Injections For Psoriasis

Mar 30, 2016

I was diagnosed with lupus and then psoriasis around 3 years ago. Having tried various creams that did nothing,  I was put on ciclosporin which helped because this time last year I could hardly walk. However, it affected kidney/liver so despite trying a lower dose I was take off it. I was then put on Fumaderm and the same thing happened! My Nephrologist took me off. I am now back on Acitretin which helps but does not control it. My Dermo wants to go for injections - has anyone else had any experience of this? I understand it is a last ditch thing partially because of the cost and it has to be done in the hospital. I am nearly 78 years.  I am very worried about potential side affects - I do not know name of injection because i am waiting for the appointment and the paperwork.   

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Psoriasis :: Propecia Or Phototherapy Will Work?

I've had Psoriasis ever since I was 3. I have tried numerous treatments, mostly creams, most of them being steroids and some herbal. I had been able to control it using those for quite a while, up until now that is.

I was encouraged to be in the sunlight by my GP but being in the UK that is really hard, the Summer we've just had wasn't much of a summer either. When it is sunny I can't go out wearing shorts or short sleeves due to how bad it is.

I am about to start my second year in college and it has gotten much worse over summer. Nobody would guess I suffered from Psoriasis from a distance from the way I dress but I fear I won't be able to hide it much longer, over summer it started spreading to my hands and steroids can't get rid of it, touching my keyboard hurts my hand, I can't wash the dishes and I have to keep hiding my hand from people.

I am currently studying Computing at College, hoping to study Computer Science at Uni, this problem has already affected my social life, at times I even skipped school because of how bad it got. Due to the stress I have started losing a lot of hair, it was great just a few months ago - stress is a killer! If I can't even touch the keyboard how on earth will I pass?

I spoke to my GP about Phototherapy about 3 weeks ago and I've had no contact at all from them or the Dermatology clinic. Many people link Psoriasis to stress and I try to stay happy but the problem is that the moment you see it, what it is doing it, how it is affecting your present and future it gets too much.

Balding itself doesn't worry me too much but the fact that I have Psoriasis on my scalp would just make me want to hide in my room, some of it is quite visible already. I have used various shampoos and although they tend to stop the build up of flakes the redness itself doesn't go away.

We all know that kids my age aren't exactly mature and don't deal with these things well so I wanted to know your advice as to how I should deal with this.

I just want to get through this year of college and perhaps take a gap year before finally going to Uni. I don't know how long the Photo-therapy will take but I wanted to know if I was allowed to ask my GP for help with my hair loss and with the Psoriasis on my hands. The redness on my scalp is so visible so if I can keep my hair at least I will be able to hide it, the pain I get from using my hands sometime even puts me off from doing work.

I have tried keeping my hands moisturised and it helps, albeit a little but do you think my GP would prescribe me Propecia? If it stops the balding for the duration of college I will be happy, once it is over I will stop the treatment and shave my head as I believe that fresh air and more access to sunlight will help the Psoriasis on my head.

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Psoriasis :: Severe Head And Neck Pain

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Almost every joint has been affected over the years,operations to hands,toes and knees.

Diagenic stopped after 20 years which put my body into shock,now taking Tramacet for the pain.

A major problem now is pain generating in the neck and into my entire head and into my ears nose and face.

I can feel small lumps under the skin and the head pain is severe.

Also heavy sweating from the neck.

I also have a heart condition,thyroid dysfunction Chronic fatigue syndrome.and kidney problems.

There is a number of medication I cannot take because of the other

conditions I have.

I have had acupuncture,physio,and steroid injections but the head pain is so severe even to the touch.

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the Rheumy nurse has told me to try it again to make sure it was the cause. Thing is, I've had Sjogrens for about 20 years with the usual dryness, but I cope with eye drops and vaginal lubrication and HRT cream. Apart from the odd tummy troubles, I'm thankfully not in pain and lead a pretty normal life.

i'm not at all sure if taking hydroxychloroquine is worth it for me, as I dread it damaging my eyesight. My Specialist seems to think it may help with my poor sense of taste and smell, which would be great as it's depressing. 

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Psoriasis :: Diagnosed With Psoriatic Arthritis - Tips / Advice?

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Not taking anything is now causing deformity in my joints and tissue inflammation so an important decision.

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Psoriasis :: Pain Management - Stelara, DMARDs, Enbrel And Humira Not Working

despite using strong painkillers, oxycodone-both long lasting plus short acting plus amitriptyline for sleep plus topical ointment, I cannot get on top of the pain or swelling. I started Stelara in December after DMARDs, Enbrel & Humira failing. I'm also on 7.5mg Prednisone daily. I can't cope much longer, this flare started in November. I suppose I should be grateful that my skin is clear but the pain in my joints is horrendous. My knees, hands and wrists are so swollen. Mobility is crap, I'm virtually crawling to get upstairs, getting dressed is so difficult and painful. I'm seeing OT in 2 weeks plus my rheumatologist on 8th March, also I'm seeing another rheumatologist in may for 2nd opinion because I'm not convinced my current one is expert in PsA. I've been going to hydrotherapy for a few weeks and am going to continue as a paying client because it's been good for me mentally and I don't want to sit around waiting to become completely immobilised. My knees are like melons today, should I rest, elevate or what? Sorry for negativity but I've just about had enough

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Vaccinations :: Allergic To Injections

On Thursday I had my meningitis C vaccine in my left arm, and diphtheria, polio and tetanus in the other. I've been feeling a bit off since. 

Basically- my arms hurt(which I know was to be expected) but they hurt more than everyone else's seemed to... 

Then on Friday I completely lost my appetite, I just didn't want to eat at all, I felt like crying all day(not out of pain though?) I had a really bad headache, my arms still hurt...mainly the meningitis arm, I felt exhausted, all throughout the day, especially in lessons, and I was really irritable and moody towards a few people then today I've been feeling a bit better, although I think the vaccine gave a me a cold? My voice at the moment is husky and I'm worried I'll lose it...

Is it normal for those vaccines to make me feel like this? If so, what can I do about it? 

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No Periods After Zoladex Injections

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I'm getting some period like pain but nothing..I had a scan recently my womb is fine normal in fact but he did notice my ovaries was full of eggs..he said there bursting but your brain is not acknowledging it..He mentioned PCOS which freaked me be honest my periods were never really irregular before the fibroid problem..I did come in a week later or early or a day later or early but never months..I don't have access hair or acne..I don't think I could handle another period problem..

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Hay Fever Tablets Vs Injections

My husband suffers from Hay Fever quite badly. He takes one Hay Fever tablet in the morning and then another at night. He then has his nasal spray which he takes everyday as well as eye drops to stop them from itching.

Also to help keep the pollen off his skin he will take 3-4 showers a day.

I have tried to convince him to at least try the Hay Fever injection but he says it is too dangerous and can cause heart problems.

The fact that he doses his system up on the tablets, sprays and eye drops everyday can't be healthy either!

Does anyone know of where I can find information to try and convince my husband that what he is doing isn't that great for him either?

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Experience With SI Joint Injections?

Anyone have experience with SI joint injections?

I have been dealing with pain (from nagging to disabling) for almost a year. A year ago, the pain slowly progressed to the point that any position was uncomfortable...sitting, standing, walking, sleeping was impossible (for some reason the pain seems worst at night). At that point, I called my spine surgeon (had a lumbar burst fracture 5 years ago so already had a doctor ), but the first available appointment was a month out...I scheduled the appointment and went to the ER after not sleeping any more than an hour or two for several weeks in a row due to pain. They gave me a Toradol injection, muscle relaxers, and Vicodin. I went home thinking that I would finally sleep...WRONG! All those drugs did nothing to stop the pain! I struggled through the next few weeks until my appointment. My doctor's first guess was a disc problem due to my history; however, MRI showed healthy discs and fracture site looking as good as a burst fracture can After a few more tests, he diagnosed me with an SI joint problem and put me on Relafen for 6 weeks to control inflammation. After 3 weeks, I did see improvement...The pain returned to the "annoying" level. Since that time, the pain has been up and down...Always there, not always awful, but sometimes miserable for weeks at a time. I had a foot/ankle reconstruction in November and had a HUGE flair up after that...I realized that I really had an issue when my back pain was keeping me awake at night, not the heel bone that had been sawed into three chunks! I was hoping this problem would just disappear as mysteriously as it began; but, unfortunately, it looks like it's here to stay. My doctor has recommended an SI joint injection as the next step.

Has anyone had success with SI joint injections? My typical symptoms are left side lower back, hip, and thigh pain from just annoying to feeling like my bones are disintegrating...that's the best description I can come up with I also have a lot of muscle soreness in those areas.

How was the "injection experience?" I've had cortisone injections in my foot before, and they were not pleasant...So, I'm definitely not excited about this. I have a high pain tolerance and have dealt with a lot of medical procedures, but something about someone sticking a big needle in my back doesn't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling.

Did you have increased pain for a few days following the injection? After the ones in my foot, I had fairly severe pain for several days...I think they called it a cortisone flair.

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Antidepressants :: B12 Injections To Get Off Cymbalta?

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Pernicious Anaemia :: B12 Tablets In Between Injections ?

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Cervical Spondylosis :: Has Anyone Had Cortisone Injections For CS?

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Facet Joint Injections - Anyone Has Experience

Since 3 yo I have had pain in my back and up until I was 12 they said that it was growing pains! they then said I had wear and tear at l3/4 and suffered everyday since but been a pain I know that's there but didn't stop me I just grit my teeth and get on! Every few years I have a flare up of it and knocks me for a few weeks then back to usual bearable pains!

April 2013 woken to numbness /tingling legs and feet 3 days later horrendous back pain and it hasn't left since! Been 15 month of living hell! I've tried pt many many times over the years and always made my pains worse! I've eventually seen PM who said they will do facet joint injections in July however I am due to fly on holiday 5wks later! I can't imagine coping on holiday being the way I am atm however if I get worse then I won't be able to go!

Anybody had facet joint injections? Any good for you ? All experience welcome please

I was taken 300mg X2 daily pregabalin (lyrica). 250mg x 3 naproxen daily and 30mg oxycodone 2x daily they have cramped my meds to now 50mg x2 lyrica, 60mg x1 duloxetine and 30 mg X2 oxycodone! All the meds do is take the edge of the pain but if having a flare up then nothing helps!

I have to use crutches constantly just can't walk without at least one because it causes to much pain in my lumber,hips, groin and my legs sometimes give way!

The things I have been diagnosed with are, ddd, spondylosis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia. (They said I have loss if disc height and osteophytes too)

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Breastfeeding After Facet Joint Injections?

Has anyone breastfeeding had facet joint injection i've been told by 1 surgeon i can feed after 2 days another said 2 weeks and another not to feed again anyone any ideas which is right.

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