I remember being in year 4 and suddenly having outbursts of redness in my ears, on my elbows and arms and legs. I was told I had impetigo and within a year it was all gone. Just before secondary school it came back and I was passed around various doctors trying to figure out what was the matter with me. The only place I had it was on my forehead, in and behind my ears and on my scalp. We told to doctors we had psoriasis in the family just to be told "no, no, it's not that". Anyway, we paid £100 to see a skin specialist who in, under 2 minutes, told me I had psoriasis. I'm now 20 and I've been living with it for about 8-9 years. The only treatment that seems to work for me is betnovate ointment and regular moisturising. In the last year or so it has started to spread and I have small patches on my chest and back so it is getting harder to cover.
My boyfriend of 6 years is my rock. It took me a very long time to be able to not wear makeup in front of him but it has never bothered him and he calls me beautiful no matter whether I have it covered or if I'm au naturale. I think without him I would be no where near as confident and care free as I am. So I owe him a lot.
Thanks for reading,
I would like to find out more about treatments that other people use and what has worked for them so please feel free to message me! X