I have had psoriasis for 13 years now. I have tried all the creams, the vitamins, the body cleansing teas..etc Nothing really worked for me until I started cyclosporine. It isn't a fun drug, blood tests every week, then every 2, then once a month. It can also raise your blood pressure a little. I didn't wear short sleeve shirts or wear my hair up in a pony tail for 3 LONG years. My derm switched me to Enbrel, which is given by self-injection 2x a week. (if you think you can't do it, you're wrong...i still almost pass out from a blood test, but somehow got through the injections). Recently, my insurance quit paying and I can't afford it at $1200/month. Actually, I can't afford any kind of therapy. I have an Rx for Methotrexate, but haven't filled it. My psoriasis is coming back with a vengance, and I'm glad the snow will be falling...although I'm not looking forward to no more short sleeve shirts. Go to a derm! It is well worth it. I went from a deep depression to living my life again. I can't even begin to tell you how bad it was, and I'm hoping to find some type of ins. to cover the Enbrel injections (no serious side effects for most). Good Luck!
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