...feeling frustrated Peter @peter5300

Secrets, diet, strangers

Used a cream this morning to help with a flair up and the puscular psoriasis rears it's ugly head.... And I just got that under control, any advice please


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6 responses

john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello peter ,creams are a band aid solution , relief of symptoms and thats it, sorry to hear you are frustrated,i can only advise diet/lifestyle changes as a long term solution to get things better, i wish you well peter

Peter @peter5300

Thanks John any diet plans you could recommend?

john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello peter, this is going to seem daunting on my list and it did to me and i thought i couldnt do it, i did slow elimination over a couple of months, sugar was my hardest to stop as i have a sweet tooth,i still let my hair down from time to time but now and again is okay not too much and not too often, it is a choice though, here is my list of potential bads potatoes unless sweet potatoes they are fine for us,tomatoes,peppers, smoking,alcohol,sugar,sweetners,eggplants,caffeine gluten/wheat,breads and pasta,all dairy including eggs butter, cheeses,milk and any spreads,all sauces including mayonaises,ketchups, brown sauces,barbie q sauces,gravys and dressings etc ,citrus fruits,fast foods,junk foods, fried foods, pizzas,bologneses,currys chinese foods etc,tap water unless filtered first ,yogurts unless dairy free,lactose,fructose,some people are affected by nuts though i do eat mixed unsalted nuts, rarely peanuts,packet items, jars,cartoned juices and tinned foods are bad for us ,limit salt,sweets and cakes etc ,processed meats old meats like salamis etc, pork and beef,think i got most of it here

john,Hulk @chewbacca

Good foods, all salads no tomatoes or peppers, all veggies no potatoes unless sweet potatoes,,filterd or bottled water by 2 to 3 liters a day,good fruits but limit it, bananas, blueberries, pears,melon,necterines,apricots,too much turn to sugar and this is not good for us psoriatics,i make my own curry with ginger,garlic, turmeric /cinnamon with veg and sweet potatoes,,brown rice is okay,turmeric helps with inflammation, i have this regularly as a powder that i add to my foods,chicken,lamb, turkey and venison are okay but,vegan is more ideal, decaf coffee is okay,any questions please ask, , it does take time to get results as its like healing a broken arm, it takes months though some can see results fairly quickly, diet/lifestyle changes is a choice a choice for everyone, i wish you well peter

Mishlyn @mishlyn

Sorry to hear that Peter, the trials and errors sure can be tough. Dietary changes have really helped me too. I did a 30 day elimination diet to figure out what my food triggers were. I followed *The Whole 30* aprroach. Best thing I could have done. Omega 3 with high epa and probiotics have been an amazing help as well. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Sarah @sarahuk

Ah no one down the other up! So frustrating. Do you think the cream actually caused the flare up?! When I've found irritations or flare ups with creams in the past I've just stopped use and then given it a break for a while. At one time nothing would touch a guttate outbreak I had, and so I just moisturised it for about 3 months, nothing medicated, and then it seemed more ready to respond...

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Peter @peter5300
Randburg, South Africa

I am in my 30's and have had P for over 10 years, i travel a lot and try find new things in my travels, i have more than one type of P, i don't let my P rule my life but it can be a bit tricky to keep the P beast calm.

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