Crohn's psoriasis

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Robinzhaus
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   Posted 1/21/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had Crohn's diseases for about 14 years.  I've had deep cracks break out on the ends of my fingers for several years.  This past year I started getting deep cracks breaking out on the soles of my feet.  I never associated it with Crohn's disease until I remembered hearing that sores in your nose could be related to Crohns.  I looked it up on the internet and found out there is a Crohn's psoriasis.  I just recently went to a dermatologist and he confirmed my suspicions.  I would have never expected it to be related to Crohns disease.  I just wanted to share this with others, just in case someone else has this problem.  I've been on the medicine for about a week now and have finally seen some improvement. tongue

pb4
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   Posted 1/21/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, they are both autoimmune diseases/conditions.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Chasity102304
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   Posted 1/22/2008 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I had psoriasis way before I was diagnosed with Crohn's..although most of the time I keep it pretty much under control. While I was recovering from my resection surgery in July I realized that I had these 2 nasty spots on my legs and a couple really small spots on my arms that would not go away. At my first infusion of Remicade (I was on, then off and then back on after resection) the nurses and a dr were talking about how dermatology patients were now going to be eligible for remicade. So I asked questions and found out that remicade works for psoriasis too!! Now that I've been back on it for several months, my spots are gone!! YAY!! I say for the money I (well ok my insurance pays) pay for Remicade, it should work for more than just one thing! Just thought I would share that info !
Fibromyalgia DX March 2003
Crohn's DX Jan 2006 (Symptoms since 96-Misdiagnosed as "female" problems-Major flare during pregnancy in 05 which lead to DX)
1st resection July 2007
Currently on Remicade/8 weeks


cici21
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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm?I always thought i was the only one who had  the skin problems!So glad to here im not(not glad you have to go thru it as well tho)LOL.In my case i would get scbs all throughout my scalp.It would always break out when my cd wasnt as active,and i was feeling quite good.If wasnt one thing it was another,lol.It is much better now that im older,but it does still occur at times?It is a very complex disease huh?Keep well.

stkitt
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   Posted 1/22/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   

Great info.  Robin, may I ask what the medication was that the physician put you on? Thanks


 
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gela
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   Posted 1/22/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
anyone have pictures of this?  i've been to 5 doctors now......

Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.


pb4
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   Posted 1/22/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
gela :)

You can google "pics of psoriasis" and you'll get pics of different forms of it.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


gela
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   Posted 1/22/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
i've been to so many docs and they say, it must be immune mediated or from the remicade, yet NO ONE has ever seen what i have.!!!
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.


Robinzhaus
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   Posted 1/22/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
The medication the dermotologist put me on is soriatane (acigtretin) 25mg. I've only been on it for one week. This first week was painful because I guess it was finishing breaking out, but now it is starting to look better. The doctor said it will take about a month to start looking normal again. The article I found was http://www.onlinepharmaciescanada.com/blog/2007/09/do-you-have-crohns-psoriasis.html The article describes what it would be like. I just wanted to share just in case there was someone else with the same problem.

Robinzhaus
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   Posted 1/23/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Gela,
Thank you for the info on remicade! It's good to know all our alternatives!

Robinzhaus
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   Posted 1/23/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I'm sorry. Thank you Chastity about the remicade also.
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