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Results from Combo Therapy
Ed, FlakeHQ is
a wonderful site. Thanks for
the information and the safe haven.
I have had
psoriasis for 26 years, with 90+% coverage for the past 15 years.
I have always responded reasonably well to light.
Tanning beds offer a good measure of relief and keep the flaking to
a tolerable level. But until
recently, my experience with topical treatments has been poor.
Steroids and coal-tar topicals would yield short term results, but
within a couple weeks of treatment I would regress to the pretreatment
state. I had adopted a
"this is as good as its going to get" attitude, and had not used
any topicals for the past 5-6 years.
suggested that I give it another go with a new derm and 5 weeks ago I was
prescribed Ultravate and Dovonex. To
date, the results have been incredible.
I was flake-free in 4 days. And
so far, the lesions are under control.
My current regime is tanning bed 3 times per week, a 100g tube of
Dovonex per week, and a 100 g tube of Ultravate per week (2 weeks on, then
skip a week). This is not
inexpensive, but I haven't felt my skin in years.
cutting down on the topicals to try and judge the maintenance level
required to stay clean. And
also started taking Omega 3's based on some of the experiences posted on
I hope it
lasts. That nagging concern is
that I have developed "immunity" to treatment in the past and
that it could happen again. But
your site offers a range of opportunities, experiences, and hope.
Thank you again for making this happen. –Don H.
Response: You made it happen
Don, this here’s a way-station, at best.
But I’m really glad to hear you have responded so well to the
Ultravate/Dovonex combo. Be
sure and read Lars’ email this month, Dovonex
Sounds like you
are realizing the most benefit from the combination of light therapies,
topicals and the fish-oil dietary supplement.
Since your P was so severe, I can certainly understand your
willingness to undertake this demanding regimen.
Please keep us apprized of your progress. -Ed