09 Sep 20:12
Friends & family
What would be different in your life if you did not have psoriasis?
I am curious about your answers.
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
10 Sep 01:53
Oh... to be able to eat and drink everything delicious. And to go out the door without having to spend an hour moisturising etc. To go out and socialise without having to worry about how to dress and showing flakey skin.
Not being tired all the time. Having a partner. Too much to list really!
10 Sep 05:14
Hello Jen, sorry if this stops you from finding love in your life, sounds sad to me,so sorry
10 Sep 05:23
Hello Millionways ,psoriasis hasnt stopped me doing certain things really, though going topless is my issue though i know no different,been like this all my life,I think i would had been more confident without it of course generally but, i am who i am,I get it in places which can be annoying that i cant shift but, i dont get it bad, i dont have a bed full of flakes etc,i did in the past,I wish i didnt have it as its an annoyance for sure but, mine could be worse,I stay positive because you only get one life as far as we know, be good come back again but without the flakes and the aches etc ,who knows?I believe i have to make the best of life i can and thats it , it could be worse for me i know,i have been there though,i know this or these diseases can be debilitating for a lot of people and i am sorry for that,Would things be different for me in some ways? there are few things i wouldnt have to think about on a regular basis ,could be worse for me though thanks
10 Sep 06:41
100% agree John!
Yes i had some days when my conference was low but i have gotten over it and live my life. Do i eat more healthy now ? Yes ! Did i quit smoking ? Yes ! So my P in away has helped me get healthier if i think about it in other aspects. If didn't have it i would still be smoking, eating a lot more junk and be a piss cat :)
10 Sep 07:06
Piss cat lol,Good for you Peter for stopping all that :).Well we all wait for symptoms to happen and then we do something about it though its usually going to the Docs to help symptoms not route causes of the problem, Changing diet/lifestyle is not a miracle but,symptoms are sure reduced by a long way,Winter is approaching, be the same as usual with skin but, it could be worse :)
10 Sep 07:23
Jen, I am sorry that p has a big influence on your life.
10 Sep 07:26
John, your attitude seems a very good one to me.
Peter, I'm glad you can get something positive out of it.
10 Sep 07:39
Thank you Million ways, Yes,Maybe as i know no different without it ?If i got this after being a clear skin all my life,would i be different?Its a part of me and has been since i popped out of the womb,I get ups and downs from time to time but life goes on :)There is worse out there and thats what i think in my case,I am nearly 50 now and think,just live it as i have always done but , i do understand about the problems psoriasis can cause, i been there and i have made changes to improve my situation, Thank you :) :)
10 Sep 07:56
Thanks for sharing. I got psoriasis when I was already twenty.
People can adapt to bigger things.
Psoriasis is simply a part of your life. You can not change that much, just the way you deal with it.
I hope people do not hide behind their P. If things were so much different without, then you are in your own prison of P.
There is only one that has the key to free you.
10 Sep 11:13
Hi Million. Same as John and Peter. I have P for 26 going on 27 years and I know what its like being a clearskin for a couple of those years but, the only thing I would change is showing off my legs in winter. My P is good in summer but if it can be gone in winter as well, I'd be walking in a bikini to show it off. I can't really think of anything that I would change as I'm more comfortable in my skin now since I've made lifestyle changes than what I was before it.
11 Sep 06:45
Jen,am exactly like you,just easier to cover up,sometimes hard as to be positive,I don't go swimming and decline invites to most things as always cover up,happy as now,still covered up ,but don't have too at the moment as in annual leave,no routines for me ,this is bliss,no stress ,no worries,
11 Sep 07:32
Michelle its good that you are more comfortable now and its okay if you feel good “hiding” your legs in winter. You do not have to take every challenge. You already have a good mindset.
11 Sep 07:34
Rosey I am sorry that you do not feel comfortable in your own skin. It must be very tiring. I hope you will love yourself just the way you are.
11 Sep 07:42
I do,when I don't have to face the world,haha,so good not doing the routine to get out the door,am in my element atm,had too many negatives to be any different atm,I do love me ,and family does too that's all that matters,dont care what others think
11 Sep 07:50
Take negativity out of your life as i have done and things get better in time i think :)
11 Sep 07:57
Pretty hard to take negative out,when it's society that brings one down,but don't have to worry bout that atm
Focus on what is really important and stay positive.
11 Sep 08:01
Hmm will write a post later,just surprised where p appears,not fair
16 Sep 20:28
Would definitely feels less isolated, I think I would feel younger and more carefree, probably also less crying in the shower :D But also probably a less intense friendship with my best friend who has been amazing throughout me dealing with this and so very accepting of whenever I felt fine showing skin or not <3
17 Sep 04:40
Psoriasis can make us or break us. P has made me stronger, more accepting but I do not always accept what comes my way. Healthy mind means a healthy body.
18 Sep 09:55
Maybe it can get you down,been there alot in last two years,I avoid showering for as long as I can,hate how it hurts so much afterwards,baths are brill,coal tar or Epson salts ,atm itchy as a flea on a dog,but I ignore the itch as sooooo used to it until it takes over,the pain is worse hey,ohhh p your breaking many hearts just let us live a normal life.I wish!
06 Oct 12:23
Thanks for being honest Chris. I am glad you changed thrue out the years. Wisdom comes with age 😉. I hope you feel free to be happy.
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