...feeling frustrated Heather @hmcudlebug

Secrets, coping

Ugh, I feel so horrible today. Haven't been sleeping the last few days, now I feel like garbage. Depression has come back over the weekend and I even missed work on Monday...can't keep living like this. Something needs to change but don't know what.


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11 responses

Maya @maya123

Sorry to hear you're struggling :( We have your back though! You're not alone <3

john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Heather , diet/lifestyle? it is a choice though but will reduce inflammation, i am sorry you are going through this,some changes in diet/lifestyle is better than none but,it is a choice a choice for everyone i wish you well Heather thanks

Fran @narf

Losing sleep along with being depressed is a terrible state. Hope you are sharing this info with your doc. As well as us. Sending you sunny thoughts and solidarity!

Mishlyn @mishlyn

Sorry to hear that Heather. One thing that has really helped me lift from depression is Moringa. It can be found at healthfood stores for a reasonable price. It has loads of anit inflammatory properties as well as much much more. Give it a google if you are interested. Take this time to try and relax and regroup. Perhaps a new treatment plan is needed. Know that things can get better ❤ I hope tonight brings a better sleep for you!

Sarah @sarahuk

Not sleeping and worrying about sleeping are the absolute worst things. I really feel for you. I had a bad episode of insomnia when my eldest son was newborn. Newborn baby + insomnia is not a great combo! For me it was hormonal. Like most things in my life! Have you had your hormone levels checked? My GP was really helpful about the sleep thing. I was put on the contraceptive pill to regulate the hormones, and I also was given advice to strengthen my bed time routine which worked wonders for me. Same thing, every night. To reprogramme my brain that it was "sleepy time", just like I do with my own children! Maybe set your own night time routine up strong...

eric @eric1946

i ve had it for years,,, ambien each night,,if you can nap a litrle during rhe day thats all you need,, Im finally able to do it.

Heather @hmcudlebug

Thanks everyone for the support. You guys are all amazing. So glad I've found you all! I don't feel so bad complaining here because u all know what I'm going through. I hate complaining to my husband and I know it becomes old news to him and he doesn't know what to say anymore besides the typical I'm sorry, it'll be okay. Etc. I don't like taking medication, especially to help me sleep, but im debating about taking melatonin. Ive heard it helps but im not a morning person and Ive always felt worse in the AM the more sleep I got, but not getting any is bad too. Ive always had a hard time sleeping my whole life and can't fall asleep anytime before 1am. :( I see my GP next week so I will talk to her about it. I think I need my hormone levels checked too so I'm gunna ask about that as well. Thanks for all your help and suggestions. I will look into everything.

Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Heather. I'm so sorry. Psoriasis can greatly affects our emotional well-being as you know but one has to stay positive. It is not easy. Its easier said than done but take things slow. Take life one day at a time. It doesn't matter how things are going to be in 2 days from now because the only thing that matter is TODAY and YOU. The more you are going to stress, the more you will get depressed. Build your confidence by helping others. You're a great person and giving advice to others whom has P will not only affect them, but you too. Check your diet and get enough sleep. Focus on your strength as a person and less on your chronic skin condition and you will start thinking more positive and even your attitude will become positive. Remember honey, Psoriasis doesn't define us and we choose how to deal with our condition. Go look in the mirror and look pass your condition. What do you see? HOPE. SELF LOVE, ACCEPTANCE. Don't be too hard on yourself, we are all in this together and we are here for you. :)

Sarah @sarahuk

Great ideas Heather, glad you'll be looking into a few things to help. My GP also recommended eating food high in trytophan for evening meal or snack at least an hour before bed. She said trytophan triggers sleep hormones...

eric @eric1946

I was in remission for about 3 weeks,, now ankles are starting up again and a couple of spots on buttocks.

Am able to finally na[, plus some in PM which helps a lot. Dermatologists Ive pretty much given up hope for,, one of them wanted to put me on a bio which costs a fortune and has all the crap that comes along with it incl. weight loss which is the last thing I need. Palm pealing has stopped and I wonder if it was psoriasis. He sure as hell didnt know.

I use saran wrap at night when feet and ankles are bad.

Golf and bridge helps me keep my sanity.

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Heather @hmcudlebug
Rancho Cucamonga

I have psoriasis almost 90% of my body and I think I'm beginning to get psoriatic arthritis. I'm 33 years old and was diagnosed around 9 or 10. I need to find people with P to relate to and not feel so alone.

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