Lynsey's Story

Lynsey has a positive outlook on her psoriasis and refuses to let it dictate her life. Now she would like to help others do the same.

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Hi, I thought I’d tell you about my psoriasis story as I’ve seen so many where it has had a negative impact on people.

I’m Lynsey, I’m 30 and I’m an Audiologist. I’ve had psoriasis for most of my life. My first memory of it was a patch on my right knuckle when I was about 4 and I’ve had it ever since. Psoriasis runs through my family. My mum has had it since she was about the same age and I’ve got cousins with different types of psoriasis, but for me and Mum we have plaque psoriasis.

Like I’ve said, I’ve had it for at least 26 years and it has never affected me, I’ve never been bullied, never had it affect my job. I see myself as a bit of a superhero because I heal so quickly. I understand that psoriasis affects people differently but I don’t let it bother me.

I’ve had small patches here and there growing up and at the moment it’s covering about 70% of my body. I have it in my hair, ears, on my forehead, elbows, arms, boobs, bum, belly, back and legs. At 21 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis too. It doesn’t flare up all too often.

I find that steroid creams help but when I stop using them it just comes back. Moisturisers help but it never goes away. I think I’ve accepted that I will never actually be psoriasis free and I’m ok with it. I’ve just got to learn to cover up and still look stylish. I can’t be bothered wasting my life stressing about something I’ve got zero control over. I would love to help those who are in need of a bit of support too.

Hope I can help someone try to be more positive about their psoriasis.

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