11 Jun 23:29
Itch, treatment, strangers
Hi I’m new to Flaym and would be so grateful for some advice. My 18 old grandson has just started on medication for severe psoriasis and I just wonder has anybody any experience of medication. I am worried about side effects etc
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
11 Jun 23:50
they all have side effects - some worse than others. I've tried a few treatments over the years and some I've had to stop because of the side effects, others the side effects were almost non existent. One thing I can offer - don't let Dr Google scare you. You will find the worst of the worst information on the internet, but don't let it scare you.
12 Jun 02:47
Hi, I was treated with arsenic when i was 4years old, and 64 years later.....still here and healthy.
12 Jun 03:13
Hi Angela, Welcome! Its really great that you can be here for your grandson. Bill has the right idea with not letting Dr Google scare you. It seems everything these days come with side effects. I have only taken medicated creams. They are known to thin the skin (corticosteroids) but since I started taking supplements my skin has become much stronger. Not everyone experiences side effects but some do. I hope it can be helpful for your grandson and the treatment is gentle on him.
12 Jun 04:11
Oh wow Katherine! Was your psoriasis treated with arsenic?
12 Jun 07:30
Hey Angela. I am so sorry to hear about your grandson. How severe is his condition? I do not have experience in biologics but I do hope the medication works for him. Here on Flaym you will get the best advice. :)
12 Jun 07:49
So true and welcome to Flaym Angela
12 Jun 11:11
Thank you for the welcome.
My grandson - VERY bad on arms and legs - doesn’t seem to be anywhere else. He always wears long sleeves and track pants - even in this heat! I gather I am not supposed to name particular medications but I was told that this particular one is also an anti-cancer medication! I am so worried about the side effects to his liver, kidneys etc.
Thank you for any advice.
12 Jun 12:58
It would be so hard not to worry about the impact the meds may have Angela. I hope the doctors are going to monitor his closely with routine bloodwork. Do you know if that is the plan?
12 Jun 14:32
Thank you Michelle. Yes his doc is to take bloods every 5 weeks to monitor him.
12 Jun 19:12
Welcome to the Flaym family Angela! Lovely to see you supporting family with psoriasis. I was prescribed immunosurpressant medication in March last year, but in the end the prospect of potential side effects and the frequency of the required monitoring put me right off, and I didn't collect them in favour of trying other things first. I think if other things had not helped, or if my psoriasis became even more severe then I would consider them again in that context, but at the time it didn't seem right.
13 Jun 03:39
I am happy to hear that Angela :)
13 Jun 09:17
Yes Michelle, it was a common treatment at that time. Fortunately i never had side effects.
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