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Cimzia

Cimzia

My rheumatologist is recommending Cimzia. I have some scalp psoriasis and a lot of stiffness of the joints as well as aches & pains.
Does anyone fell that Cimzia has been helpful with their stiffness and pain? Have you encountered any unpleasant side effects?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I was on Cimzia weekly injections and it did help. But it was too expensive to continue.

posted 5 months 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 work to… 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 infection in my mouth. Any ideas? Anyone aware of… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Has Anyone Dealt With Psoriatic Arthritis And Try To Get Pregnant? What Treatment/ Medication Did You Use If So?

Has Anyone Dealt With Psoriatic Arthritis And Try To Get Pregnant? What Treatment/ Medication Did You Use If So?

I have recently started Humira because my joint paint is unbearable for every day functions. I was previously on stelara and loved it but there hasn’t been testing with pregnancy. Is there anyone going through this or that has gone through this?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thank you for getting back to me! I am actually coming off the humira and going back on stelara. I had my yearly check up and explained that stelara isn’t necessarily more dangerous, it is just newer… read more

posted 9 months 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 was taking Otezla and made me ill. frequent bathroom runs and losing weight
I notice my skin did not look healthy. due to not getting nutrient. I'm still looking and doing research on what will… read more

posted 16 days 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 pins and needles...it… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

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

posted almost 2 years ago

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

Should you get a COVID/19 vaccine if you have psoriasis and taking Ortezla?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Thanks for the info!!!!

posted 10 months ago

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 moving like they should or I wouldn't be doing the… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine

PSA? Anyone else been prescribed this
Sulfasalazine

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Took sulfasalazine for a long time with minimal side effects (S.E.) but eventually my symptoms got to be more than it could handle. Also can be use as adjunct to biologics. Older drug and way… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Humira Losing Effectiveness

Humira Losing Effectiveness

I have been on Humira for about 8 months. At the start it worked well, but for the past 2 months I have had flare ups. Has anyone else had the problem of a biologic that has stopped working? If so, what do you think caused it?
I'm seeing my Derm this week. I hope I can get some answers.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Some Humira patients actually form antibodies against the drug. Your rheumatologist can run a humira antibody blood test to see if that is why you are no longer responding to it.

posted 5 months ago
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