I Have Psoriasis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 548 People

    I discovered that I had Psoriasis

    when I was in 6th grade (so I was around 11 yrs old) because it was on my elbows but it was bad at all, so After figuring out what it was I never saw the doctor until it started to get a little bit worse around freshman year so I went back to the doctor and they started giving...
    nessgirll nessgirll
    16-17, F
    May 27, 2015

    I've had guttate psoriasis

    for a little over a year now. At this point my knees, elbows, scalp, back of my arms and ears are affected. While it is uncomfortable and unsightly during flair ups (as it is now), I have never considered going on oral or biometric medication for my psoriasis. I saw a new...
    AshleighEE AshleighEE
    22-25, F
    Jul 9, 2014

    Learning To Live With Psoriasis

    I was in my early teens when I developed some light scales near my privates and on my elbows. The flakes were very thin and soft and  I thought nothing of pealing them like a sunburn. No biggie. Then they vanished. However, as I entered my "tweens" they came back with avengance...
    tonycrombie tonycrombie
    66-70
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

    Hoping To Get Better

    When I was 15 my dads girl friend made me get the gardasil shot, my twin sister got a little fever from it the same night but was gone by the time she woke up. I was fine the first day I thought I got away lucky. But my mom picked me up I got the worse headache I have ever had...
    jadefatzinger jadefatzinger
    18-21
    Sep 10, 2011
    doordie44 doordie44
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    Omg, I Hate It

    It began only on my elbows and for years I just sort of ignored it, but then it got much worse suddenly. I know realize stress caused it to spread much more rapidly plus it got itchy, and by then it was also something I'd mess with like nail biting. I began using steroids and for...
    mouse2cheese mouse2cheese
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2008

    I have psoriasis on my hands,

    and it is beginning to spread to my nails. It isn't painful on my nails (but bloody hell does it hurt when it flares up on my skin.) It just looks gross. My nails look bubbled and are peeling off. I have been in an out of the doctors office and dermatologist office. Nothing...
    lattemaker lattemaker
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2014
    GauttamRR GauttamRR
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2015

    Psoriasis=lonely Little Girl

    i have  had psoriasis ever since i was a baby. ... under my fingernails, my scalp, back, neck, legs, arms, elbows..you get the point. anyway, i was just starting middle school when it got to be a huge problem and medical condition for me. i would see the best doc's...
    bethanieb bethanieb
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 3, 2010

    I Love My Psoriasis Friends

    Euro ,pso – psoriasis patient study INTRODUCTION Psoriasis can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life, particularly if it is extensive, affects a visible or sensitive area, or is difficult to treat. To explore the impact of psoriasis on the quality of life of...
    ferhad52 ferhad52
    56-60, M
    Oct 10, 2011

    Hello. I have had psoriasis

    for 2 years now. I had a biopsy to confirm it was psoriasis and not cancer or any other infection. I have it all over. Stomach, scalp, legs, back, arms and it's embarrassing. The first question I get from people is, "is that chicken pocks?" Or "is that contagious?" It's really...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    i came down with it all over my body.

    i did some research and found a home school remedy of flax seed oil and fish oil. i took this 2x a day and within 6 months it had left my body. this was almost 6 years ago. i have long quit taking the oils why i do not know but i have stayed 99% psoriasis free i have an...
    bigdukes2 bigdukes2
    46-50, M
    Jan 9, 2014

    Suffering Terribly With Psoriasis

    I have had psoriasis for about 17 - 18 years.  About 85% of my body is covered.  I am completely uncomfortable in showing it, as i live like a priest - even during the summer.  I am the FIRST & ONLY in my family to have it.  I have gone from one dermatologist to another and...
    hoods hoods
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 31, 2011

    I Love Witch Hazel Better Then Any Thing The Doctors Give Me

    I have had Psoriaisi for 53 years, I found a cheap way to treat it and it works better than anything the doctors have gave me. Go to Wal-Mart and get you bar of Safeguard soap, a bottle of Witch hazel and a bottle Mineral Oil. Take a warm bath wash the spots real good with...
    moona8812 moona8812
    56-60
    4 Responses May 23, 2012

    It Sucks

    I have a horrible case of psoriasis, and I don't have any health insurance so I can't afford anything to take care of it. It started on my scalp and legs and it is now taking over my body.
    jadepanda jadepanda
    22-25, F
    19 Responses May 16, 2007

    Then Again What's Normal..

    So, I have Psoriasis, and I've had them for years. My father as well, who is no longer with us. Mine aren't as severe as they use to be but I'm starting to get them in areas that I don't like to discuss and my face. I don't like to worry about what a guy will think when he see's...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 18, 2012

    I've had psoriasis since I was 13.

    So I've suffered for 30 years. I've never had one day clear yet. I've had all manner of treatments to no avail. Any help from fellow sufferers would be greatly appreciated.
    debbeeking debbeeking
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2014

    I recently broke out in a very bad flare up

    and to my surprise it was so extreme it covered most of my body and even my face. I don't ever recall ever having it this severe. And as all of you psoriasis sufferers know psoriasis can play a major role on how you feel not just physically but emotionally as well. I was...
    clopez247 clopez247
    36-40
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    If You Got It, Flaunt It!

    When I was 5 I cut my elbow falling off my bike. That cut never healed correctly, so my parents took me to the dr. They were told I have psoriasis and that was just the beginning. One of my first memories is my mom putting medicine on me. Every night, before I was ready to go...
    papscarrie papscarrie
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2013

    Hello all! I am a 15 going to be 16 year old

    boy soon. Im from Essex in England and has suffered through 5 painful years of Psoriasis and has impacted my life majorly. Unfortunately, both my parents have had previous family members who had Psoriasis. It started when I left primary school to go to secondary where I lost my...
    SimonHope98 SimonHope98
    16-17, M
    3 Responses May 29, 2014

    I am waiting for the nurses to hurry up

    and refill my medication. The psoriasis spreaded since I ran out and mu body is itching like crazy. ugh :(
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 5

    Has anyone looked in to

    or been accepted into the phase III clinical trial for treating plaque psoriasis called PsOsim? I desperately want to be admitted into this trial and would like to know what any other person's experience has been. They are only enrolling in the US only right now and accepting...
    PSOULFOOD PSOULFOOD
    26-30, M
    Nov 12, 2015

    I Have Plaque Psoriasis

    Well, I am 24 years old, I never had psoriasis until i was about 20 or 21.  My mother has it , but has ever had it as bad as I do.  I have it on my hands, legs, and feet.  People look at me as if they are going to catch some kind of diease from me.  I work in an assisted...
    layclou86 layclou86
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Mar 28, 2011

    I do have psoriasis and had it

    for many of years. I can take the physically pain of scratching until I bleed or the psoriatic arthritis that I endure. However, it's the MENTAL aspect that bothers me the most. Going to the gym and having people look at me as if I was from another planet. I always want to help...
    biniwop biniwop
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    Hi Psoriasis Group! Nice to meet you here

    @ExperienceProject! I would like to hear back from people with psoriasis who would be interested in sharing their experiences with me. I am looking forward to hearing back from you! Sincerely, Anita
    AnitaPsoriasis AnitaPsoriasis
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 6

    Humbled

    I have been gradually getting worse, the psoriasis covers me now like the pox. I wish this to be over with.
    got2nzz got2nzz
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Jun 8, 2013

    So for the the first time in years I was able

    to wear a dress without leggings or tights. Now i have worn shorts out of necessity on holidays out of necessity, but in England I can't actually remember the last time I felt happy enough with my skin to do this, it felt pretty awesome :).
    lisaclare1 lisaclare1
    22-25
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    I have had psoriasis

    since I was 15. Since then I have literally tried everything to get rid of it, to no avail. What I was successful in doing after a lot of research and personal experimentation was reduce my symptoms drastically and clear most of my skin. I have been working on a comprehensive...
    LivingwithPsoriasis LivingwithPsoriasis
    22-25, M
    Feb 19, 2014

    I've had it since middle school.

    It gets really bad during summertime and I haven't seen it this bad in 4 years. I hate using the creams and refuse to use it anymore. Just another thing to take care of. I am grateful for a healthy body, it's just uncomfortable and inconvenient.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 2, 2015

    Fatigue is a common symptom of psoriasis/PsA.

    I was wondering if those of you who have taken Enbrel, Humira, etc. have noticed if you struggle with it more when you're on or off the medication. I know those things lower your immune system, but it's also hard on your immune system when you aren't medicated. Just wondering...
    GuitarGirl19 GuitarGirl19
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    Looking for people in the NYC area

    who have Psoriasis and who are willing to talk about treatment, living a normal life after diagnosis, and treatment plans for a well-known health website. These videos are meant to be uplifting and informational. The shoot would be on either March 24th or March 25th. Anyone who...
    LLCP LLCP
    41-45, F
    Feb 24

    Please Try Evening Primrose Oil

    6 - 9 grams (6-9 capsules, each containing 1,000-1,200 mg) of evening primrose oil (EPO) daily. It'll take months before you see a drastic improvement, but the improvement will occur and once it starts, you'll see rapid changes like I did. I am clear except for a couple of...
    aimagain aimagain
    41-45, F
    Nov 25, 2013

    My Psoriasis Cure, No Meds Just Coconut Water And Coconut Oil!!!

    Hi all, I have had psoriasis for about 15 or so years. My head was covered in plaque psoriasis. Iv had big patches on my arms, legs, back, hands, feet and it also got to my nails on my hands. It was always very depressing but I always Said to everyone it COULD BE WORSE...
    Gillo1720 Gillo1720
    31-35, M
    26 Responses Aug 3, 2013

    I Am Psoriasis Free Now

    Like so many, I have suffered from psoriasis since my early twenties.  No family history.  I have watched this disease consume probably 50% of my body.  I had tried everything both medical and herbal, with virtually no results.  On the advise of my sister in...
    michaelp4390 michaelp4390
    46-50
    6 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    hello! Me and my friend

    both have psoriasis. We are doing a campaign to bring awareness about it. Our first part is hearing people and writing about the things people have said about their psoriasis and how is affected them. Please answer with your experience. We really want to bring awareness.
    UkeKylee UkeKylee
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    I was diagnosed with psoriasis

    when I was 8 years old. It has always ran my life up until this past year. It started near my belly button when I was a child and spread like wildfire aftet that. Things you have no control over always break you the most. I remember getting dressed for school in the morning...
    silentrain23 silentrain23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    hello im jimmy im 28

    and i live in belgium i have psoriasis from 15 years old first it was only in my hair but now its all over my body im so a shamed that i even am to a shamed to go to the dokter my personal live is suffering from it to i dont want my girlfriend see it somebody give me some tips...
    jimmy8709 jimmy8709
    26-30, M
    Apr 11, 2015

    I recently wrote about how drinking 100%

    coconut water 3x's a day and eating 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 3'xs a day had been helping me treat the psoriasis that recently flared all over my body. Well...it's been a week and even though I see some improvement the burning and itching is unbearable and still causing me to...
    clopez247 clopez247
    36-40
    Jul 30, 2015

    I Have Steptococal Psoriasis I was wondering

    if you are able to fill in my survey which is for my honours project.The reason for this survey is because i want to find out about the people that acutally use the web to speak to other people about the condition.I will be desiging a website around the feedback i would get from...
    nickymasterton07 nickymasterton07
    18-21, M
    Sep 29, 2015

    I Had Psoriasis!

    Hello everyone! I believe I had an interesting experience with psoriasis and was wondering if anyone else will find this story helpful. I used to have psoriasis on my back, scalp and eyelids that was troublesome and caused hair loss, but was not super itchy and ugly. I was...
    HopeOfGlory HopeOfGlory
    26-30
    9 Responses Apr 14, 2011

    Psoriasis Sucks

    I was finally diagonised with severe psoriasis yesterday after 8 weeks of miss diagonise I had to start new meds last night that are making me feel dreadful and really run down. I have been avoiding leaving the house as much as possible because peoples reactions are horrible...
    jevo jevo
    31-35, F
    14 Responses Aug 14, 2007

    Dermacura Helps To Relieve Psoriasis

    HiI have suffered from psoriasis and tried all sorts of creams and pills over the past 5 years.  I came across Dermacura on the internet and have found that it has helped me better then anything I have tried before.  I use the spray and it has reduced the patches of psoriasis...
    treblekoi treblekoi
    31-35
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    I have had psoriasis

    since I was 7 years old. I've undergone more treatments than I can remember. It is on my arms, legs, torso, scalp, hands, ears, nose, and ankles. I AM BEAUTIFUL! My skin does not define my beauty. Neither does my size, my height, my freckles, or my toe that's longer than my big...
    scorpionflower1 scorpionflower1
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

    Oh, My Itchy Scalp!

    I have psoriasis on my scalp.  The good thing is that nobody can see it.  The bad thing is that sometimes I feel like fire ants are marching (and munching) all over my scalp.  I have to be careful not to scratch too much b/c I don't want to get bald spots, I can't...
    HeavnsGirl HeavnsGirl
    36-40
    10 Responses May 11, 2008

    Have you ever had athlete's foot?

    well, imagine something that hurts just as much, except it pops up all over your body. especially where the sun don't shine. and worst of all, it lasts your whole life. at least it's not contagious...i think it's heredetary.
    hopelesslyalone7654321 hopelesslyalone7654321
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    I think the most frustrating aspect of having

    psoriasis- (aside from flare ups) is the fact people who don't suffer are ignorant to the condition! I've suffered for 3 years with psoriasis and there is definitely a stigmata that comes with it. People assume it's something that comes about from uncleanliness or even that it's...
    meg96 meg96
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    So I've been deliberating

    even writing on this I've had psoriasis for about 5 years now it's all over me I've never really read into it as u can't read to well so just been putting off and getting on with life but after reading post on here and seeing how it's affecting peoples lives I feel as though I...
    mjr4591 mjr4591
    22-25, M
    Nov 27, 2014

    Nothing Has Helped So Far.

    I have had psoriasis since i was 8 years old. I am now 18 and nothing has been able to help me in the long run. Last July i started with the light treatment, which cleared my skin really well. Once the hospital stopped giving me the treatment, it was only a matter of weeks until...
    Hannah94 Hannah94
    18-21, F
    12 Responses May 16, 2012

    I have had psoriasis

    for years, it's completely engulfed my ears, inside and out and has spread slightly into my hair line. It's gotten so bad that my ears end up bleeding from scratching them and it's driving me nuts. I also have psoriatic arthritis in my right knee after tearing the cartilage last...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    Growing up I watched my mom suffer from

    psoriasis and thanked God that I didn't. Low and behold, I turn 19 years old and...I have psoriasis. I'm now 20 and in the last 4 months is gotten progressively worse. Does anyone have any tips and tricks??? Is everything topical or is there something that I can take orally...
    kaygrace93 kaygrace93
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    The Scars Remain Visible...

    I have known about my disorder since i was around 8 yrs old.  I have had a very bad case of psoriasis ever since then.  It covers aprox 65 percent of my body and has for a long time now. wow, almost 20 years.  All throughout my teenage years i have constantly been...
    jsigel511 jsigel511
    26-30
    4 Responses May 27, 2008

    I Have Had Psoriasis For About 10 Years Now

    I have tried various different treatments over the years, with varying degrees of success. I am currently treating myself through diet changes, UVB phototherapy, and topical treatments. So far so good. I’m probably 98% clear now.
    EvenFlow85 EvenFlow85
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2011

    I was diagnosed about 6 years.

    I started on Embrel. For the last 4 years I've been on Humria after Embrel had stopped working. When I was first diagnosed my body was covered in over 80% plaques. These meds have been a life safer. I'm about 90% clear today. But hasn't been an easy road. These meds lower your...
    Pinkshoxx23 Pinkshoxx23
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    Psoriasis can be cured with traditional medicine

    but not with modern medicine. Trust me because I have done traditional medicine in curing my psoriasis. I was on Chinese traditional medicine but now I'm on Indian traditional medicine. Traditional medicine is a long process but hey no pain no gain. Meditation can also be done...
    GauttamRR GauttamRR
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2015

    Embarrassing

    I have had psoriasis since I was a kid. It was on my left knee first. I went to a dermatologist, she tried all sorts of creams to get rid of it and NOTHING. So she used some sort of liquid that was so cold it evaporated before she put it on the floor. When she put it on...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2009
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