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I Have Psoriasis

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    How To Cure Psoriasis Fast Real Treatment - how to cure psoriasis fast real treatment here enter your email and have agift http://adf.ly/ZfcVk
    elokely elokely 26-30, M Nov 21, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 - 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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      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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    layclou86 layclou86 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Psoriasis Taking A Tole On My Self-Esteem - I’m going on holiday in August, and I’m really excited as it’s the first holiday that I’m going on with my boyfriend. However...
    lisaclare1 lisaclare1 18-21 7 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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