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I quit Humira (adalimumab) for my Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis for 4 1/2 months. Symptoms returning. Can I restart my normal dose or is a loading dose needed?

I quit Humira (adalimumab) for my Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis for 4 1/2 months. Symptoms  returning. Can I  restart my normal dose  or is a loading dose needed?

Clinical judgement: On whether you will need the medicine again in the first place, as why did you quit using it? Decision to restart is based on clinical judgement of the physician(s) managing your case. As for the loading dose, it may be needed if the decision is to restart, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Sometimes: Psoriasis is an immunological condition that affects the skin and joints. However, not everyone have manifestations of both, and many have only skin or only joint involvement. We are learning that psoriasis also affects the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause arthritis? How?

Psoriasis Arthritis: On occasions psoriasis can accompany arthritis; and vice versa. It does not cause arthritis. ...Read more

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What can I do for my psoriasis and the arthritis it's caused?

Psoriatic arthritis: See a dermatologist for the psoriatic skin lesions and get in to see a rheumatologist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of the psoriatic arthritis. http://www.psoriasis.com/?cid=ppc_ppd_hderm_ggl_041174. ...Read more

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Does being exposed to the sun a lot cause psoriasis to flare up? And does having psoriasis increase my likelihood of having arthritis?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes red patches on the body. About 1 in 20 people with psoriasis will develop arthritis with the skin condition. In most cases, psoriasis comes before the arthritis. New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are the treatment of choice: humira, enbrel, remicade, simponi. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for psoriasis arthritis?

Is there a cure for psoriasis arthritis?

No: There is no cure but there are treatments which help with symptoms. There are also treatments which help with prevention of further deterioration of joints. There is no cure but the treatments improve quality of life and prevent further damage. ...Read more

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I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. What should I do?

I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. What should I do?

Rheumatologist: There are many effective treatments, dependent upon extent of disease. Rheumatologist and dermatologist collaboration would be very helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more