Case Stories

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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I've almost found the me, I thought I'd lost.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

Shortly after the birth of my daughter I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  Very soon after this diagnosis I began to notice my finger nails looked different. Clippings after clippings were sent away to check for fungal infections and were clear.

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I had to get assertive
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was first ill in the winter of 1979/80 with a flu like virus. I was working full time and had a daughter who was one, so I carried on as best I could. A few weeks later, I noticed my scalp was itchy and I had a rash on my lower legs.

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I had psoriasis at the age of 17
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I had psoriasis at the age of 17 , it became really bad that it was painfull and would split, I was given creams and lotions but nothing touched it , I felt everyone was pointing at me and talking about me , then 1 day I discovered Vaseline, I covered myself in it then went into shower got a bic... Read More

A single parent's view
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

I was 18 when I first discovered psoriasis in my scalp, but, after treatment, this was not really a problem. About a year later three of my toes became swollen and were so painful that it was difficult to put any weight on them. My GP thought I had an infection and treated me with antibiotics.... Read More

Four years on
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

It was about four years ago now when I was first hit with the devastating news that I had psoriasis. "Psoriasis" what's that?" was the first question that I asked only to discover later how common the condition was.

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A wife's view
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

With hindsight, the origins of my husband’s psoriatic arthritis goes back many years. He tells me that he had psoriasis as a child, but I wasn't around then, and it had long cleared when I met him. Both his father and his paternal grand-father suffered from arthritis.

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Life is for living
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

I contracted psoriasis at the age of 6 and have had it ever since (I am now 58). I remember it very clearly. I just woke up one morning and looked at my hands and feet and they were encrusted in this horrible scaly stuff. I screamed my head off.

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A change of job
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

After having suffered for several months from what my unsympathetic doctor called 'chilblains' in my blue sausage-shaped toes, apart from the fact that I could only walk with difficulty and had a large patch of psoriasis on one of my legs, I was diagnosed as having psoriatic arthritis.

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A teenager's view
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

I was only 14 years old when my family moved to another part of the country, it was a very distressing time for me as all my friends were left behind.

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