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support needed - quitting smoking

  • By denipink56 · New reply 3:45 pm
  • Discussion in Emotional support and coping techniques · 13 replies
  • i recently started smoking again after a good while. i was so disappointed in myself and know it can be a problem with the P so i would try so hard to stop again and then nothing. i felt so stupid. here ...

how long?

  • By jackieoh64 · New reply 3:38 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 8 replies
  • Hi, My name is Jackie , I just took my fifth injection of humira with only minor improvement. How long does it normal take to see total clearing ...

Chinese Medicine

  • By MrNiceHk · New reply 3:31 pm
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative · 18 replies
  • Hi Folks, I am new here so apologies if someone has posted this information before. Just wanted to pass on something which seems to be working for me. I have had Psoriasis for over 3 years now, gradually ...

First Do No Harm: A Lengthy Commentary

  • By MoreThanSkinDeep · New reply 3:30 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 41 replies · Photos
  • The Adventures of Finding Your True Love, Even If They Call Themselves A Dermatologist On September 4, 2014 I met with dermatologist, Dr. Frank Zhan, for the first time. I was looking forward to this ...

Advice for treating PPP

  • By JoeGuerreiro · New reply 2:39 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 44 replies · Photos
  • Hello, I am new to this site and was wondering if anybody could give me some advice on how to manage my recently acquired palmoplantar pustular psoriasis. I started to get blisters almost two months ago ...

Newly diagnosed and terrified

  • By Zen1974 · New reply 2:34 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 50 replies · Photos
  • I was diagnosed with Psa yesterday after 7 weeks of joint pain. I am literally terrified. I feel like my life is over. I need encouragement please and advice. I am turning 40 next week and I have 2 kids ...

Do I give myself Steroid withdraw? Clobex Spray

  • By kithkanar · New reply 2:32 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 4 replies
  • Hello All, So just when u think you may have figured it all out, you missed a problem. I have had psoriasis since I was 15, and am now 35. My first Derm gave me the simple stuff - Tar, Sacylic, etc. They ...

Worst/Funniest things a medical professional has said to you

  • By Sunsoul · New reply 2:29 pm
  • Discussion in Conversations · 4 replies
  • I just thought it might be interesting for us to share some of our woes from trying to get a diagnosis. It took 3 years of persistence for me, though I'd been suffering with it for much longer. The docs ...

painful days

  • By mimo6036 · Posted 2:22 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • The last few days have been really a test. My RA, Fibro and skin conditions have really flared up and its been miserable. I woke yesterday at 3am and couldn't go back to sleep i had to use my cane yesterday ...

Local Cortisone Shot and Dactylitis - should I or not?

  • By monty_t_hall · New reply 2:20 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 4 replies · Photos
  • Background: Diagnosed a few years ago w/ PsA, dactylitis in right index finger for about 4 months before I saw my doctor. He then put me on methotrexate. A few weeks later my middle left finger started ...

Dental work, skin biopsies on Humira?

  • By mdgal · New reply 2:15 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 1 reply · Photos
  • Hello, I just cracked a tooth and/or lost a filling AND I am scheduled for my semi-annual skin check at my dermo's on Monday (not the Dermo who has Rx the Humira, but she knows I am using it). I believe ...

gotta try something else first....

  • By kburg · New reply 1:07 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Well....heres what has been going on...I got approved for the Enbrell support my sharps container and travel case in the mail...but my insurance didn't approve the Enbrell...they say I got ...

Let's Cheer Our Friend Englishteatime

  • By Mandymuff · New reply 12:37 pm
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative · 105 replies · Photos
  • We are held together by understanding, empathy, and love for each other around here, so I am believing that we need to rally around one of our own, just now, as she fights a battle with an infection which ...


  • By golfbidder · New reply 12:36 pm
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 2 replies
  • Hi all just wondered if any one have problems with there feet. Ive come back from the hospital today. Ive lost my toe nails this is todo with my porsarsis artheritis. But where ive lost my nail there ...

2 weeks in Egypt and it's almost all gone!

  • By Deefadog · New reply 11:55 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 8 replies
  • Hi all, I have had Psoriasis since i was around 15 (Now 39). I usually get it on my side of my body, back and the shins on my legs and my upper arms and the few annoying ones on my scalp! It was mildy ...

Muscle/tendon pain and stiffness

  • By Binkbaby · New reply 11:54 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 8 replies
  • I am new to the forum and would love to here if any of you have had success with relief from the pain? What worked? I have been on Plaquenil, Mtx, Enbrel, Humira and now Remicade. I have some good days ...


  • By thomasforshort · New reply 11:30 am
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Its summer would love to be able to wear T-shirts without being stared at ...

Psoriasis - success and great home treatments

  • By yindee · New reply 11:23 am
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Here is a very good reference centre for information on diseases and nutritional treatment (orthomolecular). Old wive's tales are usually anecdotal, so please pass this link around to substantiate what ...

Seeking help!

  • By bryantsmom · New reply 11:23 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 1 reply
  • My son is 21 yrs old. He has had Psoriasis for the last 4-5 yrs. Once he was diagnosed he was treated with ointments that would lessen the itching but the skin cracking and bleeding continued. He began ...

Enbrel causing worsening of psoriasis

  • By snarph · New reply 11:21 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 2 replies
  • Okay I have been taking enbrel for three weeks and it seems to help with the arthritis but appears to be causing my psoriasis to flare worse then even any one ever encounter this ? can you take other ...

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