"At the time, I wasn’t sure it was psoriasis. I was living in New York—I will never forget it, since it was our DASH store opening in November. I was wearing this glitzy sequin dress from our store to the opening and I came home afterward and was itching. It seemed like it came out of nowhere, but I thought that my skin was just sensitive toward the dress’s material," she said.
"And then I came home to LA for Mason’s first birthday party and my mom looked at my leg and said it was definitely psoriasis," Kim continued, explaining this was when her “real psoriasis journey began.”
The KKW beauty CEO explained that there is always a patch on her left leg that “consistently stays flared up.”
Despite the condition disappearing during both her pregnancies (Kim elected to have youngest children Chicago and Psalm via surrogate) the condition was at its worst earlier this year.
"Earlier this year is when it got extremely bad—it covered my whole face and a majority of my entire body."
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And then she noticed the arthritis.
"One night, I woke up to use the restroom and I physically couldn’t pick up my phone. I thought it was strange but maybe I just slept on my hands weird and I was so tired, I didn’t need to be checking my phone at that hour anyway. I fell right back asleep.
"I woke up that morning and I still couldn’t pick up my phone.
"I was freaking out—I couldn’t even pick up a toothbrush, my hands hurt so badly. I had worked out the day before and we did an arm day, so I thought maybe one of the exercises strained my hand."
The star was initially tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, however a second test revealed the initial tests to have been a false positive.
"It’s still painful and scary, but I was happy to have a diagnosis. No matter what autoimmune condition I had, I was going to get through it, and they are all manageable with proper care."