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WORKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

YOUR ROLE IN MANAGING PsORIASIS

How to communicate the whole story.

The physical signs of psoriasis are often the easiest to spot. Your doctor can make a diagnosis, or determine whether your skin is improving just by taking a look. And for many people, that's where the story ends. But for others, it's what's going on under the surface that can leave them feeling unsatisfied.

Did you know that many people with psoriasis report feelings of anxiety, embarrassment, and isolation? And while some are satisfied with the way their condition is being managed, one study reported that up to 52% are dissatisfied with their treatment.

Remember, it's not always easy for your doctor to understand your emotions. That's why we created a doctor discussion tool to help you speak up when talking with your doctor. The more information your doctor has will help them be a better partner in managing your condition. Be sure to download and complete it before your next appointment.

You can also prepare for your next appointment by reviewing the questions below—they can help you have a better conversation about your psoriasis, and get the most from the time you have with your doctor.

Two important questions to discuss with your doctor:

1. How is my psoriasis impacting me physically?

This includes any physical symptoms of your condition, like itching, scaling, flaking, bleeding, and pain.

Tip: Now's the time to talk about your current treatment regimen, any side effects, and whether you're seeing the results you expect.

2. What effect does my psoriasis have on my daily life?

This includes work, social situations, your daily routine, and even intimacy.

Tip: Resist the urge to say "I'm fine." If your psoriasis is making you feel self-conscious, frustrated, or withdrawn from your daily life, it's important to speak up and help your doctor understand the full impact of your condition.

Remember, you play a crucial role in your own health. Your doctor will help in any way possible, but it's up to you to have an honest conversation about any symptoms, feelings, or concerns you may have.

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Helpful Resources

In addition to the PsO Me Community, there are several sites and forums that offer educational content and support resources, including

National Psoriasis Foundation

TalkPsoriasis — a National Psoriasis Foundation community

Have a better conversation with your doctor.

DOWNLOAD OUR DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE TODAY.

Helpful Resources

In addition to the PsO Me Community, there are several sites and forums that offer educational content and support resources, including

National Psoriasis Foundation

TalkPsoriasis — a National Psoriasis Foundation community

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SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE

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