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Diet and Dovobet
I just got my
PC in May and was very lucky to find your site.
I ordered Dr. Pagano’s book, Healing
read it and started doing the diet a month ago.
For the first time in about a year new guttate lesions have stopped
I'm 33 and have
had psoriasis for nearly 18 years. When it first started to come out it
was only on my elbows, which never bothered me, but as I was getting older
I started to get it on my legs and hands, which I would suppress with
steroid cream so I could cope with it.
Then, about 7 years ago I got Guttate Psoriasis off a sore throat.
I was 90% covered and it took 2 years before the drop-sized lesions
started to heal. I was so miserable I felt like a freak.
I've had about
5 flare-ups since then — all off sore throats — so I'm always covered.
It has destroyed my confidence and changed my personality.
I've had PUVA,
used every cream, ointment, tar on the market. The best for me was
Psorigon. For the first time
in years I was 100% clear and in remission for about 8 months but then it
was taken off the market because it had a potent steroid in it. I didn't
care because it worked for me. [Search
on “Psorigon” on the home page, here, for lots of letters covering
this unfolding, nefarious story from England. –Ed]
So, since then
I have been miserable again and searching for a cure or just to control it
or keep it at bay. Pagano’s
diet is not as hard as some people make out.
You just have to be organized and keep up with what foods you are
to eat in a week. I got the
cook book as well, which is a great help.
I read an
article in one of the newspapers about a new cream called Dovobet, which
is a mixture of Betnovate and Dovonex, so I went to my Doctors and got
some. I started to use it
Tuesday and they have all cleared up and its only Sunday.
building my hopes up just yet just in case they start popping out again,
but I'm still going to stick to the diet as well because I feel very
positive about it. I hope this
is a big help for sufferers out their.
I will keep in touch and let you know how I'm doing. –Melanie C.
live in Newcastle in England.
Response: Thanks for making
this report, Melanie. Your
optimism about the Pagano diet is refreshing.
We tend to hear more often about how hard a diet it is to follow
and we need to be reminded that people do
exist who can exercise some discipline over what they stuff into their
Was also glad
to hear you are doing so well so fast on the Dovobet.
This English concoction is akin to the “combination therapy”
being prescribed all over the place on this side of The Pond.
Here it is Dovonex and Ultravate, which I’ve been using for about
a month, now. (Not much change
in my case, regrettably.)
Please do stay
in touch. It would be great to
keep up with someone sticking to the Pagano diet. -Ed