** Originally posted by jboswellnyc **
I've had light to moderate psoriasis for about 15 years. It got progressively worse.
I fianally tried Raptiva, which worked. It gave me aches and pains, but I didn't care, because it worked. I took it for about 5 months. However, when I stopped taking it, the psoriasis came back with a VENGENCE!!!!!!! I had psoriasis in places I had never had it. It was horrible. And it came back VERY FAST!
A year later I tried Enbril. This total treatment was about 4 months. With Enbril, the psoriasis cleared up faster than Raptiva, and no side effects. Toward the end of treatment my doc switched to Humara for insurance reasons. I liked it because the injections were every two weeks. And although the psoriasis came back, it took about 4 months to become out of control. So I like that it lasted longer, but I don't know if it was the Enbril or the Humara, as I started with Enbril and ended with Humara.
My question is for those who have tried all injectable treatments.
Which was better? Enbril or Humara? Please elaborate! My last choice would be Raptiva.
My former P.A, who is incredible, Patricia Clark, Bellaire Dermatology, Houston, Texas, was so great at helping me. She, unlike MOST Derm.'s actually touched the plaques, inspecting them. Unfortunately I've moved to New York and am seeing a new Derm., and am getting ready for a new treatment.
Is Humara better? Why? Is Enbrel better? Why? I liked how the Enbril was fast. I don't mind self-injecting. It was worth the akwardness at first to clear up the psoriasis. But every two weeks is better on my "out of pocket" costs.
Which is better? Anybody?
I've heard that the Humara can be taken for extended periods of time, with regular blood work. Anyone know any long term COMMON side-effects to either drug?
Any and all responses would be greatly appreciated. I"m just trying to prepare myself for my next treatment.
Anyone know of a GREAT Derm. in NYC???