10 Dec 21:29
Coping, healthcare system
At work we have been given letters to call up to book appointments for the covid19 vaccine has anyone heard how psoriasis sufferers react to this or have any information on it ?
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
10 Dec 21:36
I spoke to my specialist yesterday as I'm on biologics and asked them about the vaccinations. In my case, as I'm on a drug that currently suppresses my immune system, he recommended that I ask my GP to prescribe only the 2 American developed vaccines but to avoid the Oxford developed one.
The American vaccines are protein-based which program the immune system to generate the antibodies where the Oxford one is a 'live' vaccine so seeks to 'infect' you so that your immune system develops it naturally. At least that's how he explained it to me...
Now this is info based on my current medication that reduces the immune system. It might be different depending on what medication you're currently taking so it would be worth speaking to your GP and/or skin specialist to make sure what I've just regurgitated is correct...!
10 Dec 23:02
I've heard nothing if it effects psoriasis
10 Dec 23:27
I have mild psoriasis and had a flu shot 3 weeks ago. I had an extreme adverse reaction to the flu shot (numbing in all extremities, pain in neck and spine and spinal spasms). I have not yet recovered. It seemed to go away for a while and then came back. I’ll have to really research whether I can get the Covid-19 vaccination. I can’t go through this experience again. But is it related to having psoriasis? I have no idea.
11 Dec 12:00
I have psoriatic arthritis with strong reaction to any chemicals and expect that (even without taking drugs suppressing immune system) the protein-based vaccine is more preferable for me. But this is a question with unknown definite answer. Better to wait, observe and consult for some time
11 Dec 13:14
I would recommend discussing the COVID vaccination with your dermatologist and also your GP when you are eventually invited to take the jab. Your position on the uptake will depend on if you are listed as clinically vulnerable, vulnerable or are managing to maintain a position as 'normal' within NHS terms...
For sure, anyone on immunosuppressant medication will be advised as to the correct type of drug to request when it comes to it...
11 Dec 13:20
Really good shout I'm not sure how it will react to methotrexate either
11 Dec 15:19
I was wondering the same thing
01 Jan 17:46
I would like to know if Methotrextate would mean an adverse effect from the vaccine?
03 Jan 21:58
I have strong allergic reactions (swelling lips/tongue/throat) and both US vaccines have caused allergic reactions so right now I'm ok to be low on the list for folks getting inoculated. I haven't heard about the impact of immunosuppressive drug use and vaccines. There are so many variables here.
03 Jan 22:10
Debbie, please keep us updated on this situation.
19 Jan 11:41
Sorry I haven't been back on I unfortunately contracted covid19 and haven't been great got positive result Christmas Eve 😪 got my call for 2nd vaccine tho have to wait as I have been positive case said most likely next week sometime. I hope you are all well please takecare and stay safe ❤
19 Jan 14:00
Hope you get completely better quickly Debbie
19 Jan 16:19
Thankyou @rita it's been slow but thankfully on the mend
23 Jan 22:13
Debbie, I'm glad to read that you are feeling better. Are you keeping a diary of how you feel? Since Covid-19 is so new, I know lots of folks want to track the long term impact on their health. Good luck!
30 Jan 15:36
I had The first shot 3 1/2 weeks ago and I have no reactions of the psoriasis. Only reaction I had was my arm hurt where the shot was given a little bit more than the Flu shot
01 Feb 21:23
Had my first shot today...much like a flu jab and over before I knew it - unlike my biologic injection which requires a 20s injection to discharge 100ml of drug compared to 5ml...!
Signup with Facebook
Why do I need to sign in?
Flaym is a supportive psoriasis community that depends on everyone being able to pitch in when they got something to share.
I have a Flaym account · Sign up with email
It's not just a skin condition.
Hi All after suffering with P f...
- feeling frustrated
I'm going to check in for a few...
- feeling okay
How is everyone today? Feeling ...
- feeling sad
Chronic disease experiences galore.
I had my first vaccine yesterda...
- feeling hopeful
Hey P Vets, So I'm considering ...
- feeling hopeful
Hi guys, I hope everyone are we...
- feeling hopeful
Get support and advice on life with Psoriasis from our friendly Community Forum.
Already a member? Log in