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  • By RebeccaB Keymaster

    Anyone here on a biologic? If so, how is it working for you so far?

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  • By Sdg35

    hmmm…No one replied?

    Hi I just had my loading dose of Taltz on Friday. No side effects yet. I’m crossing my fingers. I’ve tried methotrexate which stopped working, cimzia have me headaches, stelara cleared me fast and only inj. Once every couple of months but unfortunately I had neurological side effects and had to stop.

    Hoping for relief from pso and psa.

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    • By PallaveeTrehan

      We are keeping our fingers crossed too and hoping that this new treatment is able to relieve your symptoms. Some of our community members have shared their personal experiences with biologics, so I thought I would share their responses with you: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/?p=9470. Please keep us posted, we would love to hear from you. Warmly, Pallavee (PlaquePsoriasis.com Team Member)

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    • By Dawbee

      What kind of side effects?

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  • By naomiajones

    I am on Stelara for Crohn’s Disease. My doctors have been hoping that it would help my psoriasis but no luck.

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  • By rlcrcc

    Just started methotrexate. Not sure I like the fatigue or fogginess I get. How long does it take to see results ?

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    • By CathyD Moderator

      Thanks for your question, @rlcrcc! Some people start to notice a difference with methotrexate within a few weeks, but it can take a few months to feel/see its full effect. We’re all different though, of course! In my personal experience it definitely took months rather than weeks, although I did start/stay on a relatively low dose. We have some information on methotrexate, if you are interested: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/medications/methotrexate-reviews-how-well-works-side-effects/

      Are you due to check back in with your dermatologist at some point to see how it’s working? -Catherine, Community Moderator

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    • By rlcrcc

      I have to do bloodwork in 2 weeks. Then appt in December if that’s ok. I know it wouldn’t be immediate. Did you have any side effects ?

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    • By CathyD Moderator

      Glad to hear that they’re keeping an eye on you with the blood work, @rlcrcc!

      I have been quite lucky with side effects – so far the only real issue I’ve had is with some mild nausea within the first 48 hours of taking the methotrexate. Nothing that a (non-alcoholic!) ginger beer can’t fix, and the nausea has definitely improved over time. I do also feel quite “groggy” the day after I take it. How are you coping with the fatigue and fogginess? Are they lasting for the whole week after you take your dose? -Catherine, Community Moderator

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