Case Stories

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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PsA without knowing it for years
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

Like most people I probably had PsA without knowing it for years. About ten years ago I had a very bad knee but just put it down to being an injury as I used to be in the building trade. This would flare up from time to time.

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I had never heard of the condition
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis a year after my youngest child was born,25 years ago. I had never heard of the condition, never had psoriasis before. I had been sent to a skin specialist because I had a really itch, flaky scalp.

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Trouble with pain within my joints
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I have been struggling with psoriasis for over 15 years and could control it more or less, about 3 years ago after  having trouble with pain within my joints especially my legs .

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I have a don't care attitude towards my psoriasis
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was first diagnosed when I was 18. Psoriasis appeared over night literally!

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The future and it's looking a lot brighter and pain free
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

As a child I had fairly severe psoriasis. I am 47 now and back then, the main treatments were steroid creams and cold tar ointment thankfully I went through puberty and it seem to disappear and I thought that was then end of it.

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I've learnt to enjoy every day
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I first had Psoriasis when I was about 12 years old, it appeared under my eyes and my elbows.

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He tells me I'm beautiful
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 17, 8 years ago. I had just started the depo birth control shot. A few days later I developed a dime sized spot on my thigh. I didn't think anything of it, until it grew in size and other spots appeared.

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