14 Dec 16:06
Treatment, healthcare system, diet
Wouldn't it be fantastic if there was a specialist just for psoriasis sufferer's? They would still make a fortune but they could teach us holistically,test us for food s that effect us and so on,theres no such thing as they learn from us .
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14 Dec 16:10
Just a thought as seeing mine nxt week and he is a skin specialist but deals with all
14 Dec 17:32
YES PLEASE here in the uk as well :)
18 Dec 00:32
Doctors now a days just treat symptoms not causes
18 Dec 04:53
I agree with Clint. Doctors aren't interested in effort.
18 Dec 21:03
It seems we have to know what we want when seeing the doctor, they don’t seem to want to suggest anything. I went to my GP when the P rash was first getting bad, he didn’t know what it was and suggested it might be scabies. I had plaque as well as gutate rash. Luckily he gave me some steroid cream.
19 Dec 05:29
Doctors don't know everything about Psoriasis. Which is why I don't go there. I try treating it on my own with much success. Actually more than using steroids or biologics. Do you think doctors do research about psoriasis in their spare time? If that's the case then I'd like to meet them. They only know what medication to prescribe for the condition. They have no interest in going into depth for us. I know I sound negative but this comes from experience and listening to all other sufferers. If I have to go to a doctor today and ask him about Psoriasis, he will only tell me what the latest medication is I can use.
19 Dec 07:27
This is so true Michelle and i have said this many times,People go to Doctors and an expect them to be able to clear it for you , okay some medications may do this but they deal symptoms and not route causes, It could be diet/lifestyle that makes it worse, the mindset with negativity cant help either as this has an affect on the body too,Like you Michelle i gave up with Doctors years ago, well 35 years ago, i had enough and knew they couldnt help me and just flaked my way through life and thats it,There is no cure and Docs know that, they cant help you unless you want drugs that may give bad side effects which is a choice, i been offered pills but said no, i like my liver so its okay and i am not bad enough to warrant these drugs,Truth is,,i found i help myself and always have and i know doctors will just look on the internet or their 1945 text books to see what to give you and its trial and error, Doctors have actually made my symptoms worse in pain, so i wouldnt bother with them unless you want medications which i can understand if one is suffering but, try if you can make some changes in ones lifestyle or diet may help, its proven it can lower psoriasis on the body and heal Psa for which i notice more with me but takes some time and best things come to those that wait but, it is a choice a choice for everyone i get that for sure :)
19 Dec 09:06
Yes true John. With my diet changes which is more of a lifestyle change now, I can still cheat sometimes and not get a spot. My body is so used to the food I take in that the cheating doesn't affect my P but....BUT...should I cheat for a whole week or more non stop, my immune system gets very angry at me and teach me a lesson by giving me more spots. I'm one of the lucky ones whom can get a spot and it disappears within a few days but I don't overdo the cheating. Luckily I don't like fast food and eating out too much. It's too heavy for me. I prefer eating out maybe once a month (which is too much already). You know, I always carry on about my turmeric right? ;) but, it's really working for me and I found it helps for water retention as well. My PsA is gone but I know it can come back. Point is, I like my body to be inflammation free and that's what I'm concentrating on. Maybe that's why my spots disappear so quick. It might be a different story in winter though? I've met a lady who actually gets a rash from turmeric. She's not allergic to it but I think the dose is too high. Well, what works for me might not work for others which is why we need to experiment on our own to see what works. One thing I can say is that, if I haven't changed the way I eat like eliminate potatoes, pasta, rice (sometimes), tomatoes etc, then my skin would've been worse.
19 Dec 10:45
I agree with all you have both said. Lifestyle is the key to well being.
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