Kim
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Has anyone else noticed that Psoriasis flares after a stressful time is over and that during the stress they are clear? That has happened to me many times.

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 john,Flakes to beam up
john,Flakes to beam up @chewbacca

hello kim,i have never really noticed to be honest, i have had very stressful time for 2 years where i wanted to just end it but, i never flared though,my stressed situation ended in august last year and i flared in december last winter so, there could be that connection like you ? thanks


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks John. I am so sorry to hear that you wanted to end it but I think we have all been there at some point, I know I have.
It's almost like a delayed reaction? Like you I was very stressed for about 5 years and I was clear, 6 months after and my skin went berserk! Weird.


 john,Flakes to beam up
john,Flakes to beam up @chewbacca

yes, its like a big biuld up over time,then out they come :(


Kim
Kim @Foody

That's a good point John. I never thought about it like that.


Annie
Annie @annie71281

I flare with stress not after so much but if I'm really stressed it gets worse


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Annie. Do you flare at the time of stress, or after???



Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Annie. It's strange that we react so differently. It must be our genetic make up.


Annie
Annie @annie71281

I however have never really had a time when I clear skin


Santos
Santos @santos85

Yeah it happens to me I try to stress because last time I was put on disability for it don't want that to happen again I was in a lot of pain


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Annie. Me neither. It's always in some place and as one goes down another will appear in another place. It's our life and as I was 10 when mine started I really can't remember being without it. I'm 58 now and I just take one day at a time and hope for the best..


 john,Flakes to beam up
john,Flakes to beam up @chewbacca

plan sent santos, i wish you well


Kim
Kim @Foody

I'm sorry to hear that Santos. I wish you well.


Annette
Annette @annette79

Oh yes! Usually about 12 to 24 hours after stress the the puss pocket (puscular p) on my feet start. Lasts about 12 hours. Hurts to walk. Then they do their flaking and for a good week I flake.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Anette. It would be interesting to see how we react. These days I tend to react pretty quickly. I wonder if age makes a difference.


Annette
Annette @annette79

Yea, years back it was just all the time. But I had a upper mgmt job and single mom of 3 girls so I guess the stress was there all the time without me noticing I was stressed. Now they are grown and I am semi retired I get weeks of stress free breaks so that could how I notice the trend of my p better.


melissa
melissa @melissa56

Yes very much All the time


Jim
Jim @jim1235

I had surgery 3 months ago which to me was quite stressful. Day of surgery I was pretty clear of p. Now 3 months later Iโ€™ve got a pretty good flare up going on. Had to been the stress as a trigger.


Kim
Kim @Foody

I'm the same Jim.
I wonder what our body is producing that keeps it down during stress. We all must trigger something.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Melissa. Have you always reacted like that?


Susan
Susan @godcares

Wish I could remember but I think you are right Kim. I guess it depends on how long the stress lasts. I am 56 and have some great coping skills and not much stresses me out. If I can do something about it then I do it. If not then I just hand it over to God. Makes my life very simple but did take me a few decades to get this. LOL


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Susan I was more thinking of what our bodies produce when they perceive stress.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Is body stress producing the same as mental stress? Are they the same or different? Just a thought.


Ats
Ats @atul

So so true


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Hi Kim, If something traumatic happens..It's sudden onset. Lower stresses cause my flares to build up over time...a few days.


Annette
Annette @annette79

Kim,
I wonder if it has to do with blood pressure or a release of hormones I'm stress


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Mishlyn. That's interesting. Are you anxious when it flares: fast heart beat, edgy??


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Annette. It's funny you saying that because mine has got better since I started blood pressure tablets, I have ,however, just weaned myself off HRT which I have taken for over 20 years. On top of all this I have also finished with a man who has given me four very stressful years. My poor skin must wonder what has hit it!!


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Hi Kim,
I think anxiety did affect my P until I got the better of it and from then my two patches have stayed two that only flare up occasionally.
A crazy man can turn your life upside down...๐Ÿ‘ 
Take care all and enjoy your weekend ๐ŸŒน


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks Nan. You take care too, and have a lovely weekend. I'm glad you are on top of your stress!


Susan
Susan @godcares

Kim I would think that stress increases adrenaline which is really only meant for fight or flight. Good stress can increase your seratonin levels which is the happy hormone. I think my stress level is quite low because I practice all the time trying to stay in the moment. Heck, I can get overly excited (which is where I'm at lately in a good way) but make sure that I don't go over the top. I experience the excitement and then settle myself with the tools I have and I have lots. If something like a bad stress comes along (I had this yesterday while standing in line at a store. This woman literally yelled at me thinking I was butting in line) then I use my tools of "is this true and is this mine to own or there's"? Didn't respond, smiled, took a few nice breaths, said a prayer for the lady as I'm sure she was stressed, and moved on. I just don't get rattled much. I have my happy bubble and I stay in it. Adrenaline is really bad for our hearts too. I also do not engage with nonsense. Not worth it and honestly, I could care less about nonsense stuff that could potentially rob me of my joy.


Annette
Annette @annette79

Kim,
Sometimes you don't notice how stressed you were with a partner until after they are gone. Maybe our p is a stress gage to make sure we realize there is a problem! Optimistically speaking.
Hope things turn around for the better for you and your p.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks Annette. Things are already better without him,๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Hi Kim, I do experience all of those things when flares start up. I'm trying to get a handle on changing my thoughts but it's not always easy...depending on what the initial stress is.
My bestfriend had a stroke last week, it's been hard watching him suffer now with speech, and weakness. My heart just aches for him. Can't turn off stress and worry there ๐Ÿ˜ข


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi Mishlyn. I am so sorry to hear that. I hope your friend recovers. I hope also you can keep your stress levels down, but unfortunately just having this condition and knowing what it can do when you are stressed is stressful!! Take care.


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Hi Mishlyn,
Sorry to read about you BF, wishing him a speedy recovery and with lots of love and caring, he will get better โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน


Mike
Mike @mike46

Stress is really a killer in many forms,if you wake up every day thinking about a stressful day,you need to find a different job.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Absolutely Mike!!


Linda
Linda @linda1966

I remember studying the effects of stress usually show up in the body later, even in 6 month cycles. We will get sick AFTER a stressful time... Even happy stress, like a loved one's wedding, or a huge trip somewhere.


Janice
Janice @Immy

I do know that when I had a shock 28 years ago it was exactly one week later that my palms and soles broke out in pustule psoriasis which has caused me far more problems than my plaque psoriasis.


Annette
Annette @annette79

Janice,
I too noticed the pustular p is very related to stress and diet .
The other p I have flare with up direct sunlight or skin irritation



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