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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by Admin on Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:07 pm

Msadv,

You seem to be very experienced with the conventional treatments having tried Acitretin and MTX. Note: Out of curiosity - did your derm explain to you about the side effects of acitretin and especially the possible effects for women? Again if this is a private matter - you don't have to answer this question Smile Just thought it would be appropriate to bring it up here.

I've got guttate and it works for me but not 100% of course. If I watch my diet really well, I'm like 95%-97% free.

Any side effects from the MTX? We've got another forum member here who is also on MTX. You can browse the threads.

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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by msadv on Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:03 pm

Tried acitretin a few years ago. Burnt a big hole in my pocket and didnt do anything for my plaque psoriasis. I think acitretin works only for certain type of psoriasis. Now that i have moved on to erythro I might give this another attempt after my MTX period is over.
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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by EcSTaTiC on Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:38 pm

Actually I have been drinking and smoking all these time, but like I said before it seems like alcohol and ciggies doesn't have much effect on my P? And I'm also very stressful these days because I just started uni. Somehow stress also doesn't affect my P. It seems like my P has a mind of its own, they will come back if they want, if they don't they won't disturb me hahaha.

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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by Dom on Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:39 am

Hi EcSTaTiC,

Glad to hear that you are very clear. Good on you! Yay yay cheers

So how are you celebrating? Don't take alcohol I hope ! ha ha

Have a great weekend.
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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by EcSTaTiC on Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:08 am

Wow I just noticed I totally forgot about this forum lol. Oh well, my P is 99.99% cleared at the moment (there's this 1 little spot left about 1 cm in diameter), been taking methotrexate and restarted my UVB treatment. But my derm cut down my methotrexate dosage during my last appoinment, I'd be glad if only 1 spot came back instead of 70-80% covered again. P please don't visit me againnnn!!!

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Post by EcSTaTiC on Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:03 pm

It's only about 10%-20% cleared at the moment but its obvious my P is clearing off. However this is the second round haha. I was 99% cleared before this but the little red devils missed me too much and came back to visit me.

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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by Dom on Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:59 pm

Hi Ecstatic,

Glad to hear your P is "fading" away if I may use that.

How far along are you? 70%, 80% or 90% clear?

Just would like to share that I also have allergies which I think triggers the P. I discussed this with my derm and he suspects that allergies could also have a link since allergies must be linked to the immune. One thing I really like about my derm is that he is open to info & suggestions. I also know he reads the internet alot with his laptop in his office.

Normally if I stray from my diet and eat alot of junk food, I would flare like crazy. I just went on a business trip and had some junk food e.g. potato chips and fries plus lots of pasta with the dairy inside the cream sauce. However, when I returned a couple of days ago - I only had a very minimal flare.

So in a nutshell, the acitretin is really doing its job to calm the psoriasis.

Again, I really hope you clear fast and clear well. All the best for this round's clearing mate !


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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by EcSTaTiC on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:13 pm

Yea I understand that what you're trying to say but so far he's the best I can get here. The previous derm I went diagnosed me wrongly and prescribed some cream to enhance skin regeneration. Oh well, not a big problem to me, my phototherapy works and my P is clearing off gradually =D.

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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by Dom on Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:02 am

Hi There,

With regards to acitretin for pustular only, I am quite certain that it is used for many other types of psorisis.

I am having guttate psoriasis and it is working fine i.e the acitretin. I'm pretty 99% sure my derm is having many other patients using it for plaque.

Go to www.soriatane.com and make a check.

My personal opinion (and I hope no offense taken) - that not all derms are up to speed on their info. Just a suspicion and this is my personal opinion.
Reason being is that there are so many skin ailments out there and not all derms are specialist or wide read about psoriasis. Hence my personal belief is that you should seek a derm that has experience with psoriasis. I have also come across such experiences with other psoriasis patients on the US and UK forums i.e. not all derms up to speed on psoriasis.

My personal opinion is that you should get as much info on the meds your self and this info is now much easier to access since we have the internet. Then work with a doctor who understands what you are going through and is able to assist you with your needs.
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Re: Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by EcSTaTiC on Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:51 am

Regarding Acitretin, my derm said it is mainly used for pustular psoriasis. Mine is plague type. There are several side effects also but I can only remember him saying something about having dry lips.

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Acitretin / Soriatane.

Post by Admin on Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:26 pm

I'm currently on Acitretin/Soriatane and would like to hear from anyone else who is on this oral medication for psoriasis specifically within Malaysia.

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