Jane
...feeling frustrated Jane @jane2445

Coping

Which comes first, the negativity and stress or the P?
Can’t get my head round what triggers this viscous circle. Some days I want to circle up in a ball and hope it all goes away.

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Theme Stress and Psoriasis

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18 responses

 john,AQUA MAN
john,AQUA MAN @chewbacca

The P , i was born with it,negativity and stress was bad as a child , my circumstances at the time caused a lot of problems for me :),


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

The p,then the negatives of having it,even if you accept it to me it's society that doesn't.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

It is so hard to say Jane. P showed up in my life when I was 14, after a tramatic experience loosing my grandmother. Uncontrollable Stress is my biggest trigger. It almost like my skin bleeds emotion and p surfaces.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Stress and negativity are massive for me as triggers. My main triggers are stress/emotion, onset of illness, hormonal change and diet. Right now, I have all 4 going on with monthly hormone cycle, getting a cold, eating nightshades back in my diet after a year out from it, and house related stuff! Not a good point for my skin...Curling up in a ball, yes it does feel like that sometimes, but of course is not an option! So instead, we pick ourselves up and keep on keepin' on 💛


Jane
Jane @jane2445

Yes Sarah, I’m keeping on ....the subject of hormones seem to show up quite a bit on this forum, perhaps they have a big effect on P.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hi Jane. My P first showed up, then the negativity took over, when that happens, stress win. I would say a positive attitude is probably the best treatment for psoriasis. It's difficult to stay positive as you feel like your world is falling apart with all the stress you have. It is not easy, but if you begin to understand your body and illness more, then it can take you many places. The journey with a chronic illness is not easy, and it probably never will be. That just makes you stronger. :)


rachel
rachel @wynnegee

Stress for me, then my attitude to it. So hard when you're in a negative cycle though. Exercise, sleep and relaxation work best for me and the diet is a constant feature now.... and I still have it!!! I know I'm on the right path but its a constant challenge, its slow progress.


Jane
Jane @jane2445

Michelle 1021... if only all people were as understanding of P life would be a lot easier


Psoriatic4good
Psoriatic4good @psoriatic4good

Jane first comes anger with "why Me?" written all over it.

Then comes even more aggresive P.

Then some more anger... They like each other :)

But if You switch to acceptance level really quick, You could benefit from it more than You think ;)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

That's true Jane, which is why we should make them more aware of the illness. Once they know what it is, the more understanding they will become. Most are too scared to speak about it or mention it in a conversation, thinking they will judge us or something?? But we are our worst enemy. We THINK they will pull a face or judge us which in the mean time they might not do. But then...you get the idiots. Shallow people with nothing between the ears and who'd rather stay ignorant than becoming wise.
P4G you are so right! "why me?" and these two words can mean different emotions. Anger, heartbreak, surprise etc, but to some of us, anger is the most common. Acceptance - Well said P4G!


Lindakay1948
Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

Some one in another Conversation said we should wear T shits that say" I have Psoriasis its not Contagious" thought that was a great Idea


Lindakay1948
Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

I can't believe I didn't check my work before adding that comment. Sorry Jane and I am Following you now .its T SHIRTS TTTTTTTT SHIRTS OMG Pulling my Hair out totally cringe worthy Hello MY Name is Linda I misspelled SHIRTS so glad to be following you..GEEESH


Michelle

Jane
Jane @jane2445

It made me laugh Lindakay... which is a good thing. Hope this makes you smile...
Was in Lidl at the checkout the other day when I noticed an elderly lady in front of me bearing blotchy legs..I leaned towards her and whispered ‘ I do admire your courage , is that psoriasis?’ She turned with a big smile and we had a lovely chat. She then went on to say ‘you know only intelligent people get psoriasis’and I said ‘can you say that a bit louder so my husband behind me can hear’ and she did. We left the supermarket with not only food to eat but food for the soul.....


Lindakay1948
Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

I am now In Love with that Vision in the Market makes me smile from ear to ear..


Jane
Jane @jane2445

It was the first time I’d approached someone with P . After such a lovely response I shall do it again. We need to stand united.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Me too. Smiling all the way and my admiration has grown so much for you Jane. It took courage to say that to the lady xx




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Jane
Jane @jane2445
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Psoriasis arrived from dear Mother Nature as a menopause surprise. Five years on I’m a young grandmother who has to live in leggings to cover her flaky legs. Now on a mission to get my diet right with the knowledge that ‘You are what you eat’



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