Does anybody on AARSE suffer from this skin disorder and have been cured ,or have the conditioned controlled ,i hate going to the gym sometimes as i feel people look at in disgust ,any help or suggestions please.
Yes butch I have psoriasis and have had it for about 12 years, its a long road but I'm nearly clear of it now but persevere and keep seeing the Doc till you get to see a Dermatitis Consultant, they have to go and try all the easy creams first they may work but don't give in, It can be beaten.
My Dad has been on the receiving end most of his life.
It always gets better after he has been on holiday to warmer climes & he also had several bouts of 'sunlight' treatment, a sort of industrial strength sun bed. It was very effective however I believe that it can only be undertaken a limited amount of times.
I've had psoriasis for the last 12 years and it got out of control as i was fobbed off by med centres, creams just didn't do anything for it, swimming was out of the question and going to the gym only attracted the wrong sort of attention, shedding scales caused some problems too.
Thankfully i saw a doc who was a skin enthusiast and they arranged for me to see a dermatologist at my local MDHU. Ive had UVB light treatment (sort of sun tan booth), tablet medication and then progressed to biologic treatment which involved injecting yourself. I know that some of the treatments were extreme but i was downgraded during the more extreme ones. The treatments were successful and now i'm pretty clear of all of it and back fully fit. I know only use dovobet on the small patches that i have left. As taffplod said perservere and get to see the dermatology guys, there are bundles of treatments available away from med centres. If the treatment required is a long course standby for a period of downgrading, in my humble opinion it was the best thing i did.
Top advice. You have to go through the creams first and then there are really harsh drug regimes like methotroxate but you can't really drink with that. Keep going until you get a refferal to a consultant at Frimley - I cld PM you - and ask about drug regimes like entracept which is injected by yourself each week. It costs the earth and so there is a reluctance to give it until everything has been tried. It will mean a downgrading to P7 for a while and needs close monitoring - the upside?? It works! Type in entracept injections to youtube and you'll get the drift and GOOD LUCK.
Sorry I'll add. I went on the industrial strength sunbeds at St Thomas Hospital in London and it worked a treat. My personal experience is that the creams did bugger all. I topped up on a suntan bed when I did my medical to prove that it wasn't a problem in direct sunlight. I've also cut down on the booze a lot (except last night) and find that helps. I believe diet can be a factor in Psoriasis. I also found a trip to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland did wonders for it. Sun and Salt water = good in my book but I'm not a doctor.