Using a “Grinder” on My Psoriasis

I have suffered from psoriasis for many years. At first, it was only on my elbows and knuckles – then a doctor changed my high blood pressure medicine – and overnight after taking one pill – I broke out all over my entire body.
It was very severe and my doctors were doing all they could to help. It was a nightmare. After trying all medicine and UVA lights, etc. I decided to see if I could handle the itching with a lava stone that I had used on my feet to get rid of the callous skin. I then found a better way to get rid of the terrible dead skin, and it has saved my life.
I bought my self a little roller to remove the calloused skin on the feet. The roller spins 360 degrees, over 40 times a second, 300 degreed wide angle, and gently and effectively buffs away hard, ugly skin. It works faster and is safer than metal scrapers, with no blades to cut the skin. I call it my “grinder” – because it really “grinds” away the dead skin into powder. The white powder is then easily cleaned up with a vacuum. It feels absolutely wonderful as it makes the skin feel clean and soft!!! I use it every day and have for the past two years. The roller is like a fine sandpaper – but is very good on your skin. I have used mine for two years now, (I have bought many of them), and will continue to do because my skin is almost all cleared up. I wish there was a way to contact the company and tell them what a lifesaver they are. In their brochure, the company says only use on your feet – but you can use it all over your body (except your hair and face). I have no more itching, but when I feel a dry spot starting to grow on my skin, I grab my “grinder” and get rid of the dry spot and itching within seconds! I hope this will help any and all of you!

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  • mistie333 author
    1 year ago

    Hi CathyD, I am so glad to hear from you! I have been on high blood pressure for several years. My regular G.P. Doctor has me on one drug that I have taken for about 10 years, with no problems. A friend of mine was going to a heart specialist for her blood pressure, so I decided to go to him. He said I should be on a different medicine and gave me a new prescription and told me to quit the one I had been on. I did just that, and after taking one pill overnight I was hit with severe psoriasis the next morning. I got in to my Dermatologist that very day and he told me I had a very severe case of psoriasis – one of the worse he had ever seen. He explained to me that blood pressure medicine can cause psoriasis to get worse in some people,. whether you have it previously or not. He gave me several pamphlets regarding the problem. He then called the heart specialist and told him – (interesting conversation they had!) and told the heart specialist that he was taking me off the drug he put me on and putting me back on the one I had been on for ten years. It has now been two years that I have fought the severe psoriasis – but it is finally starting to clear up with the help of my little “grinder”.

    I hope this helps you and answers your questions – please feel free to write me again if I can help in any way…..I am glad to know that someone read my comments! 🙂

  • CathyD moderator
    1 year ago

    Thanks so much for your reply, mistie33! Wow that must have been such a shock for you. I’m sorry you have had to deal with the consequences of the drug switch up for so long after you’ve stopped taking it.

    It’s encouraging to hear that you were able to take the other high blood pressure medication for 10 years without problems – we have so many community members who find that their psoriasis flares when they take high blood pressure medication. It’s nice to know that it is possible to find one that doesn’t cause issues!

    I hope things continue to improve for you with the grinder! Please keep us updated on how you’re doing! Thank you for contributing to the community – we appreciate you! <3

  • CathyD moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi mistie333, wow it’s so great to read that you have found a product that makes living with psoriasis a little easier for you! Especially after all you have been through with that flare up. I was wondering are you still taking the high blood pressure medication or did you have to stop/switch?

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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