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the time ED: I have had
moderate psoriasis for over 20 years and have run the gamut of meds. I am
currently taking Soriatane which I have been on for about 9 weeks. I had
switched to Soriatane from Neoral (cyclosporine) which by the way had me
99% clear for over a year. Had to lay off it due to elevated triglyceride
few days on 25 mg of Soriatane were a bit rough. Lots of itching from what
felt were little pin pricks all over my body. Those symptoms subsided
after about 4 to 7 days.
week 7 I had a major flare probably due to the cessation of Neoral.
Shortly after week 8 began I began to get frustrated and upped my dosage
to 50 mg per day (with my Docs okay). In 2 or 3 days I noticed a vast
improvement. I would say that I am 85% clear at this point.
side effects I have experienced were the initial itching, dry lips, which
is manageable, and I have also noticed the texture of my hair has become a
lipids have all returned back to normal which might be attributed to my
conscious refusal to eat at McDonalds. –Gunny G.
Sorry, I was still chuckling about your alternative rationale for
improved blood lipids. Oh how
true it is! My conscious
decision not to eat at McDonalds is a lost cause as I’m under the thumbs
of 7 hungry grandchildren, 5 of whom are McDonalds enthusiasts, the other
two still being on baby food.
Me a few weeks ago at about 10:00 a.m. with a few of those
grandchildren in the car: “Don’t
you think it’s a little early for lunch and a little late for breakfast
at McDonalds?” A
grandchild’s response: “Uh
uh, Papa. This is when all the
old people like you go to McDonalds.”
about moving to Soriatane when I voluntarily move off cyclosporine in
about five months, but I decided to try another biologic drug, instead —
Amevive. This means Soriatane
will remain the only oral systemic I haven’t tried.
Which means — further — that I’ll probably try Soriatane,
too, at some point in the future!
Thanks for the report, Gunny. -Ed