Honest: Not sure if its due to my health issues or meds, but I really do not like me! I'm a quiet person, until you know me. Will do anything within my power for anyone just because I like to help. Just need to work on that self esteem issue.
My rheumatologist told me before testing that I most likely had psoriatic arthritis. She could tell by our conversation about what was going on, and also by just looking at my fingers and toes because of the swelling. She waited to prescribe anything because she wanted to be sure.
I don't think all physicians are “dumb” and they will always make suggestions to try to help. Some will even help you if you do not have insurance. I receive my injectables for my pSA for free, provided by the company that manufactures my meds.
I had psoriasis for over 20 years, but haven't had a sign of it in the past 5. I switched my everyday products to all natural products, including household cleaning products and laundry detergent. It made such a hug difference for my skin. But then needed to see the rheumatologist again because it had already gone into my joints, and now I am on taltz, methotrexate and celebrex for the psoriatic arthritis and other issues I have due to back surgeries.
Welcome Riyaz! Sorry, I don't come here often, but wanted to welcome you anyway. I am surprised you haven't had several welcomes here already. You will find that most everyone is very friendly and try to be helpful. I hope you find some useful information that might be positive for you. There is never a definite answer for anyone here since none of us react the same whether it is how our body reacts to weather, stress, or diet, to how it reacts to the medications or methods we use to treat our symptoms. Hopefully one day, there will be an answer that will help everyone, wouldn't that be wonderful!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the Flaym community as I know the people are all very friendly, caring people that try to help the best they can. ☺️
I am not sure if the diavibet is covered under all insurances here in the USA, but I know it was one of the cheaper medications that I had to get when I was on so many of them. My doc, he is my favorite, knew I was without medical insurance and going through a divorce, etc..., but he would always hand me a bag full of samples to use until I had the money to get the prescriptions filled from my pharmacy. He tried to prescribe the least costing medications as well, knowing that I didn't always have the cash to get the meds right away. He was the bestest Doc ever, always looking out for me. Maybe your doctor could provide you with some samples?
Do not use store bought soap, it really isn’t good for your skin. They say to shower every other day....I found that was a hard habit to break myself but I tried. Try to use all natural products, natural liquid gel wash, natural shampoo and conditioner. Get rid of the cleaners in your home, most of them have chemicals that are very harmful (USA especially), use all natural dish and laundry soap, all natural cleaners that work just as well as some of the nasty bleaches or ammonias out there. Switch your skin care and cosmetics to all natural...ever since I changed my everyday products to all natural, my skin cleared. It has been so nice not having to deal with the ugly thick plaques all over my body. They would itch so bad, I’d scratch until I bled, then I would have to run the vacuum throughout the house twice a day sometimes even a third time it was so frustrating. After I shower I use my body butter for moisture and I am good to go until the next day, no worries about my clothing absorbing the lotion from my skin and irritating it. For twenty years I would cover up, wearing a dress or shorts was embarrassing I refused to go anywhere, but now I can wear whatever I want and not worry about people pointing at me, whispering behind my back, or glaring as if I had the plague and was contagious.
Try to get a handle on it now, don't let it go too long without trying to control it. It took me over 20+ years to get mine under control and then about a month after my akin was completely clear was when they i formed me that It had went into my joints. I now have psoriatic arthritis which is very painful and am stuck taking methotrexate and Taltz injections every month. It is a vicious cycle, I thought I beat it, and in a way I did, but I am on medication again and I really didn't want to have to take the nasty med’s because of all of the side effects and complications that could come from it. 😣
Try johnson & johnsons no more tears baby shampoo for the eyelid. I know that it clears an eye stye over night, I am wondering if it will help with the psoriasis as well? It also does not burn when using it for the stye, so hopefully it will react in the same manner for the psoriasis. Just use a drop of the shampoo and warm water on a Q-tip to wash the inside of your eyelid and after a few seconds rinse your eye with warm water for a couple of minutes making sure the shampoo is out. Pat your eye with a soft cloth or towel to dry.
@Sarah2015, do you take folic acid with the methotrexate? It does help counteract the bad side effects the methotrexate can cause.
Try washing with a natural soap, sitting around the house whenever possible not covered up completely, air is good for your skin. Also, extra virgin coconut extract does wonders, flax seed oil is also excellent for skin issues, you can take it in capsule form or even drink the liquid if you guzzle huge amounts of orange juice with it 😖.
Once I changed the products I use on a daily basis (personal hygiene products, household cleaning, cosmetics) to all natural my skin started to heal. It was a long and painful 20 + years for me, many doctors, many specialists, otc and prescription creams and medications, different kinds of injections, supposed remedies you read in an old book or someone tells you about.....but it is finally gone. Unfortunately my skin cleared and then I was informed that I have PsA and have been on biologics, again, and take a few other prescriptions necessary to help with the unseen side of the nasty disease 🤨.
I wish you the best, just thought Id mentioned what helped me but we are all so different and not everyone reacts the same.
@Clive, mine was called into the pharmacy as a prescription. Is only 1 mg tablet a day. I am shocked your doctor doesn't already have you taking it with methotrexate.....I assumed that was an automatic for everyone prescribed methotrexate. Definitely ask your pharmacist and if you don't get anywhere with that then definitely ask your doctor.
You should try (if you already haven’t) extra virgin coconut extract. Slather that stuff on as often as possible throughout each day. I used that for the longest time when I didn’t have medical/healthcare insurance. Other products I mixed in with the extract but they were from a friend who was a consultant for An all natural product company in the US. She gave me samples and they changed my life ever since.
I wish you much luck in dealing with your psoriasis. I know how it feels from my 20 yr battle.
It might not be so irritating if you keep your legs moisturizes throughout the day. I had the same issue years ago, any clothing touching my skin would irritate it and make it itch. I am not one who is strong enough to refrain from scratching and would bleed so bad that it would go through my clothing. (Peroxide is your friend, it removes blood from clothing).
Wow, that sounds soothing and very relaxing. I only use natural products now since that’s what cleared my 20 years of misery with psoriasis covering 96% of my body. Love that you make your own, I’d be afraid of wasting my little bit of money trying to make it right myself so I will need to continue purchasing from the company I’ve been using for 5 or more years now. Polyp, you’re a wise man from what I read hear in your listings.
@GaryG, absolutely!! ALL NATURAL NON TOXIC products ONLY. ❤️ The only way to live is with those. A friend introduced me to products made in the USA, that were all natural, certified organic, and it changed my world, my skin, my pain, my bedroom linens and carpeting throughout my house!! It’s the best change I’ve ever made in my life, besides divorcing my first husband. I was completely covered (96%) in plaque psoriasis for over 18 years. My calves, both, both of my thighs, both knees so bad that I couldn’t bend them because they’d bleed or it would be so painful it felt like someone was ripping my skin off of my body from every side, my genetal area (thank god not internally), my butt cheeks would alternate sides at times with the thick crusty patches, inside of my belly button, my hands, arms, and of course My good old elbows (same kind of living as the knees) once in a blue moon I’d get a spot on my back and every so often along my forehead at the hairline, but then of course my scalp. I would pick and scratch for hours at night because once the plaques were gone....it stopped itching and it was easier to get the solutions into the raw skin, and I couldn’t have cared less about the blood or clumps of hair that I ripped out with the skin when I’d pick. (Sad but true) I would get my hair colored at the salon because the color in they’re dyes we’re stronger and I would feel them burning my scalp and knew it was a very good pain, it seemed to burn away the skin plaques for a longer period of time then the hair solutions. After 20 years of feeling ugly, embarrassed to be seen in public, have contact with a boyfriend or husband, wanting to wear a dress but couldn’t, shorts were a mono and same with a swim suit which is my all time favorite thing to do..SWIMMING AND BEING POOLSIDE IN THE SUN! THE rude ass people would stare as if I had lepracy or that they might possibly catch a disease from me, the TEARS I have cried many mornings, noon or at night, begging for relief. FINALLY, I’ve been cleared and have no sign of psoriasis on my skin. I was scarred for a good 3 years but they’ve almost completely faded away. Every inch of my body, my epidermis is clear again, finally, and I cherish that so much. Unfortunately my psoriasis went deeper into my body as I was clearing my skin it went into my joints and have psoriatic arthritis which totally sucks. Very painful and I hate the daily swelling and pain and limited movement but I’ll deal with it as best I can. Sadly they have me taking taltz injections once a month, methotrexate weekly, folic acid, Celebrex and sometimes they try to get me to take prednisone but I refuse. I’ve had 3 lower back surgeries and 2 cervical surgeries, and the arthritis in the joints is the worst. But it’s necessary to treat the PsA.
I wish I would have changed my soaps, my hair and skin care, my household cleaning products, my cosmetics should I wear them as rarely as I do for a wedding or something. I ONLY use NATURAL NON TOXIC PRODUCTS. They’re amazing and have made my life so much more happier, even though I ended up with the psoriatic arthritis, that’s not as embarrassing as the ugly skin plaques that I lived with for too long. ❤️❤️ NON TOXIC FOR ME, EVERYONE SHOULD TRY THEM AT LEAST FOR A MONTH!! ❤️❤️ You’d be amazed at the difference.
End of rant...sorry 🤭☺️