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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Crohn's in September of 09.  I was so sick that they put me on Remicade.  I started taking Remicade on September 3.  I now go every 8 weeks.  In January I started developing a strange rash on my hands and feet.  I went to a dermatologist only to find out that the Remicade caused a type of Psoriasis.  I can't really get any relief from it.  I have noticed that my joints and muscles seem to ache.  Has anyone else had these symptoms?

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 4/18/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
When I took Remicade, I had the exact same thing. My GI doctor told me that it happens to a small percentage of people. Ironically, Remicade is used to treat psoriasis, but can cause it in some people. He told me that there was nothing they could do, and that it would go away when I went off the drug. Remicade didn't work for me, so I didn't have the side effect for long. You should talk to your GI doctor about it. Perhaps Humira, or the other alternatives wouldn't have this effect on you.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 4/19/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I took Humira in 2008 for about 6 months. about 3 months in I started noticing a rash, however I continued taking Humira because I had a good initial response. The rash became severe after a while and was diagnosed as psoriasis. I spent a couple of months in a psoriasis clinic with a treatment of coal tar and uv light--- awful treatment. I stopped Humira and now two years later I'm still dealing with psoriasis but it's not severe. I had about two good months from the Humira but it wasn't worth the constant attention to treating the psoriasis. I didn't have joint symptoms, but some people do and I think it's called psoriatic psoriasis. I know of others whose psorisis stopped with the withdrawal of Humira. I think the few folks who have this issue all react differently, so it' s hard to predict the outcome. I hope you get some good medical advice on how to go forward.

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 4/19/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am currently suffering from the exact same thing. Right now I am using the lotion steroid Taclonex in addition to phototherapy which does seem to help some. I am trying to avoid the oral treatments...especially the immunosuppressive options. My case is currently being looked over by a team of doctors at Princeton that have experience with this. I will let you know what they say as soon as they get back to me.
Currently taking: Remicade

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