Two steps forward, and one step back. This old saying aptly describes how I feel about my experience with Tremfya (guselkumab) after ten weeks. Overall I see progress. But during these seventy days I can point to a few setbacks. I see my dermatologist for the last time this week to discuss my situation and say goodbyes.
I originally wrote this article for The Itch to Beat Psoriasis on Everyday Health. The editor needed to cut it down by almost half. My enthusiasm for travel apparently could not be contained in under 1000 words. So, I have the full, original article here with tips and routines I've developed from my travels over the years..
Goeckerman Therapy (phototherapy + coal tar) might be my next (inconvenient) psoriasis treatment. Today I perform a patch test to see if my skin reacts to the tar.
The winter storm #Stella unfortunately canceled my flight from Phoenix to Washington DC’s Reagan airport. I found out when I woke up for my first flight out of Sacramento. But I will still join the National Psoriasis Foundation's Capitol Hill visits remotely!
In my Everyday Health column The Itch to Beat Psoriasis, I address questions medical innovation, cure and prevention, and what a life free of psoriasis might look like.