psoriasis and UC are related yes. i have psoraisis, but i have had it since i was little and way before i ever had UC.
the best thing, IMO (in my opinion) is cocoa butter lotion and also to take milk thistle capsules for the liver. that is where the psoraisis comes from. liver issues.
i've had psoraisis issues since 5th grade and im 31 now. the cocoa butter thing works the best and doesnt cost you your first born. i have tried every and all types of spendy lotions and miracle creams. nah. dont work. good old natural cocoa butter is the best. keep yourself moisturized. also, psoraisis gets worse in wintertime i noticed and when your sick or stressed.
the topical medicines from the doctor are cortico-steroids usually and they do work temporarily. usually you become immune to them before they fix anything. plus that is the "band-aid" way of treating it.
are you sure it is psoraisis and not eczema? cuz psoriasis usually doesnt hurt really. eczema on the other hand is itchy and does hurt.
psoraisis is red and scaly. it comes in big patches or in little dots.
what does it look like?
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure.
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast 5 weeks now.. will taper next week by 10mg every 5 days.
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x morning & night - colifoam enima 1x at night - 1/2 endone every 6 hours for pain
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects - got lots of those!
50mg imuran 1x day 8pm to have a baby - VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww