For years I would hear, “When you get pregnant, your psoriasis will go away”.
With one doctor even presenting the possibility that it may completely go into remission once I fell pregnant.
Unfortunately, these were neither the case for me and over the years I have seen many women share similar experiences to me. Typically when you fall pregnant there is a shift in your immune system that prevents your body from rejecting the baby.
Illness is likely to affect most of us.
Whether we are ready for it or not it can happen at any time and what may appear to be over night. Once the initial shock subsides, we tend to get straight into looking for help.
For many of us, me included, the answers may not come immediately which gives the illness time to exacerbate. My experience was quite distressing in that my psoriasis had spread to cover my entire body within 7 years of having it.
It's almost been a year since i launched my book, Feel Great in Your Skin and our cookbook, Healing Psoriasis with Mediterranean Cooking.
The feedback has been interesting; although many psoriasis sufferers are interested to know how i managed to resolve my psoriasis, many people looked at the photos of my skin and would comment, "wow that's really severe".
Seeing children in pain as a result of their psoriasis is absolutely heartbreaking.
It’s bad enough seeing adults affected by this illness, but when a child looks at you for an explanation as to why this has occurred I often feel speechless as no words can justify why they are going through this.