I didn't realise how much having psoriasis actually affected me till it started clearing...
This is the problem with psoriasis. What seems to work for one person is not necessarily going to work for others. When they hear of natural remedies, they're always skeptical and want to see for themselves.
In my case, I've been asked to help with DNA mapping as traditional dermatology paths - try-fail-try-fail, etc - are being dropped in favour of mapping treatments that target the correct DNA group. This is apparently more cost effective and better for everyone involved, especially the patient.
Don't look at this as looking back on the negatives - if anything, you are providing useful information on what worked for you so far. If there is a chance this might work for someone else, then it's something worth looking into. It just happens to be a bit horrible for you to have to recall everything but you'll be fine...hopefully he won't have you unpicking any of the stuff you've done to make things worse!
It's always the way...sometimes we'll go through Hell to avoid having to do the easiest route because we're aware of the side effects that taking medicine could have. Even with my wonder injection, I'm having to put up with the side effect of feeling like I have a cold all the time. I don't, but take additional Vit-C and take the occasional cold tablet if I feel like it's trying to come on. My skin, however, is virtually back to being smooth. No new outbreaks, just the leopard spots on the legs but I can live with that!
tbh. I've tried a lot of different approaches and whilst I didn't think it affected me that much mentally, it must have done as my confidence has increased so much since I started on my course. It took me a very long time to come round to even agreeing to take drugs of any sort in order to try to combat this condition because I'm very aware of the damage that could be done in addition to the positive element.
@Rosey, I'm very glad to hear that you are making big improvements with your condition...it's onwards and upwards from here!
@Riaz - I'm not sure we're meant to be naming medical products here, so ping me a DM and I'll let you know offline. I've just had my second injection and am already close to all-clear. My third injection will be in about 8 weeks time. I do know it's a fairly new drug to the UK market and believe I'm one of the first to try it, having been placed in a trial...
Right now, I’ve had the first 3 dosages funded so my specialist will need to apply for further funding which shouldn’t be a problem given the positive results I’ve shown so far.
It is administered as follows:
Dose 1: week 0
Dose 2: week 4
Dose 3 will be week 12 (8 weeks after the second dose). Now I’ve been told two different things. The official site says all subsequent doses are 8 weeks apart where the administering nurse said 12 weeks, so there will be a quick call to make sure today!
@James, they did say a tan might occur depending on your skin type. Being of a Far East type, I have the ability to tan in almost any half decent sun, so being at the max settings for the ‘microwave’ and for the max time (around 15 minutes) meant I potentially spent up to 45 minutes a week under the light and it is possible to tan out from that...from that I consider myself extremely lucky...!