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What Advice Would You Give To Someone Recently Diagnosed With Psoriasis Or Psoriatic Arthritis?

What Advice Would You Give To Someone Recently Diagnosed With Psoriasis Or Psoriatic Arthritis?

posted September 28
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**** Please ask your Doctor about the " Tremfya " injection. When all else fails, this once every eight week injection works from the first injection. My results were and still are amazing. I have been free from the joint pain and the scaling, and embarrassing sight of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for 3 years now. The Doctors and the Tremfya company will work with you to get you a very minimal cost. With my insurance, ( Blue Cross, Blue Shield ), I pay $5.00 every injection. Also, look into " Tacrolimus " ointment, 0.1 %, as this works amazingly well.

God bless

posted September 29
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Do your own research on everything. I did the AIP diet to help me eliminate what foods caused flare ups, inflammation and allergic reactions. I also went to Everly well and did an allergy test for over 100 foods. Experimenting with foods & drinks help. I'm not on any meds as I like to heal naturally. I eat plant based which helps me with maintaining my weight and I have found to itch less. I stay away from white sugar, gluten, soy, processed foods, fried foods ( if it's cooked in non plant based oils), nuts, bread, sodas, wine, alcohol and nightshade veggies (they cause inflammation) I use a lot of THC/CBD edibles and ointments. They help with sleep and pain. I'm into essential oils and herbs and teas. The one thing that has saved me from a lot of itching is a product called PSORCLEAR which is zinc, copper and magnesium. You can buy them on their website or on Amazon. They stopped my itching and inflammation in 3 weeks. Been on them for 6 months and it's a game changer!! Blessings to you and your journey don't get discouraged ❤

posted October 4
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Don't give in.. stay positive. Change your diet and don't eat dairy, processed foods, junk food, meat. I became a vegan and eat only from the veggie fruit section of the grocery and my psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is in check- with no meds. I am 62. Started taking enbrel, humara, methotrexate- the whole enchilada- until I turned 60. Changed my diet and it all went away.

posted October 18
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Try to find something to be thankful for ever single day!

posted October 27
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Get treatment QUICKLY!!!!! Otezla along with Enstilar foam worked wonders for mine. Unfortunately the Otezla did not help with the joint pain/arthritis.
I recently began CoSyntex and it seems to be working at least some so far.
Also, keep up the prescriptions - if it says two times per day, make sure you do it two times per day.
Lastly, being in the sun and salt water works wonders as well. Just don’t overheat - the sun rays help, but heat makes it worse. Find the balance.

posted September 28

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