Case Stories

I try not to fight it, but accept my condition
Thu, 12 Nov 2015

I try to keep possitive despite the aches and pains and to keep active. I still work full time as a Taxi Driver but make no secret of my condition to friends family and everyone. I do have days when I feel exhausted but I use those days to do things like reading, letter writing etc.

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It's so difficult to get an appointment at my GP surgery
Thu, 12 Nov 2015

I have had psoriasis for over 30 years. It started in my late 20s after the birth of my first child. I used steroid creams for years but the skin on my knees & elbows got so thin the slightest knock & it would bleed.

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I have become a better, stronger and more confident
Thu, 12 Nov 2015

When I was 12 I was diagnosed with psoriasis. I remember the day it just appeared. My mum and I thought it was just poison ivy, but then it kept getting worse. Everyday at school from that point until I graduated high school people kept looking at me and making fun of me.

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Be positive and strong and don't give in
Fri, 05 Jun 2015

Just before my 40th birthday I woke up in the middle of the night with a horrific pain in the inside of my right knee. This developed into inflamed knees, ankles, wrists and fingers. I couldn't use my hands, couldn't kneel down, couldn't do anything.

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It helps to share
Fri, 05 Jun 2015

I have had trouble with my heels splitting for several years,I was referred to the dermatology dept and diagnosed with psoriasis. I have had multiple treatments and at the moment have had 7 PUVA treatments.

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My triggers seem to be stress and cold
Fri, 05 Jun 2015

I started with psoriasis when I was 14 and then with psoriatic arthritis when I was in my late teens/early twenties.  I had many treatments at first i.e. tar baths, coal tar cream, ultra violet light treatment 3 times a week, which helped a bit, but not a lot.

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I will be living my life to the fullest
Tue, 06 Jan 2015

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis three weeks ago on my initial visit to a rheumatologist.  My presentation was two hands that didn't work, right hand was very swollen and couldn't be closed, painful and no strength. Had been going on for four months.

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I'm very emotional about my skin
Wed, 10 Dec 2014

I'm 33 and have had Psoriasis since I was 8 years old.   I always managed my condition fairly well as a teenager using topical treatments and going for light therapy when I was unable to keep it under control.  My psoriasis went away during my first pregnancy and returned really slowly but was... Read More

Stay focused on your dreams
Thu, 30 Oct 2014

I may have had traces of un-diagnosed scalp psoriasis for several years and it defiantly runs in my family.  But April 2013 when I just started a new job working in the emergency room I had a full-blown angry red rash all over my body.  I happened to ask the emergency room doctor I work with... Read More

Make the most of your good days
Tue, 30 Sep 2014

It was early January 2014 when I began getting constant aches and pains. That is just what I thought they were. I had been extremely busy over the christmas period working full time hours at a store in town as well as studying at university.

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