With the winter months approaching so does the itch and pain associated with psoriasis. How do you deal with your psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis during these months? I spoke to a friend of mine from our support group Overcoming Psoriasis . Eddie McEvoy, “I developed psoriasis at the age of 15 and psoriatic arthritis at the age of 26.”
I find his story similar to my own. We get diagnosed with a chronic disease that has no cure. We then find ourselves researching everywhere to find a solution. Eddie had to have shoulder surgery. He needed to take pain medication. Eddie said, “taking naproxin and salfasalzine and solpadol pain killers, also tramadol at night to help sleep.”
Eddie shared his story because he believes it might help someone else who has our disease. Eddie’s story takes a turn for the worst. “Last July I collapsed and required 3 pints saline solution till they got me blood, then 4 pints of blood, I had lost it somewhere (they never found the source of the leak). I met someone who pointed me in the direction of minerals, now take magnesium and boron, other additions are coconut oil for everything, and hymalain salt which I use a lot. I believe the magnesium is the big player in my recovery, Magnesium Citrate is beneficial for so many things and is used in 350 processes of the body. So I am studying magnesium and also Iodine as it plays an important role in our health too.”
“I am 60 years of age and have had no arthritis medication for 1 year now.
Also a massive player is Magnesium salt baths, I take one every day when at home. Soak in it for 20 min, it removes toxins and your joints soak up the magnesium, I also have magnesium oil sprays which I carry all the time and spray them onto my joints that may feel a bit sore now and again.”
Eddie wants you to know, “I made the mistake of using magnesium oxide at first, (it is less bowl tolerant)
magnesium citrate is better absorbed.