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Old 09-17-2003, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I have been diagnosed with guttate psoriasis, which is basically small patches of psoriasis all over my body. My dermatologist has prescribed several different medications but they have offered no help. The last recommendation was to visit a tanning bed for the ultraviolet light. Does anybody have any other suggestions or tips on how to clear this up? Thanks.

 
Old 09-17-2003, 01:40 PM   #2
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Several years ago I too was diagnosed with the same form of psoriasis. I went through the prescription cremes and all that. Nothing worked. Finally I started looking into alternative medicines & this is what I've found that works: take Omega 3 oil pills (or fish oil), drink a lot of water & avoid deep fried foods. It has worked miracles! I had psoriasis on each limb (about 7 patches the size of a baseball) & all over my scalp. I don't use that psoriasis shampoo either cuz all it did was make it worse. Try it - but be patient, it does take some time, but you will begin to see improvement in a few months. Good luck!

 
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Old 09-17-2003, 01:41 PM   #3
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I should add that nearly all of my psoriasis is gone (i have three small scaly flakes on my elbow!)

 
Old 09-17-2003, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thank you for the reply! I will surely try the Omega 3. I guess it can be purchased at any drug store? I have the largest areas of it on my scalp and then smaller places on my arms,legs and chest. It looks horrible so I have pretty much stopped wearing shorts. At any rate, thanks for the info.

 
Old 09-22-2003, 08:18 AM   #5
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Sorry for the delay in my response...Yes you can get the Omega 3 at any store - even Walmart. Research has shown that people with psoriasis are low in essential Omege 3 fatty acids in their bodies. Also, try & get natural sunlight - not that fake stuff, but don't sit out until you're burned. =)

Like I said I've tried everything & taking 3000mg a day of Omega 3 plus drinking about 5 (16 oz) bottles of water a day has seemed to help. Also if you live in a cold climate, try & get a humidifier for the winter (if you have dry air). Read on the net for alternative medicines - the traditional medical community cannot help this condition, they admit it.

Patience & persistence - it works! I can't say it enough - if you would've seen me back then you would've fallen over, I had A LOT of it - even had it on my toes! Now I can wear shorts & short sleeve shirts without embarrassment.
Best of luck to you!!!

 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:45 PM   #6
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I have had psoriasis for 13 years now. I have tried all the creams, the vitamins, the body cleansing teas..etc Nothing really worked for me until I started cyclosporine. It isn't a fun drug, blood tests every week, then every 2, then once a month. It can also raise your blood pressure a little. I didn't wear short sleeve shirts or wear my hair up in a pony tail for 3 LONG years. My derm switched me to Enbrel, which is given by self-injection 2x a week. (if you think you can't do it, you're wrong...i still almost pass out from a blood test, but somehow got through the injections). Recently, my insurance quit paying and I can't afford it at $1200/month. Actually, I can't afford any kind of therapy. I have an Rx for Methotrexate, but haven't filled it. My psoriasis is coming back with a vengance, and I'm glad the snow will be falling...although I'm not looking forward to no more short sleeve shirts. Go to a derm! It is well worth it. I went from a deep depression to living my life again. I can't even begin to tell you how bad it was, and I'm hoping to find some type of ins. to cover the Enbrel injections (no serious side effects for most). Good Luck!

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Old 09-26-2003, 01:10 AM   #7
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Iv'e been doing alot of research on skin problems, and ive come up with an answer...but have yet to try it out fully. there is alot of the web about yeast overgrowth in the gut, which will cause this and a host of other ailments. My baby, who has eczema on her face, has responded really well to taking her off ALL dairy/whey products and also sugar. she still has a yeast overgrowth in her gut,( its really bloated) but im working on that next. if you do try changing your diet, keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks for your skin to totally rejuvinate itself.

 
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I had been prescribed all kinds of meds, creams, ointments (blah blah blah) over the years for my psoriasis and none of it helped. I went to a tanning salon (for a tan) and it cleared up my psoriasis. I've been in remission over 2 years now and only go whenever I see the problem start to appear. But that's not very often any more. Worth a try.

 
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