Category Archives: TNF Blocker

No Remicade for 21 Weeks

My last dose of remicade was 24th December last year.  Everything seems to be pretty much ok so far, I don’t have any swollen joints in my fingers – which I had when my arthritis was active.  Every small ache … Continue reading

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Government Approval to Subsidize TNF Inhibitors

Yesterday I read a great article about psoriasis patients in Hong Kong looking to get treatment subsidized by the government. Previously I worked in Hong Kong for around 4 years, and they have a great health care system offering universal … Continue reading

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Biologics Reduce Pain But Not Inflammation in PsA

Dr. Nathan Wei had another interesting short video this week where he announced that at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatologists a study was presented showing that psoriatic arthritis patients on biologics report a decrease in pain, … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Cause IBD – Damn!

I had an interesting tweet today from Dr. Nathan Wei referring me to a video on youtube.  You can see it here.  He explains that a recent study has shown that people who frequently take antibiotics are more likely to … Continue reading

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Link Between Psoriasis and Inflamed Bowel

I have always presumed that there has been a clear link made between psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease.  I have blogged about this link before and talked about how I often get bad diarrhea typical of an … Continue reading

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What Happens If I Stop Remicade?

In the lead up to each remicade infusion I look closely for any arthritis symptoms.  Sure I am aware that my psoriasis gets worse before my infusion is due, however I’m unsure whether there is any hint of arthritis peaking … Continue reading

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Do TNF Inhibitors Raise the Risk of Skin Cancer?

I received a tweet yesterday from Dr. Nathan Wei who reported on a recently completed study that showed that patients taking TNF inhibitors for RA had an increased risk of skin cancer.  You can find his video on it here. … Continue reading

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Remicade done

Yesterday I had my regular dose of remicade.  Usually when I see the doctor before I take my remicade I’ve been suffering for a couple of weeks with diarrhea from an inflamed bowel – which is known to be related … Continue reading

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One week out from Remicade

Looking to the side I see that I only have 1 more week to go until my next Remicade infusion.  I’m amazed it is so soon as I’m feeling surprisingly good at only one week out.  As I’ve blogged about … Continue reading

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Prices for Psoriasis / PsA Drugs

I’ve been working on a table to summarize prices for common drugs to treat psoriasis / psoriatic arthritis.  For people without insurance prices are incredibly important in making a treatment decision so I am going to try and have a … Continue reading

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