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Cosentyx for PsA?

  • By tmsliter · New reply 9:31 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 8 replies
  • Hi, all. I'm thinking of trying Cosentyx soon. I am currently on Cimzia and Otezla but the two together are not doing much for me anymore. I've seen some talk of good results from Cosentyx for Psoriasis ...

Prednisone for sciatica

  • By krauster · New reply 9:16 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 11 replies · Photos
  • I've had psoriasis for many years. I've learned to live with it. Lately I've got sciatica (leg pain and numbness) caused by lumbar foraminal stenosis, narrowing of the openings in the vertebrae where ...

What is your "go-to" lotion or cream??

  • By threelibras8 · New reply 9:05 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 23 replies
  • I never thought the lotion section would be the first place I go when entering a grocery or drug store. It's just not something I've ever had to think about. But as it is so vital to keep our skin moisturized ...

Why I Chose the ALCAT Food Sensitivity Test

  • By Evolutionary · New reply 8:48 am
  • Journal · 91 replies · Photos
  • I am in the midst of another experiment and wanted to write about it here for a number of reasons: 1. I am interested in an exchange of information with others who have also tried this. 2. To post early ...

Does Psoriasis Have Scent?

  • By SmoothCriminal87 · New reply 8:21 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 62 replies
  • I swear I smell like a musty type scent when I'm's like stomach sicking. Is that even normal ...

Finally something that really helps!!!!!!!!!

  • By lameez13 · New reply 8:20 am
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative · 2 replies · Photos
  • Hi all I went to a health shop and spoke to the owner which is a herbalist. He read up on psoriasis (he had a big old dusty book with all kinds of illnesses) and after a few minutes came back to me with ...

Pagano diet week 3

  • By Emza78 · New reply 8:11 am
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative · 6 replies
  • Hi all, Anyone else currently doing the Pagano diet? I'm on week 3 and am currently getting the expected week 3-5 flare up, looking for some reassurance this will pass! Going on a beach holiday in 3 weeks ...


  • By margaretmary75 · New reply 8:09 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 2 replies

If you've taken OTEZLA, please join this discussion

  • By dcwilbert · New reply 8:07 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 781 replies · Photos
  • I've been taking the new oral medication Otezla for about 6 or 7 weeks now. I have not felt any benefit at all...yet. I called Celgene (the manufacturer of Otezla) today, and was told that they're getting ...

Let's Dream It !!

  • By Mandymuff · New reply 7:54 am
  • Discussion in Emotional support and coping techniques · 53 replies
  • Hi to you all If you were able to change JUST ONE THING about how the disease effects you....what would it be? (No cheating....just ONE thing) And, after you changed it, what would you be like then ...

Day Seven of Otezla

  • By AARussell73 · New reply 7:04 am
  • Journal · 53 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 ...

My dag gone Feet

  • By vegwellian · New reply 5:15 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 18 replies · Photos
  • Hello everyone. I just moved a couple of days ago to WA State from West Virginia, and I am homesick, so don't be afraid if West Virginianisms crop up in my responses and comments for awhile. Got an accurate ...

Advice please

  • By Michelle9705 · New reply 3:52 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 4 replies
  • Hi, I was hoping to get some advice, roughly 8 weeks ago I woke up to a very large knee effusion with no history of any trauma, attended Gp and he aspirated this, prescribed ibuprofen and referred me ...

Hire narrow band uvb unit

  • By Pocketabi · Posted 3:45 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 0 replies
  • Hi newbie on the site! Go gentle on me! I have suffered on and off for many years with lots of small plaques all over, last summer I had the worst ever flare up which I was referred for uvb treatment ...

quick MTX update

  • By threelibras8 · New reply 1:56 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 8 replies · Photos
  • Just wanted to post a couple pictures, (one is of my toes and is somewhat gnarly looking) showing MTX progress for those interested. I have been taking it for 2 months and have been taking an increased ...

Nail Pitting and PsA question

  • By threelibras8 · New reply 1:47 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 13 replies · Photos
  • I have a question for you. I have a lot of pitting in my nails and swelling around the cuticle/nail bed. I know that this is associated with PsA. My derm is sending me to a rheum but I feel fine joint ...


  • By ranj78 · New reply 1:23 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 45 replies
  • Has any one swapped from humira to sterlara? I had to as humira stopped working, had 2 injections so far of sterlara and was doing well until waiting for third shot I have totally broken out and itching ...

What works for you for your psoriasis?

  • By beach123 · New reply 1:00 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 45 replies · Photos
  • Hi. I was curious what has worked best for you to help clear your psoriasis ...

Inverse Psoriasis

  • By vegwellian · Posted 12:53 am
  • Discussion in Psoriasis · 0 replies
  • I received a long overdue diagnosis of PsA just a week or so before moving to the other side of the country. So many things have fallen into place...Mysterious symptoms that have come and gone over the ...

Me and my "toxic meds"

  • By LiveLongAndProsper · New reply 12:23 am
  • Discussion in Psoriatic arthritis · 10 replies · Photos
  • I write this as I'm walking three miles to work. Often on Inspire I see the meds I'm on referred to as "toxic". I'm sorry but the ones who say that don't have a clue. Four years ago I was in so much pain ...

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