I Feel Like Crap


Hey psoriasis family, I don’t do this often, but I want you to know that right now, at this very moment, I feel like crap. I am briefly taking a medicine called Dexamethasone, which I’m only suppose to be on for 8 days. It clears me up for the most part, but makes me feel like crap in the process. The sad part is, it only clears me up when I’m taking it, after I stop, I break back out. But I can only take it for a few days to avoid big side effects. So whats the point right? (sigh) You tell me…

I’m tired, cranky, depressed, and I lack energy. I have four more days of this medicine to take. I don’t feel like doing anything, not even cooking, one of the many things I enjoy. Luckily I have an understanding husband that is working with me while I go through these side effects. I hate feeling this way.

I would never be able to survive taking this medicine everyday while teaching a classroom full of kids, it would be impossible. Sometimes I feel like I’m better off with the psoriasis, over taking all of this terrible medicine.

Well, this is just a random rant. Have any of you psoriasis conquerors taken Dexamethasone before? What was your experience like?

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5 Responses to “I Feel Like Crap”

  1. September 24, 2012

    Anna Lockhart Reply


    My heart goes out to you. My daughter and I both have psoriasis. Mine is not so bad but my daughter’s was bad and aggressively getting worse each day. she is one of those who would hav had psoriasis on 60-90% pf her body. at her worst, she has psoriasis on her scalp, her face, neck and torso especially downthe back.

    Today her face, neck and torso are clear. she has some on her scalp, but nowhere near as bad as it was about 1 to 3 years ago.

    She is not on any medication, but she watches her food carefully to see what triggers a flare up. I do the same. I avoid certain foos and I’m clear. I take the foods and my flare ups start.

    do look into this food connection. And I sincerely hope you cna get off of medications tht are hurting you so.

    All the best. We all deserve it.

    • September 24, 2012

      marieb411 Reply

      Thank you Anna! I know all to well what is like being a kid with psoriasis. Although it’s unfortunate that both of you have it, one good thing is the two of you can sincerely relate, and that’s rare. Do you or your daughter have a twitter page?

    • September 27, 2012

      marieb411 Reply

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your story! I send you two virtual hugs…

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