psoriasis-does anybody get this along w/uc?

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maddi1
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   Posted 11/27/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read that psoriasis can also occur with uc.  I think I am getting it on the top part of both of my hands.  Can anyone help me with this as to how to treat it.  It feels like a very bad sun burn. confused
oct 2007 dx ulcerative proctitis. on canasa suppositories & cortifoam


kazygirl
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   Posted 11/27/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
psoriasis and UC are related yes. i have psoraisis, but i have had it since i was little and way before i ever had UC.

the best thing, IMO (in my opinion) is cocoa butter lotion and also to take milk thistle capsules for the liver. that is where the psoraisis comes from. liver issues.

i've had psoraisis issues since 5th grade and im 31 now. the cocoa butter thing works the best and doesnt cost you your first born. i have tried every and all types of spendy lotions and miracle creams. nah. dont work. good old natural cocoa butter is the best. keep yourself moisturized. also, psoraisis gets worse in wintertime i noticed and when your sick or stressed.

the topical medicines from the doctor are cortico-steroids usually and they do work temporarily. usually you become immune to them before they fix anything. plus that is the "band-aid" way of treating it.

are you sure it is psoraisis and not eczema? cuz psoriasis usually doesnt hurt really. eczema on the other hand is itchy and does hurt.
psoraisis is red and scaly. it comes in big patches or in little dots.

what does it look like?
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure. 
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast 5 weeks now.. will taper next week by 10mg every 5 days.
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x morning & night - colifoam enima 1x at night - 1/2 endone every 6 hours for pain
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects - got lots of those!
50mg imuran 1x day 8pm to have a baby - VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 
 


potty girl
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   Posted 11/27/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I am haveing an issue with psoraisis right now also, it is a first for me. I have a spot about the size of a quarter that was really red and crusty looking and several small dots on the same shoulder. I was putting first aid cream on it and it did at least take the crusty part off now it is just red and kind of bumped up. I will try the cocoa butter thanks. should I see a doctor for it, are will it heal on its own. Its always something with UC. stop one thing and something else pops up.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


kazygirl
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   Posted 11/27/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
u can see a doctor to confirm if you want.. but they will just say, "you have psoraisis, here is a script for some cream"...

you might as well just try the cocoa butter lotion and see if it works for you. use it lots. and try the milk thistle if you can. i found that it works really well on clearing up any skin problems... might take a few weeks, but its not bad for you either way, so it can't hurt.

(ps-i am in no way suggesting that seeing a doctor is not a good idea. its up to you.. this is just from my experience)
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure. 
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast 5 weeks now.. will taper next week by 10mg every 5 days.
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x morning & night - colifoam enima 1x at night - 1/2 endone every 6 hours for pain
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects - got lots of those!
50mg imuran 1x day 8pm to have a baby - VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 11/28/2007 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I have psorasis along my hair line but luckily I haven't had any trouble with it since starting 6mp. There is also an OTC lotion you can use that is made for psorasis. When I use this, it takes care of the scaling and raised redness within a couple days. It stings though if you put it on if you've been picking at the scales (yes - I'm guilty of doing that!)
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~Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)~
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~
~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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kazygirl
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   Posted 11/28/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
im guilty too. im a picker. i have flakes all over the house when its on my scalp. or everywhere i go.
unconcscious habit i guess.

pred cleared up all my psoriasis, so i dont have that issue at the moment. but yeah, im so guilty!

funny thing is all our furniture and sheets are black. LOL
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure. 
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast 5 weeks now.. will taper next week by 10mg every 5 days.
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x morning & night - colifoam enima 1x at night - 1/2 endone every 6 hours for pain
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects - got lots of those!
50mg imuran 1x day 8pm to have a baby - VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 
 


hedgehog
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 11/28/2007 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I was at a seminar at work a couple of years ago and the speaker was a scientist who studied hemp. He said that hemp creams were really good for psoriasis due to their high essential fatty acid content. I bought some hemp body butter at the Body Shop for my mom, who has psoriasis and she finds that it works great.
-female - 32 -diagnosed June 2006
-last 25cm of colon affected
-Salofalk enemas stopped working
-xylocaine enemas put me in remission
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-budesonide enemas as needed


jujub
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   Posted 11/28/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I developed a small spot of psoriasis a couple of years after my UC was diagnosed. Don't know if there was a cause-effect thing going on, but it went away when I started on Remicade and hasn't come back so far.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."


Red_34
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   Posted 11/28/2007 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Psoarasis is thought to be an auto-immune condition - you suppress the immune system, your symptoms lessen. Many doctors are now prescribing some sort of immune suppressor to help deal with widespread psoarasis. That can be why some of us that are on either Imuran/6mp/Remi or Pred notice our psoarasis lessening. Another great benefit to these meds I think!
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio, Hydrocortisone enemas**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** 
~Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)~
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~
~Fibromyalgia - '06~
@--->--Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC--<---@
PLEASE HELP HEALINGWELL CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS BY CLICKING HERE: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


potty girl
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   Posted 11/28/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks steph, I will give it a try. I really hate going to the doctors if I dont have to.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.

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