Hello All . I posted a question about My Psoriasis. I am a long psoriasis suffering pt. I am currently on Methotrexate. Im am on 9pills a week. But the Doc suggest i may have better results with Stelera if there are other Psoriasis pts. out here please let me know wht you think & feel about the drug ... thank You all MRG
Methotrexate interferes with the growth of certain cells of the body, especially cells that reproduce quickly, such as cancer cells, bone marrow cells, and skin cells.
Methotrexate is used to treat certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung. It is also used to treat severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Stelara (ustekinumab) is an immunosuppressant that reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.
Stelara is used to treat plaque psoriasis (raised, silvery flaking of the skin) in adults.
I don't know of anyone on methotrexate or Stelara for psoriasis. The links below have reviews which you may find useful.
Good Morning, Welcome to the group, I have had episodes of it and then have a best friend that has it so bad it covers areas over her arms and face and hair, it has be ongoing for several years, she is on a drug (given IM weekly, I know if you have any infection or other compromised immune problems the drug has to be stopped until those things are over) for a good long time she was on injectable methotrexate, (since I sometimes gave the shots so she could rotate them with assistance) they finally decided it best to change if at all possible the University medical center doctor had concerns about long term use of Methotrexate and its possible effects on the liver, I can't recall the name of the new drug only that it is given in a tuberculin syringe and a much smaller gauge needle, unless you see it first hand or deal with it this can be difficult to treat, It is my sincere wish that you find an even more effective medication with the least amount of side effects,
you hang in there and it did take time for her to locate a specialist who was able to get her under more manageable circumstances, I also wish you the best!
My husband has had severe psoriasis all his adult life. He is 60 years old, & has had it at 80% coverage at some points. He has tried everything on the market. At one time he was on methotreate & prednisone for a different condition, & the combination cleared his psoriasis. They thought he had chrons disease which he didn't so stopped the meds & psoriasis came back with a vengence. He's had all the light therapy, Donavex , & numerous other treatments. The only thing that has cleared him is using Enbrel shots at home. They are about $1,200 a shot, & you have to use it once a week. So hope you have good insurance! I don't remember how long it took ,but completely cleared his skin, & when it starts up again he goes back on the shots. I hope this may help you out. It's been a struggle for my husband with all his other health issues, as Enbrel effects the immune system. You might want to talk this over with your physician. Good luck to you, I wish you well...
Hi, I have had psoriasis for about 10 years now. I have tried countless prescription medications as I understand that is the solution you're currently exploring. Despite my reservations, a friend of mine who simply had dry skin recommended a natural cream remedy calls burdock root specifically a cream called "burrific heal all" manufactured by a Canadian company and I was able to purchase it on fromthemeadow.com. In a matter of weeks, my psoriasis which has never been affected positively by prescription medication has almost entirely disappeared with no trace. I highly recommend this natural approach as an option for you. It is inexpensive and all natural so you have nothing to lose. Hope this suggestion helps! Best, selma
I suffered from psoriasis too, but I was cured now. It was bad, and makes me very unhappy. I live in China. Here we use Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat skin problems, I went to many hospitals like this and tried many different treatments, but the effect is not very good until I went to a hospital in the North of China. It works, and now I am a happy person again, I am glad to share this with you, you may not able to go there, but you can talk to their doctors for advice. you can find more information on the website of vitiligotcm.
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