As a child I remember loving the site of newly fallen snow. However the winter wonder land as an adult with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can exasperate symptoms. Before my diagnosis I loved all winter activities. These days I cringe thinking about the cold weather. When I was covered from head to toe I had a tough time regulating my body temperature.
When I was a fireman/emt I was taught that the body will ultimately protect our vital organs with extreme injury. If treating a trauma victim we would assist this natural process of the body with a compression suit. Sort of vassal constriction of the extremities. My severe psoriasis sort of reminded me of this condition. Even with normal weather my extremities would be freezing. My health was declining rapidly. It felt like open abrasions all over my body. I was losing my battle.
I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Jackson and a patient Sarah H. from Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Jackson was nice enough to explain some of the difficulties psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients face during these cold months. He explains about a relatively new treatment that has been a blessing for those who are prescribed the medication.
Although this is one of many new medications available, it’s one that offers treatment for both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Sarah H. shares her experience on this medication. I hope you enjoy the interview I conducted. Maybe it’s the answer or control your looking to achieve. If you haven’t done so already I invite you to our support group Overcoming Psoriasis click the highlighted words for the direct link to the page.
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