In case this could help anyone….I was diagnosed 2005 with both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Was put on biologics ( lab monitored) which never seemed to help. I struggled with severe depression, anxiety and socially isolated myself. I was in a constant fog, and most people in my life had no idea how bad it was dealing with this. Fast forward to 2018, my daughter convinced me to go vegan. In the first 3 months I took myself off my meds and lost 30 pounds and have never had an issue with my arthritis again. The psoriasis was more manageable but never clear and definitely still had a rough go of it.
Beginning of March 2022, had the worst flare up I’ve ever had, it now covered 75 % of my body and put me in a complete funk. The pictures posted that show areas ( not all) that were flared were taken March 9th. The after pics were taken April 30th. I stopped drinking coffee, eating nightshades, gluten, dairy and sugar . I incorporate green tea, l-glutamine( for gut health) lots of water, vit d drops, magnesium and good multi vitamin. I also made working out a part of my life despite the fact my job is very physical. But by far my greatest find was “ Coal Tar Ointment “ it transformed my skin almost immediately!!! I definitely have days where I’m not as strict, usually if we go out for a meal and I like my red wine. But now everything in moderation.
I now find if I eat something that is slightly questionable for anyone with this condition I feel it immediately, so I know what I’m doing is working. This is the first time in 15 years I have worn a short sleeved shirt in public, I could now wear dresses and reg summer clothes IN PUBLIC!! It’s a debilitating disease that rules your life. I look forward to just doing normal things without stares and rude comments . I sincerely hope this can give someone suffering a little hope that it’s possible.
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