26 Feb 16:30
Looks, itch, treatment
After 25 years of being a scaly beast I have now been free from psoriasis for exactly 3 months due to biologics. Have to admit though I kinda miss having something to scratch and pick at! Old habits eh!
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26 Feb 17:52
Nice to hear that Victor.
26 Feb 18:12
Congratulations Victor. I am looking into biologics as well.
26 Feb 18:19
I know what yo mean Victor. That picking habit was a tough one too for me. There's this sick liking of picking. LOL. I'm just sooooo happy that you are in a different place. To be honest, if I had horrible horrible skin psoriasis, which I've seen plenty of pictures of, I know that in my 20's I would have gone the biologics route. It was never offered to me to tell you the truth. I'm lucky that I had other changes which worked for me. We are all on a different journey. Just glad you can enjoy the benefits that you have with biologics.
26 Feb 18:36
I am glad the scaly beast that you say you were victor has gone, i still have the odd scratch now and again, i hope the scratching is left well in the past and no more scratch and flake ,so happy for you :)
26 Feb 19:54
So happy for you Victor. When you feel the urge to scratch out of habit let it bring a big smile to your face for how you have tamed the beast
27 Feb 00:45
I have often thought when I am in a waiting rm somewhere and using the time to pull dead skin off my hands that I was lucky to have something to do to pass the time. One thing I really don't miss is the feeling that an army of little bugs is biting my scalp as it marches across my head. Wanted to tear it right off my head. UGH.
27 Feb 02:54
So true for me too! It's an odd, yet amazing feeling when you go to a spot on your body that has been flaky for years and is now clear. I notice it most for myself in moments of nervousness. So happy the biologics are working well for you Victor!!
27 Feb 04:46
Victor free from it so you don't have anymore Psoriasis nothing clean as a whistle ? really wow......... I heard many moons ago that Psoriasis could not be cured ! It could be controlled and make lighter but never cured.
27 Feb 05:09
dorothy I think we all heard that. I just never bought into it. I am cured with my diet and lifestyle changes. Changed my thoughts, got rid of stress, quit my job. Did lots of things, not just diet. Lot's of cures out there. So many great ideas on this site.
27 Feb 06:40
Victor does this mean though that you have to take biologics for the rest of your life and if so for how long. While Im here does anyone else take [...] for psoriatic arthritis. Ive been on it for 4 years and it works perfect for me as far as the joints are concerned. I still have mild skin problems.
27 Feb 07:33
Hi Alexandros. I am on it but not for arthritis. I am taking it for my scalp Psoriasis for a year now ..still waiting for results...
27 Feb 11:17
Hi Ellen. I didnt think they would give you such a heavy duty meds [...]for scalp psoriasis. My Dr said that the meds should have also worked on my psoriasis but hasnt at all but has done wonders for my arthritis. I used to use Denorex for my scalp but have stopped over a year now since I no longer have scalp problems, only on my elbows and knees and very mild.
27 Feb 12:40
I have it very bad on my scalp as well as my nails ..fingers & toes.. also have a few sores on my buttocks as well as my wrist ... so it spreading gradually ...
27 Feb 14:13
Alexandros I took it in my 20's. Was very, very sick on it. Had to stop. Found out it was a chemo drug so that's probably the reaction I got that had me puking and diarrhea too. I think I'm pretty sensitive to medications. My doctor said a "light weight"... He did not mean my waist line either. LOL.
27 Feb 14:16
Aaaahhh Susan ... I had a god chuckle ... love the quirks on this group... good way to end a busy day ....
27 Feb 18:05
Wow Susan I didnt know it would have such a bad effect. Yes it is a chemo drug my Dr said but many many times the dosage of what I am taking which is 2.50 gms twice a day but only for one day a week.
27 Feb 18:07
Ellen also I forgot to say that I also have it on my fingernails and toenails but because the fingernails are very mild I keep forgetting its there and my toenails are really bad but I never look down there LOL!
27 Feb 21:17
Alexandros, mine was also a low dose and only 1 day a week. I did it for about a month but had to take a day off work the day after I took it. I must be a slow learner. I just thought is was kind of the flu at first, then I thought it was migraine related. Hah.
02 Mar 01:28
I just been put on biologics, I hope mine helps me too. my hands are the worst part. good luck to all of you. !
02 Mar 01:50
Good Luck Eva! I hope they can bring you some relief! :)
02 Mar 01:54
thank you Michelle , i am still new to the psoriasis thing, had RA for quiet a few years now.
02 Mar 01:57
Susan, I would like to know more about your diet and live style changes if you wouldn't mind. Sounds really interesting.
02 Mar 02:12
Hi Eva, I have also had really great results with diet changes and supplements. A 30 day elimination diet is a great way to identify food triggers. Susan has a great one, and there are also many online. The Whole 30 approach has a lot of information that can help you with recipes and also help guide you along as you make changes. Supplements I take that are really helping me as well are, Moringa, Omega 3, Probiotics and I have just added in Turmeric. Have you tried adding supplements before?
02 Mar 03:22
well, I have used supplements, but not consistently! I took some turmeric vitamins, fish oil, my rheumy tools me about it. but I was never sure what kind, so I just bought the vitamins you get at Wal-Mart. I went in the heath store and was asking about probiotics, but they are so expensive!! I was diagnosed a while back with diverticulitis also, and the lady in the heath store thought that the psoriasis could have been triggered by that, because that's when it really started.
I guess I have to look up those recipes you are talking about.
02 Mar 03:38
They are expensive Eva, I am looking to food to see where I can add them in. I have carrots fermenting with ginger and turmeric in my fridge..never tried it before..so we shall see how it tastes..lol. I want to try sauerkraut next.
When it comes to food, we all can differ. My biggest food triggers are gluten, dairy, red meat, nightshades and alcohol. It can be a challenge, but the results can be life changing.
02 Mar 14:11
Good Luck Eva. Having Diverticulosis there are a lot of veg and fruit we can't eat but you can work around it and the cleanse/elimination diet really helps.
11 Mar 02:36
I'm starting this week. Kind of nervous.
11 Mar 06:30
Good luck Heather let us know how it goes
11 Mar 09:24
Victor will you have to be taking biologics for the rest of your life and are there many side effects? Thanks.
11 Mar 12:50
No adverse side effects as yet Alexandros apart from weight loss which is a good one!
11 Mar 13:35
Thats good to hear Victor but do you have to take it for all your life?
11 Mar 19:47
That’s brilliant you free I have never heard of biologics
12 Mar 06:21
Yes Alex once a fortnight for the rest of my life correct but you know what I was using over 300g of topical steroids every week just to be able to function and the steroids were doing far more damage to my body than the biologic so once again its a fair trade off!
12 Mar 06:33
Thats great news Victor. Do you have to check your blood statistics every so often for side effects?
03 Apr 00:05
Oh dear Michael. I sure hope you stick with this site. We are here to help each other. Glad you are ok. I know that some on this site have done biologics and have had great success. Hope it works for you.
03 Apr 00:40
Great to hear you are going to look into biologics Michael. Try and keep the feeling of getting better close. Keep us posted and as Susan mentions, we are here to help each other, its get to connect with others who understand & learn and grow together 😊
03 Apr 09:37
Wishing you all the best with trying biologics Michael. I hope it will help you like it has many others. Stay strong and stay in contact with us xx
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