noticed something recently. When my skin is flaring, I become much more prone to mental introspection, thinking about things and dwelling on things that wouldn't normally bother me too much. Is this a personal thing, or do others find this? ✨✨✨
16 Jun 12:41
Double trouble! 😉 I have a few guttate psoriasis spots ON TOP on my inverse psoriasis patch in my bum crack! Did not even know this was possible! Do other people get one type of psoriasis on top of another?!
15 Jun 16:40
Has anyone tried any supermarket own-brand moisturisers on their psoriasis? I am thinking of switching up sometime in the next month to give my skin a break from the Aveeno I've been using for a year. Like "we're on a break" 😆😆😆
14 Jun 08:52
In this week's newspaper I read that people who have regular sex have better immune system function than those who don't. Maybe this is a great natural way to boost the immune system. That would be great! I didn't know this til yesterday... 👍
13 Jun 23:49
The many bizarre "faces" of psoriasis.. Once I had flaky white dry skin everywhere. Now I have red smooth prickly skin on some bits. I try to think it's part of the healing process... Which is worse for you, white and dry, or red and prickly? 😑
12 Jun 14:36
Yarrrrrgh! An indoor exercise bike injury! A pedal sliced through my leggings and through my skin. Do you think the area where the welt is will turn into psoriasis? I hope not, it is about 15cm long 😣
11 Jun 04:42
My scalp and elbows have taken to flaring intermittently, independently of each other! So scalp flares, then clears. Elbows flare then clear. What is this weird phenomenon? Does anyone else get this kind of "alternating" or do you flare all over? 😶
10 Jun 19:15
Another mini flare... It seems many of these are now not triggered off by diet, but by other things (getting ill, hormones...). My skin is much better than it was a year ago (by far!), but think maybe the diet related aspects are maxing out! 👍
09 Jun 13:36
Does your psoriasis improve more when you focus on it? Or does it improve more when you forget about it? I have always found it hard to "forget about" my psoriasis. Focusing for me feels proactive, but it's nice to forget about it sometimes too! 👍
08 Jun 15:40
The mysteries of psoriasis! I've eaten small portions of white rice 3 times this week as a reintroduction and hard to pinpoint reactions, in between swimming, hormones, and getting a cold. Reintros take a long time! This process is long! 😣
07 Jun 09:14
Keeping energy up on restricted diet for psoriasis - snack bites! Dried fruit (dates, apricots, cranberries etc), nuts (if you tolerate them), dessicated coconut, melted coconut oil. Blitz! Roll into balls. Refrigerate 30 mins. Store up to 2 weeks 😋
06 Jun 20:27
Saw a lady at the pool today with psoriasis, and wanted to shout "hey psister!!! let's talk about psoriasis!". I didn't talk to her, but felt a subtle presence of psisterhood the whole time we were in the pool. Psoriasisters (and brothers) unite 👊
05 Jun 10:21
I wish I knew more about how to boost the immune system 💪 Aside from diet related things... What else does one do to boost their immune system? Try to sleep more, exercise, wondering what else is good for autoimmune conditions. Any ideas?
04 Jun 18:54
A friend asked if I was free for her 30th birthday party a few weeks ago. I said yes! Now full invites are out and... It's a hot tub party... How does your p react to hot tub chemicals? I'm not going in if it'll aggravate my p for weeks after! 🤔🤔🤔
03 Jun 19:32
End of a very busy weekend. Slide into the bath with my children for a soak and....yaaaaargh! The bum crack inverse psoriasis splits right open!!! How I didn't swear in front of my children I do not know. The crack is back! 😬😬😬
02 Jun 14:25
Ate a high histamine breakfast (coconut flour pancakes, strawberries, banana), and a high histamine lunch (salad with sauerkraut and a small cheese reintro). Yep I can confirm, I am itching! Scalp, forearms, elbows... and the muscles in my back burn!
01 Jun 15:50
How are everyone's psoriasis experiments going? New creams or treatments? Using lemons? Changing diet? I'd love to hear more about it! 👊
31 May 19:33
Discouraging that my Mum just told me my elbows look "sore", even though they probably look almost as good as they've looked in 21 years! Bit flakey and bit bubbly yes right now... but not too bad. Nothing like a Mum comment to burst your bubble! 😳
30 May 18:14
Today's experiment within an experiment, what actually happens these days if I do not moisturise? Answer: A sort of burning sensation on top of the skin. Knees feel fine, but look flaky. Elbows feel sore but don't look very flaky! Psoriasis is weird!
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