I have to share a secret to all of you guys. It’s been months that I’ve been in blogging so I think it’s about time to share this secret of mine. We’re all close na naman right? So I think there’s nothing wrong if I’ll share this. I just thought also that this post might help others who have the same condition as mine.
I have psoriasis.
For those who don’t have any idea what it is, psoriasis is a chronic disease that appears on skin. Chronic which means, that this type of skin disease is recurring and medicines can just help to prevent it from spreading. I have it since my college days. I’ve been to different dermatologists ever since. According to my favorite dermatologist, Dra.Pisano who’s already in Canada right now, my psoriasis occur and aggravates daw when my immune system is low and when I’m stressed and puyat. The cause of this disease is not yet fully understood until now, because it’s genetical she said. There are different types of psoriasis, but mine is psoriatic arthritis. Sore appears on my body joints such as knees, elbows, ankle and finger joints.
There’s no definite remedy for my psoriasis. As I researched it from the internet and and as per my derma’s advise, most topical ointments should not be applied for longtime or else it is useless. I have to make sure din daw that my skin is always moisturized and I have to wear gloves whenever I’ll do the dishes. And most importantly, I should not STRESS myself or else the lesions will get worst. And it’s really true, whenever I am on a very stressful situation; the lesions are breaking out seriously. Like now. I actually have to be absent from work the other day just to have this check by a dermatologist. Natatakot na kasi ako because it’s spreading na on my ankles. She gave me antibiotics (Augmentin AED100/Php1200 for 20 pcs) for my sorethroat, because she said everytime I have infection it will make my psoriasis worst. Telfast (AED45/Php540 for 1 box) was also prescribed to me for anti-itching, while Daivobet (AED150/Php1800) and Diprosalic (AED30/Php360) ointments are for the lesions. I’m also now using baby soap, same like what Mimay is using, which is made for delicate and galisin skin like mine. I cannot use pampaputi/fragrant soap and lotion anymore. That’s sad no? I know.
I remember back in college, I am so paranoid of my psoriasis. Nakaka stress sobra! I have to be in the derma almost twice a month and hindi biro ang ginagastos ng mommy ko just to keep my skin clear. Sometimes nga I’m asking, why of all sakit eto pa ang napunta sa kin? Ang gastos kaya! But I also thought that God’s ways are always better than mine so I just learned to accept and be positive about it.
God has given me too blessings in life para maging bitter ako sa aking psoriasis? Right?? Right! =)