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I Have Psoriasis

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    My nails are pitting

    and excessive dandruff so i self diagnosed myself to have psoriasis. I am managing it by shampooing and eating healthy foods but i hate what happened to my 2 fingernails. The dandruff is only manageable :(
    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    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 21-25, F 19 Responses May 16, 2007

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    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

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    Above is a photo of Flexural psoriasis

    which I found after spending a long time researching,it's not me but it looks exactly how my armpits look nearish their worst flareups except they normally end up bleeding too and sometimes there's blisters.I am 98% sure that's what it is.Just need to go to a derm to confirm.I'm...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My Father's Story

    I've kind of been inspired to write this from those Enbrel, Remicade, and Humira commercials that I hate so very much. I've wrote before in this group about how my father died and I wrote in a confession titled My Conclusion about the day he died. Now I feel I want to write the...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F Oct 17, 2013

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    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 2 Responses May 3, 2009

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    more than 60% of my skin presented with diffuse

    and infiltrating skin lesion with red and dark red color. There were lots of squarrulose scales on the surface of the lesions. You know how miserable I was. Forturnately I was cured of psoriasis and my arthralgia improved significantly. Now I returned to the appearance of a...
    mandysimpkins mandysimpkins 26-30, F Jan 20

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    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

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    I had psoriasis many years ago now.

    I think about 15 years ago now. I had Chinese man put me on herb tea. Which got rid of it. Was very pricey. And this week it has come back just behind my ears. So I am going to try the coconut water. I am hoping this works. Thank you for sharing your story. Will check in a few...
    Bubbles8888 Bubbles8888 41-45, F Jan 15

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    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 13 Responses May 16, 2012

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    It Will Always Come Back.

    I'm finally writing about it. I have psoriasis. It's on my scalp. I remember being about 10 and having it but never saying anything about it. It went away for a few years, but it came back my freshman year in high school. It was worse than what I remembered. I was already seeing...
    EndlessApathy EndlessApathy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2013

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    Psoriasis!! I have found a way to keep it at

    bay. I have suffered with pretty severe Psoriasis since 1975, I have always been able to treat it with Clobetasol which is a steroid and that would only work if I applied it and then wrapped the affected area in a plastic wrap such as Saran wrap or equivalent for the night as...
    Mitch1002 Mitch1002 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    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 1 Response May 29

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    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

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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    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

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    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 1 Response May 6

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    How To Cure Psoriasis Fast Real Treatment

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    elokely elokely 26-30, M Nov 21, 2013

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    Rough Life

    I found out i has psoriasis at the age of 5 and still to this day I have it and im now at the age of 16. I got to school everyday with a sweatshirt on, knowing other kids would make fun of me if they seen the REAL me. I feel trapped and dont think anyone will ever know me for who...
    fakhrynicholas fakhrynicholas 16-17, M 6 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    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 2 Responses Aug 22

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    So I've had psoriasis

    since I was a child. Came right after I had the chicken pox. Now we know how it feels to have psoriasis as young adults/adults, so can you imagine going through that as a child. Going through middle school, high school with psoriasis, being embarrassed, not knowing what to tell...
    Jerz908 Jerz908 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    My Psoriasis Story

    I am a sixteen years old and i have had psoriasis for almost my whole life. It started out as eczema, then it began to get worse so we went to the dermatologist and was diagnosed with psoriasis. I have it on my elbows, knees, my head, and my stomach. Sometimes i get it on my face...
    baylee16 baylee16 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Inherited From Both Parents, Exacerbated By Stress

    I never had it until I left school to work. I had it until I went back to school. Then it returned once I graduated and had remained ever since. I have a relatively light case - small areas here and there. Worst is on my hands, but I can moisturize and ex-foliate  until...
    50percent 50percent 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    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...
    aereimann aereimann 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Found My Cure! Hope This Helps Someone!

    I had psoriasis over 10 years and topicals never worked. I wasn't candidate for injectable meds cause I didn't have kids yet and u can't take them when your trying to get pregnant. Someone suggested me to try primrose oil capsules. You get them at any health food store! It worked...
    Cortneys Cortneys 31-35 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Psoriasis - The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

    My psoriasis started out as one little pimple-like thing behind my ear when I was 25 or so. Sho' nuff, 28 years later, it's all over my damn body in adorable symmetrical lesions that basically make me a sexual leper. Sure, just tell people it's not communicative and it doesn't...
    davidbrighton davidbrighton 51-55, M Aug 1, 2013

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    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

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    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 26-30, M 15 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    Indigo Cream Worked For My Father

    My father has had psoriasis for over 35 years and has tried many different treatments over that time. Recently he found this cream that worked better than anything he has ever tried. It's called Indigo Healing Cream. They were giving away free samples, including the shipping, so...
    colbymccarren colbymccarren 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    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

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    Psoriasis

    I've had psoriasis since I was a child. When I was younger it would go and come but as I got older it would get worse. At 16 I couldn't wear shorts or even short sleeves because it covered everything head to toe. It was emotionally traumatizing specially as a teenager. After a...
    airplane91 airplane91 22-25 Aug 12, 2013

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    Since I was 3 I have suffered from psoriasis.

    There have been periods where I have been relatively clear but very few. When I was 16 I caught glandular fever which caused a huge flare up and I was covered from head to toe. I couldn't sit on a chair without leaving embarrassing white flakes everywhere. The constant questions...
    fifimeek fifimeek 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    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

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    Onset In Twenties, Now Forty. What Now?

    My mother and brother have psoriasis, as do I. I noticed it first during a period of high stress in my early twenties. Creams never really seemed to work; tried cyclosporin and methatrexate which were OK although the methatrexate made me quite ill. Life changed when I started...
    dfwbonhomme50 dfwbonhomme50 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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      I'm posting here

    because I also have psoriasis. 5 years ago it really flared up in my joints so I couldn't exercise anymore and 2 years ago patches started appearing on my skin. But about a year ago I started taking a natural product that was suggested to me and now for all practical purposes my...
    RihoZN RihoZN 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    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

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    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 1 Response Jul 24

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    I Hate It

    I have suffered from psoriasis since I was about 9, I am now 20. I have it on my arms, legs, torso, back, neck and scalp so pretty much everywhere, oh and also behind my ears. I will always try my hardest to cover it up to avoid questions and stares from people who just don't...
    shellyjamesx shellyjamesx 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    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

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    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

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