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This is a dedicated forum discussion area for anyone with an interest in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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COVID vaccine and ESR

Since having the covid vaccine my ESR as gone down from 35 to 5, usually over the years if my ESR went under 20 then I felt so good, and the pain is much less and I could walk more. It made a lot of difference. 

In the 20 years since the hospital has been checking my bloods my esr has never been 5 always over 20. Has anyone else’s ESR And CRP…

Psoriasis and male fertility

Hello, my husband of two years has psoriasis, so I am new to it and just learning. We are trying to have our first baby, and I saw some information online that psoriasis contributes to infertility in men (but not in women). The only thing I was able to find on your site on the topic was this…

Are there connections with menopause and/or HRT use and psoriasis flare?

Yes, there is some anecdotal evidence that the menopause can result in a psoriasis flare, primarily due to changes in female hormones, especially oestrogen.  However, the available scientific evidence suggests otherwise.  A large study of more than 163,000 women published in 2015, concluded that there is no consistent relationship between…

Interactions with methotrexate.

NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is touted as an anti-ageing miracle pill, but there is scant evidence to support such a claim.  I have looked in the literature and, so far as I am aware, there is not likely to be any significant interaction with methotrexate. 

 Pterostilbene is marginally more interesting, because it is chemically very…

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