You Know You Have Psoriasis When...

Last updated: May 2018

You might not be able to relate to all of these, but you can relate to some. Check out this list of "You know you have psoriasis when..."

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  • You lose track of time by picking at plaques trying to see how much skin you can pull off in one solid piece.
  • You wake up to spots of blood on your bed sheets due to your overnight scratch party that involved you, your nails, and your legs.
  • You have a mental list of reasons as to why you are covered up for those moments when associates or friends ask you why you have on long sleeves and pants in the summertime.
  • You also have a mental list of excuses as to why you can't attend a variety of summer activities that require you to show your skin, such as a pool party.
  • After you shave your legs they often look like you have been in a battle that you, unfortunately, did not win.
  • You have a love-hate relationship with the summertime. You love the summer for its beneficial sunlight, but you hate the summer because it means more skin exposure in public.
  • You aren't sure if you are stressed due to psoriasis or you have psoriasis due to your stress.
  • You cringe anytime someone suggests for you to "just put lotion on it."
  • That instant excitement that hits your heart anytime you meet someone who reveals they have psoriasis. No matter how many times you meet someone new, the feeling is always refreshing.

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