Phil69 wrote: »
rubadud, do you think potatoes, rice and bread are all a trigger? I have left potatoes and rice in my diet but took out the bread, I hoping potatoes are not an issue as eat a fair few of them . I think fasting definitely helps.
Fionn wrote: »
yeah been on Vit D3 for over a year now and been taking
L-Glutamine Powder the same length of time.
Going to give the Glutin free thing a month before I move on to something else, see if I can detect what might be causing this.
I'm convinced, that this condition is connected somehow to what we take into our bodies as opposed to a skin problem.
There was a time that I didn't have psoriasis, so need to figure out what changed!!
rubadub wrote: »
I am not sure about rice but reckon potatoes and bread are (for me anyway).
Some potatoes are higher in solanine than others, which is the "poision" in the "nightshade family" that is often recommended to be avoided (tomatoes & bell peppers in that group). I had eaten some fried potatoes which were not cooked very much and think that gave me a terrible reaction, so I gave them all up. Last year I went on a similar diet with fasting and cleared up very well, and very quickly. But then I went back to my old ways in the run up to christmas.
If potatoes are cooked in different ways it reduces the amount of solanine.
I am cutting out rice to cut calories to lose weight, and also as I think the starches are not good for the (my) gut. Some think psoriasis is linked to candida, if you search "fasting" in this thread you will see another poster who had great success.
The causes/triggers and things seemingly causing remission is definitely not the same for all people, so trying to rid yourself of possible candida might have no effect at all.
siblers wrote: »
Do any of ye know if a GP can prescribe Protopic? I got it from my dermatologist but haven't been to him in 2 years so don't want to have to go back specially just to get Protopic
The DayDream wrote: »
Finally after 20 years of suffering with this I got to see a dermatologist. I went to Dr. Rupert Barry as another poster recommended and found him very good. I am going to be starting on Stelara hopefully after I go back to get blood work done, and he gave me a script for protopic for my face as well.
Even though I havent started the meds yet I have noticed an improvement in my skin already, I think it must be because I was so relieved to get prescribed something that may actually work as opposed to stupid steroid creams that do more harm than good.
It's crazy that I had to take the bus from Donegal to Dublin to get this seen to and that the public system is such a joke you can't even get an appointment for over 2 years. My GP retired and the one took over his office is a complete arsehole it's like pulling teeth to get him to give you anything and he's clueless about psoriasis anyway.
After hearing for so long how psoriasis is incurable and how much the biologics cost I had given up on ever getting relief. I also had a terrible experience around 10 years ago I did manage to get into a derm in Sligo on the public system. After being seen to 2 hours past my appointment time, last in group of about 15, half of whom arrived after me, I was made strip off and sit waiting for the derm while a nurse stared at me (i realized later she was staring at my tattoos not my psoriasis but still). Only to get prescribed the same BS creams at the end of it and so I never went back.
Hopefully this has a much happier ending. The fact that psoriasis is not on the long term illness list is a diagrace it is chronic and incurable what more criteria could there be? We really need to fight for people to be able to access the meda that work not just throw creams at them and fob them off.
khalessi wrote: »
Are you entitled to a long term illness card for Psoriasis esp if chronic
Gael23 wrote: »
No it doesn’t come under the LTI scheme
The DayDream wrote: »
Which is a complete joke. It doesn't get more long term than psoriasis. Chronic, incurable, exacerbated by stress, doesn't kill you but doesn't go away. How could it be considered anything else but long term?
Sandor Clegane wrote: »
Anyone on here suffer from Psoriatic arthritis?
I had a persistent rash on my inner thigh and scalp area, doctor tried treating it over the phone, thought it was fungal but nothing he was prescribing was working, I eventually went in to see him and said he thinks it's actually a form of psoriasis.
Anyway I got this foam stuff from him and it's after improving it a lot, gone from my scalp and 90% gone from my inner thighs/groin, just a very faint pink now..
But on top of the rashes I've also been having problems with my fingers, my index finger is gone very swollen and is very painful, I can hardly move/bend it, my little finger is also affected but not as bad, he said it could all be connected so when I goggles it Psoriatic arthritis came up.
Have another appointment with him to try and sort something out because my finger is unbearably sore, very swollen and hard and making everyday things and tasks extremely difficult.
Anyone else experience anything similar?
Philipmcnill wrote: »
Tremfya works perfect for Psoriasis but need liver tests before. Anyone know if this is safe to take a Pfizer vaccination with Tremfya?
eeloe wrote: »
The last few months, i've been having some issues with my fingers, mainly my pinkies and a couple of knuckles on others, and i was hoping it was down to training and not actually psoriatic arthritis....now that i think of it, i have a feeling it could be PA!
senordingdong wrote: »
I ignored mine presuming it was from training, but I'm exploring dietary causes for a few months before I settle into prescriptions.
Sandor Clegane wrote: »
Are you still able to train with it? I do a bit of weight training and it's not impeding me much yet, but it does effect my grip, I can't make a fist with my right hand, my index finger just will not curl fully, also starting to get a bit of pain im my other hand now.