I am a 19 year old female and I was diagnosed with Psoriatic arthritis and Akylosing Spondylitis. I have had Henoch-Schonlein purpura since I was seven and have dealt with severe infections since then. I know that the drugs I will have to take weaken the immune system, but I am curious as to how much...I am a college student and I don't want to have to worry about being sick all the time.
You are having a severe form of autoimmune disease and it needs to be tackeled with DMRD'S (Disease modifying drugs)Humiria and Remicade are examples of the same.
But the side-effects are too much.Hence a good rheumatologist is required for proper dose titration.
I'm on Methotrexate and have responed so well to it. I'm doing things that I have not done for years. I'm a nurse and around all sorts of bugs plus with 3 kids there is always something fllying. I am very seldom sick. Is this an option for you?
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