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Have you been under the care of a dermatologist? Do they have you on any topical agents? Have you used any injectables?
Hi Amanda. Several immunomodulator drugs are now approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. They include etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade), adalimumab (Humira) and ustekinumab (Stelara). These drugs are given by intravenous infusion, intramuscular injection or subcutaneous injection and are often very effective. They are typically used for people who have failed to respond to traditional therapy, don't tolerate first line agents or who have associated psoriatic arthritis.
Hi Amanda. Have you had a chance to look into these immunomodulators? I would suggest you call your GP or dermatologist's office and request an evaluation for one of these medications. Although they're derived from natural sources rather than chemical ones, they have strong effects on the immune system and require a prescription as well as monitoring. I have seen many patients improve dramatically while on them...and getting off methotrexate would probably be a good thing for you.
Hope all works out for the best for you. Let me know if you have any follow up questions.
You're welcome. I think a change in your treatment plan is going to help you. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.