13 Nov 16:52
I m quite upset these days... as winters r approaching i m getting psoriasis outbursts:( and so is my psoriatic arthritis warming up.... wat to do ? :’(
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13 Nov 18:50
Hello Riffat, i know the feeling with winter ,Have you thought about diet/lifestyle changes,? this can make a big difference on the joints i know as i have psoriatic arthritis aswell as psoriasis,It is a choice though a choice for everyone, i wish you well
13 Nov 18:53
If you want my help Riffat, let me know, it could change your life Thank you
15 Nov 13:14
Hi Riffat. I dread winters too. Last winter I went to work with open shoes as it was warm in the office. I suffer from water retention so if my feet get too warm my feet swell up looking like a balloon. So because of the open shoes I wore in winter, my feet were expose to the cold outside the office. I got 2 spots on my foot and a few extra spots on my body. All I know is that I'm winter, I need to keep my hands and feet warm as exposure to cold is a shock toy body which leads to my P flaring up. I also agree with John about the diet. We tend to eat crappy food during winter because its more filling and warm and much nicer than a salad, but keep your diet balanced. You will benefit from it in the end. Good luck and keep warm :)
15 Nov 13:21
Agreed Michelle, though .people gotta want to get better the natural way as it does help,My joints are way better than 2 years ago, I dont get cracking crunching aching joints anymore,wrist goes up and down now and again but think its cold doing that , feels great though , i know if i have been off the rails a bit with my diet , i do feel it then,It takes time to build up the inflammation and it takes time to heal it better, no quick thing but its worth it and for just ones health alone Thank you :)
15 Nov 13:26
True John. I haven't had joint pains in months as I told you before. You know I'm a turmeric fan and I believe it works for my PSA. I drink it, eat it, damn I'll sleep with it too if I have to but I've seen that if I keep my diet balanced in winter and staying warm, the P disappears quickly when it gets to spring. The short term P of course.
15 Nov 13:29
Yes i just run out of turmeric, weekend i gets some :)yes as its a natural anti inflammatory which also helps to eat a healthy diet as well, not junk foods daily, fizzy drinks and fried foods etc , its all rubbish for the body and just leads to more inflammation , It is a choice , some changes in diet/lifestyle is better than none but, it is a choice a choice for everyone :)Thats good Michelle :)
15 Nov 13:37
R u on steroids john???and yes i need help.. my joints have flated up too :( what dietry changes can i make???
15 Nov 14:01
Hello Riffat, I was hoping you would get back to me :), no, i am not on steroids at all for my joints ,, Slow elimination is j
key to success Riffat, dosnt matter how long it takes to eliminate potential bad foods that cause inflammation,,Bad foods for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
15 Nov 14:05
Gluten , wheat, potatoes unless sweet potatoes, peppers, paprika , smoking, alcohol,tomatoes,, Patsa , pizza, breads,all diary including cheeses,milk ,butter spreads etc,All sauces including ketchups, gravys and dressing,limit salt, sea salt is okay and Himalayan salt is good,caffeine, processed meats old meat,pork and beef , glucose ,fructose, ,sugar sweetners,packet items, tins , jars, to be continued, be back
15 Nov 14:26
i am back, eggplants ,eggs, fizzy drinks,sweets ,cakes etc, Good foods, all veggies no potatoes unless sweet potatoes., all salads,no peppers or tomatoes ,chicken, turkey ,lamb .venison is okay though vegan is ideal,drink 2 litres of bottled water or filtered water a day yogurt is okay dairy free,Plenty of greens in your diet is great, i drink decaf coffee no milk or sugar,I eat unsalted nuts too like almonds, hazlenuts, walnuts, these can be okay for some people and some not,limit fruit if you can, blueberries are great as they are an anti oxidant , good for the body, i do have melon, pears, peaches in my diet too, , Think i got all of it here, i wish you well Raffit
15 Nov 16:42
Gee poor bloke probably got too much to take in
15 Nov 16:46
Sorry riffat,mrs search and you will find all you need to know right here,diet helps ,some it doesn't,but good to eat healthy anyway,
15 Nov 17:25
Man ... thats alot to eliminate... so to be specific i can only eat green vegies and water....i am a working woman... waling up at 5 in the morning... its just terrible ... anyways
Any drink tat can be quite effective as right now i am on 2 painkillers per day... apart from steroid :(
Something that can take away my pain...
15 Nov 17:29
Lol John. You sound like the terminator with " I am back" or is it "I'll be back"? Yes it's a lot to take in but once you're used to it then you'll see its easy. Not all of us are the same though with regards to our P. I'm good with sweet peppers and mushrooms, venison to rich for me but it took time to figure that out. You need to watch what you eat. I.e. If you eat pasta tonight, give it between an hour to 24 hours to see if you itch. If you do then you'll know its the pasta. Eliminate it for a while. I've learned so much on Flaym and let me tell you, it works. After a year, I can cheat with certain foods and go back to normal diet without getting an itch or flare, apart from potatoes and pork. Bacon is okay with me but pork tjops. That's definitely a no no. I've eliminated pork from my diet now.
15 Nov 19:08
Yes this what i did to eliminate possible trigger for my arthritis as thats the reason i did it for , yes you can gradually bring foods back in after a time to see if you get any problems etc , pork is a dirty meat to me anyway, always has been why i dont have it ,Yes you do get used to it, it becomes your lifestyle, why i say slow elimination is key to success,, i gave up stuff within a 2 month period though one can take as long as they like :),I do let my hair down from time to time and i do supplements daily like Calcium, B12,Omega 3,Vit D, D 3,,I am in top health according to the Docs with having blood tests, stool samples and urine,I look at it if i could do, anyone can, i know its not easy, i went cold turkey with sugar not advised at all, slow elimination with this, fresh fish is great in ones diet also, i forgot to mention that but not shelfish, why i always say its a choice a choice for everyone , Its been a journey but i learnt a lot, you can eat most veggies and most salads, i eat raw veg in my salads also,My joints are great compared to 2 years ago and i get less flake build up and i am in perfect health, I wish you well Riffat
15 Nov 19:11
Haha, you know Michelle, i am sometimes the psoriasis terminator , psoriasis, you have been targeted for termination and dont come back :)
15 Nov 19:21
In time Riffat you may reduce your pain killers with this plan, it is a choice though, some changes in Diet.;ifestyle is better than none but, it is a choice a choice for everyone, i wish you well Riffat
16 Nov 13:04
I dont eat pork and drink wine ( i m a muslim... it’s forbidden) ;) but i sometimes eat sugar and fried food..tat may be a reason... i m going on bbq food now... with no suger in my diet.... can lemon in water help me with the inflammation.....?
16 Nov 13:23
Yes , sugar is a big evil for us as well as fried foods Riffat,, lemon water does seem to help many though i dont have that :)
16 Nov 14:52
alcohol can be a big trigger also Riffat, i know with my joints
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