UC and Psoriasis

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

IndianaUC
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 3/15/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
My psoriasis is coming back and at the same time my UC is getting better. Also my joints are beginning to bother me. Has anyone else experienced this? I'll gladly take an itchy flaky scalp over UC pain and symptoms any day!
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Canasa 1000mg @night. Started Oct. 23, 2008
- Niferex-150 Forte 1 capsule 2x Daily


James l
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 3/15/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I had eczema and psoriasis some on my hand. Here I go again, but after doing the anti-yeast regimen they went away for me and my UC got better at the same time.

My doctor said, just take cortisone. Systematic candida growth doesn't cause eczema or psoriasis. Just apply some hydrocortisone. But I didn't and got better after taking some herbs.
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. confirmed candida in stool studies.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, licorice root, aloe vera juice, VSL#ds(started 3/10/09)

Started eating dairy and all kinds of cheese again(beginning of March and I'm fine)
in 95% remission, E-mail me if you have any questions about how I achieved my remission.


Angle
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 3/15/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Last spring when my blood dropped down till 78, proriasis was diagnosed too (sores on calves, at first I thought it was some alergy as I'm alergic), they dissapeared now when blood Hmg reached 100. Maybe your blood is low. I was on prednizolon for some 6 monts too, and after that experience decided to get off on it also. After some 6 moths more, my bleeding stopped.
--
Female, 48
symptoms including bleeding since 2002, UC diagnosed in 2006
Sulfalazine 750mg tabs 3x daily (tapered from 1000mg 4x)
Iron, fish oil, probiotics, other supplements
Colonoscopies: 2
on Remission since Sept'08 after almost 1 year flare


Red_34
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/15/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have psoarasis but it only flares when my Uc flares. Not the opposite. I haven't had a psoarasis flare up though since starting on 6mp.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


IndianaUC
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 3/15/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok so people have different symptoms. This disease is just insane! Without fail my psoriasis will appear in the spring and disappear in the fall. I just noticed as my scalp became itchier that my UC was going away. I'm having less trips to the bathroom and no noticeable blood. I haven't changed my diet at all. There's nothing that I haven't been eating/drinking, but I have added pineapple juice to my diet daily. I even ate ice cream for the first time in almost a year without having horrible cramps and running to the bathroom.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Canasa 1000mg @night. Started Oct. 23, 2008
- Niferex-150 Forte 1 capsule 2x Daily


Ouchie2
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 330
   Posted 3/16/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you by chance have the HLA-B27 gene.....I had psoriasis but it comes and goes and its only on my palms and soles of the feet......then they thought I had ankolysing spondalitis (sp) then that went away ...then I was diagnosed with UC and then Iritis ...then this gene.....it all makes sense now since I have been told about the gene.
HELLO FROM NEW ZEALAND

38 year old female
UC - Diagnosed 2006
HLA-B27 Gene
Iritis 2008
Asacol
Mercaptopurine


Shaz032
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1251
   Posted 3/16/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
cfg, mine's only on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet too. They told me it's called palmoplantar pustulosis which is defined as "A highly inflammatory skin condition resulting in large fluid-filled blister-like areas (pustules). Pustulosis typically occurs on the palms of the hands and/or the soles of the feet. The skin of these areas peels and flakes (exfoliates)."

Mine never really goes away. The pus filled bumps will come, burst, skin flakes, skin becomes almost human like again, the bumps will reappear and the whole cycle begins again. It's been like this for me for over 6 years :(
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
Moderator of the Ostomy Forum
_______________________________________________
 
I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!


summerstorm
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 3/16/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I have some rashy type stuff on my hands, that some drs tell me is psorasis and others say not. But it started almost exactly the same tiem my UC started and when i would flare it would be worst, and it also gets worse in the winter. But since i had my colon removed, the last two winters my hands have still done it some, but not nearly as bad.
psorasis and UC are both autoimmune so there must be some connection.

Ouchie2
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 330
   Posted 3/16/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds right Shaz...Ask your doctor to test you for HLA-B27 its just another blood test and its common with people with UC who have other symptoms...its made things alot clearer for me
HELLO FROM NEW ZEALAND

38 year old female
UC - Diagnosed 2006
HLA-B27 Gene
Iritis 2008
Asacol
Mercaptopurine (6MP)
Doxycycline


Mamas Boys
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1460
   Posted 3/16/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have psoriasis on my scalp.  Comes and goes with no relation to my flares at all.  Used to get better after my Remicade infusions - but now - no difference.  The dermatologist gave me Clobex lotion for it.  Costs a fortune but works like a charm.  Also try using a shampoo with Salycilic Acid in it - like Denorex.

Mamas Boys
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
Status: Remission!!


pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 3/16/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Talk to your doc about Humira, it's used for both psoriasis and IBD.

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


IndianaUC
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 3/19/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
cfg said...
Do you by chance have the HLA-B27 gene.....I had psoriasis but it comes and goes and its only on my palms and soles of the feet......then they thought I had ankolysing spondalitis (sp) then that went away ...then I was diagnosed with UC and then Iritis ...then this gene.....it all makes sense now since I have been told about the gene.


I've never been tested for it, but I will ask my GI to have it done. My psoriasis is only on my scalp and behind my ears. I have a dry spot on my left elbow that might be psoriasis, but that has only popped up recently.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 3 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)
- Canasa 1000mg @night. Started Oct. 23, 2008
- Niferex-150 Forte 1 capsule 2x Daily


Sweetpea17
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 3/19/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had psoriasis scents about the age 4. I am 24 now. I came down with UC about 2 years ago. Scents about November my psoriasis has gotten kind of bad for me. Well for as long as I have had it its the worst I have ever had it. I have it on my scalp like aslways and behind my left ear. Now its in fount of both my ears and on both my eye brows. And it has shown up on both elbows really bad. Im hoping that this summer it will help it go away. Something about the sun helps it. plus I have to make sure I keep it moisturized. I have had it for so long that I would rather have that than have UC. Mostly because it dont hurt me like UC dose sometimes. Next time I go see my dr Im going to talk to her about getting on Humira. Im just hoping that if Im able to get on it. that I will be able to afford it. I have no idea how much it costs.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, July 20, 2018 4:54 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,983,741 posts in 327,145 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161940 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, njewellmeyer.
410 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Sarahjane09, Tim G, 81GyGuy, AAL900, Artist Mark, sejinro, RR