12 Dec 13:26
Coping, treatment, healthcare system
Psoriasis is like alcoholism: it never goes away, but only remits. Do you agree?
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12 Dec 13:35
Well Michelle, mine has never gone away no matter what i do but i keep trying my best,As i said , its a clingy thing that i cant shake off but, as i dont have it bad i cant complain,Wish certain places would be gone for good then i would be a lot happier about it but,its always been there so i am used to the battle with it being a lifer ,It could be worse for me and i have not had it bad since a lot of years ago, why things changed i do not know,Some get better with age and some get worse,an immune system you would expect to get worse as one gets older because the body slows down with age with healing etc so i dont know ,,no one knows, Well we know alcohol is not good for the immune in anyway, so many bad things come out from over consuming , i know what it was like for me 2 weeks ago, i suspect water retention as my ankle swelled up, thats the first time i noticed it , first thing someone said at work so, i know alcohol is evil stuff :) Sometimes its like a fine wine, one can get better with age, you would know about that with wine Michelle lol :)
12 Dec 13:44
Are you ready for this...I gave up drinking 35 yrs ago and that's when my psoriasis started.. so ja do I drink again - Never.. rather live with the scales and be a better person. Luckily I have my man who accepts me as I am and we have now been together 32 yrs..
12 Dec 14:12
I found my Psoriasis virtually diminished when I worked in Israel - the sun and heat, healthy diet and a trip to The Dead Sea!
12 Dec 16:17
It would seem so but thankfully there are ways to get some control. Very frustrating for sure! ❤️
12 Dec 22:44
I think I have got mine to a reasonable state now so that if I do have something I shouldn’t, like sugar, it let’s me know and I can avoid it in the future. I would be lucky, or maybe that is unlucky, to have a wine once a month. I stopped having alcohol a long while ago as it affected my Fibromyalgia with bloating, fluid retention and generally unwell and tiredness. It is an ongoing battle to get the lifestyle right to suit me and my ailments.
13 Dec 04:21
You sound like you are doing well figuring out what affects you which is a major step forward! 👍
13 Dec 04:59
John, I know my P would disappear if I start using cortisone. For the long term P on my ankles but, I don't want to go there. It sticks like a magnet. When I get new spots, it usually disappear within a week or two but for some reason, the P on my ankles just doesn't want to heal. Could be because of the water retention I get. I don't get it bad but I think it influence my P. Yes, I do know about wine lol ;)
Babette - That is terrific news. I remember you told us about it. You are lucky to have someone to support you and be there for you. 32 years is a long time, so obviously the two of you are doing something right. Awesome. Alcohol is not good for us and we all know it, as long as we don't over do it. Like everything else. Like me ;) lol
True Justin, the sun, healthy diet and heat is great for our P.
Julie; yes, you see how we have to listen to our body? We do not realize this but once we start listening to our body, everything will be so much easier. I have wine (dry red) every week and it does not affect my P at all. I keep everything balanced. Maybe if I should stop drinking wine, the P on my ankles will disappear. I don't know, but to be honest, I LOVE MY WINE. I've given up so much already because of my P and I'm not giving up my happy time. My P isn't severe. It can become bad yes, but I watch what I take in. Last night I have a juicy sirloin cheddamelt steak topped with a mushroom sauce, fries and onion rings on the side. It was DELICIOUS. I thought I will feel it this morning but nothing. My P is great. No itch, nor inflamed but should I eat it for two nights in a row, believe me, I will feel it.
True Linda, as long as we control it then its great and yes, so very frustrating.
13 Dec 05:31
That sounds like a Spur meal Michelle Yum. I know what you mean Julie. If something agrees with my P it doesn't with my colon. I've had to adjust my eating habits so much for the diverticulitis attacks. The one thing that I struggle to control is my chocolate addiction. That's my happy time Michelle
13 Dec 05:59
Indeed it is Bev. it was devine. See we all enjoy our happy time Bev. We deserve to be happy and not depressed. I don't even feel guilty when I eat like that because I do this once mostly a month.
13 Dec 07:43
on my nose it comes n goes ( not meaning to be poetic) my scalp seems to always have it and my ears too
13 Dec 07:57
Hi Julie. I sometimes get a flake on my nostril but it goes quickly. I had a spot in my ear too but now its gone. The mysteries of Psoriasis. Maybe when you scalp clears, your ears and nose will be okay? what do you think?
13 Dec 08:20
i hope so but my nose has had if on and off for years , it gets quite sore where the bottom of my nose joins my face. I sometimes think my scalp is suffocating under it all
13 Dec 23:41
I'll drink to that....
Lemon 🍋 aid 😎
14 Dec 11:17
Bev, I can so relate to the diverticulitis attacks, just been for a colonoscopy (colon cancer in family) and came away all clear but just severe severe (he used the word 2x) diverticulitis. So ja I eat what I like with my P but my colon is another issue. Live on anti spasmodic pills...s'pose that can't be good but cannot handle those cramps..
14 Dec 12:12
Yip Babette It's hereditary my Gran,Mom and rekdest sister had/have it. My sister had had a lot of her Colin removed already. She's 84 and seems to be suffering even more now
15 Dec 00:48
I occasionally get a little Psoriasis right in the corner of my left eye & a little on the side of my nose, almost like crust from sleeping only it never 100% goes away. Frustrating!
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