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    Condition: Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    9/6/2017 3:03:40 PM

    Reviewer: Billb, 35-44 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    It worked, but developed non alcohol fatty liver and rash over 80% of body after one injection. I have tried multiple things like everyone with psoriasis. At first, this stuff cleared me up fast and basically 100%. The effectiveness was great. Then two years in, abdominal pain paired with a crazy rash resulted in CT scans and dermatology appts which resulted in nothing to do. But it was enough to ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    5/1/2017 4:35:17 PM

    Reviewer: ray-ray, 35-44 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    The Stelara has cleared my skin up almost completely (my scalp still bothers me though). The one thing I have found is that I am getting more depressed/anxious and I get random bouts of EXTREME fatigue that my regular MD cannot figure out the cause of. My dermatologist says it is not from the Stelara, of course, but I have to disagree. At my next appointment, I am going to request a different medi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    9/29/2016 8:25:12 PM

    Reviewer: sparkplug23, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Started Stelara 10 mths ago to treat 90% coverage of my body by psoriasis. Have received inital injection with 2nd injection 4 wks later. Since then, one injection every 3 mths. Within the last couple of months, I have experienced Adult Acne, mostly on the back of my neck with one or two appearing on my face from time to time. I did have acne as a teenager, but it has been long gone. I am a 40 yr ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    3/23/2016 9:31:35 PM

    Reviewer: jcep, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was on enbrel for 10 years. In the last year of use, it wasn't working quite as well anymore. Doc switched me to stelara. I cant say it has improved the psoriasis. In fact, spots on my legs that disappeared with enbrel are returning with stelara. Three month spacing doesn't seem to work with this medicine. Disappointed. Going to ask doc for another biologic.

    Condition: Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    11/25/2015 1:12:16 PM

    Reviewer: SB425, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have had psoriasis for 20 years. I had a bad experience with photo therapy (the dermatologist gave me 2nd degree burns)and since then I have not been able to get my psoriasis under control. I was on remicade at the time and it was working until the break out hit from the burn (I was also on Methotrexate). I have been on stelara for a few months and it started to clear after the loading doses b ... Show Full Comment

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