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« on: July 25, 2011, 08:18:49 AM »

I have a question....my hubby has psoriasis. He was taking the Humera shots 2x a month until he was diagnosed with ESRD (thanks to routine bloodwork for the shots). His dermatologist is very reluctant to allow him to take the shots anymore & has given him topical ointments & creams to use instead....none of which work at all. He is so sore from the arthritis & constant insatiable itching associated with psoriasis....says he'd be ok with having one problem or the other, but both psoriasis & ESRD at the same time, he doesn't know how much he can tolerate it.
My question is, is anyone out there battling with psoriasis also? Any possible ideas we can run across the derm? Any & all opinions/thoughts/etc are greatly appreciated!!
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Wife of Charles --
   diagnosed with psoriasis in 2000?
   no diagnosed kidney issues until 3 weeks ago
   diagnosed with ESRD 2/24/11
   found out birth defect of kidney valve was cause 2/28/11
   started dialysis  3/1/11
   I still have a level head....most of the time
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 08:54:18 AM »

Is the psoriasis related to the ESRD? I don't know if there is any link....I'm just wondering? I had severe itching problems related to my extremely high phosporus levels but once that became more stable, the severe itching went away. I was itching so bad I clawed myself and drew blood.    :(
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Diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at age 19.
Renal Failure at age 38 (2010) came about 2 hrs close to dying. Central line put in an emergency.
Began dialysis on Aug 15, 2010.
Creatine @ time of dialysis: 27. I almost died.
History of High Blood Pressure
I have Neuropathy and Plantar Fasciitis in My Feet
AV Fistula created in Nov. 2011, still buzzing well!
Transplanted in April, 2013. My husband and I participated in the Living Donor paired exchange program. I nicknamed my kidney "April"
Married 18 yrs,  Mom to 3 kids to twin daughters (One that has PKD)  and a high-functioning Autistic son
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 09:30:45 AM »

Is the psoriasis related to the ESRD? I don't know if there is any link....I'm just wondering? I had severe itching problems related to my extremely high phosporus levels but once that became more stable, the severe itching went away. I was itching so bad I clawed myself and drew blood.    :(

No, it's not related. He had psoriasis long before we even knew about his kidney problems (kidney related to birth defect). I read somewhere in the forum about the itching you described....but his is nothing related to that....however the large spots that used to appear on his back (where kidneys are located), don't show up anymore during the severe outbreaks (that are constant now without the right medication)....but the itching is just as bad, if not worse, most days....although, some to think of it, you bring up a very good point....he itches even worse (if you can imagine that) when his phos. level is even slightly more out of whack than usual. Oh happy days!  :banghead;
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Wife of Charles --
   diagnosed with psoriasis in 2000?
   no diagnosed kidney issues until 3 weeks ago
   diagnosed with ESRD 2/24/11
   found out birth defect of kidney valve was cause 2/28/11
   started dialysis  3/1/11
   I still have a level head....most of the time
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 10:07:42 AM »

I can totally understand!    :grouphug;    I'm so sorry he has that horrible itch, it's so awful to have that--I can totally imagine what your husband is going through    :cuddle;   I hope you can get some answers     :grouphug;
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Diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at age 19.
Renal Failure at age 38 (2010) came about 2 hrs close to dying. Central line put in an emergency.
Began dialysis on Aug 15, 2010.
Creatine @ time of dialysis: 27. I almost died.
History of High Blood Pressure
I have Neuropathy and Plantar Fasciitis in My Feet
AV Fistula created in Nov. 2011, still buzzing well!
Transplanted in April, 2013. My husband and I participated in the Living Donor paired exchange program. I nicknamed my kidney "April"
Married 18 yrs,  Mom to 3 kids to twin daughters (One that has PKD)  and a high-functioning Autistic son
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 10:15:12 AM »

I have severe psoriasis as well, since the age of 7. I am currently taking Humira and Soriatane for my psoriasis and my dermatologist and nehp agree that the benefits of staying on the medicine is better than going off. Maybe you should look at a different dermatologist? Or maybe get his neph to sign off on it. There is no medical correlation between Humira  and it's impact on renal disease. We are unsure of how much is removed from dialysis so we'll see. I hit the chair for the first time Monday and I'll let you know how it goes. Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 07:24:10 PM »

PKDSTGV, Sorry, its been a bit since I've been able to get online. How have the Humira treatments gone? I finally got my hubbub to a new center & neph...she's going to try the same thing on Mon as well.....I would love to know how its going with you!!! Please let me know!
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Wife of Charles --
   diagnosed with psoriasis in 2000?
   no diagnosed kidney issues until 3 weeks ago
   diagnosed with ESRD 2/24/11
   found out birth defect of kidney valve was cause 2/28/11
   started dialysis  3/1/11
   I still have a level head....most of the time
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