Michelle
...feeling happy Michelle @michelle1021

Coping, treatment, healthcare system

Psoriasis is like alcoholism: it never goes away, but only remits. Do you agree?

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 John,Toxin portal patch
John,Toxin portal patch @chewbacca

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 :)


Babette
Babette @babette

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..


Justin
Justin @justin1

I agree...………….
I found my Psoriasis virtually diminished when I worked in Israel - the sun and heat, healthy diet and a trip to The Dead Sea!


Linda
Linda @justicejones

It would seem so but thankfully there are ways to get some control. Very frustrating for sure! ❤️


Julie
Julie @jewelgold

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.


Linda
Linda @justicejones

You sound like you are doing well figuring out what affects you which is a major step forward! 👍


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

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.


Bev
Bev @bev43

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


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

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.


julie
julie @tisme

on my nose it comes n goes ( not meaning to be poetic) my scalp seems to always have it and my ears too


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

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?


julie
julie @tisme

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


Clint
Clint @NJClint

I'll drink to that....
Lemon 🍋 aid 😎


Babette
Babette @babette

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..


Bev
Bev @bev43

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


darren
darren @darreny

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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Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021
Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa

I really...REALLY love wine...





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