I'm literally covered in psoriasis. I had a appointment today in the dermatology department. I was given 2 options to go on acitretin or methotrexate. I was told to have a think about all weekend and to call on Mondaywith a decision. so the docs can have it prescribed to me. has anyone being on either of them. which one is better? Imy 24 and I do like to go out out and have
I tried methotrexate but couldn't tolerate it very well but I've heard a lot of people say it's worked for them. I'm also covered in psoriasis have been for 5+ years am currently having the light therapy treatment and using a new thing called enstillar which is a foam that you spray on and it's really cold and then you rub it in and it's amazing I've been using it for a week and can see a difference. I'd highly recommend asking your doctor to try you with enstillar X
MTX worked a bit but I ended up on both MTX and remicade (infliximab)
That's rather a big decision you have to make at your young age.
MTX and acetretin are very damaging to a foetus therefore you cannot get pregnant while on it or for a year after. However if you need them take them and see.
MTX is probably the best choice. It has less sideffects .
i was prescribed methatrexate and had to sign waivers in case something went wrong. I asked about side effects and Dr. Duke in Ottawa said it will make your skin go thin. I thought he meant for the 10 weeks I was on it, not for the rest of my life. This drug changes the way your body makes skin, for the past 20 years every time I bump into a branch or a cat paw I bleed way too easily and way too much.
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