Originally Posted by PapaRoux
I have to go to a dermatologist because the immune disorder mess up of Fibromyalgia. I have excema, psoriasis and flaky itching skin on parts of my body and patches of white all over my head.
I use three different prescribed meds to keep it under control: a shampoo, a face cream and a body cream---all prescriptions.
I know that immune problems cause skin problems, but I wanted to know if it varies by degrees. Some with one problem, some with none, some with all and where and how it appears on the skin and what is used for it.
Ed, it sounds like you have psoriatic arthritis but I'm no doctor
. At first my doctors were telling me that I had Fibromyalgia but I was not satisfied with that answer. I use to be very active and would run every day. I started waking up with sore legs so I started backing off my running. Then my arms, the bottom of my feet, hands, and neck became very stiff and painful...it was horrible. Then I noticed that my skin started getting flaky, itchy patches mostly on my scalp and legs. My rheumotologist had me on Vioxx and Celebrex, which helped a little for my arthritis but nothing for my psoriasis. Finally when I moved back to my home state my rheumatologist put me on Enbrel. The Enbrel not only helped my arthritis but it did wonders for my psoriasis. I do not know what I would have done without it. Ask your dermatologist or your rheumatologist about Enbrel.