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I'be Recently Be Prescribed Otezla (Apremilast), How Do Other Users Find It

I'be Recently Be Prescribed Otezla (Apremilast), How Do Other Users Find It

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

It has been a while but as I recall ,I saw improvement after the loading doses and then made steady progress towards 90% clear . It was a huge improvement both physically and mentally . Best of luck… read more

Which Works The Best And Fastest?

Which Works The Best And Fastest?

Hi all. I am new here. I am currently taking Otezla, and I am beginning to wonder, is there any other meds that work faster?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Diarrhea & nausea, headaches for me for first 6-8 weeks on otezla. As long as I eat before taking my morning dose I am okay. Occasionally have to run to the bathroom about 30 mins after taking but no… read more

Does Otezla Make You Very Sick?

Does Otezla Make You Very Sick?

I was recently diagnosed with psoriasis and I have some sores that I can't reach with the cobetasol cream. My dermatologist told me about Otezla but she said you can get very sick from it. I am afraid to take it. Does anybody have experience with Otezla and did it make you very sick? Did it help clear your plaque psorasis?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Please see: "PDE4 Inhibitors and Psoriasis: How Do They Affect You?" article. It really has some good info.

Do Dermatologists Prescribe Otezla For Psoriasis?

Do Dermatologists Prescribe Otezla For Psoriasis?

1) If you are on Otezla for psoriasis, does your dermatologist prescribe it?

2) If you are on another DMARD for your psoriasis, does you dermatologist prescribe it?

3) Have you had difficulty getting a dermatology appointment for your psoriasis because they seem to prefer their patients who pay by all cash for anti-aging procedures?

4) Have you ever been told by a dermatologist that I they cannot prescribe oral medications for psoriasis because it is not their area?

4) Do you have a local… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

I'm taking Otezla for about 6 months . Prescribed by rheumatologist. Even with Medicare was going to cost 2,400$ a month . I am able to get supply from drug company. Reapply for program once a… read more

Clear Skin After Starting Imreldi . 3months And Skin Is Worse Than Ever. Help😥

Clear Skin After Starting Imreldi . 3months And Skin Is Worse Than Ever. Help😥

Dermatologist told me stop injection and prescribed cycloporine to take. Anyone else have reaction to injection after been clear . Nervous to start new meds .thanks for any advice

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Tried methotrexate didnt work. Ortezla pills, stopped working after about 1 year. Stelara, worked for a while. Now on Consentex, starting to not work. Here I go again. Ugh.

Otezla

Otezla

I've been taking Otezla for about 2 years and I was hoping if someone can give me insight on why I cant take Otezla if I'm pregnant or planning on to being pregnant. Help!

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

thank you, just getting opinions but your right.

Dies Anybody Have Experience With Taking Otezla?

Dies Anybody Have Experience With Taking Otezla?

My doctor is going to start me on otezla and just wanted to hear from anyone who has taken it. How does it help? How's the side effects? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

I’m on otezla now , and Cbd because I don’t want to do biologics because of cancer in my family it takes about 4 months but it helped with my skin the joint pain not so much I really didn’t experience… read more

Is Anyone On Otezla Like I Am? Howmis Your Progress?

Is Anyone On Otezla Like I Am? Howmis Your Progress?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

My son is on Humira needles now and all psoriasis has cleared It is so wonderful to see. He says it doesn't hurt at all to inject.. he has had 3 lots so far. They come in a pack of 2 needles of… read more

Anyone On Otezla?

Anyone On Otezla?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Otezla was rough for me for 6-8 weeks with headaches, nausea and diarrhea. Eventually figured out eating before taking makes a world of difference, and severity of GI symptoms decreased by week 6. I… read more

Is Anyone Afraid Of Taking Humira Because Of The Cancer Side Effects?

Is Anyone Afraid Of Taking Humira Because Of The Cancer Side Effects?

I tried Otezla and it made me so sick, I cannot take it. My doctor wants me to try Humira. I am afraid of the cancer side effects. I was on Enbrel years ago and it worked, but I got off it because of the cancer side effects. Any thoughts on this?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

Yes i will not try Humara