How I Navigate the Emotional Ups and Downs of Life With Plaque Psoriasis (VIDEO) | MyPsoriasisTeam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up Log in
Resources
About MyPsoriasisTeam
Powered By

How I Navigate the Emotional Ups and Downs of Life With Plaque Psoriasis (VIDEO)

Posted on January 8, 2024

Zailee Madrigal has had plaque psoriasis all her life. Living with plaque psoriasis has affected her mental and emotional health and, at times, has made her want to hide her skin and avoid social events. She now finds comfort in knowing that many others live with plaque psoriasis.

Watch this video to learn what Zailee says about navigating life with plaque psoriasis and its emotional impact.

Transcript

00:00:00:00 - 00:00:35:20
Zailee
Plaque psoriasis can really impact someone’s daily lifestyle and overall well-being. I sometimes have depression, anxiety, and embarrassment, and that did not help the physical symptoms that I already had.

So what is plaque psoriasis? Plaque psoriasis are thick scaly patches that are red, and may be very irritating and itchy all around your skin. It can happen on your scalp or just pretty much anywhere around your body. The scaling and the flaking can really make someone very self-conscious.

00:00:35:21 - 00:00:56:23
Zailee
This really happened to me. I wanted to hide my skin under long-sleeve shirts and sweaters even in the summertime. When I have it on my scalp, I can’t wear dark clothes, and it can really impact someone’s daily social life, which is what happened to me. I didn’t want to go out. I didn’t even want to enjoy my time around friends and family because I was so embarrassed.

00:00:56:25 - 00:01:17:13
Zailee
You are not alone. There are many others like you and me that have plaque psoriasis, and that you can connect with, share similar experiences to help you cope, and help you manage symptoms, and even your emotional well-being. There is always a group of support out there for you living with plaque psoriasis.

Posted on January 8, 2024
All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about psoriasis sent to your inbox.

Related Articles

Genital psoriasis is one of the most uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms of psoriasis. Beside...

Genital Psoriasis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Genital psoriasis is one of the most uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms of psoriasis. Beside...
Explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for ear psoriasis. Click to learn more!

Ear Psoriasis: Ear Drops, Itching, Hearing Loss, and More

Explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for ear psoriasis. Click to learn more!
Approximately 49 percent of people with psoriasis have it somewhere on the face — but symptoms ve...

Psoriasis on Lips: Pictures, 4 Ways To Treat It, and More

Approximately 49 percent of people with psoriasis have it somewhere on the face — but symptoms ve...
About half of people with plaque psoriasis on their bodies also develop psoriasis on the face. P...

Psoriasis on the Face: Pictures, Symptoms, and Treatments

About half of people with plaque psoriasis on their bodies also develop psoriasis on the face. P...
Explore the symptoms of psoriasis on the eyelid and how to treat them.

Psoriasis on the Eyelid: Symptoms and 5 Treatment Tips

Explore the symptoms of psoriasis on the eyelid and how to treat them.
Psoriasis scales can usually be safely and gently removed from the scalp at home to help relieve ...

Psoriasis Scales on the Scalp: 7 Tips for Safe Removal

Psoriasis scales can usually be safely and gently removed from the scalp at home to help relieve ...

Recent Articles

Dipping your toes into an oatmeal bath may bring back childhood memories of itchy chickenpox or p...

Oatmeal Bath for Psoriasis: Can It Help or Hurt?

Dipping your toes into an oatmeal bath may bring back childhood memories of itchy chickenpox or p...
When it comes to psoriasis, some people are so eager to find relief that they’re open to trying j...

Coconut Oil for Psoriasis: Is It Effective?

When it comes to psoriasis, some people are so eager to find relief that they’re open to trying j...
About 49 percent of people with plaque psoriasis (the most common form of the skin condition) on ...

Best Makeup for Psoriasis and 3 Tips for Application

About 49 percent of people with plaque psoriasis (the most common form of the skin condition) on ...
Learn what soaps dermatologists recommend for psoriatic skin, and how they can avoid worsening ex...

Soap for Psoriasis: What Do Dermatologists Recommend?

Learn what soaps dermatologists recommend for psoriatic skin, and how they can avoid worsening ex...
“Hormone imbalances cause my psoriasis to flare up,” wrote one MyPsoriasisTeam member. Another sa...

Psoriasis and Hormones: How Hormonal Changes Can Affect You

“Hormone imbalances cause my psoriasis to flare up,” wrote one MyPsoriasisTeam member. Another sa...
There are more treatment options for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) now than ever. But before each new...

8 Facts To Know About Psoriatic Arthritis Clinical Trials

There are more treatment options for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) now than ever. But before each new...
MyPsoriasisTeam My psoriasis Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close