Itching to Know!

What I’ve been itching to know about Psoriasis.  This blog is written by my friend Howard Chang.  Psoriasis happens to be very costly and time consuming.  Between lost wages from time off and appling medications this disease can wreck the most discipline persons routine.  It’s important as a patient to be your own advocate to preserve what you worked all your life to accomplish.   You have to be aggressive with your treatment options.  Unfortunately doctors are not familiar with all the woes of our disease.  Unless they are specialists they rarely know what psoriasis patients endure on a daily basis.  In their defense they see patients with over several thousand conditions.  Psoriasis is an auto immune disease so it’s been classified wrong all along.  Yes the symptoms show up on the skin, but it’s affecting internal organs and joints as well.  It’s only been recent that this has been shown in a sophisticated magnetic image.  Howard is a good friend of mine and has brought out some very fine bullet points that we should all be aware of as psoriatic’s.   In my summary it’s your job as a patient to educate yourself and become familiar with treatments.  Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis will alter the lifestyle your use too.  Fortunately, we now have amazing new medications that scientists developed that will eradicate the devastating effects if left untreated.   We are in exciting times with new developments on there way.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/howard-chang-the-itch-to-beat-psoriasis/what-i-wish-my-doctor-knew-about-my-psoriasis/

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COSENTYX SIDE EFFECTS

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Some of the severe side effects of Cosentyx include:
Many suffer with feelings of joy and happiness.  Sometimes elated feeling encourage you to participate in life.  Beware of wanting to jump in the jacuzzi and swimming in a crowded pool.  Some Cosentyx users actually reported exercising and losing weight.   Experiences also include in rare instances a new wardrobe due to previous condition.  Consult your dance instructor before taking Cosentyx.  The Sudden Urge To Sing outloud could effect your neighbors ears.  Playing with your children due to increased range of motion is very common if this should happen fire your Rheumatologist.
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Outside of Psoriasis

Overcoming Psoriasis

I often find myself thinking about psoriasis 24/7.  This disease consumes me.  Mainly because I’m constantly reminded by either the way I feel or look.  Recently I’m having success with this new medication.  So I’m happy to say I can live and enjoy life the way it was suppose to be.

The Hi-Line in Chelsea in NYC The Hi-Line in Chelsea in NYC

New York is an amazing city.  I live so close and I never take advantage of visiting.   As you can see I’m wearing a short sleeve shirt and no baseball cap.  It’s nice to be able to walk around in my new skin.  Free at last, feels so good.

My driver Leo made the trip home pleasurable even though we were in traffic most of the way. My driver Leo made the trip home pleasurable even though we were in traffic most of the way.

Although we sat traffic most of the way home, it was a perfect opportunity for me to educate someone else about my disease.   Little…

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