Psoriasising since 1997...
19 May 08:32
Energy levels have a massive positive impact on my wellbeing and on my skin! I energise with exercise (indoor cycling, running) and I relax (ish!) through stuff like cooking, reading and my relaxation app! How do you energise? Does it help your skin?
18 May 15:46
Very thankful for today's delivery of 1 litre of grapeseed oil - I'd run out! Scalp is a bit of a blistery mess. Straight after indoor cycle class I'll be slathering that bad boy on to soothe the itch! There you go scalp, you're welcome! 😊😊😊
17 May 09:59
OMGosh my fingernail on my left hand that was pitted and ridged is growing out clear! And my thumbnail that was split appears to have knitted together at the base! Wahoooo! Could be a sign of longer term reduction in inflammation? Let's see 😀😀😀
16 May 18:43
Saw a lady at a playgroup who had either psoriasis scales or genuine flower blossom all in her hair. I really wanted to connect with her to ask if she had psoriasis, but couldn't find a way to do it without offending her! How do we do this?! 🌸
15 May 10:16
The return of eyebrow flakes and guttate spots up my stomach and arms. I despair not. I rise up! Extra water. Extra anti-inflammatory foods. Extra moisturiser. Extra determination. This is my process. Today is another day to make a difference 👊👊👊
14 May 18:07
Not a good psoriasis day. Scalp dry all over. Fighting urge to scrape / scratch, trying not to agitate it... Elbows thick and red (not flaky, weird?!) Could be the trial of dairy (day 5 of tiny amounts of dairy) or the sore throat that is brewing! ☹️
13 May 12:11
Today I was wondering something about attraction... if someone is attracted to you, but they haven't noticed your psoriasis, do they become less attracted to you when they do later notice it? Or do they remain as attracted to you? Thoughts Flaymers?
12 May 07:13
Travelling to London for a friend's wedding. I'm on public transport with my best summer dress on, all remaining plaques out, flying the flag for keeping psoriasis visible in society! "Stare, all who dare" 😜👊
11 May 16:57
Optimistic mood - just ordered myself a summer playsuit, in BLACK! 😮 Hopeful for a summer of no flakes. Might chicken out when it arrives and send it back! Does your psoriasis affect your clothes choices? And, do you wear black?
09 May 20:08
Irony. My flare on my elbows is finally starting to subside today after 9 days of fire, as my youngest son has broken out in urticarial rash (hives) all over his face, neck and scalp. Clawing his face. So sad. I wish I could have it instead of him 💔
08 May 08:47
Definitely seeing that my flares go like this. First: skin sensation (itch, feeling "grazed", burning). Then skin redness (angry). Then skin bumpiness (plaques bubble up, become raised). Then flaking and shredding. Then colour calms. What about you?
07 May 09:50
Celebratory breakfast to wish my body a happy 100 days of the Autoimmune Protocol! Kale salad, carrot, white cabbage, sliced sugar snaps with mackerel fillet, strawberry slices (just a few) and a spoon of sour rhubarb. Happy 100 days body of mine! 💝
06 May 19:01
My 2 year old son melted my heart today when he came to my knees (my oldest, most gnarly psoriasis patches) and gave them the most beautiful little kiss. He said "go away, poorly. I take it away". If only we could love our own skin like this 💙
05 May 09:57
Today's bank holiday goodies on the Autoimmune Protocol (day 98)... Cold-brew coffee (2/3 less acidic than regular hot brew coffee). Cawston's Press delicious beetroot juice. And newly stocked in UK Aldi, nitrate-free bacon. Yummm! 🍴🍴🍴
04 May 16:05
OK all you psoriasis gurus here at Flaym, how do you view psoriasis in hard to view places?! I really want to see what is going on behind my ears as they are flaming hot and sore but want to see if they are actually red or whatever! Suggestions!
03 May 08:53
Psoriasis victory! A full week of wearing a "normal" bra after a whole year of wearing only seamless wireless sports bras! Woohoo! 👙👙👙 When my guttate outbreak came last year I couldn't have anything scratching on the torso skin. Progress! 😏😏😏
02 May 18:09
Thumb nail has split! Yaaaargh! Nail psoriasis you are not my friend! What do you do when yours split or pit? I've clipped it as short as it will go... 😧😧😧
01 May 08:51
Testing reintroduction of pure cocoa... made a breakfast "chocolate milkshake"! Banana. Coconut water or coconut milk. Tablespoon cocoa powder. Blitz, serve over ice! So easy and yummm and my kids loved it. Wonder if my psoriasis will love it.... 🍹🍌🍫
30 Apr 18:59
Definitely not drunk enough water the past 2 days. Will shrivel up like a prune! Got to rehydrate to keep those flakes on their way out. Water ahoy tomorrow. What else do you drink to help you rehydrate your psoriasis? 💙💙💙
29 Apr 15:29
Anyone have tips on best ways to clean flakes from the house? Think I'm in spring clean mode... washed just about every fabric in my house this weekend. Sometimes find the flakes hard to capture though, think they are more pesky than regular dust! ❇️
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