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‘Positive Thinking’ to Shock Treatments
Hello there. I'm the
person who wrote to you (a year ago) about shock treatments clearing up my
psoriasis [see Shock Treatments
Cleared Her –Ed]. I had
checked back fairly soon after writing that to you and didn't see my post
up on your page and then I got lost in life and never made it back to your
site till today. I was trying
to do a clean up of my bookmarks tonight and ran across your site and saw
the response you wrote to me.
I've looked online and
cannot for the life of me find the site where it told that shock
treatments used to be used for the treatment of psoriasis.
I SWEAR, I did read it online.
Just wish I could find it for you.
I want to tell you the
strangest thing. Before the
shock treatments began, I absolutely knew that the psoriasis would be
cleared up because of the treatments.
I had no prior knowledge that it could help.
I just had this huge feeling (as in a known FACT) that I'd have
nice, clear skin when I was done with the treatments.
I figured that everything comes from the brain in one form or
another and mine is as messed up as they come — I HAVE to joke about it
or I'd go nuts. Wait. I’m
already nuts. Oh well.
Sigh. lol? — so if I
had a few jolts of electricity that it would have to 'straighten' things
out, and whatever message my 'skin' was getting to overproduce itself,
well, that message was going to stop.
Strange way of
thinking about it or looking at it, but it's exactly what crossed my mind
and it's exactly what happened. Other
than a few spots, my skin stayed clear for about 2 years.
It wasn't till this past year when I was put on new medications for
my lovely chemically imbalanced brain that I started having problems
again. Tell your fellow site
members to steer away from "Lamictal" if they can.
I was on the medication for a few months and in addition to weight
gain, my psoriasis came back and it is the worst it has ever been.
I do want to respond
to something you said about the depression and its effect on the psoriasis
itself. In the most stressful
and depressing time of my life (a period that lasted SIX years.
Ugh). I had very few spots on my skin.
Go figure. The brain.
Ain't it a wonder?
Now I'm going to go
and read some of the other posts. I
saw the wonderful words "Skin Cap" on there.
Now THAT was a product that worked.
And how easy to use. Sigh.
I'm hoping that when I read it, I’ll find out I can get it
Thanks for your site.
I'll keep trying to find that web site and if and when I do, I'll
pass it on to you. Sincerely, -Renee
I surely didn’t forget your post from ’01 about shock therapy.
Actually, in the intervening months I found some other reference to
electro convulsive therapy and P, but I can’t re-find it, either.
But now you give us
this “positive attitude” and Zen-meditative-type of influence to
consider. Could it be you imaged yourself into improvement?
Who knows what the mind — your
mind — can do?
I looked up Lamictal
in my Family Guide to Prescription
Drugs and it sounds like some pretty potent stuff prescribed primarily
to control epileptic seizures. According
to this reference, one of the most serious side effects can be a rash that
comes within the first 8 weeks of using the drug.
They warn this rash can become “severe and even dangerous.”
Just what a flaker needs, eh?
I’m wondering if your problem was related to this?
So, you had good luck
with Skin Cap? You might want
to ask your doc about Olux Foam. This
legal form of clobetasol propionate in a spray-like medium might work for
you. I’m hearing from more
and more people who use the foam, with success, on body lesions.
Stay in touch. -Ed