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Sea: Progressively Milder
Ed: I wrote to you last fall
after I returned from the Dead Sea in Israel with 90+% clearing. Now, 8
months later, I am experiencing a relapse.
was told that you will certainly relapse some 5-6 months after your return
from the Dead Sea and that the recurrence will be much less than your
original severity. In my case, only about 50% of my P has reappeared,
which is a blessing — but I looked so good for a few months that even
this 50% is depressing and upsetting to me.
am contemplating a return to the Dead Sea this fall, thinking that I will
surely clear again in 3 weeks, then another 5-6 months of remission.
Then when only 50% comes back I will be at an even better place
than I am now.
husband feels that I have it on the run with this climatotherapy and I
should press forward. It
was hard work and I am reluctant to return so soon — so I am trying to
find info for some treatment in the States. Soap Lake comes to mind, but I
can find no information on it, then of course there is your basic sun
& surf vacation, again I find very few testimonials.
Any thoughts? Thank you, -Noreen
Response: You won’t find
the directed P-treatment programs at Soap Lake, Washington, like you do at
the Dead Sea — at least, not yet — but you will be experiencing
a climate (and waters) that are believed to help P.
Read my March ’01 Briefing
for more background on what Soap Lake is up to.
Also read about Linda L.’s
Your notion of continuously “halving” the relapses by
repeat visits to the Dead Sea is interesting and one I’ve not heard
before. You should drop Ben
Freeman at the Dead
Sea Psoriasis & Arthritis Treatment Foundation of America
an email about this theory. If
I understand it correctly, 50% of your previous P came back 6 months after
your first visit. You propose
returning to the Dead Sea. You
expect 50% relapse of the previous 50% relapse, which would be 25% of your
original P. If this
recurring formula works, after three visits you should only sport 12.5% of
your original P 6 months after the 3rd trip....