Fran
...feeling alone Fran @narf

Itch, treatment, diet

I have psoriasis! I have lots of scabs on my arms right now and my back is rocking back and forth between being itchy and then burning with pain. I have no idea what others suffer like. Does anyone else have the above symptoms

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 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello fran, i dont suffer thankfully, my arthritis was more of a problem though i get on,, my psoriasis was bad as a child, not been like that for years being covered head to toe so, i am thankful,i changed my diet or lifestyle and things got better, diet/lifestyle changes is a choice, some changes in diet lifestyle is better than none but, it is a choice a choice for everyone, i wish you well and i am sorry you feel alone, you are not here fran, theres plenty of us


Leanne
Leanne @leanne67

What sort of changes did you make with diet and lifestyle John!


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

Hello leanne, i eat mainly veggies no potatoes unless sweet potatoes, salads no tomatoes or peppers with raw veggies and avacado too, i eat chicken fresh fish like mackarel or salmon,i eat plenty of blueberries, melon,pears and i do eat a lot of nuts not peanuts though, nuts can effect some people , i dont do sauces , gluten, wheat, no dairy,no citrus fruits,cartons, packet item, jars and tins,no sugar , sweetners, no caffeine no breads or pasta though i have gluten free pasta now and again, brown rice is good , i sprinkle turmeric inbetween my foods sometimes too,sounds bland i know,, i am used to it :)


Leanne
Leanne @leanne67

If it works it's worth it. I've had this condition for about 14 years and I'm only exploring diet now. A friend went gluten and dairy free and her psoriasis just about cleared up. I have just trialled two weeks with no gluten and found it did little. So I am going to try no dairy next. That will be hard. I really hate this thing with a passion.


 john,Hulk
john,Hulk @chewbacca

i know what you mean leanne, i do let my hair down and i did tonight as my girlfriend wanted to go out,i had to eat bad to please, it wasnt my fault :)this is not too often,tomorrow will be my usual diet,i do it mainly for my joints, my skin isnt too bad, if i was covered i would think very different and would be strict everyday of my life , i think i am strict enough and most of the time, try 2 to 3 litres of bottled or filtered water a day, that helps greatly i know as long as you dont mind visiting the toilet often :)


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

I have also had moments like that Fran, At my worst pain I would describe it as duct tape wrapped as tight as possible around my body and ripping it off at the same time. It was at its worse when I first did a 30 day elimination diet to help find my biggest food triggers. It was the best thing I have ever done for my skin. Have you ever tried supplements? A good probiotic and omega 3 is very crucial in supporting gut health as well. I have been on them for 5 months now and feel an incredible difference with my skin, nails and hair. Welcome to Flaym Leanne, I am glad you found us here. You are not alone in this anymore :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Yes Fran that description is spot on for me! My skin has spent years cycling between white, dry and itchy, and red angry and burning. It would basically alternate between these two states every 3-10 days like clockwork. It was like this 20 years. Now in this past year, I've understood psoriasis differently, not as a skin thing but as an inflammation thing. Now it is the calmest it has been, and though my oldest patches remain a little flakey from time to time, and a little red here and there, my skin is much calmer than it has ever been now. But that cycle still exists for me! Just on a much smaller scale.


Fran
Fran @narf

Interesting Sarah, inflammation has run through my thoughts lately as the cause but to What? The past three years I have experimented with numerous anti inflammatories that are organic and I am beginning to think that one of them may have triggered the psoriasis. I think I will get rid of all organic supplements and see if it clears up, then add them back one at a time and see if one of them brings the pain and problem skin back.. thanks.



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Fran
Fran @narf
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Just getting into the elder class and becoming comfy with my infirmities. My mother who died at age 95, used to say quite often “old age isn’t for sissies, ya gotta be strong to put up with it!” She was right!





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