Case Stories

I started to develop small patches of psoriasis on my knees and elbows in my late 20s
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

I am 63 years old. I started to develop small patches of psoriasis on my knees and elbows in my late 20s. By the time I was forty I had a full blown case. I attempted to treat it myself with over the counter cortisone cream. Didn't really do much.

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My advice; don't wait and don't be fobbed off
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

I have had Psoriasis most of my life (originally diagnosed as childhood eczema then corrected to scalp & skin Psoriasis at age 17), then about 10 years ago I had a problem with what the doctor said was 'recurring tendonitis' in my right foot.  She told me if I lost weight it would help.  I... Read More

This is my life now, and I'm going to make the most of it
Fri, 05 Sep 2014

I have all the dates.  I used to keep a workout journal, and I was training for a half marathon, and up to running 19 km back in November 2011.  I felt a huge cramp in my right buttock while running, but it was a beautiful day, I felt good otherwise and continued.  The run is part road and part... Read More

Learnt to live with it and get on with life
Fri, 25 Jul 2014

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis nearly 5 years ago. I had had lower back pain for many years and put this down to my job as a dental surgeon.

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I wish that people would understand
Tue, 15 Jul 2014

Who would of thought that I would not be able to return to my favorite sport after a "simple" tumble. Year was 2011 and I had just started a new job in a upscale car dealership.

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There’s nothing wrong with asking for help
Fri, 04 Jul 2014

I was a sporty teenager who liked nothing better than running around a hockey pitch or netball court. So when I was 16 and started complaining about feeling unwell in 1980, I was dismissed as being a bit of a hypochondriac.

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This is my story
Wed, 02 Jul 2014

It was just over 4 years go I got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.  It was a shock, I did not know what was happening.  I was a fit person worked since I was 17 and just lost a computer contract and that weekend my symptoms started.  I could not get out of bed, my hands/fingers were numb, my... Read More

I am in a much better place
Wed, 02 Jul 2014

I had scalp psoriasis as a teenager which was put down to hormones, I was given shampoos and creams but being a typical teen I was too lazy to keep up the scalp applications. I also began to get mild skin patches but not enough to worry me.

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It's a part of me and my life
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

After having gone through a stressful time from aged 10 to 14 years, when my family moved and I had to go to 3 new schools, I developed a facial rash and scaly scalp. I had never had skin problems before, although my mum said that I had dry, scaly ears as a baby!

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He loves me regardless
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I started getting psoriasis in my late teens.  My scalp was a mess and I underwent the usual multitude of skin scrapes, lotions and potions before getting a definitive diagnosis.  

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