15 Jul 18:38
This one is for the ladies , has the menopause made your P worse ?, i find my skin is a lot drier and im getting no let up in outbreaks.
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15 Jul 23:25
I didn't develop psoriasis, (at least so I'd know it), until after a radical hysterectomy for cancer - which pushed me into menopause. So ....
16 Jul 05:37
Hi Marie. Welcome to Flaym! I asked that same question not so long ago. My P was flaring up and I think I'm in the menopause stadium. I get hot flushes often. I think it does affect my P but I can't really say for sure as it is winter in SA. I haven't been to a Dr as yet but might go sometime. Keep your skin moisturized. Have you been to your GP yet?
16 Jul 18:16
Mine is definitely very affected by hormonal changes. It started during onset of puberty with my first period, and has been at its worst during both of my pregnancies. And with major flares after my two births too, when the hormones changed back again! And every month I get flares associated with hormonal times... So you can imagine I am loving the idea of menopause 😕
17 Jul 11:12
I've had psoriasis since I was 30 I'm now 50 and went through the menopause 2 years ago and I've now got it all over my body now.
17 Jul 11:56
Yes yes - didn't really have psoriasis till menopause. I'm hoping it will go away over the next couple of years ( a girl can hope, can't she?!)
17 Jul 15:32
Once you've got psoriasis it wont go away
17 Jul 20:25
Hi yeah my gp is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard when it comes to my skin or the menopause, ive had p since I was 18, im now 52 this is the worse it has been , when i go to the skin clinic all they seem to want to give me is a tablet, but i dont want it as im on lots of other meds for my blood pressure and recently found out I was born with a heart defect so don't want to risk other stuff going into my body, the one thing that did work for me was PUVA , but they seem to have stopped using this treatment now.
17 Jul 21:17
All I get from my doctor is ointment and a moisturiser that can also be used as a soap substitute. The moisturiser is so greasy it like using cooking lard 😄
17 Jul 21:19
Oh dear, maybe cooking lard may work just as well for relief ?
17 Jul 21:25
I actually use products for babies it seems to help
17 Jul 21:28
Yes i have used Childs farm baby moisturizer, only problem with it, it soaks up to quick but , its better than nothing to keep the flakes a bit moist :)
17 Jul 21:30
I do find that using the (cooking lard) lol. Moisturiser is good as it keeps the flaky skin really smooth but the problem is cause it's greasy it stains my clothes
17 Jul 21:37
Haha, i am joking about the lard, I used to say AXEL grease would work just aswell :) yes like coconut oil, i put that on my face and look i like a wax works figure from madame tussauds :)
17 Jul 21:52
I used to have it on my scalp and the shampoo I had stinked lol
17 Jul 22:03
Polytar used to be awful for me let alone all the tar crap and parrafin i had stuck all over my body as a child, my hair used to be quite slick back as a child with all that crap in my hair, i was greasy monkey :)
17 Jul 22:27
This was in the 70s and early 80s though back in the dark ages so creams and stuff was different then , very smelly indeed :)
17 Jul 23:25
It was polytar I had
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I'm Marie had psoriasis since I was 18 , im a barista for m&s, i have 6 kids and 9 grandkids
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