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About Weight Loss on Soriatane
Hi Ed. Just
read the post from Tina B., in which she said she had lost a lot of weight
right after beginning therapy with Soriatane [Losing
Weight Fast — On Soriatane?].
I have been on
Soriatane for 15 months, and at the 50mg a day level, I experienced
constant weight loss, about 1 - 2 pounds per week.
over-weight, this seems like a blessing to me. But the blood work comes
back every month and points to diabetes-type reaction. Upon lowering the
dosage to 25 mg daily, the weight loss has slowed, the triglycerides are
back to almost normal, etc. So it is kind of a trade-off, because my
psoriasis is coming back slowly but surely. My doctor monitors the blood
work monthly, and has said that we will s-l-o-w-l-y raise the dose of
Soriatane until we get a happy medium.
Good luck out
there to all my friends! I want to know more about Soriatane effects on
others. -Roberta W.
Response: Nice to hear from
you again, Roberta! (See Lifetime
Limit of Methotrexate: What Next?)
And especially valuable to hear from you about this disturbing side
effect of Soriatane.
myself (insulin dependent), anything that smacks of a “diabetes-type
reaction” gives me the willies. Once
again, I went to the soriatane
web site for more information about side effects.
Unless what you and Tina B. experienced is associated with
“hyperostosis and alterations in blood lipids,” which is mentioned at
the site and is beyond my understanding, I can’t find any more direct
reference to weight loss.
certainly sounds like your doctor is approaching the “problem”
reasonably with the smaller doses then gradual increase.
I hope you are able to find that “happy medium” your doc is seeking. Do keep us informed. -Ed