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Treatment

Just been for my 12th light treatment. Very slow improvement. Still have another 12 sessions to go, but they told me today that they want to put me on medication when I finish the light treatment. :( not sure how I feel about this?!

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Jessica
Jessica @saldije12

Usually I research the medication and try to find other alternatives. Its ultimately up to you and whats best for your case


amanda
amanda @amanda11

Thanks Jessica, I will deffinalty be having a little google about it. I’ve heard that they can be really good but that there is loads of bad side effects :(


Jessica
Jessica @saldije12

Yeah typically there is. I'm looking to switch over to home remedies but Iknow there will be loads to try and finding one that works will be a journey but its worth it!


amanda
amanda @amanda11

Yes that’s true, I hope u find something that works for u :)


RedSpotEliminator
RedSpotEliminator @redspoteliminator

Once your clear, try staying clear with diet and lifestyle changes first before experimenting with meds.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

I had the same experience Amanda. While doing light therapy my derm has said she wanted me to try the biologic injections. I didn't know much about them at the time. All I knew was she said it would weaken my immune system. That was enough for me to know that it wasn't for me. From what I have learned here, many people have been on biologics with no side effects, which is great. Perhaps give an elimination diet a shot, if you are still unsure of the meds after researching them. The results can really be life changing :)


Jen
Jen @jen1984

So do you think light therapy works at all?
If so why would you need medication during or after?


Jen
Jen @jen1984

I'm going to try Kombucha and Kefir now. And seeing skin specialist on Tuesday. Can't wait to see what the verdict is and then take it from there. So tired of the itching and the pain.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

It worked a little for me Jen, but not a whole lot. Great to hear you're starting Kombucha and Kefir. I have made kombucha before, it is tasty! I need to get my hands on another starter and get brewing again. Would love to try Steve's ideas. Good luck with the specialist on Tuesday!


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Thanks Michelle
So tired of trying different things that don't really work. Bit down atm...


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

I am sorry to hear that Jen, I understand those feelings completely. It can be so trying and discouraging trying so many different things. I have been using an Omega 3-high epa oil for about 4 months now. I feel my skin and nails so much stronger and healthier. Have you ever experimented with dietary changes? It has really helped me a lot. Hope you are feeling better soon!


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Thanks Michelle I'm seeing skin specialist on Tuesday. See what they recommend


Michelle

amanda
amanda @amanda11

Thanks guys. The light treatment is working a little bit but not treating the scalp, where I have it worst :( and now my nails have started.:(


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

It's a long old road with light treatment isn't it! I think for many people the light treatment takes symptoms away, but then it can return once the treatment is over. Sometimes very fast, sometimes not so fast... Perhaps you could use the light therapy to get it under control and then think about some longer term changes like diet, exercise / movement, bringing down your inflammation.


Becky
Becky @rebecky

When I had light treatment I was told it doesn't do anything for your scalp. Have a treatment plan for when you come off the light treatment, mine flared up incredibly quick after I finished the light treatment sessions. But it was great while it lasted! I was mostly clear and I felt great!



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