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Less Than a Year — Trying Soriatane
I, too, have this not so congenial problem.
I’ve not been plagued as long as you have — for me it’s been
about nine months. My left
foot looked like I needed to be in a leper colony.
I went to a dermatologist.
We tried it all. Creams, etc. Now I am on Soriatane, the capsule. Soooo expensive.
Well, it does
work, but somehow more plaques have appeared.
Thin but there where there had not been any.
And the red blotches on legs were still there.
My six children
maintain that I should try to be less stressed.
Relax. I agree, but
life doesn’t allow this freedom, especially for over-the-hill-plus seniors living on under-the-hill incomes.
I do admire
your humor and I am definitely going to support your income and buy your
book. You really have it bad
and I am sad for you.
I read in the
NPF Bulletin that people do have a social problem. Indeed
— like at a public pool while trying to swim for exercise — like not
going without trousers or stockings so the patches of redness do not
Sir, I thank
you for your attitude. You
inspire me. Sorry I will not
be able to meet you personally at the
Blessings on YOU and YOURs. I
do hope something comes up soon — and inexpensively — to help fix our
immune systems. Most
Sincerely, -Nan E.
Response: I’m delighted to
make your acquaintance, Nan, but sorry it had to be because you started
flaking 9 months ago. I’m
guessing that, because your derm had you try all sorts of topicals, you
haven’t been on the Soriatane for more than a few week. (Nine
months is just not enough time to have tried more than a few of the
alternatives.) If that’s
right, I hope you have more improvement to look forward to.
I haven’t tried Soriatane (yet), so I’ve no experience with it
specifically, but every other systemic I’ve used has taken several
months to reach peak effectiveness.
Stay in touch,