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Is There Such Thing As Remission?

I'm sure there is, but after having PsO for 60 years, I have never been in remission. NEVER!!! I have been 80% clear, but never 100%.

So, we would like to know. Have you ever been in remission? If so, how long did your remission last?

  1. I have heard the word remission many times over the years but it was always in someone elses case. In 20 years I have never been in remission. Like you I have been 80% clear but never 100%. Just once in my life I would like to know what that looks and feels like. Vickie W., Team Member

    1. Hello , With my luck, I would probably drop dead if I was ever 100% clear. I can't even imagine this. One day we both will get there. Thanks for sharing.

      1. I saw in an article on our site titled "Is Psoriasis Remission a Possibility?" it stated, "When asked to choose a statement that best applied to the participant's psoriasis journey, 62% of survey respondents shared that they have never gone into remission, 31% have gone into remission at some point, but their psoriasis has come back and is active again. Only 6% of survey participants were currently in remission." That 6% is such a low number and it truly makes it seem merely impossible to ever be in remission. Being 100% clear sounds wonderful and I wish anyone living with Pso could actually experience this. We can only continue to hope this is something that can someday be reached. -Latoya (Team Member)

        1. Yes, for about a month, then came back worse than before.

          1. Hi again, . Thank you for joining the conversation here. I'm sorry to read that your remission was short-lived, and that the psoriasis returned worse than before 😢 That's so disheartening. Do you recall if there was anything in particular that helped your psoriasis go into remission? And how are you doing now? Hoping today is kind to you. Warmly, -Catherine, Community Moderator

          2. Hello , Thanks for sharing. It seems that is hard for us to get in remission. I bet that month was the best wasn't it? Do you have any scars left behind from your PsO? Let us know how you are doing. We would like to hear from you. Diane (Team Member)

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