Emotional support and coping techniques

This topic is a place to express your feelings about having psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis and offer support to others. Here you can share your coping skills or discuss your specific challenges. Discussions of conventional medical treatments (such as antidepressants and talk therapy) for clinical depression are welcome on this topic. However, please use the complementary and alternative topic to talk about nontraditional approaches, such as herbal remedies.

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Easter ushers in Spring Blessings

  • By healed58 · New reply 10:57 am
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  • Hi, you beautiful people! I am so blessed. My 5 yr. old grandson just tickled my heart with the following comment. We were playing a game called "Memory" played by making matches with small cards with ...

Makeup Tips For Arms & Legs

  • By Tbone56 · New reply April 16, 2014
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  • Hey all, I posted in another topic about switching drugs. I`m a pro entertainer (male) and I`ve started having to use makeup on my hands and arms when I`m on stage and dealing with the public (I`m a piano ...

Housebound and very NERVOUS

  • By BinkyJ · New reply March 10, 2014
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  • Hi! For the past couple of years, I've been pretty much housebound. I can still leave the house to go see a doctor, etc. BUT - we're supposed to fly out to Arizona tomorrow, and I'm feeling very anxious ...

Smokers that Quit

  • By denipink56 · New reply March 6, 2014
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  • Were you a smoker and learning that smoking is a P trigger were you able to quit? I just recently started smoking again after quitting for a year. I have smoked off and mostly on for 43 years. i keep ...

What a day... Another fine film ( if you've any Kleenex left )

  • By Quest4Cure-Bye4Now · New reply March 6, 2014
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  • Regardless of a person's individual faith or belief system, this brief film shows what can be accomplished with the attitude of "CAN". The person who shared this video mentioned there are simply no words ...

Join Ps Support Group in North Dade or South Broward

  • By JULIAinFLA · Posted February 26, 2014
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  • https://www.inspire.com/groups/talk-psor iasis/discussion/psoriasis-support-group s-1/?msg_activity=reply_posted&reply_id= 5015821 ...

Psoriasis support groups

  • By Ifithelps · New reply February 26, 2014
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  • Does anyone know of a support group for Psoriasis in South Florida? Close to the Miami Dade/ Broward area ...

Penile Psoriasis Halting Intimacy

  • By dance5252 · New reply February 24, 2014
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  • Hi everyone, I've been dating my boyfriend for one year now who has lived with psoriatic arthritis his entire life. In addition to other places, he has genital psoriasis. After we started dating, it took ...

and now Glaucoma...

  • By trishydee · New reply February 21, 2014
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  • So, awesome. I just found out I have Glaucoma. I went crazy trying to figure out if it was somehow related to one of my other "issues", b/c then I could just write it off as a side-effect of the meds ...


  • By mororles39 · New reply February 21, 2014
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  • Having a very bad day. I've chosen to go Gluten Free hoping it would help me. Unless it takes awhile, it hasn't helped yet. I also have bipolar. On a normal day I can handle things. The last two days ...

Opening up...

  • By Kmm9 · New reply February 14, 2014
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  • Hey guys...my name is Kirsten and I have had Psoriasis off and on for my whole life. Only 2 other people in my family get it, but they only get it in certain areas, where as I get mine all over my body ...


  • By faeriemaid · New reply February 7, 2014
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  • I found this site by just going on google. the web address is www.raredisease.org and it is National Organization for Rare Disorders. What they consider rare is pretty extensive. Psoriatic Arthritis ...

This young man puts us in perspective

  • By JoeMcD · New reply January 30, 2014
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  • I for one got over myself a bit when I watched this , please take the time http://www.upworthy.com/right-before-dyi ng-from-a-rare-lifelong-disease-sam-reve aled-his-three-secrets-to-happiness?c=uf b1 ...

Awwwwweee.....Come On! It's Not Rocket Science !!!!

  • By Mandymuff · New reply January 25, 2014
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  • We have all spoken our mind n the new font, but the only results I can see, is that the printing seems smaller still, when I am typing a reply to a post. Come on Inspire..........how difficult can this ...

Psoriasis sucks!!!!

  • By keepinghope · New reply January 10, 2014
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  • I am so tired of having psoriasis! I feel so miserable all the time. I've had it for 3 yrs now and I just can't help but feel like it's unfair. We suffer so much from this horrible disease and not knowing ...

The New Font....Please Help

  • By Mandymuff · New reply January 10, 2014
  • 51 replies
  • I am finding the new font chosen for Inspire, to be a step in the wrong direction, by our powers that be. Surely I am not the only one who finds this print just a bit too small. Yes....I am well aware ...

I itch all over and can't take it anymore!

  • By BearCatMom · New reply December 24, 2013
  • 41 replies
  • I have severe pustular psoriasis. It is all over by body. I am itching like mad from head to toe! I am on steroids, Humira and a combination of several antihistamines and nothing is giving me relief ...

How long for Humira to take affect on psoriasis?

  • By BearCatMom · New reply December 19, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Hi. I have been on Humira for 2 weeks. I went off of Methotrexate and steroids right before starting the Humira. My psoriasis is much worse and PA is flaring up. My doctor warned that the psoriasis might ...

Frustrated and worried

  • By Logic25 · New reply December 17, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hi everyone! Im new to this site and I was recently ( within the last 6 months) diagnosed with plaque psoriasis. I'm about to turn 33 on 12/25...what a birthday present this has been. No one in my family ...

Upper front thigh pain

  • By Leg-hurts2 · New reply December 17, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I have such pain in my upper front thigh that I can't walk. What is the cause of this ...

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