Marie
...feeling okay Marie @marie11533

Healthcare system

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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Ava
Ava @ava1

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 ....


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

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?


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

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 ๐Ÿ˜•


Ann
Ann @ann8680

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.


Genevieve
Genevieve @Genevieve

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?!)


Ann
Ann @ann8680

Once you've got psoriasis it wont go away


Marie
Marie @marie11533

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.


Ann
Ann @ann8680

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 ๐Ÿ˜„


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Oh dear, maybe cooking lard may work just as well for relief ?


Ann
Ann @ann8680

I actually use products for babies it seems to help


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

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 :)


Ann
Ann @ann8680

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


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

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 :)


Ann
Ann @ann8680

I used to have it on my scalp and the shampoo I had stinked lol


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

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 :)


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

This was in the 70s and early 80s though back in the dark ages so creams and stuff was different then , very smelly indeed :)


Ann
Ann @ann8680

It was polytar I had



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Marie @marie11533
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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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