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Hi , my name is
Lance and I’m 16 years old. I have been coming to your site for a little
over eight months now. I have plaque psoriasis and have had it since
around the age of five.
When I was
younger, I had it terribly on my knees and the back of my legs. I’ve had
it on my elbows and ears. Never,
though, on my stomach or back.
I never really
sought treatment until I was in high school. I
am currently a junior. My
doctor has put me on a combination of Ultravate and Dovonex, which
is working well. Dovonex doesn’t seem to work alone.
I also tan, which
I just wanted
to drop you a line and tell you what a wonderful website you have created.
Many people just look at people with P and say, “What’s so bad?
It can’t be that terrible.”
My dad saw a commercial and was like, What
are they whining about? What’s
the pain and suffering of living with psoriasis? I
told him he didn’t know what he was talking about.
nice chatting. –Lance
Response: Glad to hear the
combo therapy — Ultravate and Dovonex — is working for you, Lance, and
that sun exposure helps, too. It
took a couple of years for everyone to accept that Dovonex works best in
combination with something else. Since
then, the Ultravate/Dovonex combo has become very popular.
If your Dad challenges you again about the “pain and suffering” associated with P, try this rejoinder: “Dad, problem is you’ve raised a tough and humble son. Because I don’t complain and get depressed you think psoriasis is easy to live with. People that don’t have the constitution I inherited from you can have an awful time dealing with this. I’m just lucky.” [Smile broadly here, then close with—] “Thanks a lot, Dad!” -Ed