Support Systems

Posted Thu 21 Nov 2019 10.25am by zeddey98


I have been reading through these posts and I am desperate for some help!

I am 21, my psoriasis flared up in June of this year. I had never had psoriasis before!

It quickly spread my full body, including my face, ears and scalp.

I have had 24 UVB treatments and I am set to start Methotrexate, Ciclosporin and another immunosuppressant that I can't remember the name of!

I was removed from uni due to my condition (with no warning, one day I was in the next I was out) so I had to find the first job to fall into my hands to keep my flat. I work a stressful job, I live in a new city where I don't really know anyone and I am certainly the only 21-year-old I know who is going on immunosuppressants 6 months after diagnosis.

I feel like giving up a lot of the time, I think its due to having no self-confidence and no friends I can talk to about it, let alone who can relate to me.

I'm desperate for a bit more of a support system as everyone seems to think its "just a skin thing" but its affecting my entire life, especially as I am no longer allowed to complete my degree.

Does anyone know of any services or have any ideas of who I can turn to and what I can do about this? (I am already on the waiting list for counselling)

I am just so fed up and I really want to find some solutions.


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