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Who Can Use Methotrexate Psoriatic
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
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
any recommendations for my condition psoriatic arthritis not to eat or drink and what can I do when I start the medicine methotrexate
Psoriasis and gut: Psoriasis is an autoimmune state. Autoimmune means your body is fighting itself. Why? Usually it is triggered by stress of some kind. Address this with managing stress cleaning the gut (probiotics and clean eating). Methotrexate is harsh on the liver so eat liver friendly diet like greens, cruciferous and lemon. Do breathing exercises when stressed. Address sleep issues. ...Read more
I have severe Psoriasis on hands . i am on 20mg methotrexate weekly.The psoriasis on hands never clear and the fingers are stiff.is it psoriatic psor?
Is it possible to be put on methotrexate treatment for psoriatic arthritis & what was the outcome?
I'm taking methotrexate along with folic acid. Are there any holistic medicines to treat my psoriatic arthritis?
Yes, many: There are a huge array of holistic/complementary approaches to treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. See http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/12/4/319.Pdf ; http://www.Familynaturopath.Ca/tips-resources/articles/solving-psoriasis/ ; http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/psoriasis-treated-by-homeopathy/ ; http://bit.Ly/17eaeuh i advised working with a good holistic md ;/or homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking Methotrexate and I'm on a study drug for my Psoriatic Arthritis, I think the study drug is Humira, can Humira cause weight gain?
Can I use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when I also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks?
Yes, but...: ...Why are you enduring the pain and risk of frequent gallbladder attacks? In the modern era of minimally invasive surgery, the risks are often greater to continue to have gallbladder attacks rather than the risk of surgery. Have you spoken with your primary care physician or rheumatologist about these attacks? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On 1mg folic acid & methotrexate 25mg for psoriatic arthritis/psoriasis. Want to increase to 2mg folic acid. Is this ok? Any side effects/disadvantage
It's okay to use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when you also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks right?
Yes: You mean want to use the injectable form rather than the oral form. Using it subcutaneously gives a better response with less risk of side effects. ...Read more
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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