Looking for naturopaths who could treat psoriatic arthritis?

Why? They are no effective naturopathic therapies. See a dermatologist instead.
Psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis.

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What options are best to treat my 20 month old daughter for psoriatic arthritis?

Depends: Treatment involves rx for skin and joints: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications; vitamins and minerals (to slow bone deformation); immunosuppressive meds; corticosteroids (for inflammation); light treatment (uvb or puva); heat and cold; splints; exercise; physical therapy; occupational therapy (to improve ability to perform activities of daily living); dermatology (skin) & surgery (joints). Read more...
Only peds rheumatolo. Psoriasis affect 2-4% of adults, psoriatic arthritis affect 30% of those a 20 month old child with psoriatic arthritis is very rare--arthritis in children are classified into multiple subcategories methotrexate the only commonly used-it slow destruction---enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) Humira has not had enough testing in children only a child rheumatologist can give you best guidance. Read more...

I'm taking methotrexate along with folic acid. Are there any holistic medicines to treat my psoriatic arthritis?

Absolutely. I am a big fan of anti- inflammatory diets in general and they go farther than just taking a supplement. I personally am a vegan and the health benefits are enormous. Consider reading the books thechina study, forks over knives, and preventing and reversing heart disease. I have seen patients with inflammatory arthritis go into remission just by diet changes. Read more...
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 more...

Can I use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when I also have gallbladder stones and severe attacks?

Depends. Ask your doctor(s). Gallstones are not listed as a side effect of Methotrexate by the us fda, but there are reports of gallstones in people taking Methotrexate so it's theoretically possible that it could worsen your problem. A low dose may be reasonable. There are also other treatments for psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor(s) can give you the best individualized advice about this complex question. Read more...
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 more...
Yes you can use MTX! Methotrexate (mtx), is best given by subcutaneous injection, thereby bypassing the liver, which is not if taken orally. Virtually no liver issues occur if the oral dose is switched to the s.C. Route, in tradional doses of 10-25mg per week. Read more...

Is it safe to use methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis when you also have gallbladder stones?

Yes. Because mtx suppresses the immune system, you would not give it to someone who has an infected gall bladder. Asymptomatic stones without infection or duct obstruction, where surgery is not recommended would be ok. Mtx can cause liver injury (chemocal hepatitis) but it doesn't affect the gall bladder. Read more...

I am being treated for psoriatic arthritis and hypothyroidism... And now they think I have sjorgens syndrome bc of mouth problems! Is that possible?

Yes. It is fairly common for someone with one autoimmune disease to concurrently have one or two other autoimmune diseases. I have seen patients with hypothyroidism, psoriasis and sjogren's. This combo may not be so rare. Read more...
They go together! Hashimoto's thyroiditis and psoriatic arthritis go hand in hand. Both are autoimmune and are inherited. Who know this by the passage of certain body immune markers called hla type. I habe more patients with psa and hypothyroidism than any other form of arthritis. Read more...