Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as a pathogen, ...
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Enbrel 12,610
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Jury still out on Otezla
| KerryB
I have been on Otezla for 6 months now. What originally started as psoriasis turned into psoriatic arthritis within the last 12 months. I was/am determined to stay away from biologics if at all possible due to the scary side effects; however, am having to re-think my treatment going forward. The worst side effect I had during the first couple of months was diarrhea. Unfortunately, I did not get the weight loss, which would have been a bonus! I did have fairly immediate relief from joints locking up and the pain for awhile; however, I am now having to take prescription strength naxproxen twice daily. Additionally, I have developed depression which is very foreign to me and have had some suicidal thoughts. After missing a full day's does on a Friday, and making the mistake of drinking a beer and having gluten on the following day, I then woke in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in my left knee and was unable to use it until midday Sunday. Very scary. I have been following the Wahls Protocol diet over the last couple of months to try to lessen my flares so I am unsure if the swelling/pain was due to missing a dose and eating poorly, or if this medication just isn't working well for me. I really had such high hopes and am still coming to terms with the debilitating aspects of this disease. I've always been very active and the severity of the symptom onset over the last 12 months has been daunting to say the least. I am committed to strictly following directions on the Otezla and eating on The Wahls Protocol until my next follow up with my Rheumatologist in the next few weeks where I will then decide if its time to stop the Otezla and use a more traditional therapy; or if its worth continuing the Otezla and getting on depression medication.

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| AliciaM
My psoriasis was well controlled for many years and since going on Lamictal I'm breaking out all over my body

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| Robin
I have had psoriasis for two years and the only topical cream I have found that totally clears it up,is a product called 999 you can get it on amazon. It stops the itching completely and within about a week mine cleared up totally but you have to continue use as soon as you notice a flare up in order to keep it gone.

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| drj
I have been looking for a post that talked about others who have also been diagnosed with psoriasis. I have had this annoying immune issue going on for 3 years now. Before it really showed up aggressively but since I was about 20 so 6 years ago i stated getting crazy bouts of ingrown hairs all over my legs and my groin area. As you can imagine I would try to pluck the hairs to remove the pressure and pain that they caused I think it cause so weird OCD but that went on on and off and this is exactly how my Psoriasis patches start now. In my nose arms legs ect... Pimples on my face take ages to heal because I will have a pimple pop it then it starts to turn to plaque then this process will continue to go on for weeks. Don't get me wrong I do my best to not PICK. Sometimes though it hurts so bad all you want is to release a bit of pain or annoyance. I had been on humira now for about 4 months and had completely cleared my skin I COULD WEAR SHORTS AGAIN!!!! then switched insurance blahhh blahhh blah it was a mess so I had a laps in medication. I was off for about 3 months and have just restarted again. During the lag time, not right away but 2 weeks after missing a dose the the old aggressive symptoms began. Thus leading me to want to see if anyone described there psoriasis the same way I do? Leading me hear to tell you we do EXIST!

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| www.psoriasisbehandeling.com
fluoride in toothpaste was almost banned! I suggest using a natural toothpaste with natural oils, baking soda and mint extract for yout breath. I have a good recipe for a well smelling and fantastic toothpaste you can make your self.

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| Garry Oliver
Has anyone been trying transdermal magnesium chloride and internal supplementation with D3/K2 + no dairy?
Neil P
September 2, 2015
Hey man - I have P pretty much head to toe and started using Vit K about a month ago, I took 100mg morning and night - I generally try to cut out things like red meat, cows milk, coffee and alcohol but I havent cut them out completely, I hadnt ate chocolate in a while and I am a total chocolate fiend.

Within 2 weeks of taking the VK i was clear, pretty much no psoriasis other than skin staining. I then had to take a work trip and forgot them, stupidly I thought it was due to the lack of chocolate and stopped the VK - P is back again, not as bad but I do think it is getting there. I am back on the VK twice a day religiously as of a couple of days ago and am hoping I have found my own personal cure. Another thing to mention is I have started running around 8 miles a week, the more active lifestyle may also have had an effect but pretty much I started VK = P was shifting rapidly after 2 weeks, stopped VK and within a week its coming back.

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| niresh
dettol is good for starting psoriasis
Roy T Thomas
May 3, 2015
true...........

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Psoriasis
| Jenny
Have been on Lansoprazole for 14 years. Have had psoriasis for 5. Developed many allergies to drugs, believe this to be to do with how PPIs affect the liver.

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hypermobility syndrome and psoriasis arthritis
| sam
hi i am 27 years old female i have been living with hypermobility syndrome and psoriasis arthritis for the last year and half, every day seems to get worse ive been on lots of different meds nothings working im on pain killers and tramadol atm previous took steriods and methertrax but dont work, has anyine else got this and any suggestions with learning to live with this

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Reaction To Metoprolol
| Ann Green
I was put on [the label says] "Metoprolol succ er 25 mg tab] at the dose of 1 tablet by mouth once a day.
This was prescribed to protect my heart [as I had congestive heart failure twenty plus years ago] and was going through a in a severe hyperthyroid episode. I took the medicine for two days, 1 pill at 6 pm on two consecutive days. During this time my sleep at night became extremely deep. By the morning of the third day I had trouble staying awake walking down the street or sitting on a train. These problems were to the extent that I felt my safety was compromised. I did not feel it was safe for me to take the pill at 6 pm on the third day so I spoke with the doctor and indicated I needed to go off it be safe... and stopped taking it. About 10 pm that night [having not taken a dose that day] felt an odd painful tingling on the thumb, and 4th, and 5th fingers of my left hand. I looked and saw white patches on those digits. It looked like it had been bleached, appeared and felt to the touch to be slightly rough. These patches resembled cauliflower in color, though flat. After an hour or so the stinging stopped. In a few hours the patches went away. The places where they had been regained their normal color but the surface of the skin appeared a little wrinkled and baggy for a few days, as if something had happened there.
I had never in my whole life had any skin problems prior to this incident. No one on either side of my family has ever had a skin problem like this or any other skin problem to our knowledge. Twenty years ago I took captopril and other medicines for my heart.

After this, because I was afraid to use metoprolol any more, I began using an herbal formula with motherwort and two other herbs. Motherwort allegedly has beta blocker like properties. It is used to treat hyperthyroidism. I started at 15 drops three times a day and within two days got the same tingling, stinging and eruption of white patches on my hands. I cut the dose to two drops and gradually brought it up to 13 drops with no problems. Once in a while I had spontaneous recurrences of the hand problem and had to cut the dose to seven drops. Currently I am at seven drops two or three times a day and may need to go lower or discontinue. Thyroid blood work has been repeated recently but I have not been told the results yet.

Medications for Psoriasis

Methotrexate
254,074 discussions
Taken for: RA, Psoriasis, Arthritis, Inflammation, Lupus*
Other names: Trexall, Rheumatrex, Methotrexate (Anti-Rheumatic), Folex PFS
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.8
Satisfaction
1.5
Helpfulness
Enbrel
119,894 discussions
Taken for: RA, Psoriasis, Arthritis, Inflammation, Psoriatic Arthritis
Other names:
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.0
Satisfaction
3.0
Helpfulness
Humira
152,304 discussions
Taken for: Crohn's Disease, RA, Psoriasis, Inflammation, Arthritis
Other names:
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.9
Satisfaction
2.1
Helpfulness
Remicade
124,121 discussions
Taken for: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, RA, Inflammation, Arthritis
Other names:
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.9
Satisfaction
2.6
Helpfulness
Dovonex
13,610 discussions
Taken for: Psoriasis, Plaque Psoriasis, Scalp Psoriasis
Other names: Calcipotriene, Calcitrene
Method of use: Ointment
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.1
Satisfaction
1.9
Helpfulness
Prednisone
557,638 discussions
Taken for: Inflammation, RA, Allergies, Swelling, Crohn's Disease
Other names: Deltasone, Meticorten, Liquid Pred, Prednisone Intensol, Orasone
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.8
Satisfaction
1.4
Helpfulness
Stelara
13,032 discussions
Taken for: Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Crohn's Disease*, Inflammation*, Plaque Psoriasis
Other names:
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
3.1
Satisfaction
3.3
Helpfulness
Coal Tar
12,961 discussions
Taken for: Psoriasis, Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Inflammation
Other names: Neutrogena T-Gel, Denorex, Psoriasin, Polytar, Pentrax
3.0
Satisfaction
3.4
Helpfulness
Raptiva
7,129 discussions
Taken for: Psoriasis
Other names:
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.9
Satisfaction
1.3
Helpfulness
Clobetasol
9,313 discussions
Taken for: Itching, Psoriasis, Rash, Hair Loss, Eczema
Other names: Olux, Clobex, Dermovate, Temovate, Cormax
Method of use: Foam, Gel, Ointment, Shampoo
Prescribing mode: Rx
3.3
Satisfaction
3.3
Helpfulness

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