• over 1 year ago

    Humira for Psoriasis- Need Help

    Looking to start taking my first set of injections on 30 December and have a few questions for those of you who may be around the same age or have the same conditions. I'm a 35 YO man who has had mild Psoriasis for about 15 years which I've been unsuccessfully treating with topical ointments.

    My first question would be I recently had a Psoiriasis outbreak after a surgery (I guess it was too much stress on my body) which prompted me to go and see my dermatologist. Not sure if "the juice is worth the squeeze" just for a cosmetic repair and assistance with minor joint pain.

    I am getting ready to see a rheumatologist to look into if I have Psoriatic or Rheumatoid arthritis. I have finger pain, lower back pain and some joint pain. However after reading quite a few posts it seems I'm no where near as bad off as far as pain. I am in the military and in great condition; always have been.

    I have avoided these injections for years because the risks scare the crap out of me. I am not cool with an immune system that is weak. I have 2 young daughters and they come home with something new each week. I cannot afford to be sick all of the time.

    Any guidance, input, comments or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am very excited about a potential clearing up of this Psoriasis; I have it everywhere now. Just seems that the side effects will change my life and its a change I may not want. Would any of you recommend skipping on the injection or just getting it?