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Have tried everything

Gustalynn
  • By Gustalynn · New reply 7:01 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • I have gone to dermatologist over 20 years. I've had it all, pills shot creams light treatments my own tanning bed. Laser treAtments. Now I've got a bad liver had cancer twice and arthritis I've got P ...

Has Anyone Else Wondered if Ps is a Symptom rather than a disease?

stevep
  • By stevep · New reply 6:57 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 11 replies
  • I've has psoriasis for 40 years and have learned a lot about my experience with it as well as others' experiences. A question I have been pondering more and more lately is - Is psoriasis a disease or ...

Bad flare

RonnieE
  • By RonnieE · New reply 6:56 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 1 reply
  • I am having a very bad flare. I went to the derm. doc. yesterday and she said that I had an odor that smells like a staff infection. I have been feeling bad and my psoriatic arthritis is acting up too ...

Had a hard life

Gustalynn
  • By Gustalynn · New reply 6:54 pm
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • Lost my father when I was 10 years old. Married at 18. Found out my husband was bisexual. Had nervous breakdown. Had a stressful job. Forgave husband and continued to go to church. We are now friends ...

Complimentary and alternative modalities

GIEA
  • By GIEA · New reply 6:44 pm
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative · 42 replies
  • wondering if anyone has received any lasting pain relief from massage (what kind?) or any other "non-medicinal"....i'm getting discouraged here! the meds don't seem to be doing much....i've tried acupuncture ...

Biologics/ IV

FrauKatieKat
  • By FrauKatieKat · New reply 6:43 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 32 replies
  • Hello everyone, My name is Katie. I have been dealing with my inverse psoriasis for years.. But Things got a lot worse for me in 2012, so I got started on enbrel. But that was not doing much for me, so ...

Two week wait between biologics

4pookas
  • By 4pookas · New reply 6:35 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 7 replies
  • Okay, so, Enbrel didn't work for me. I'm switching to Stelara. I've been on Stelara before, a few years ago, and before that, I was on Humira. When I was on Humira, the doc said I had failed it and he ...

Soap for P

fifi2525
  • By fifi2525 · New reply 6:31 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 4 replies
  • What is the best soap for P ...

Less pain at higher altitudes...

john1982
  • By john1982 · New reply 6:28 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 1 reply
  • I was trying to find a correlation between more pain at higher altitudes, and only found the opposite. Seems like living at 6,000 feet or higher = less pain. Could be because gravity is stronger the lower ...

Any one taking Natural things for psoriasis?

jojo88
  • By jojo88 · New reply 6:26 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 2 replies
  • Hey Guys, I have been suffering with plaque p. for the past 2 years, I have been on Humira for the past year. and it has not helped at all. I have been thinking of just buying natural stuff like oils ...

Unfounded Theories Chat

InigoMontoya
  • By InigoMontoya · New reply 6:24 pm
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative · 141 replies
  • Greetings fellow mutants. It's been lovely finding a group of similarly suffering folk to share with and take support from. A snippet of background to get the ball rolling, then: I'm 35, have had plaque ...

Never would have believed it, but......

Dobbs
  • By Dobbs · New reply 6:11 pm
  • Journal · 34 replies
  • I admit it....I've visited these boards almost daily for the past three years...since I myself was diagnosed with PsA. Having suffered with scalp P for nearly 8 years, recently it had exacerbated and ...

PSA??

egypt
  • By egypt · New reply 6:08 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 10 replies
  • Hiya, I'm 29 and had Psoriasis for 10 1/2 years. I've been reading the posts on here which have been a great source of support and information. So I thought it was time to write something myself. I've ...

Israel- DEAD SEA

ITCHYFUNERALDUDE
  • By ITCHYFUNERALDUDE · Posted 5:58 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 0 replies
  • was wondering if anyone ever took the trip to the dead sea for Psoriasis treatment. Im on Humira and have minimal results. I plan on going because what do I have to lose? was also looking for travel companion ...

Crowd Source Research

jerme
  • By jerme · New reply 5:36 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 2 replies
  • I am developing an Android application that runs on your phone that can be used to photograph our patches of psoriasis and calculate the PASI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psoriasis_ Area_and_Severity_Index ...

Methotrexate & Folic Acid

taylorsmom2003
  • By taylorsmom2003 · New reply 5:33 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 13 replies
  • We'll just come the Dr. He put me on Methotrexate 2.5 mg once a week & Folic Acid 1mg one pill a day. I'm going to start this Friday night just in case it makes me sick and I want be a work. Has this ...

PUVA

zendor
  • By zendor · New reply 5:27 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 5 replies
  • I have moderate/severe psoriasis and I'm going to start PUVA in a couple of weeks. I am suspecting that my psoriasis has a connection to lack of sun and stress, and maybe other unknown connections. Many ...

Day 4 of my juice fast...

Jaywalker23
  • By Jaywalker23 · New reply 5:24 pm
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative · 49 replies
  • Hey everyone. Just reached day 4 of my juice fast and I have a few questions for anyone who has experienced a juice fast before and if my body is responding normally. I have read others posts about juicing ...

Day Seven of Otezla

AARussell73
  • By AARussell73 · New reply 5:19 pm
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • Today is my day seven of Otezla, so far no major side effects. I have just a little diarrhea off and on but not sure it that is lingering side effect I had from the last medicine. Do have headaches but ...

sheet lightning pain

ktjpsmom
  • By ktjpsmom · New reply 5:18 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 2 replies
  • I have PsA, first diagnosed in 1997. Had massive doses of prednisone for eight months which drove it into remission for 11 1/2 years. It then came back with a vengeance and I had to retire at 59 after ...

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