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My Two-Decade Battle with Psoriasis

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We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused series here on Scope. Once a month, patients affected by serious and often rare diseases share their unique stories; the latest comes from Alisha Bridges.

Psoriasis has affected every aspect and transition of life that I’ve encountered thus far. I’ve had the itchy, flakey, non-contagious autoimmune disease since I was seven years old; I’m now 26. As I approach the 20-year anniversary of encountering the disease, I think of how my treatment has evolved, and as I reflect on the differences in treatment between then and now, it’s a Catch-22 in some ways.

It all started after a bad case of chicken pox. My scars weren’t healing correctly. They looked crusty and inflamed. After more than 90 percent of my body remained covered with this mysterious rash,

- See more at: http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2014/01/14/my-two-decade-battle-with-psoriasis/#sthash.LFlQMPK2.dpuf

 

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One thought on “My Two-Decade Battle with Psoriasis

  1. Hi!
    I’m posting here because I also have psoriasis. Five years ago it really flared up in my joints so I couldn’t exercise anymore and two years ago patches started appearing on my skin. But about a year ago I started taking a natural product that was suggested to me and now for all practical purposes my psoriasis is gone. If you are interested, mail me (rihozn@gmail.com) and we can talk some more, because there’s a lot of info to digest.

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