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Hi everyone, I am brand new to this site !

My husband has had severe psoriasis for 6 years now, and now it is slowly killing him.

He has tried almost every drug out there for it, and nothing seems to work, and he is bedridden, and getting weaker and weaker.

Frustrated with the medical profession, I began researching Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance,

and discovered that my hubby has many of the symptoms.

So, to make a long story short, I had a talk with him and he is willing to try anything at this point.

He is now on Day 10 of a gluten-free diet.

I am praying that this may be the answer.

I will post any interesting developments !

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Hi everyone, I am brand new to this site !

My husband has had severe psoriasis for 6 years now, and now it is slowly killing him.

He has tried almost every drug out there for it, and nothing seems to work, and he is bedridden, and getting weaker and weaker.

Frustrated with the medical profession, I began researching Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance,

and discovered that my hubby has many of the symptoms.

So, to make a long story short, I had a talk with him and he is willing to try anything at this point.

He is now on Day 10 of a gluten-free diet.

I am praying that this may be the answer.

I will post any interesting developments !

Hi, Karangel, and welcome to the forum.

I do so feel for your husband, psoriasis is a miserable disease. Does he have it alone or in combination with rheumatoid arthritis? Has he seen a rheumatologist, since this is an autoimmune disease as you seem to be aware? I tried all the standard medications and nothing, including I am sorry to say a gluten free diet, ever worked for my psoriasis until I was put on a TNF inhibitor (Humira, but there are others). If he hasn't been this route it is worth trying. You will see my history in my signature block. There are others here who have had their psoriasis improve with a gluten free diet, I believe. I hope your husband is one of those. Please keep us informed.

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Hi Karangel

My psoriasis didn't respond to gluten-free, but it did respond to corn free. I did some reading on the internet, and it seems that for some people, food is a trigger, for others, not.

The only way to find out is by eliminating foods.

Good luck. I hope you find something that helps.

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Hi, Karangel, and welcome to the forum.

I do so feel for your husband, psoriasis is a miserable disease. Does he have it alone or in combination with rheumatoid arthritis? Has he seen a rheumatologist, since this is an autoimmune disease as you seem to be aware? I tried all the standard medications and nothing, including I am sorry to say a gluten free diet, ever worked for my psoriasis until I was put on a TNF inhibitor (Humira, but there are others). If he hasn't been this route it is worth trying. You will see my history in my signature block. There are others here who have had their psoriasis improve with a gluten free diet, I believe. I hope your husband is one of those. Please keep us informed.

Hi, and thanks for your reply ! My husband is currently on Humira, since May/09. We're not seeing any big improvement yet, but perhaps in time . And yes, he has psoriatic arthritis as well. He has been unable to see a Rheumy so far, because of the shortage here of them. He does have a good Dermatologist however, and will be seeing him this coming week, so I am anxious to hear what he has to say.

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Hi Karangel

My psoriasis didn't respond to gluten-free, but it did respond to corn free. I did some reading on the internet, and it seems that for some people, food is a trigger, for others, not.

The only way to find out is by eliminating foods.

Good luck. I hope you find something that helps.

Thanks Jestgar,

Yes, it appears that for some people, some foods are triggers. The hard part is figuring out which ones !! That's why we are trying gluten-free, but as I understand, it may take months before we even notice a difference, right ??

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Hi, and thanks for your reply ! My husband is currently on Humira, since May/09. We're not seeing any big improvement yet, but perhaps in time . And yes, he has psoriatic arthritis as well. He has been unable to see a Rheumy so far, because of the shortage here of them. He does have a good Dermatologist however, and will be seeing him this coming week, so I am anxious to hear what he has to say.

It took several months for the Humira to have an effect on my psoriasis. My arthritis improved almost immediately, but it was three to four months before I noticed an improvement in my psoriasis. I still have some on my heels which has been there for 18 months which is just starting to go away, so you do have to be patient. Also, I have had to stop the Humira a couple of times because of secondary infections and once to promote healing on a wound. I found the creams, ointments, lotions, potions, to be pretty ineffective against psoriasis. They may prevent you from climbing the walls, but they don't make any of the lesions go away, in my experience. Still, I guess keeping you off the walls counts for something :lol:

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Hi Karangel,

I noticed you just added me as a friend. Good to meet you so to speak! I coulnd't send you a personal note however due to your not having chosen that feature. You might want to tweak it sometime. So am sending my message through this thread.

I checked out your posts and see your husband has psoriasis. What worked for me ultimately besides going entirely gluten free (soaps, supplements, everything) has been to go on a grain free diet similar to a specific carbohydrate diet. I eat a lot of summer and winter squash instead of grains for carbohydrates. Yams and sweet potatoes seem to be too sweet plus I also have trouble tolerating potatoes. I also stay off anything that stimulates my immune system like coffee or caffeine tea or chocolate. I use carob with stevia instead if I want something chocolaty.

This new rather radical diet really helped with the last bit of weird skin though I still have a little in my ears. That however seems to be going away and stays away as long as I stay off fructose or any other type of sugars as well. The only fruit I tolerate are lemons which I make into lemon aide with stevia powder. The smallest bit of fruit or other sugars seems to set it off. Seems I still am combating candida overgrowth and this new diet doesn't feed it. I feel so much younger and better as a result...plus my skin looks great! Hope this helps!

Detox tea also helps like dandelion or dandelion caps on occasion to clean out the liver which in turn affects the skin.

Bea

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Karangel,

Check out the macobiotic diet, kind of like gluten free but a little differnt. I had good friend who had what your husband has about as bad if not worse, She tried gluten free but didn't quite help. She seen improvement in 4 days. By two weeks she was out of bed after 1 month she was able to go swimming. Her skin condition completely disappeard within that month. Hope this helps Vicky

Hi everyone, I am brand new to this site !

My husband has had severe psoriasis for 6 years now, and now it is slowly killing him.

He has tried almost every drug out there for it, and nothing seems to work, and he is bedridden, and getting weaker and weaker.

Frustrated with the medical profession, I began researching Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance,

and discovered that my hubby has many of the symptoms.

So, to make a long story short, I had a talk with him and he is willing to try anything at this point.

He is now on Day 10 of a gluten-free diet.

I am praying that this may be the answer.

I will post any interesting developments !

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Hi Karangel,

I saw that you added me as a friend, so I've reciprocated! :)

My husband is also having serious skin issues (dermatitis herpetiformis plus possible psoriasis and eczema), although he is not nearly as ill as your hubby. I'm sorry to hear that your husband has suffered through so much!

We are all gluten free now, and my husband is slowly getting better. We've heard that it can take up to two years for all issues to resolve themselves on the gluten free diet.

I will keep you both in my prayers!

JoAnn

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