Psoriasis: the testimony of a patient

Estelle, 39, tells in her testimony having gone through moments of great depression because of her skin disease ...

Have you been suffering from psoriasis for a long time?

Since adolescence. It started with dandruff. I tried everything, anti-dandruff shampoos of all kinds. It did not work. But we did not think about psoriasis. We did not even know it existed. On the other hand, we knew dandruff. It was already painful at the time of adolescence when one begins to want to please, to have all the time dandruff on his clothes. It even caused me a tic. I was always scratching my head. And then, it started on the elbows. I had red plate species and dead skin on it. White plates. Cala started when my father died. I was 16 years old. It came at once. There, we went to see the dermatologist. And we discovered this disease.

Have you managed to treat yourself?

Not at the beginning. I saw several dermatologists. I took my treatment properly, but it did not work. Changing doctors, like that, was very demoralizing. I had the impression that I would not get away with it. I had these plates on my elbows, I dared not put short sleeves in sports class, I was ashamed. I did not dare go to the pool. It was ugly. And the doctors, who at first could not heal me ... it was hard. Especially since psoriasis has progressed.
Summer was a little better with the sun. But winter was hell. And I ended up having some on my face as well. Around the ears, on the eyebrows. A horror. I did not dare look at anyone anymore. And still no effective treatment.

And today ?

I live with the psoriaisis. I can tell you that it rotten my life, this disease. I fell back on me, at an age when we have friends. It certainly changed my character. Difficult to have self-confidence and to love yourself when you have eyebrows that peel all the time and plates on the arms. I went through periods of great depression. I think we can even talk about depression. And then, a few years ago, I met a new dermatologist who offered me a background treatment. The UV sessions made me feel good. In addition, I was tanned in the middle of winter ... it's stupid, but it gave me a little confidence in my image.

And with this dermatologist, I have better understood the mechanisms of the disease. I paid attention to my lifestyle. And then I followed a drug treatment, and there, it's better. Well, when I'm too tired, or something bad happens in my life, it comes back. But I know it. I know how it works. I can control the disease. And now I assume.

You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? See you in our FORUMS Diseases and skin care!

Popular Posts

Category Diseases, Next Article

The vaginal mycosis - Diseases

The vaginal mycosis

Vaginal mycosis is a (very) common infection of the intimate area of ​​women, caused by fungi. Whatever your age, if you feel concerned, know that you are not the only one ... And unfortunately, this problem occurs (coincidentally!) At the most innoportun time. About 3 in 4 women have had at least one episode of vaginal thrush in their lifetime. Do
Read More
Lyme disease: sources and notes - Diseases

Lyme disease: sources and notes

- Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Lyme Borreliosis (September 2013), www.invs.sante.fr. F. Blanc et al. Lyme Borreliosis and Neuroborreliosis, EMC Neurology (2014). - //social-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/Borreliose_Lyme.pdf
Read More
Osteoarthritis: risk factors - Diseases

Osteoarthritis: risk factors

Knowing well the risk factors, it is possible to anticipate and often avoid the appearance of the disease. To avoid suffering from osteoarthritis, we can simply observe some small rules of hygiene of life: > Attention to weight: overweight is one of the leading causes of osteoarthritis. It's logic
Read More
Alzheimer's disease: The testimony of a patient - Diseases

Alzheimer's disease: The testimony of a patient

The testimony of Sandrine. His father suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Your father has Alzheimer's disease. Since when ? It's been five years now. He still lives at home with my mother. But it's getting harder and harder for her. She still refuses to let him go to a specialized house
Read More