Acitretin

Posted Fri 14 Feb 2020 8.15am by davie_b1972
Self Confidence

Hi all,

I just wondered if anyone has used this before as I have been told this may be a good option but just wanting more info about it.

Thank you!!

Davie

Posted Wed 19 Feb 2020 9.20pm by hainiej
Cannot go swimming any more

have just started a course of Acetetrin. I have had a course of this treatment a year ago along with a gluten free diet and my psoriasis cleared, no side effects or hair loss. I then stopped both and it returned so my dermatologist prescribed it again, 26mg pills.....so, hope that gives you some hope,

Posted Thu 20 Feb 2020 3.55pm by lilactime

i was on it for years with excellent results . stopped for a few months and the p returned slowly . now been put back on it 35g a day after a week my p is flaring really bad all over , they say it gets worse before it gets better but cant remember it being this bad last time . im persevering thou for 3 months until my next derm appointment . any one been in a similar situation ?

Posted Sun 23 Feb 2020 2.56pm by Galaxy78

I was given this at the end of October last year. Initial results were positive. My large painful patches on my elbows and knees cleared up. Smaller marks didn't appear to be disappearing but I thought I would give it time as I was told it could take up to 6 months for optimum impact. Slowly, the bigger marks started reappearing and then in January, I had strep throat. The aggression of the advance has shocked me. I am covered again and in places I never had P before. Acetretin isn't capable of slowing the advance, plus the side effects I've had, the waxy skin, permanently painful nasal cavity, dry lips, hair loss, have turned me off this drug completely. I've asked for an emergency appointment with my consultant instead of waiting until May and that's what I got. I intend to demand an alternative treatment. I am on a biologic for my Crohn's Disease so I honestly don't know what the options will be. I'm struggling like never before

Posted Mon 24 Feb 2020 3.10pm by Ron

Unfortunately for me, Acetretin did not work, in fact my Psoriasis got worse but I do understand that it works well for some folk.

I guess it's worth giving it a try?

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