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I'm not sure where to put this. I am curious if anyone who has psoriasis saw improvement after the surgery?

I have a few spots here and there but have a smaller dinner plate area on my thigh. I am just hoping for some relief in that area too.

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This is a question for your surgeon. He or she would be the best one to answer that for you.

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2 minutes ago, Mattymatt said:

This is a question for your surgeon. He or she would be the best one to answer that for you.

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I've talked to him a bit. He said some do so I am very hopeful! Thanks!

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I too have psoriasis,haven't had my surgery yet.You bring up a good point, since it is an auto-immune disease it easily could improve. I even have,psoriasis in my nailbeds, makes them slightly misshapen and I have putting if you run your fingers over the nail surface. I have a good friend who has it much worse than either of us, his arms usually look like alligator skin. He has creams to

help,with it but seldom used them. Says it's too much of a bother. Did you know we share this disease with Cyndi Lauper, the singer? Truth! ,,,,,,,,,,,,i haven't had my surgery yet, if I do I'll be sure to let you know if I do. In the meantime welcome to Bariatric Pal if nobody ever bothered welcoming you.

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6 minutes ago, frust8 said:

I too have psoriasis,haven't had my surgery yet.You bring up a good point, since it is an auto-immune disease it easily could improve. I even have,psoriasis in my nailbeds, makes them slightly misshapen and I have putting if you run your fingers over the nail surface. I have a good friend who has it much worse than either of us, his arms usually look like alligator skin. He has creams to

help,with it but seldom used them. Says it's too much of a bother. Did you know we share this disease with Cyndi Lauper, the singer? Truth! ,,,,,,,,,,,,i haven't had my surgery yet, if I do I'll be sure to let you know if I do. In the meantime welcome to Bariatric Pal if nobody ever bothered welcoming you.

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Thank you very much for that!!

I have cream(doesn't help a great deal, I use corona cream once a day and it least keeps it hydrated and less itchy) and refuse to do shots unless I have to. I also have it on my scalp so I'm freaked out about thinning hair showing that feature to everyone.

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I have a small patch on my lower arms, I worried at my age it could be skin cancer, my PCP just let out a small giggle and said it's just Mr P showing up again. I said I may just kill you Junior, he's like 45 or 46. I really do like the guy, I'm just enough older I want to rein him in.

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Sorry for reviving an old post, if that's a thing we aren't supposed to do. (Some forum communities really frown on it, while others are fine with it. I'm new enough not to know the norms, here.) I just wanted to see if anyone who has had the surgery since this went up has anything to report back.

I did a ton of research about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (I have both), and in several small studies (aren't all the PsA studies small? it's so frustrating... but then, I guess it's not a very common disease!) the results were really astounding. Enough so that I'm surprised more PsA patients aren't being pushed toward the surgery, with its one-time cost, rather than biologics which can be something like $4k/month forever.

Since I'm allergic to several of the biologics, and methotrexate isn't quite enough for me, alone, WLS is my best shot at getting my arthritis under control. That's why I'm doing it. I might talk, in some other threads, about things like fitting into airline seats and buying smaller clothes, but honestly? The pain is awful, and if I'm in the lucky group whose PsA is driven into remission, my life will be so much more amazing, even if I only lose like 10 pounds. If I'm in the unlucky group, but I lose a lot of weight, I'll still have a lot less pain in my feet and knees, even if the arthritis stays bad. So it seems like a good decision for me, either way.

I have scalp psoriasis, too, so I'm hopeful that I can prevent massive Hair loss. It's a risk, definitely.

Anyway, thanks for any information any of you have! <3

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Well you share psoriatic arthritis with Greg Norman, the golfer. I know, whoopy bang, the thrill just
ain't there. Did you know in medical. literature psoriasis is know as " the curse of the Celts" , am I Celtic ? my sons,names were Kevin and Bryan, indicates something doesn't it?
Well my surgery is the 5th of September, we will See what we will See.

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