I was a different person afterwards
At first I felt a bit weird about going to have treatment at a health resort because I had always seen that as something that old people do. But being there was an eye-opening experience. For the first time in my life I spoke to lots of other people my age who had the same condition. And I realized that other people had worse psoriasis that I did. Various treatments were tried out while I was there. I was able to go swimming and feel more relaxed.
The treatment at the health resort gave me a new sense of freedom. It made me feel more self-confident. And the psoriasis went away completely while I was there. That didn’t last long, but it was still great.
What helped me the most was knowing that other people were going through the same thing, and being able to talk to them. I no longer felt alone. My family had always been there for me, of course, but they didn’t know what it was like. I couldn’t talk to them about it as much, and in as much detail. I could relate to what the other people with psoriasis said: Their lives revolved around the disease, just like mine did.
If you ask me, I think I should have gone for treatment at a health resort much earlier, at the age of 19 at the latest. I’m still angry at my skin doctor for not thinking of it. After going that first time, I returned there for more treatment every one to two years.