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2 days ago · Undiagnosed and don’t know where to go next in Autoimmune Diseases

Alot of your symptoms sound like me, including mono twice. I was misdiagnosed for over twenty years, finally got to internist after bad rash on face and felt like I was on fire, an er doctor said classic lupus. Internist said no, fibromyalgia and did not need rheumatologist. Finally was sent to hand surgeon because hand started looking like man's. He said I needed surgery but wouldn't do it until I was in care rheumatologist. Finally got into one after waiting another year on list( don't have many doctors in small hill country Texas town) and had to travel three hours one way but she was worth it. Spent hours with me Running tests, labs and exrays after going over full history. She was very understanding and acknowledged my frustrations. When she called me back into office two weeks later, had diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (same thing as golfer on TV commercial but worse stage).

Please try going to a rheumatologist.

Thu, Oct 17 9:20am · Otezla in Autoimmune Diseases

I was wondering also.

Fri, Sep 27 3:28pm · Otezla in Autoimmune Diseases

You should get in touch with National Psoriasis Foundation. They help with both Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

You will get a patient navigator who can help with questions, info, finding doctors in your area, even drug trials. My navigator has helped alot. They even gave info to my pain doctor. Give them a try.

Thu, Sep 26 6:53pm · Otezla in Autoimmune Diseases

I would ask doctor why he/she made that choice. Just remember that if your son suddenly starts getting upper respiratory infections and didn't before to remind his PC that he is on the Otezla and that does cause the infections

Wed, Sep 25 10:44pm · Otezla in Autoimmune Diseases

Yes that does

Wed, Sep 25 8:18pm · Otezla in Autoimmune Diseases

I was on both otezla and a topical. I recently stopped the otezla after a few years as did not seam to be helping any more just giving me lots of upper respiratory infections which went away after I stopped

Wed, Sep 25 8:14pm · Otezla in Autoimmune Diseases

Throwing up and diarrhea go away after a few weeks. If it is real bad talk with your doctor, they can suggest something for your stomach

Jul 23, 2017 · Psoriatic Arthritis in Autoimmune Diseases

I am 51 and can not take embrel or humara because of cancer. I have been put on otezla, hopefully that will do something. I was on tremedol for years, then had to be upped to norco for about five years then to morphine and percocet. Sucks having this because alot of doctors don’t seem to know much about it except for the rhemotologist.