After 25 years of psoriasis, 18 of them taking methotrexate, I now have no psoriasis evident. It’s now 2/4/19 (second of April 2019) and I had my first, self administered, injection of Cosentyx on December 18th 2018.
On day 2 (December 19th) the itching had gone. Really! After years of feeling as though I was covered in mosquito bites, scratching until there’s bleeding, weeping plaques, clothing worn through where I couldn’t stop rubbing for some relief, gone.
There’s not much more I can say. I am so lucky to have a great dermatologist and to live at a time and in a country where this treatment is available to me. Cosentyx costs about $20,000 AU a year, but because Australia has subsidised pharmaceuticals, I pay $39 for a month’s supply. I feel so sorry for those who don’t share my good fortune and continue to suffer with this bastard of a disease. I hope the stuff continues to work forever, and that everyone who needs it, gets it. I guess it’s all about politics.