Plaque psoriasis has been a part of my life since 1963. This disease can show up anytime and anywhere. It mostly appears on the scalp, elbows, knees and back. I wasn’t that lucky; it appears on over 80% of my body most of my life.
They said psoriasis is triggered by an illness or infection. My parents said I was not ill when I got psoriasis. I just woke up one day screaming that the light hurt me.
I have had erythrodermic psoriasis in my life. Not many people experience this. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. It literally covered over 90% of my body. I went to my PCP who said that all my skin had fell off; this was why I couldn’t regulate temperature. My whole body was bright red and very painful. I had to seek emergency treatment at once.
I develop inverse psoriasis the same time as I was erythrodermic. My body didn’t know what type I should have. This psoriasis showed up mostly under my breasts and underarms. It was very painful to where I couldn’t move, but I was more intrigued by the fact that the skin there was smooth with no flakes.
During my erythrodermic episode my whole body develop guttate psoriasis. Of course, this baffled several dermatologists that I had to see in one week. It came on suddenly like little spots all over my body. The weird thing was that it went away in a few days and I was back to being erythrodermic. I have managed to baffle the medical world for years.
The only psoriasis I have never had was pustular psoriasis. This comes mostly on the hands and feet and have sores with pus in them that look like blisters. This form of psoriasis can also cover your body and be life threatening.
It took me years to find a good doctor to treat me. I went 40 years of my life with scales all over my body and the sad part of that I was seeing a doctor every month for psoriasis. I suffered in silence; you don’t have too.