Inherited From Both Parents, Exacerbated By StressI 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 there's only a pink area left.
When I was on a strict low-carb diet the worst lesions shrunk or disappeared. After I reverted back to a typical diet they returned.
Every case is different. I haven't tried any of the new drugs, but I'm convinced that, in my case, if I de-stressed, ate right, exercised, slept well, and got a moderate amount of sun - wouldn't a roof-top solarium be perfect? - my psoriasis would largely disappear.
I've learned to live with my case, but as I see it appearing in my children, and my nieces and nephews, my heart breaks, as it does for everyone with this awful condition.
50percent 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 Nov 23, 2007