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Does Methotrexate Work Well To Help With Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Humira and Methotrexate are not working for my psoriasis. I asked the doctor about Stelara. Dr. hasn't seen good results w/other patients on Stelera so doesn't use it. What would you recommend?
STELERA/HUMIRA/METHT: Well if you have no improvement with Humira and methtrexate, than there is no harm in trying stelera.Discuss with your doctor that it is not working, so what is the harm in trying if stelera will work for you otherwise you can get a second opinion from another dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis..Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly..Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade or enbrel maybe..Ok?
I was taking methotrexate a year for psoriasis & it helped a ton. When I stopped taking it my psoriasis went into overdrive & little spots all over?
Started methotrexate on feb.1st for psoriasis. No luck yet! any other suggestions that might help. I have MS ...So i'm stuck :(?
Consider BG-12: Bg-12 is set to be released this month for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. It has been approved in germany since 1994 for the treatment of psoriasis. It's advantage lies in action which is immunomodulatory and not immunosuppressive. Hence, the side effect profile is a bit more favorable. Ask your neurologist and coordinate with the rheumatologist to see if this is an appropriate choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does methotrexate help with psoriatic psoriasis.stiffness in the joints,I am on 20mg weekly. Thanks?
It can: Typically, at any particular dose of methotrexate, it will take about 8 to 12 weeks to see what the level response will be with that dose. About 2/3rds of people will get a 20 to 50% decrease in joint pain/swelling within 3 months once the best/safest dose is determined. Sometimes even a better response! If you get < 20% improvement your MD may discuss options of a higher dose vs other meds. ...Read more
I have MS and can no longer use enbrel which worked great for my psoriasis....I started methotrexate 3 weeks ago and no real change yet, any ideas?
Suggestion: You possess a complex problem which afflicts several patients; i.e., two automimmune disorders. This creates a need to have very coordinated care from both a neurologist and a dermatologist, and you are advised to get a consult or two from a local medical school. The Methotrexate may yet work, as could take a few more weeks, but you may want to modify your ms medicine if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please help, I have pustular psoriasis on my feet dr wants me to try methotrexate or enbrel. What are those meds?
Yes. Agree, but....: Methotrexate can be very effective. However, the first studies raising the specter of liver disease came from psoriasis patients on daily low dose oral mtx!. The first pass effect is dangerous for the liver. Mtx cannot be adjudicated aqs an oral drug. Absorption is variable (40-90%), causes GI upset, and hits the liver first. I only use subcutaneous mtx once weekly. This is the safest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
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