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@atina

I have been injecting myself with Enbrel since close to 20 years; as a result my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis has been under control; since I received 2 Moderna jabs plus one Pfeizer booster to protect myself against Covid my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis have returned. I am asking myself wether it has to do with the vaccins? Enbrel suppresses my immune system but doesn't the vaccins "boost" it? And if I am right isn't possible that this is the reason my psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis have returned?

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Hi Atina, welcome. You'll notice that I moved your question to this existing discussion in the Autoimmune Diseases group. (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/autoimmune-diseases/) I did this so you can connect with others like @becsbuddy @strongevergreen @rosemarya @babsstruck @siosal @loribmt who are talking about getting vaccinated while on immunosuppressing drugs.

Since you mentioned psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis, you may also be interested in this related discussion:
– Psoriasis and the covid vaccine https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/psoriasis-and-the-covid-vaccine/

Atina, did you talk to your doctor about the flare of psoriasis? Did s/he suggest any changes to your medication?

I have the same concern. Does the immune stimulant counteract the immune suppressant ? Does the immune suppressant cause the immune stimulant to be ineffective ?

I posed this question to the Pfizer Company and am awaiting their response.

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