alex73
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Hi, got psoriasis vulgaris. I think it's worst version of P. Damages of 80% of skin with bleeding, itching, horrible flakes everywhere, sleepless nights. Never had it on palms, feet, face and neck though. Cortisol helped against itching and flakes.

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Theme Psoriasis on the Face Psoriasis on the Feet Plaque Psoriasis

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alex73
alex73 @alex73

Dermatologist prescribed me famous pills and it was worst what happened to me. It was just killing me with womoiing, headaches , high body temperature but it was really helping with P. It lasted several years til I decided enough is enough and since 1 year I stopped totally with alcohol, smoking, sugar/sweeteners, cookies, meat.


alex73
alex73 @alex73

Stopped with everything what we think is delicious. Started gymnastic and jogging. :) Lost 20 kilos and got a shape. The result with p. is amazing-flakes gone, never itching though having pigmentation spots where was bleeding or scratching. I consider myself healthy now if to forget about pigmentation. The remission lasts already 6 months without cortisol or those killing pills.


alex73
alex73 @alex73

What I got from my 15 yrs experience: If you prescribed cortisol, do not use it for long time and use it only with creams, lotions after flakes or itch are gone.
Always keep skin misturised.
Diet. In my case very strict one helped me totally.
Physical training helping.
Using soaps shampoos gels will provoke inflammation. Goat milk soap, African black soap are helping me a lot.
Avoid stress, anger. Even small fight with family member provokes P. Sunbathing and swimming never helps me though I live in Cyprus.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Hi Alex, I was about to say I have never heard of psoriasis vulgaris, but then I did a google search and saw that is was another name for plaque psoriasis. I do know that well. I have had it for 25yrs now. Throughout those years, I had times where I was 80% covered. It's tough, but when I started to focus on myself being tougher than P itself, that's when things started getting better for me and it sounds like that's when things stared getting better for you too :)
When you stopped using the cortisol, did you suddenly stop, or slowly? Thank you for sharing your story us, I am really happy to hear that your skin is clear with only different pigmentation. My arms are the same and my legs are almost there. a couple spots on my back as well, but I'll take it! lol.
Welcome to Flaym!


alex73
alex73 @alex73

Hi Michelle,
when I started taking care of my diet one year ago I still needed everyday cortisol for all body another 3-4 months. And when I saw that skin condition became better after those months I tried to stopped it suddenly, and used afterwards rarely on small spots if appeared any. Not using cortisol at all now though
using moisturizing lotions constantly instead.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Good for you Alex! Making those changes are initally quite hard, but does get easier with time. Really happy to hear you kicked the medication out successfully! I hope to be there too one day. I am down to 3x a week. Hoping by summers end it will lessen even more ๐Ÿ˜Š


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Welcome Alex73! Yeowwwch yes many of us know it well. So difficult when coverage reaches this type of high percentage. I was there last year too, but with a mix of plaque, guttate and inverse psoriasis. This year, I am down to maybe 10%, and it is much less flaky and is much more calm, although I do still get mini flares. Like you I have made diet changes in that time, and have tried to address to some degree other triggers I have (hormones, stress, onset of illness). I can't believe what a difference it makes! So good to see you here, please do keep posting and sharing, we all learn so much from each other! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š


alex73
alex73 @alex73

Thank you Sarah for welcoming words. You are right saying that we learn from each other, and I'm thankful to one other community that helped me to start with changes. Without them I wouldn't find the right way.



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