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Cimzia

Cimzia

Why is it so darn expensive. I can't afford it and this is what my RA wants me on. Told him no because the $4,000.00/month copay will not work on my SSD check.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I'm really glad that it is helping me. Another thing I did was to start swim exercise program twice a week at the YMCA. keeps the muscles and joints… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

What Exactly Causes Psoriasis?

What Exactly Causes Psoriasis?

I have been trying to find what exactly causes this, The only thing I could figure was the basement wall between the dermis and epidermis fails, especially where the skin stretches and moves, causing the dead outer cells to come in contact with the living cells in the dermis triggering your body to produce a reaction similar to necrosis where there is no apopsis because the cells are not supposed to breakdown itself. I wondered if maybe jojoba oil or some similar anti-oxidant would… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have found out i cannnot use the current biologics. Too many infections. Lost 4 teeth when i was on Cimzia . i didnt even know i had a low grade… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Were You Scared By These Medicines At First?

Were You Scared By These Medicines At First?

I am newly diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I am still at the point of deciding which medicine to try first. Which of course will have a lot to do with insurance. To be honest these meds scare the hell out of me. I am hopeful for the improvement that may come, but the medicines can be brutal. Where you scared at first?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I get alot of fatigue when I’m flared up. Also, winter time makes it worse with no sun. When I’m having a bad flare up I can’t hardly do anything. Can’t… read more

posted 5 months ago

Does Anyone With Close Relative With Ms Successfully Take Enbrel Or Humira?

Does Anyone With Close Relative With Ms Successfully Take Enbrel Or Humira?

My Mom has ms and I have psoriatic arthritis (not much psoriasis) Since 2011 or 12 different rheumatologists have wanted me to take enbrel or humira but I am afraid of ms/nervous system side effects. Took methotrexate, otezla, sulfasalazine, now stelara for almost year. Stelara helps but could be better. Dr still recommends enbrel. Any insights? Thanks very much. My dads mom died of als which of course is also neurological.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I've been taking Enbrel & Methotrexate for 22yr now. It has kept my skin clear & the only way I'm able to function with my joints. I recently… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Switched From Stelara To Humira - Having Joint Pain

Switched From Stelara To Humira - Having Joint Pain

I had been on Stelara for about 5 yrs. My hands started really hurting (osteoarthritis). So, my doctor switched me to Humira to help with the joint pain. I've been using the Humira pen for about 2 months and it seems my hands are actually hurting more. Doctor said to give it about 3 months. Has anyone else experienced this same thing?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

A friend of mine has Humira injections and swears by it

posted almost 2 years ago

Does Anyone Else Notice Psoriasis Is Aggravated By Flying, & If So How Do They Overcome This

Does Anyone Else Notice Psoriasis Is Aggravated By Flying, & If So How Do They Overcome This

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Just back from holiday. My psoriasis is on the soles of my feet, I used the emulsifying ointment and flight socks. First time for years I had no… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Anyone With PsA On Enbrel Find That It Keeps Psoriasis Managable But Doesnt Really Help With Joint Pain?

Anyone With PsA On Enbrel Find That It Keeps Psoriasis Managable But Doesnt Really Help With Joint Pain?

I have been on Methotrexate for 10 + years and added Enbrel in February it cleared up my pustular psoriasis on my hands pretty well but doesnt really seem to have made any difference in the joint pain

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi! I am on Otezla and Cimzia and my skin is clear but my joints still hurt somewhat but i am grateful because i am no where near i was about a year ago… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Increased Spread

Increased Spread

Recently my psoriasis has flared up and spread quite violently. The specialist has repeatedly given me Dovobet which helps but it doesn't clear it.

I went to my local GP who has given me Eumovate & Calcipotriol Ointment to try.

Has anyone used this and is does it help?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I agree I get lazy too as it seems never ending. Tried the drugs but too many side effects. The best thing I find is to moisturise everyday. Try not to… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Why Aren't The Biologics Working For Me?

Why Aren't The Biologics Working For Me?

Hi everyone,
I have had psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis since I was a teen. I have been on so many meds..none last long. They seem to work and then my body attacks them so they are unable to work.
Enbrel- didn't do much
Humira- worked like a charm totally clear for almost a year. Then I had a reaction my whole body turned red and swelled up it took the doctors months to clear that mess up
Remicade- is made from rat pee...not a joke...it made my arms and legs feel like… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thank you for the suggestion. I will see about giving it a try.

posted 6 months ago