Tracy
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Has anybody had injections for psoriasis. Because of where my psoriasis is and the topical creams are not working. My Consultant has recommended the for me. If anyone can advise it would be very much appreciated
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37 responses

Peter
Peter @peter5300

I have only resontly learnt about them but do your research on what the injections do and the draw backs, I am a bit sceptical due to the the side affects


Mimi
Mimi @mimi1949

Yes injections work best but get the pen


Lauren
Lauren @elledough

I have the biologic injections and they work wonderfully. I don’t notice any side effects. Maybe a headache every once in a while but that’s also not out of the norm for me.


Robin
Robin @robin5872

I am having my own set of problems, my legs are swollen and I have to go to therapy and will need to wear compression garments from now on!


Eileen
Eileen @eileen6

I use a injectable treatment, I have had very good luck with it.


Eileen
Eileen @eileen6

What are your concerns about using it? I agree that you should read up on a treatment.


Dakeyras
Dakeyras @dakeyras

Hi Tracy and welcome to the forum...

Not tried the biologics myself(one of my sisters has), no harm trying though. Something not many are aware about and that includes most of the medical profession in my humble experience...Is the fact antihistamines can help upon occasion if taken a few times a week. Especially for the areas of our physique many of us do get 'P' be it continual or every now and again.

However this may make you laugh or not...fair play either way lass and bare with me please...

Anyway back I was a very young man in the army, thought I had caught something(turns out I was very drunk and hoodwinked into thinking I had participated) from lets say a excursion into a den of iniquity. Long story short; thought I had contracted a STD of the itchy scratchy kind. Turns out thankfully to one of the more switched on medical officers he correctly diagnosed it was actually psoriasis. Back then not something truly understood and grounds for being RTU/discharged believe it or not! Anyway that officer advised I keep stum as he would and try some antihistamines for a week or so and then come back and see him. Did work, so with a try lass. :)


Suze
Suze @suze

Hi Tracy,
I have battled with psoriasis for about 44 years now. I feel strongly about #1. Getting it under control (now, that does not mean that it’s gone but you feel, at least it isn’t getting worse) then, # 2. Is staying at the status quo and, if needed/desired attempt a new regiment (because you already what it’s safe to go back to:) # 3. I don’t know your age and all that you have tried so it’s difficult for me yes, try the biologic injections! If you are still wanting children, even chemo meds need to be thought out clearly with full disclosure of information from your doctor. At 64 years old; I just agreed to injections plus continuing 8 tablets of the chemo a week. The rationale is that I have many areas of plague psoriasis covering several areas of my body including my scalp. The injections plus the chemo dose has definitely quieted it down enough for me to say, “Gone!” I wish you the best, gotta stay ahead of it.


Shawn
Shawn @EatOrganic

I changed my diet drastically and added supplements - I had incredible result - psoriasis 90% cleared - psoriatic arthritis pain 100% gone - PLEASE do your homework regarding pharmaceuticals and biologics - some of the side effects could be detrimental - most auto immune diseases are diet related - please read through my old posts to see what worked for me - many contributors from this forum have changed their diet and had great improvements.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Hi Tracy, I have been offered injections but never tried them. I just couldn't risk something else going wrong by taking them. There are others here who are on them and have never had side effects are working amazing. I have also had really great success with dietary changes and supplements. May be a good idea to do some research and then proceed with what feels good for you :)


Lanie
Lanie @lanie

Yes I have scalp psoriasis and had many injections on my scalp. It pinches at first but for some reason it makes it feel better.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Oh wow Lanie, I never realized that injections in the scalp were given as a treatment. Its great to hear that it makes you feel better, sounds painful!


Joy
Joy @joy697

I am using shots but new at it


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

I was offered immunosurpressant tablets rather than injections but didn't take them, as I wanted to try other things with less risk of side effects. For me I'm glad I did this at the time, but I would never say never and if my psoriasis flares up again severe and I needed to, I would consider this treatment again.


Tracy
Tracy @tracy2020

thank you all for your advise. I am already on antihistamines for urticaria which I have had for the last 15 years. This is a last resort for me. Where do you inject yourself on your body. Is it the affected area.


Emma
Emma @emma2302

I use [...] injections and I’m 95% clear after suffering for nearly 30 years


Annette
Annette @matt91

Yes helped a great deal for about a year


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Hi Annette, did they stop working on their own or did you have to stop taking them?


Kevin
Kevin @kevin1980

Yes I'm taking injections past few months from my dermo team. So far so good went from 80% covered with severe psoriasis to completely clear after 2 months. The treatment is an immune suppressant so have to take care I keep away from sick people etc...


Annette
Annette @matt91

It worked great in the beginning and then stopped working. Currently taking oral medication for about two weeks and feeling so much better with no side effects.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

That's great you have found something that works well for both of you Annette and Kevin!
Such a mystery how somethings that once worked so well...stop. . Would this be our bodies building up tolerances and the p finds its way around it?


Tarun
Tarun @tarun

I've taken a wide variety of injections. First off I was temporarily on one which you can also get in tablet form. I went from around 70% coverage to nearly 0 within a month. Was on that for about 6 months then I was switched to a longer term solution which I self injected every 2 weeks at home. Had a pen version to begin with which hurts a lot! Defo get a syringe if given an option as you can see the needle and control how quick the solution flows in. That medication started to wear off about a year ago as for most part I've had 0-10% coverage. Now it flared up and my team has switched me on to one which I take every 3 months. I think I'm starting to see the positive effects. Throughout all the treatments I've had, I've had no bad reactions or problems and would highly recommend if tablets, steroid creams, light therapy etc do not work. I've tried everything and the thing that got me believing there is a manageable treatment which will clear your skin up, is the biologics. I've been on biologics now for nearly 6 years and so far so good.


Tracy
Tracy @tracy2020

Thank you great to here, I am been put on the ones you take every 3 months. Just had all my tests done for TB etc. Do you find with these you get sick more often. Cold flu's etc.


Joy
Joy @joy697

I just got a bladder infection and the Dr said it was probably from the shots because my immune system is comprimized because of the shots I am not happy about it


Shawn
Shawn @EatOrganic

Joy I hate to hear that however this is the problem with pharmaceuticals that suppress your immune system.


Joy
Joy @joy697

Yes I know but I couldn't take it anymore


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

That is understandable Joy. Drink some 100% cranberry juice if you can! Also consider looking into Moringa. Its pretty amazing. Can be found at a health food store. Give it a google. Its packed full of goodness and maybe helpful keeping your immunity up.


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Yes cranberry is great for bladder infections!


Joy
Joy @joy697

Thanks everyone


Jay
Jay @jay3994

I'm waiting on list to see specialists about injections... As many things stopped working most of time now


Tracy
Tracy @tracy2020

Just leaving you know that I started my injections last week for psoriasis after 3 years of misery and I am delighted to say that only after a week I feel like a normal human again. No side effects so far and I now have a smile on my face. Fingers crossed this will continue.


Joy
Joy @joy697

Wow lucky u I have been taking shots since Nov with very little change but still hoping. My husband gives me the shots and it hurt like hell and I now have a black and blue mark bigger than a quarter


Tracy
Tracy @tracy2020

Had my first one last week, than will have my next one in 4 weeks than every 16 weeks. I give them to myself in my belly , plenty of padding. Dont want to be dependant on anyone else. No bruising. Like I said no side effects so far


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Thats great Tracy! Happy it is working well for you!

Sorry to hear yours is not working too well for you Joy. Hopefully you can see some results soon! ❤


Peter
Peter @peter1011

Just starting on the biologics road. Day 4 post injection. No side effects so far. Good luck and keep us posted please


Tracy
Tracy @tracy2020

Not doing great find my symptoms coming back again. Very upset thought I had finally found relief as they seemed to work 100% in the beginning. Not sure now.


Peter
Peter @peter1011

Day 18 post 1st injection, no side effects, plenty of improvements on plaque, scalp and guttate, nails still the same. Looking forward to continuing improvements



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Tracy
Tracy @tracy2020

After 3 + years of total misery I was finally diagnosed by a dermatologist with psoriasis on my genitals in December 2017. She prescribe be a steroid ointment but to be honest I am not finding it much good. Can anyone give me some advice.



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