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P Have a Natural Cycle of Waxing and Waning?
Ed and friends: Thanks goes
out to you and everyone else that participates on the subject of psoriasis.
It helps to be reminded that we aren't alone in the odd business of P.
have been wondering about something. I have noticed that my psoriasis
tends to work in a cycle. For me, my P will improve every 3 or 4 weeks and
then begin a new cycle of flare. I have paid attention to diet and to
prescriptions, they both have an affect. But, there is always this
underlying cycle that I can't seem to figure out. I am wondering about
this cycle and the science of it.
questions are these: Has anyone else noticed this cycle that happens
beyond treatment? And, is there any study going on to find out what is
happening in the body of a psoriatic when such a cycle finds it's way to
just know that something happens in my body within this cycle to improve
my P. I don't know how or why. I figure that there must be some hope in my
kind of cycle, if only it can be depuzzled. I would think that the
part of the cycle that improves my P would be a key towards complete
relief. If I could send a message to someone who scientifically studies P,
I'd have many similar questions.
eagerly interested in all responses and input.
I am very happy about the hope seen in gene therapy. My new attitude,
after almost 20 years, is that I/we may only have to suffer another 10
years until gene therapy grants our freedom from P. That's not such a long
time. Let's just be sure to
keep the scientists happy and energized!
Response: Well, the circadian
cycle is 24 hours and the menstrual cycle is 28 days.
Who’s to say there isn’t a cycle behind P, too?
You would need to query flakers less likely to have cycles derailed
by med regimens — in other words, I’m not a good test subject.
be that the cyclical aspect of your P is related to what triggers it.
We know that there is a vast diversity in what triggers peoples’
flaking, it seems very reasonable to me that some of those triggers might
time I raise allergies as a possible trigger — or in any way related to
P — I’m told I’m wrong; however, I know my allergies are triggered
by climate changes. Doesn’t
that constitute a sort of rhythm (though about 4 times more protracted
than your 3-4 week cycle)?
Anyway, Pete. Let’s see what others have to say on the subject. Thanks for bringing it up! -Ed