Invisible suffering, living in torment

I’m a middle aged woman, alone with virtually no support. Started with severed psoriasis as a little girl after a bout of chickenpox. It covered my whole body, my hair fell out and I was a mess. Homeopathy cleared it in two weeks.
Later in my life I’ve had countless flare ups, all severe and angry. I did the steriod ointments and scalp gels for decades only to find it thinning out my hair so I stopped. When I stopped the ointment (synalar) I have the Mother of all flare ups, very very angry and raw for over 18 months.
I saved up and saw a homeopath again, within weeks it was gone. It returned again after a few years but I now know it was due to a poor diet and lots of stress. When I detox and eat clean it practically goes away. A few months on junk food and its back.
I never smoked, not much of a drinker, am vegetarian, and try to be calm. I’m a highly sensitive person, stress gives me severed tic based ocd which is violent. I often have bruises because I punch my arms and waist so much.
They offered me methotrexate in my youth, no thanks. So glad Im against Big Pharma toxic ‘medicine.’ Medicine it is not.

To keep mine away I avoid the following:
Sugar, salt, refined/processed foods, msg, GMO’s, meat, dairy, alcohol.

I eat: whole organic foods, plenty of greens, pure water.
I take: 3000 mg of algae oil (omega 3 without animal cruelty or mercury), 10.000 mg D3, a good multi vit/mineral supplement (high dosage), turmeric capsule, 1000mg vit c, and B complex.

I do mindfulness, meditation, tai chi. I slowly weaned off medications including the pill until my system was clean. I replaced my Brita water filter with one that removes fluoride and all metals, hormones and other toxins. I did it gradually as I was very poor and could not afford everything.

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  • VickiN moderator
    2 years ago

    All of those dietary things you listed are killers for me too! So nice to know we’re not alone out here <3
    Thank you for taking the time to share this story with us, I'm very appreciative to have you here. Best wishes,
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

  • suffering author
    2 years ago

    You’re welcome. I hope it is useful for someone. I remember many years back my diet was poor; when I first started on D3 my skin cleared right up in just two weeks! Doesnt do that now, but maybe it will clear up any current outbreaks for others too.
    Same thing happened when I first started taking omega 3 oils. In those days I was not vegan so I took fish oils; it worked a charm.
    Another time I got cleared with homeopathy. Never underestimate what can do it.!!
    I only wish I had kept a clean diet back then, it would have stayed away. Hope this helps someone

  • CathyD moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi suffering,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences and your regimen with us. I had not heard of algae oil before! I really admire how you have worked out what does and doesn’t work for you, and what your triggers are. Stress is a huge thing for me too – I have been trying to meditate more and I find it does help a lot with stress. I struggle with motivating myself to get started though – do you have any tips?

    It sounds like you have been through such a lot with it over the years. Please know that you can stop by here anytime you need support – we are here for you and we appreciate you being a part of this community. Sending hugs your way!

  • suffering author
    2 years ago

    Hi Thanks for the reply. Sorry to hear you’re struggling too.
    Meditation is great, but I found Tai Chi sooo helpful. One thing I forgot to mention on my story is: I went away to a ‘conscious camp’ a year ago; it was three days in a field and nice and quiet. They had a spring, the water was so beautiful and cool and it was a heatwave so I drank a ton of it. My psoriasis was just falling off…it was miraculous.
    A combination of sweating, lots of pure water, and fresh air with no stress…. If Id stayed longer it would have cleared it up. Two days back home and it was sore again. lol

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