Case Stories

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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I'm positive and optimistic
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

Most people do not seem to be conscious of the need for a healthy skin until they have a problem, possibly because most people seem to be able to get away with it; but for a few of us it is not so easy.

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I am only human
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

I was diagnosed to be suffering from psoriatic arthritis when I was my early thirties.

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I was ten years old
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

My psoriasis started when I was ten years old, itchy red patches with silvery scaly skin which fell off every time I moved.

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I was called a leper
Tue, 07 Feb 2012

After a dermatologist diagnosed psoriasis I had many periods in hospital for intensive treatment, which consisted of ultraviolet light therapy and tar baths.

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