Appreciate any input or experiences etc on Otezla..
I've been using it for 15 months now. Did fantastic for my skin but not as much for joint pain. Currently taking it with naprosyn & tylenol but still have painful joints. I think we'll try adding something different in the next month or so until we get the right cocktail.
So happy to hear you've got your life back too :)
Hey Barbara hi. Hope alls going well with you. I posted this today...
I'm at 21 weeks on Otezla and the results are short of amazing. I started at PASI 24 and now down to about PASI 3-4. I'm living a life with some dry skin patches and a few 'battle scars' versus the nightmare we all know way too well. I can say I'm 95% in the clear or better. My scalp is 100% clear and at PASI 24 it was virtually red raw. I had severe attack in both upper thighs and groin and now 95% clear. Rest of my body torso, elbows, legs...all clear.So as part of the trial for Otezla I've agreed to have UVB narrow band treatment to see how effective it will be on what's remaining and after 3 sessions (say 25 seconds each) in week 1 I'm seeing speedy clearance which is also short of amazing....I wouldn't be healing this well until weeks 5-6 !!!!
I have been using otezla for about two months. So far so good. Was terribly worried that a side effect is depression as I already live with this condition, but I've really not had any troubles
I've been taking Otezla for about 4 months now and my skin looks great! I have Guttate psoriasis and the small patches are cleared up. I didn't have the weight loss side effect(darn) but the medicine is working and for that I am grateful! I do take 15 mg of methotrexate as well for the psoriatic arthritis. All is well so far. Still looking for that weight loss side effect! Ha! Enjoy your day!