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What’s Happening at Soap Lake?
to Sheri D: Hi Sheri!
Received this in today's mail and it occurred to me, "Why not let
Sheri respond if she wants to?" Have you been back to Soap
Lake? Know anybody who's been
since your trip? Have anything else to say about it for VRL and the rest
of us? –Ed
assume VRL is referring to how long was I free of psoriasis after
returning from Soap Lake. If
so, I would tell him that generally, after I do climatotherapy, my
remission will last about one month. Then the psoriasis starts slowly
returning. I suspect it doesn’t want to be away from me too long because
it likes me so much. I think it also depends on how long you do the
climatotherapy. If I only have one week of sun and water, it comes back
faster, like in three or four weeks; two weeks of sun and water gives me
about a couple of weeks more; and three weeks will send it off for a
couple of months!
do not know of anyone else that has been to Soap Lake lately. Actually,
the only time you can go there is in June, July and August. That is when
it is sunny and hot. In the past, I have talked to people who get several
months or more remission after spending time at Soap Lake, but
everyone’s remission will vary. Some people go and spend a month or
more. I believe if I could do that, I would be free of psoriasis for quite
awhile, but I’ve never had the time.
From Ed: The “Soap Lake Conservancy” has a web site (http://www.thelake.org/) that doesn’t look like it’s been updated for a long time. It does contain some basic information.
about the association between time-in-treatment and time-in remission is
important for considering climatotherapy anywhere. I've heard that
even the most
famous climatotherapy location for P — the Dead Sea in Israel —
requires a four to six week stay to get long periods of remission. -Ed