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I have been taking Otezla close to 4 months with seeing little results.It is very frustrating seeking help and the meds dont work.I was told that if this doesnt work I will probably have to have shots which I dont want.Im not sure if they would work anyway.Does anyone know of other meds that might help.I am in my late 50s and had this disease all my life and cant seem to get a handle on it.It seem the cost of having this disease is not cheap!
Hi mike1958! Sometimes the Otezla can take months to kick in, but definitely chat with your Dermatologist if you're still not seeing relief. Because you mentioned other potential medications (probably on to the Biologics next), I thought I would share this with you: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/treatment/what-are-biologics/
I also thought you might connect with Chris's story: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/chose-treatment-biologics/
I hope you are able to find relief soon, psoriasis is so tricky to treat and has a huge impact on our quality of life. We understand, and you are not alone here.
-Victoria, Community Moderator
RichardF Community Admin
Hi Mike1958. On top of the excellent information on biologics provided by Victoria, thought you might also be interested in this article from our editorial team on combination therapy: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/clinical/combination-therapy/. For your protection, we cannot provide medical advice over the internet, but it may be something for you to ask your doctor about. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Best, Richard (PlaquePsoriasis.com Team)