Michelle
...feeling happy Michelle @michelle1021

Itch, coping, healthcare system

How frequently have you experienced a psoriasis flare this past year?

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16 responses

Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

And how long did the flare last?

I did get a few spots extra which have disappeared thank fully. In total 7 spots excl the new 2 from 2019. Usually mostly 2-3 weeks before it disappear.


Bev
Bev @bev43

My hubby had only 2 flares last year if I remember correctly. Both in winter but it was both stressful times as well. Stress seems to affect him more than food. Also took 2-3 weeks to clear.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Oh yes definitely Bev. Stress is a bugger. My "stress P"and my "food" P are totally different from one another. The stress P last longer (still have it on ankles for more than 10 years) than the bad food P. I think it's because it's emotional and people tend to take longer to get over it. While food, well...its in and out and....don't eat it again kind of thing.

Your hubby's flares doesn't last long Bev. I know since the beginning you told us how long it last and it's like mine. Comes and goes quickly. How are your ears?


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello Michelle, Mines a winter thing, I dont really call it a flare but i suppose it is,It gets worse in the winter as always and gets better in the summer , It dosnt give me huge hassles just a bit uncomfortable but nothing ,Yesterday i was flaking from my portal patch, i could see the flakes on the bed and could see them falling off me,I was okay, no flakes on my cape at darts so, its all good, Roll on spring :)


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Yes the flakes on the bed is the worse. I was flaking a lot after New Year but luckily its better now. Not so red anymore as well. I'm trying to get my immune system up, preparing for winter but the cold won't play along.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Yes, i just go in the shower, rub them off and then slap my moisturiser on it, can look very red but its comfortable Michelle, , I suppose at darts i wasnt thinking about moisturising before going to sleep , I probably would had got cream everywhere from being drunk , didnt come in my mind, I awoke with it dry , luckily no cracking or bleeding, looks okay now back home to usual rituals Thank you :)


Dave
Dave @daveyc

I don’t experience flares, Michelle. The discomfort remains about the same and my feet need treatment every day. I can imagine how horrible it must be for you on bad days.


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

John, you're lucky that it didn't crack but I'm sure you applied enough in the morning. Nobody thinks about applying moisturiser when youré tipsy. Most just want to sleep. lol.
Dave, glad to hear you don't get any flares. Not many are as lucky as us. I don't really get bad inflammation, only when I really eat the wrong food or drink an alcoholic drink like vodka or dark rum, which is why I know it's safer for me to stay with the wine.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Thank you Michelle, yes i was lucky, no flakes hopefully now with my usual routine Thanks :)


carol
carol @carol1943

I quit a biologic 2 yrs ago and am now beginning a new biologic adventure due to 40% coverage (including genital) that has crept slowly over me for the last year. I am always either actively in treatment or flaring and that has been the case for 40 years. It is a way of life.


Sonia
Sonia @summerdressenvy

I am 5 weeks in with a new medicine and I have not been this clear since I was in high school - it’s an amazing feeling - I’ll ride this wave for as long as I can and hope my next flare up is many, many moons away ... like never!


Dave
Dave @daveyc

Sonia, May I ask you what new medicine you find so effective please?


Rosey
Rosey @sue2023

Am in constant flare lol,but had 3 x pain sessions that lasted 6 weeks each time that pain sucked ,first they though shingles the when again happens I just call it p pain and get relief for it,havent had it in awhile thank goodness


Clint
Clint @NJClint

Write a journal about what you eat and drink then when you get a flare look back a few days and Mark possible triggers your body may have problems processing food then maybe prepare it differently or change the way it's cooked this may help under cooked foods or proteins may be harder to process use a thermometer 🌡 when cooking to remind yourself how long things take to cook.


carol
carol @carol1943

Thanks for the tips Clint. I wonder how long a food reaction takes to show up. Is it immediate or within a day or so or is it different depending on the food? I journal about life but have tried many times to keep track of what I eat for various reasons. It just doesn't work cause I forget and I nibble all day long. I hate to be full so I don't often eat a big meal but I also get nauseous when hungry thus the nibbling. I think my best bet would be fasting for as long as I could and then adding questionable stuff one item at a time. Trouble with fasting though. I REALLY LIKE TO EAT.


Clint
Clint @NJClint

You can journal on your phone or add a reminder.
We all would do better if we ate to live not live to eat I try customizing meals to be smaller but prepared perfectly with good ingredients



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Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021
Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa

I really...REALLY love wine...





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