Psoriasis is unpredictable. I’ll start a new treatment, and start to feel optimistic that I’ve finally found a way to manage my skin...
And then I’ll have a flare-up.
This flare-up kicks off a rollercoaster of emotions that only one of the most famous people in the world can understand: Kim Kardashian. She’s not the only celebrity with psoriasis, but she does have the best reactions.
When the flare-up first starts
When you’re waiting for your steroid creams to dry
When you catch people walking by you on the street staring at the psoriasis patches on your face
When you have to go to your dermatologist for another cortisone shot
When your dermatologist suggests that you start eating healthier
When someone you barely know suggests a random home remedy… then admits they don’t understand what psoriasis is
When you know that stress gives you flare-ups but your flare-ups make you stressed
When someone wants you to give them the full explanation of what psoriasis is
When your doctor tells you about a new treatment
And the new treatment works! …until it doesn’t, and we’re back at the beginning of this emotional rollercoaster again.
Emily Gadd is a writer and editor who lives in San Francisco. She spends her spare time listening to music, watching movies, wasting her life on the internet, and going to concerts. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.