Lynn's Story

Fifteen year old Lynn talks about how the condition affected her confidence and made her feel different from her peers following her diagnosis at 10 years old.

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My name is Lynn, I am 15 years old. I was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 10.

When I was a little kid, I knew nothing about psoriasis and it didn’t affect any part of my life in the slightest. As I grew up, I started to learn more about it and I realised how it affected my life. I’ve never worn nail polish, and also my nails would get stuck in my hair and clothes. It’s hard to live with. And as I grew up, I started to notice the stares of people who saw a different skin type than theirs.

People were supportive except for a few. But I know that beauty comes from the inside, and I know that someday psoriasis will invade every part of my body. But this is what makes me different. This is what makes me special. I wouldn’t be who I am today, I wouldn’t have the confidence that I have, if it weren’t for my condition.

Read more real-life stories from young people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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