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    I have: Insomnia, Eczema, Hemorrhoids, Anaemia, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Acne, Familial hypercholesterolemia and another issue is a bit too personal to share, even with anon on I don't feel comfortable saying.

    Anyways, even the doctor has said I am his patient with the most medical issues and concerns he has on an individual.

    Oh yeah, I am 18 - AMA.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have: Insomnia, Eczema, Hemorrhoids, Anaemia, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Acne, Familial hypercholesterolemia and another issue is a bit too personal to share, even with anon on I don't feel comfortable saying.

    Anyways, even the doctor has said I am his patient with the most medical issues and concerns he has on an individual.

    Oh yeah, I am 18 - AMA.
    Is your eczema caused by an allergy?
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    Is your eczema caused by an allergy?
    Nope not really, it just flares up when I am stressed, get hot flashes or eat spicy food (despite actually liking it which sucks as I can't eat it without it flaring up)
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Nope not really, it just flares up when I am stressed, get hot flashes or eat spicy food (despite actually liking it which sucks as I can't eat it without it flaring up)
    That does suck, lots of drinks I loved caused my eczema, why can't things we don't like cause problems instead
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    Goodness.

    I'm sorry.

    How does this affect everyday life?
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    That does suck, lots of drinks I loved caused my eczema, why can't things we don't like cause problems instead
    Haha exactly! I am lucky that I haven't had any problems with drinks, in fact drinking sometimes help at times as it relaxes me

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    Goodness.

    I'm sorry.

    How does this affect everyday life?
    It is quite a burden on my life, I have to spend A LOT on monthly prescriptions now I am 18 and don't get them for free despite still being in education. Insomnia is probably the worst out of the lot as it causes a lot of stress and impacts my learning as I am usually unable to concentrate in class due to the lack of sleep. Anaemia isn't really a problem anymore as I am on medication where as before I used to just not able to stand for a long period of time etc.. muscle fatigueness etc.. my dermatitis is horrible and a big confidence downer, my face peels a lot around my eyebrows and nose, and I get flakey scalp too - which makes me look like I don't wash my hair. Hemmorrhoids are just a huge pain. Acne is just another confidence downer, familial hyper''' just means I take daily tablets and watch what I eat.

    All of this led to me being quite depressed - however I am still standing
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    Haha exactly! I am lucky that I haven't had any problems with drinks, in fact drinking sometimes help at times as it relaxes me



    It is quite a burden on my life, I have to spend A LOT on monthly prescriptions now I am 18 and don't get them for free despite still being in education. Insomnia is probably the worst out of the lot as it causes a lot of stress and impacts my learning as I am usually unable to concentrate in class due to the lack of sleep. Anaemia isn't really a problem anymore as I am on medication where as before I used to just not able to stand for a long period of time etc.. muscle fatigueness etc.. my dermatitis is horrible and a big confidence downer, my face peels a lot around my eyebrows and nose, and I get flakey scalp too - which makes me look like I don't wash my hair. Hemmorrhoids are just a huge pain. Acne is just another confidence downer, familial hyper''' just means I take daily tablets and watch what I eat.

    All of this led to me being quite depressed - however I am still standing

    Guy or girl?

    The dermatitis and acne is unfortunate.

    Particularly hard for a teenager. Has it affected your social life?
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    Where are you from? (you do not have to answer that.) I can give you the names of the medications I take, you can consult and ask your doctor if it would cause you any harm. (I'm no expert.) My scalp was just in the earlier stage of psoriasis, it is now completely flake-free and healthier than before. And I am EXTREMELY sorry, I mean it. You certainly do not deserve this.
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    I have eczema too and mine flares up if I'm smoking drinking alcohol and seafood. I also find that you gotta really pay close attention to what you wash your clothes with. For instance, Fair non-bio just really kills my skin and makes me itch like mad.

    My mum has eczema too and she said spicy food flares hers up, but it doesn't do anything to me. I suggest you take an allergy test down at your local doctors or GP. You can find out what foods you're allergic to that could be a trigger for your eczema.
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    Guy or girl?

    The dermatitis and acne is unfortunate.

    Particularly hard for a teenager. Has it affected your social life?
    Male - there have been times when my dermatitis has been really bad so I have cancelled plans as I wasn't comfortable being seen in public looking as bad as I was. I'd say it has had a negative affect on my social life but I try not to let it. Acne just make's me cautious everyone is looking at it in disgust. Thing is most cleansers flare up my dermatitis and so I have to be really careful with cleansing. I have been on tetralysal (or however you spell it) for the past year or 2 but hasn't made much difference. doctors said it's a long term game though

    (Original post by maria.x)
    Where are you from? (you do not have to answer that.) I can give you the names of the medications I take, you can consult and ask your doctor if it would cause you any harm. (I'm no expert.) My scalp was just in the earlier stage of psoriasis, it is now completely flake-free and healthier than before. And I am EXTREMELY sorry, I mean it. You certainly do not deserve this.
    I am from the UK (south). Thank you, I would appreciate this! I have hairloss quite badly and the doctor said that it is due to a mixture of the dermatits and stress. So hopefully this could help.

    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    I have eczema too and mine flares up if I'm smoking drinking alcohol and seafood. I also find that you gotta really pay close attention to what you wash your clothes with. For instance, Fair non-bio just really kills my skin and makes me itch like mad.

    My mum has eczema too and she said spicy food flares hers up, but it doesn't do anything to me. I suggest you take an allergy test down at your local doctors or GP. You can find out what foods you're allergic to that could be a trigger for your eczema.
    Ahh I see sorry to hear! Yeah, I realised harsh soaps cause mine too as well, I now use a soft one that is more of a cleanser mixed with moisturiser which causes no problems. Ohh good idea! I will mention this to my doctor.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Male - there have been times when my dermatitis has been really bad so I have cancelled plans as I wasn't comfortable being seen in public looking as bad as I was. I'd say it has had a negative affect on my social life but I try not to let it. Acne just make's me cautious everyone is looking at it in disgust. Thing is most cleansers flare up my dermatitis and so I have to be really careful with cleansing. I have been on tetralysal (or however you spell it) for the past year or 2 but hasn't made much difference. doctors said it's a long term game though

    This stuff is apparently amazing.

    http://www.selexir.com/peace-balm-su...is-and-xerosis
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    I hope it all works out for you mate. Keep being positive and I pray for your health and wellbeing.
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    I have eczema.
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    I'm insomniac as well. Feel your pain.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Male - there have been times when my dermatitis has been really bad so I have cancelled plans as I wasn't comfortable being seen in public looking as bad as I was. I'd say it has had a negative affect on my social life but I try not to let it. Acne just make's me cautious everyone is looking at it in disgust. Thing is most cleansers flare up my dermatitis and so I have to be really careful with cleansing. I have been on tetralysal (or however you spell it) for the past year or 2 but hasn't made much difference. doctors said it's a long term game though



    I am from the UK (south). Thank you, I would appreciate this! I have hairloss quite badly and the doctor said that it is due to a mixture of the dermatits and stress. So hopefully this could help.



    Ahh I see sorry to hear! Yeah, I realised harsh soaps cause mine too as well, I now use a soft one that is more of a cleanser mixed with moisturiser which causes no problems. Ohh good idea! I will mention this to my doctor.

    I use skin-cap and dermovate, skin-cap is the shampoo and dermovate is what you use after you take a shower and everytime you wash your hair. You should ask your doctor about them. What helped clear it up is the biological treatments I've been recommended by the doctor. It is kind of difficult to have a needle every week but it is now gone 100% You can talk about that to your doctor if you're accepting the idea of it. He'll ask you to take some tests from the hospital and he'll tell you if your condition is fit enough to take them. Lots of love.
 
 
 
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