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Anyone tried Skyrizi

  • By Bailey10

    Good morning. I was recently diagnosed with psoriasis. It has been getting worse since last November and is now pretty much all over my entire body. The itch is about to do me in. My dermatologist wants to put me on Skyrizi. I’m just waiting for all the insurance stuff you have to go through. Has anyone here been on Skyrizi and has it worked…any side effects. I pray something works for me because I feel like a freak when I go out. So happy to find this forum for others that are suffering from this horrible psoriasis.

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  • By Bailey10

    Thank you Victoria. I did read the link you provided about Skyrizi. Guess I’ll be the guinea pig…if I every get to have my first round of shots. Still waiting on the process to be complete.

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  • By gail54

    I too am waiting for insurance to ok skyrizi. Nervous about it because I have asthma but psoriasis have taken over my body and life. Hoping it works. Anyone tried it ?

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    • By Bailey10

      Guess we’ll be going through it together. I’m nervous about it too. Don’t have any other health issues, and praying I don’t have any horrible side effects. Just found out a couple days ago that this medication has two injectables each time. UGH. I applied for the assistance program late yesterday. They send something to my doctor and said it will take about 5 to 7 days to get approval.

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  • By PsoNoMore

    Just started with my first dose (2 injections = 1 dose) a month ago and I am nearly 100% clear! The only possible side effect (I say possible because it may not be skyrizi related) is a bit more vivid and active dreaming. Not a bad thing because they’re just average dreams, not nightmares. I love the feel of my smooth skin again! 🙂

    Regarding insurance, mine didn’t cover the first dose but I was immediately enrolled in the Skyrizi Complete program and assigned a nurse ambassador who came to visit me in person. My first dose was completely free and they could not have made things any easier on me! I’ll post a link to pictures I uploaded below. I can’t say enough about this amazing new medication and I wish you all the same wonderful results!

    PS The needle for the injection is so very skinny that I hardly felt it go in, another plus!

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  • By Bailey10

    I am so relieved to hear from two people that have had such great results and the needle being so skinny is great news too. Thank you so much for replying. I’m feeling a lot more at ease now. The assist program got my application and what the doctor had to send them, so I should be getting an approval next week. I can’t wait to get my skin back!

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    • By PsoNoMore

      Good luck to you Bailey and Gail! Please post updates. I’m anxious to hear how this works for others.

      Tried posting a link to my pictures above but they don’t show. Going to try it again here:

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    • By Bailey10

      That’s great ProudPurple! How did you get the pictures on here? I am definitely taking some before and after pictures.

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    • By PsoNoMore

      The pictures are posted on Twitter and I copied the link to the tweet into my reply here.

      My apologies in advance for my somewhat political twitter account name and avatar. I’m definitely not trying to be political here but the account info shows as part of the post and I couldn’t think of another way to get the pictures posted here.

      Just wanted to give those newly diagnosed some hope, as I remember well the frustration and despair I felt when my dermatologist told me she could control it to a degree but there is no cure and I’d always have psoriasis. I cried myself to sleep for months. Those spots were over my ENTIRE body, except thankfully my face. I wore Long pants, long sleeves, and turtlenecks all year because people would be so freaked out by my skin, they’d literally jump and shreek when they saw me – and I live in south Florida! I stopped going to the gym, the beach, swimming, dating, and lots of other things I enjoyed. Thought my social life was over, and that’s not to mention the constant itching and ugly trail of flakes everywhere!

      So… my point is don’t give up! Don’t despair! The skyrizi will hopefully work wonders for you! 🙂

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    • By Bailey10

      Thank you so much. I’ll have to get a twitter account so I can post pictures. It’s all over my body, except face, also. Yes, the constant itching is what’s driving me crazy. All the creams just don’t help and I wake up during the night itching.

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    • By PsoNoMore

      Wow! I really feel for you. 😔 I never paid much attention to the psoriasis medication commercials before I had it myself, but I vaguely remember not really getting what a big deal it was. I thought it was like having a little dandruff. Nope! Now I know it’s life-changing in so many ways. I can’t wait to see your “after” pictures! 😃

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  • By Bailey10

    Well, I created a twitter account and posted pictures…but can’t figure out how to copy the link. Never used twitter. 🙁

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  • By PsoNoMore

    If you’re using the app, below the tweet you should see a small arrow pointing up with a sort of line/half box thing underneath. Click on that and look for the “copy link” option. Then paste that link into your message here and it should show up like mine did.

    It’s been nice connecting with you Bailey! 😁 I’m leaving early tomorrow for a long RV drive so I’m heading to bed now. I’ll check back tomorrow to see if you need any more help with posting a link to your tweet. Have a great night!

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