Originally Posted by Teddybrae
I have a thread about Psoriasis here.
I 'm in remission due to Cannabis medicines which in part used Hemp Oil.
I also eat my Cannabis. Maybe 3/4 gram a day in cookies.
For me STRESS is a cause of the illness. What prompted your 'getting healthy and fit'? Maybe there was stress at an unconscious level?
And yes, the illness can be embarrassing! At my worst I was losing a half a cup of skin a day (like dandruff). My Doctor told me his Staff would complain every time I visited because they had to vacuum up the white powdery stuff I left behind where ever I went in his practice!
Thanks for the reply and for sharing the thread, really interesting. My lower leg is similar but not quite as extreme as in your photo. Yes, thinking back, I was going through a stressful time. The partying previous to all this got a bit out of control and myself and herself took a break so family break up for a while. I developed alopecia around that time and lost about 50% of the hair on my head, this is now in total remission.
I went pretty full on on the lifestyle change front at that time. I have since steadied off my exersize to normal gym workouts etc and no longer running and controlling carbs. I guess I just went for an extreme overhaul of my life - which had stress in it, and the big changes I made probably caused my body extreme stress. I went from partying, eating junk etc for decades to pretty much clean living, excessive running and working out and excessive diet control.
Partner often says I have ocd or adhd (which would fit in with a lot of my behaviors as a child/teen etc) but I have never been officially diagnosed. She also went on about me having orthorexia around this time. So you know when I think about it I have always went to extremes which now at my age are going to show somehow right?
At this stage, maybe two - three years since my overhaul my life is balanced, I keep fit but dont go to extremes anymore, I eat well, I hardly ever drink. But the immune response has happened and I know once that is triggered it can be hard to manage.
I am going to try the external infused coconut oil and ingesting which I do anyway. I dont want to go taking any more steriods but I probably will if my face breaks out again, after I try the canna. She is going on about yoga or meditation but not feeling that yet!
It is great you have had some success and sorry for shitty doctors comments. When my face was bad a few months ago I wore a hat the whole time and couldnt give anyone eye contact. I am usually a pretty straight up guy. It was pretty depressing.
Partner goes on and on about 'managing it' however it is hard to not just hope for an outright cure right.