Malcolm
...feeling hopeful Malcolm @ananachaphobiac

Treatment, healthcare system

Ok! Now I have sunburn, from my latest light treatment.

I can't even fake tan properly! Damn Celtic genes!

Psoriasis is still there and unchanged as far as I can tell, so curious about what'll happen when I tell them, on Thursday?

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Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

So Malcolm what is light is it a tanning bed? If yes please don't use it again they are extremely dangerous and have been banned in Australia as the are the biggest cause of melanoma .


Malcolm
Malcolm @ananachaphobiac

No. It's a proper dermatologically prescribed, hospital clinic, light treatment. I'm aware of the issue with tanning beds, so no worries there.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Malcolm I think Mick has a point. Mine is the exact same one they have in the hospital and you can get very burned. A burn is a burn.


Malcolm
Malcolm @ananachaphobiac

Oh, sure. My question is more to do with what happens next. I obviously need to tell the staff at the clinic that I've got some burns. (They always ask before a treatment anyway, it's a requirement) But whether it means abandoning the treatment altogether. (This is session 5 of 30) Or if there are other things that can be done? They increase the duration every time, with the idea of finding the right level which treats the psoriasis, while keeping an eye on the side effects (like burning). At them moment my psoriasis hasn't really shown any improvement, so normally they'd keep increasing the time in the booth. But if I'm burning presumably they might be reluctant to do that.


Mickg48
Mickg48 @mickg48

Mate do some research if it's burning your skin it's no good how long were you in for?


Susan
Susan @godcares

Malcolm the trick is to burn the spots a bit. That is what they did with me. There was some burning of the areas without psoriasis but not a lot. Burn the spots a bit, wait a few days, increase the time, burn the spots, and so on. It is a long process...


Suzanne
Suzanne @Suzon

I am doing the phototherapy for 6 months now. The total time is 2:01min. For the last 3 months.


Stef
Stef @StfAnyZé

I remember I began with 12 sec...



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Malcolm
Malcolm @ananachaphobiac
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I'm a 38 year old who decided to enroll in a full time acting course. I was old enough to be the dad of most of my melodramatic peers. 38 is too young to have a mid-life crisis...right?




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