Debbie
...feeling afraid Debbie @debbie1983

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 ?

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Sid
Sid @sid

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...!


Alan
Alan @blades

I've heard nothing if it effects psoriasis


Rita
Rita @rita

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.


Natalia
Natalia @natalia1

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


Sid
Sid @sid

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...


Chris
Chris @chris2038

Really good shout I'm not sure how it will react to methotrexate either


Linda
Linda @Linda1009

I was wondering the same thing


Christine
Christine @christine2005

I would like to know if Methotrextate would mean an adverse effect from the vaccine?


Claire
Claire @mamaclaire

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.


Claire
Claire @mamaclaire

Debbie, please keep us updated on this situation.


Debbie
Debbie @debbie1983

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 ❤


Rita
Rita @rita

Hope you get completely better quickly Debbie


Debbie
Debbie @debbie1983

Thankyou @rita it's been slow but thankfully on the mend



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