12 Jul 11:22
Well I spent 9 days in hospital with erythrodermic psoriasis - very scary. I put on 13kg due to fluid retention and it still has not gone down completely. Am spending my days covered in liquid paraffin - oh the joys of this horrible condition !!!!
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12 Jul 11:26
Oh Jayne. I am so sorry to hear. It will take time to get rid of the fluid but remember to stay positive okay? Does the liquid parraffin work and what else are you using for the P? I wish you well and I will keep you in my prayers.
12 Jul 11:36
Thanks Michelle - I am also using a steroid and coal tar mixture once a day and the paraffin every 2 hours - its very messy but does work. I have also started biologics - was worried about injecting myself but it has proved to be no problem. x
12 Jul 11:43
I hope it all works for you Jayne. It can't be easy. I'm going on about 1 extra spot on my shoulder and here you are with so much worse. I'm so sorry. As you know I'm a coal tar fan and it does help me. I've never used paraffin before but I've read that paraffin soothes your skin? I know it will also dry it out but what moisturizer are you using? Or is it moisturizer mixed with coal tar? Good luck Jayne and keep us updated okay? We are here for you xx
12 Jul 12:02
So sorry to hear how much you have suffered Jayne and are still suffering. I pray everything you are doing will allow your skin to heal. Stay strong Jayne
12 Jul 12:03
Not good Jane, but thanks for sharing, I'd never heard of this type of P. I'll now check it out in more detail.
12 Jul 12:11
Thank you Bev x James - it is apparently pretty rare but horrible ( the nurses in hospital had never seen it before ) my skin came off in sheets and I still have no fingerprints - I could commit a crime but would leave my DNA at the scene lol !
Michelle I am not using any other products at the moment 50/50 paraffin is an emollient in its own right x
Hello Jayne, sorry about your stay in the hospital and all you been through, i hope things will get better for you , keep us updated please
12 Jul 13:11
at least you still have your sense of humor Jayne! Lol. I hope your P gets better soon and Good luck xx
12 Jul 13:29
Sending up thoughts and prayers for easing of pain and a thorough recovery - from across the pond, Jayne!
12 Jul 19:49
Argh Jayne, thinking of you! Really hope your recovery is swift from here on in...
14 Jul 02:23
I’m so sorry. Hope you recover quickly.
15 Jul 02:09
I hope you are feeling better Jayne, that is a lot to go through. Wishing you a speedy recovery ❤
15 Jul 23:54
Hope you're better today, Jayne!
16 Jul 07:27
Good morning all - hope you are well ?. The swelling is going down and I now have knees and ankles again. Hopefully going back to work next Monday. Had my 4th biologic on Friday and cannot believe the difference in my skin, have gone from 90% coverage to about 10% = Happy Days !!!!!
16 Jul 07:30
That is wonderful news Jayne and I'm so happy for you. Well done! xx
16 Jul 07:51
Great Jayne ,happy days :)
16 Jul 13:52
Jayne, this calls for a celebration!
16 Jul 14:25
Wow Jayne that's fantastic. You must be over the moon 🤗
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