Neil got the right treatment for him, and stopped living with restrictions.
Too often, people with psoriasis compromise parts of their life because their psoriasis is poorly controlled. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
It’s time to take control and hold on to the parts of your life that you’ve been giving away.
See the difference it made to these people when they made a change:
You may have been to your GP once or many times. The important thing is that the next time you go, you will be more prepared to try to get the help you need.
Your GP will care for your well-being, but they might not realise or understand the personal and emotional impact that psoriasis may be having on your life, so it’s important that you tell them.
However, because that’s not always easy, the videos and materials on this website will hopefully give you the guidance and support you need to help you gain the most out of your consultation.
Psoriasis can affect more than your skin. Here are some tips for helping your GP understand the impact psoriasis has on your life.
The best way for a GP to understand the extent of your psoriasis is for them to see it themselves.
Dr Stephen Kownacki gives guidance on struggles with treatment and communicating with your GP.
Once you’ve booked an appointment, these tips will help you get what you need from it.
Take the psoriasis treatments you use with you.
Try keeping a symptom diary detailing both skin symptoms and how you feel.
Wear clothing that will let you easily show affected areas.
Tell the GP about any psoriasis you have in non-visible areas, like ears, armpits or groin.
People with psoriasis can develop a type of arthritis, so tell your GP about any joint stiffness or pain.
Ask your GP for help with smoking or weight issues, as they can make your psoriasis worse.
Make sure you arrange a follow-up appointment.
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