** Originally posted by Jessiewessie99 **
My name is Jessica I am 18 years old I live in Southern California,and I have had Psoriasis for about 3 years now. I got it when I was playing softball. I fell an scraped up my hands and knees, everything else healed except my left knee. My parents didn't know what it was until we went to my doctor and she suggested we go see a dermatologist. Well we went to see one and he wanted to b sure it was Psoriasis and not a cancer that mimics it. I had a biopsy done and sure enough it was Psoriasis. I hated it. I always wore sweatshirts even on hot days because I didn't want people to be grossed out by my arms and legs. Eventually my dermatologist got me on some lotions but they never really helped. I remember seeing a commercial for Humira and talked to him about, he said it was used on kids as young as 4 years old and wasn't sure if our insuance would cover it. Sure enough it did. Other medicines that were offered were pills where if I wanted to have kids I would have to get off it because it would kill a child and I want kids and it was used as a form of abortion and I am against abortion.
So my family and I decided to go with Humira, and I am amazed at what it has done! I was in my Senior year of High School when I first got on Humira. I as so happy to be able to wear normal clothes again. My spots cleared up within a month! They went away just in time for my Prom, and I was so happy. I was able to wear t-shirts and shorts without worrying about people being scared or grossed out!
I still have it on my knee but its clearng up nicely. A little more information on me. I am currently attening my second year of college, and still somewhat undecided on what I want to major in. I love animals and volunteer at my local animal shelter. I own 2 German Shepherds, Molly & Tanner, whom I love very very much. My aunt also has Psoriasis but uses another form of medication. I joined this forum to read about and meet others living with Psoriasis and learn more about this disease.
Want to know more just message me! I look forward to reading form all of you!