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i have psoriasis from 24 years , plz suggest what should i do

i am
experiencing pain n fatigue .. is dat normal

  1. Hi , thank you for reaching out here. I'm sorry to read about everything you are coping with at the moment. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for people with psoriasis to experience pain and fatigue. Here's an article on fatigue and psoriasis, which has some helpful tips for trying to manage this symptom:

    What kind of pain are you struggling with? Is it in your skin or your joints? I mention the joints because around 30% of people with psoriasis will go on to develop psoriatic arthritis. If you are having joint pain, it's important to see a rheumatologist (if you haven't done so already). Are you seeing a dermatologist at the moment or trying out any treatments for your psoriasis? Warm wishes, -Catherine, Community Moderator

    1. Hello , I am so sorry that you are experiencing this. Psoriasis is a never-ending journey. You might get a different symptom every day. Fatigue and pain are very common. I have severe fatigue that is overwhelming. I can get a good night's sleep and wake up tired. Most days by noon I am already exhausted. All my energy runs out before the end of the day. Have you talked to your healthcare team to see what side effects your medication could be having on you? Let us know what you find out. Diane (Team Member)

      1. Hello , I have had psoriasis for 61 years, so I just wanted to add a little more of what I have done over these years. If you are having pain you can add in some low-impact exercise, like walking or swimming. I walk every day to prevent weight gain. Don't forget to eat healthy, well-balanced foods such as fruits and vegetables. Eat less sugar and processed foods. Limit alcohol and caffeine drinks. It's hard to do all of these, but we can take baby steps. I hope this helps. Diane (Team Member)

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