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I Have Psoriasis

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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...
    Gillo1720 Gillo1720 26-30, M 11 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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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...
    dfwbonhomme50 dfwbonhomme50 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2011

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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...
    jsigel511 jsigel511 26-30 4 Responses May 27, 2008

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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...
    meg96 meg96 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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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...
    Bubbles8888 Bubbles8888 41-45, F Jan 15

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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...
    baylee16 baylee16 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Odd Place To Have Psoriasis - I found out I had it about 3 months ago when it first showed up. It's only on the back of my hands and that makes it hard to put the cream on because...
    mrsladi83 mrsladi83 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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...
    davidbrighton davidbrighton 51-55, M Aug 1, 2013

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    Confused - i was diagnosed psoriasiform dermatitis. i have yet to find an answer.. do i have psoriasis OR do i have dermatitus? steroid injections and triamcinolone ointment are...
    got2nzz got2nzz 56-60, M May 19, 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...
    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...
    mandysimpkins mandysimpkins 26-30, F Jan 20

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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...
    HopeOfGlory HopeOfGlory 26-30 9 Responses Apr 14, 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...
    bethanieb bethanieb 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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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...
    HeavnsGirl HeavnsGirl 36-40 10 Responses May 11, 2008

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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...
    Hannah94 Hannah94 18-21, F 14 Responses May 16, 2012

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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...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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...
    fifimeek fifimeek 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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...
    lisaclare1 lisaclare1 18-21 23 hrs ago

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    Don't Be Sad - The way I see my Psoriasis and your Psoriasis is that our skin cannot cope with the personalities with have, and constantly tries to expand to the extent of how...
    batmanssidekick batmanssidekick 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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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...
    Cortneys Cortneys 31-35 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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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...
    ferhad52 ferhad52 56-60, M Oct 10, 2011

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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...
    shellyjamesx shellyjamesx 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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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...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F Oct 17, 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...
    jadefatzinger jadefatzinger 18-21 Sep 10, 2011

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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...
    bigdukes2 bigdukes2 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 9

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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...
    LivingwithPsoriasis LivingwithPsoriasis 22-25, M Feb 19

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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...
    aimagain aimagain 41-45, F Nov 25, 2013

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    Psoriasis Hurts - I have had psoriasis for 6 years now, I was sick with strep throat then a week later, around my 21at birthday, it popped up out of nowhere, Even more humiliating...
    knolana knolana 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    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...
    tonycrombie tonycrombie 66-70 1 Response Jun 14, 2011

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    Psoriasis On The Face, What Is The Best Thing To Use? - My psoriasis has recently gotten much worse on my scalp, and have a patch just above my lip, today I have woken up with a...
    lisaclare1 lisaclare1 18-21 4 Responses Jul 12, 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...
    50percent 50percent 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Psoriasis Then And Now - Hello, I hope I will not be breaking any rules here, if I am please delete this post and accept my apologies. I have started a psoriasis awareness...
    AndrewGosse AndrewGosse 36-40 Apr 9, 2011

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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...
    treblekoi treblekoi 31-35 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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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...
    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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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...
    RihoZN RihoZN 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 14

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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...
    hoods hoods 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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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...
    Jerz908 Jerz908 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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...
    fakhrynicholas fakhrynicholas 16-17, M 6 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    I Have Had It Since Childhood, And It Went Away, But It Comes Every Now And Again! - It was REALLY bad, it got all over my scalp and I would have to sit in the bath, while my...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 2 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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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...
    jevo jevo 31-35, F 14 Responses Aug 14, 2007

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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...
    jadepanda jadepanda 21-25, F 19 Responses May 16, 2007

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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...
    Mitch1002 Mitch1002 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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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...
    mouse2cheese mouse2cheese 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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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...
    michaelp4390 michaelp4390 46-50 6 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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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...
    kaygrace93 kaygrace93 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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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...
    moona8812 moona8812 56-60 4 Responses May 23, 2012

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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...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 18, 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...
    EndlessApathy EndlessApathy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26, 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...
    colbymccarren colbymccarren 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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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...
    papscarrie papscarrie 41-45, F 3 Responses May 27, 2013

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    I have Psoriasis and it effects my face really badly. Because of this I am very self conscious and I hate taking pictures. I'm working on not being so caught up in the way I think...
    BrahmaDonna BrahmaDonna 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 22