Category Archives: TNF Blocker

Money or Bad Skin?

I used to think a lot about what I would do differently if I didn’t have psoriasis / psoriatic arthritis.  This was particularly the case when I lived and worked in China.  At that time I didn’t really enjoy my … Continue reading

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Infection Risk No Higher on TNF Inhibitor

I had always thought that people taking a biologic would be more prone to getting sick, since theoretically the TNF inhibitor suppresses the immune system.  However a study out today shows that this is not the case.  It shows that … Continue reading

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Briakinumab – Another Possible New Drug For Psoriasis

The Internet was abuzz yesterday with the news of the results of the most recent study on the drug briakinumab.  If that name sounds familiar, it is because I blogged about it a couple of months ago.  At that time … Continue reading

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Best Way to Treat Sickness When Immune Suppressed

Well I’m still sick with this damned cold.  I thought that I’d broken its back and was over the worst a few days ago, however yesterday (Saturday) I woke up feeling terrible.  Sore throat, headache and flushes were back.  So … Continue reading

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Side Effects of Remicade

I was just thinking today that I am pretty fortunate that I don’t get any side effects from Remicade.  I roughly sort the side effects into two categories, side effects relating to the infusion of remicade, and side effects occurring … Continue reading

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Preparing for Remicade

Actually there isn’t much preparation to do for my Remicade dose.  Just turn up to see my Rheumatologist who typically checks my lungs, heart, blood pressure and psoriasis spots, and then they prescribe the Remicade.  I then go to get … Continue reading

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Running on Imodium

Imodium is my friend.  We’ve been doing everything together lately.  Working on the computer, training at the gym, having lunch.  Even going to the toilet together. So definitely time to get my next dose of Remicade.  How I feel now … Continue reading

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Upcoming Treatments for Psoriasis / Psoriatic Arthritis

Only about a week to go before my Remicade infusion.  Usually my back and ribs start aching considerably in the last week before I have my infusion, however things seem to be ok so far.  Last night I took a … Continue reading

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Got Psoriasis? Look After Your Heart

I was not aware until recently that just having psoriasis apparently increases the risk of heart attack.  Then I read this article regarding a study done on existing and new biologics.  The study intended to research whether biologics increase further … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Arthritis

If you’ve glanced over to the right you would have seen that it is just over 2 weeks until my next dose of Remicade.  Currently my dosing regime is every 12 weeks, which according to my doctor is the highest … Continue reading

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