psomom

psomom @psomom

Vancouver, BC, Canada

I don’t have P but my 13 yr old son does. I’m so grateful to have found this site in my quest to help him!

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@Michelle - most systemic treatment for psoriasis (tablet or injection) work by reducing the immune system as it is known that the condition is caused by an overactive immune system. The lower tier stuff, especially the one beginning with M, are cross-platform drugs which mean they are also used for treating cancer or can potentially cause damage to organs like the liver. This is why they take so many regular bloods from you - to monitor and confirm that there are no long term effects from taking these drugs. These lower tier drugs are not for everyone and their effectiveness will depend on the severity of the condition and what state the immune system is in.
When you move into bio-land, these drugs are known to clear psoriasis to a higher extent, in some cases completely clearing it. There are a couple of drugs used for this - an established one has a longer period to run in whereas the newer one requires fewer doses and 'guarantees' a higher percentage of clear skin.
As far as I know, it doesn't shut off the immune system, but reduces the effectiveness of your immune system. You do have to take more care when dealing with people who have colds, coughs and flu so you are legible, in the UK at least, to receive free flu and chest infection jabs as a consequence of this.
It's perhaps something that could be discussed in a thread where we can name the various drugs....is that going to be allowed? Rather than highjacking psomom's deserved joy at something that is working for her son...

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