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Stelara (ustekinumab): This is an immunosuppressant that reduces the effects of a chemical substance in the body that can cause inflammation. Given this technically its okay to smoke. But more importantly smoking is bad for your health - just because you do this socially does not protect you against the risks - I would re-think the smoking part. ...Read more
Psoriasis after stelara (ustekinumab) is gone just left with scarring! What can I use to reduce this or will it fade over time with the stelara (ustekinumab)? Had 2nd shot today
I noticed that stelara (ustekinumab) treats diffrent then enbrel..Would that make a difference for me that has ms? I would like to try it. Can't use enbrel anymore.
Are u still able to socially drink while on stelara (ustekinumab)? Also my doc said on stelara (ustekinumab) u don't need to be monitored like other biologics? Is this true?
I get pressures in head and ears during times of stress. Dr said anxiety.. Ears look fine. Will starting stelara (ustekinumab) cause anything bad while having this?
Had bloodwork in May before stelara (ustekinumab) was fine. 3 months later my AST was 56 ALT 61. Drank 3-4 days before having blood drawn is this why?
Is it ok to take hydrolyzed collagen powder while on stelara (ustekinumab)? It's a natural protein supplement that had many great health benefits.
Humira and Methotrexate are not working for my psoriasis. I asked the doctor about Stelara (ustekinumab). 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 (adalimumab) 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 3 more doctor answers
Normal paps...Will stelara (ustekinumab) cause the hpv to turn into cervical cancer? Normal pap in Feb started stelara (ustekinumab) In May. Found out I had hpv virus 8-9 yrs ago
Started stelara (ustekinumab) 10days ago. Came down with head cold, soar throat, fever of 99.8 yesterday. Will I recover since immune sys is suppressed? Or go to dr
Raised ana blood test. Can stellara cause this high reading or Crohn's disease? also on lenest and Imuran
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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