I've had psoriasis since I was about 4 years old (I'm 22 now) with varying degrees of severity but nothing like some of the serious cases you see on the internet and on TV. I only really have pretty tame psoriasis on my arms and legs (elbows, knees, back of my legs, forearms). That being said, it's a real pain living with this skin condition. I recently tried a cream for a period of time and it totally cleared up it was brilliant but now... it's all coming back again and no amount of this cream seems to work, in fact I'm pretty sure it's making it worse so I've ceased it totally now. It's quite a common condition (I believe something like 3% of people in the UK suffer from some form of it) and I'm just absolutely gutted that it's coming back because frankly, even though I don't have a severe kind, it's enough to make me very self concious and stop me from wearing and doing some things. It's held me back from countless stuff throughout my entire life because of the confidence it saps away from you - I mean, who really wants red blotches on their skin? Has anyone else got this bloody awful disease or know of a partner, relative, friend with it, and if so, how do you or they cope with it?