You’ve Got This: Jon Maddison from United Kingdom (Psoriasis)

You’ve Got This: Jon Maddison from United Kingdom (Psoriasis)


Hi there, my names Jon, and I live in the United Kingdom I’m just contributing today to the Healthline.com campaign to reach newly diagnosed psoriasis sufferers to boost their confidence and self esteem and I’m here to tell you that ‘you’ve got this’ you can get through it definitely it’s a shock and it’s horrible when you first flare up with psoriasis I remember when I flared up originally it was when I was sixteen At college, and I’m now 27 so it’s been eleven years going on twelve years and it’s life impacting, its devastating, when you first get it and it’s just awful youve got this horrible rash, it’s extensive usually when it first flares up, its sore you feel very self concious about it but, you don’t have to let it control you, you don’t! for the first couple of years that I had psoriasis it dominated my life it ruined my social life, stopped me doing sports and other activities, because i was that self concious but in the end, something clicked with me and I kind of just accepted myself for I who I was I think that is really important part of having psoriasis, you kind of just need to deal with that emotional side of the condition and you kind of just have to make yourself think actually, is everybody looking at me? the answer is probably no you might go out in the summer with a Tshirt on, with psoriasis on your arms you might feel like everyone’s looking at you but if you just took a minute and look around, they’re not theyve all got their own lives to lead not everybody is staring at you, it takes a while to get to that mentality, that actually I’m not being stared at I’m not being watched by people constantly and once you start to feel like that, your body will relax, your mind relaxes you start to feel a bit better about yourself recently I’ve taken control of my psoriasis completely, and I’ve been documenting my journey via Youtube and with the effects that diet can have on psoriasis so please check me out on there if you want to but there’s so much you can do to alleviate symptoms, make your life better just a healthier way of life can have such an impact on your psoriasis I’ve had it quite extensively and I’m seeing good results using diet so definitely research diet, you’ll be surprised what you can do and just stay positive, stay focussed, and be happy in your skin because it’s the only skin you’ve got, look after it as best you can and just live your life, don’t let your skin control you, because it doesn’t have to be that way so take care, and good luck and stay strong

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