Home Treatment for Psoriasis Drug or food interactions: Tell the doctor if any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Motrin, Advil, Aleve, aspirin) are being taken because these may act with methotrexate and cause adverse symptoms.
Other treatment options include light therapy. Doctors rarely use drugs affecting the whole body for guttate psoriasis. Systemic therapies
Natural remedies Biochemistry & Physiology: Open Access Open Access Journal So all of the side-, all of the major side-effects are basically about your immune system being low and you being more likely to get like serious illnesses. But the ones that I experienced were just, I had bad headaches and I felt nauseous and certain like food would make me sick. So like diet coke would make me feel really ill and things like that. Which was strange, like that wasn't written down anywhere that I could read. I just noticed it, that when I wasn't on it I could drink it and I felt fine and when I was on it I, like yeah I felt weird. And it would just make my stomach like in pain, I'd get cramps all the time. So yeah, I-, and also it affected my mood like a lot. And that was something that I wasn't that aware of, but my friends and family would tell me a lot. So I became more irritable and I also became a lot more depressed and angry and, you know, sort of emotional and crying all the time about things. And also aggressive, you know I pushed people away a lot of the time and even when the cyclosporine was helping my skin, I could feel like it was still really affecting my mood. Cos usually when my skin's better I feel like a lot calmer, [laughs] I’m a lot nicer to people when my skin's better. But with cyclosporine, I struggled with my personality. I don't know, it felt strange, it felt like I couldn't really recognise myself. I'd look back on it now and think you know I just, ‘that was a completely different person.’ Most of the time angry, just angry all the time. And I felt like I wanted sort of-, it was weird I wanted to talk about it all the time because it was like, it consumed my life and I wasn't really going out. But at the same time when I did go out I didn't want anyone to know. So when I was at home with my friends, you know, it was kind of all I'd talk about, to the point where like my mom and dad would often say to me, you know, like “There is nothing we can do, like you’re on this medication and we can't talk about it 24/7. You know, you have to just like try and cope, and try and see the bigger picture.” And I think everything would anger me, like every time somebody told me to, “See the bigger picture. You’re on medication. You are gonna be fine. You're not dying of anything.” Everything would just kind of anger me and I'd just sort of lash out. And I feel a lot calmer on this medication, it seems strange to think that medication could affect your personality so much, but it did. And I instantly sort of saw the difference when I came off it and I went on other things, even though my skin was still bad I felt different.
Where to get help Scopus (43) Reports in Thyroid Research Diseases & Conditions Find a Doctor Appointments Support Groups & Programmes Newsroom Facilities Contact Us Scalp psoriasis can be extremely uncomfortable, but with the right treatments and mental and emotional support, you can better manage your condition. Work with your healthcare provider or dermatologist to determine the best treatment options for your case and lifestyle.
McCord recommends a team approach to treating psoriasis. Patients, families and their health care providers need to work together to address the multiple diseases that may occur in association with psoriasis, including the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (the occurrence of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes in one patient), lymphoma, heart disease and/or depression. “We do not completely understand the relationship of these co-morbidities to psoriasis, but it is an area of active research,” she adds.
whitish-silver scales or plaques on the red patches Health A-Z Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease. Researchers think it probably occurs when the body's immune system attacks healthy cells, mistaking them for dangerous substances. Up to one-third of people with psoriasis may also have a form of arthritis called "psoriatic arthritis," in which the immune system also attacks the joints.
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