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Much difficulty resolving psoriasis

Posted By Tourmama (Everywhere, All Over, The Place) on 04/04/2012

Hello. So over the past few months, I've been trying quite a few different remedies found on this wonderful website to try and rid myself of various ailments. First and foremost on the "get rid of this immediately" agenda, has been trying to find the right thing to get rid of my psoriasis. I've written on here before about the various combinations I was taking (ACV with the mother, EVCO, Hemp Oil). After some very minor success with these three things, the psoriasis became extremely angry and red and increased to the point of almost a rash or hives on my arms. So, needless to say, I stopped. I still take the EVCO once in a while in my oatmeal or coffee as I actually really like the taste, but not nearly as religiously as I was taking it. The ACV I take once or twice a week as needed, more to fight off the increased acid reflux I've been getting (more on that in a bit). I mix 2 TBSP with water and 100% pure pomegranate juice.

Based on a suggestion I received, I started to try to cleanse my liver by taking milk thistle. I didn't want to try the dandelion tea as I know I have an allergy to dandelions. Well, it seems I jumped the gun on the milk thistle as that too, is also a big no-no for ragweed sufferers such as myself. The hives type rash increased and I started to feel nauseous and... Well... Just weird. I figured it was an allergic reaction, so I stopped. Next, I tried pine tree extract, as recommended by my buddy Josef at the local hippie health store. Same reaction, so I stopped that. At this point, I'm frustrated because I'm already in the hole about $200 for all of these products (I'm currently in Sweden and these items do not come cheap. AT ALL! )

I order a popular brand's antioxidant water booster online.... (again, NOT CHEAP! ) I figure, maybe I can clean myself out that way. I've been taking that, and also got talked into buying a bottle of evening primrose oil capsules (60 capsules for $40 USD.. I told you it's expensve) and I was told to take 3 per day (1000mg each) for 12 weeks. If I didn't see results in the psoriasis, then it's not for me, but the woman at this particular hippie health store was also very convincing. So now, I'm taking the evening primrose, 3000 mg a day, and the antioxidant water booster 2 times a day as directed.

Here's the good news... This, combined with my own special mixture I made up of sea salt water, rose water, lavender, almond, avocado, tea tree, rose and argan oils in a spray bottle, sprayed on 3 times a day is helping with the psoriasis. Very slowly, but surely. It's not even close to being gone, but I understand this will take time and I've only been on this particular regimen for 10 days.

Here's the bad news... My skin has broken out. BAD. New, horrible pimples popping up, oddly exclusiely on my chin, every day. I feel... I don't know... I feel weird. Kind of nauseous, kind of weak, I'm getting weird pressure headaches that I've never had in my life... I just feel kind of weird overall. Could be spring allergies, but I honestly don't think so. And my acid reflux which was under control after a month of steady use on the ACV is back. HARD. I've now started doing honey, cinnamon, tumeric masks morning and evening for the breakouts, and that is helping, as well as honey and cinnamon in hot water at night and as usual, in my oatmeal every morning. Seems to be helpng a bit.

Any thoughts, suggestions, advice, etc would be wonderful. Am I overdosing on antioxidants? Is my system just going into shock and detoxing? Any suggestions to help out my liver that doesn't involve anything in the ragweed family? Should I stop one or all of these things? Like I said, I think one of the antioxidant forms is helping me get the psoriasis from the inside, out, but am I doing more harm than good in the meantime?

Please help!


Replied by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 04/04/2012

I have psoriasis, also. It sounds like you have done what I did.... Tried too much at one time and had a reaction similar to yours. The best thing I have used is twofold... 1) ACV topically and when dry 2) Castor Oil. The castor oil soothes and heals my skin.... Especially if I apply and then wrap and let absorb overnight. It may not work for you... I believe everyone's body responds differently, but it may be work a shot. Good luck!

Read the posts at EC on castor oil. Amazing......


Replied by Tourmama (Everywhere, All Over, The Place) on 04/04/2012

Thanks for your fast reply! Doesn't the ACV smell terrible though when applied topically? I can't imagine the castor oil does anything remarkable to mask that scent, haha. I've tried so many topical ointments, creams, magic potions... I really think I need to tackle this from the inside out as well. I will definitely look into the castor oil though, as I've been reading that it does help with psoriasis. My arms and legs are covered, with the worst parts being knees, hands, feet and elbows. Luckily it's still kind of cold here, so I have about a month before the anxiety of t-shirts, tank tops and shorts hits me.

Replied by Teresa (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 04/04/2012

You are right to think that your problem should be dealt with inside your body. A number of years ago a friend of mine used a three month bowel detoxification program and was able to rid herself of the psoriasis.

I don't know if this site will allow it, but she used a product prepared by now deceased Robert Gray. This colon cleansing program can still be found on the internet. Teresa


Replied by Che (Roxas City, Capiz Philippines) on 04/04/2012

It's also a possibility that your system is going through a detox. As far as I know detoxing period may takes a month or less. Thereafter, your body can absorb the nutrients to protect your system. Have you tried applying oil instead sparing water. I have great success on lavender oil wd moringa oil. It's a fast healer even on open wounds.

Replied by Art (Tustin, California Usa) on 04/05/2012

In reply to tourmama: I've lived with psoriasis for decades and tried many different supplements over the years.

One thing that I know has helped control my psoriasis is vitamin D-3. It does not clear me, but it does help control it. At this time of the year, it is probably helpful to get as much vitamin D as is practical from sunlight uv exposure. Just don't overdue it and burn as this can worsen your psoriasis! Vitamin D from the sun comes with an added bonus as the uv rays also help to reduce circulating inflammatory cells.

The amount of vitamin D is also important. Amounts like 400 or 800 iu per day are not likely to make a difference in your psoriasis or your 25 OH d serum level. I take a relatively high dose of vitamin D, but what is more important than the dose, is taking enough to get your 25 OH d serum level up to a more anti-inflammatory level. Vitamin D is anti-inflammatory.

I also take a combination glucosamine/chondroitin/boswellia supplement that seems to help control my psoriasis.



Replied by Phyl (Tallahassee, Florida) on 04/09/2012

My chiroprator helped me cure psoriasis. He is also a homeopatic physician and suggested strontium. Since it is a natural substance it also has several 'types' so consultation is very necessary.

Homeopathy takes a very long time to see results, but after suffering for more than 30 years, within six months the outbreaks stopped. And, then about a year later I saw indications of its return. I began a short therapy dose -- about once every month -- and it is now gone entirely. Honest!


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