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Connolly “Years Ago”
Dear Ed, Just a note
to say I am thrilled to find your site.
I have had P for 27 years and the past 3 years I have been hit with
Arthritis — which really hurts!! Many
years ago I bought the book Psoriasis
Can Be Cured. I started
searching today to see if Dr. Connolly is still around and I found you.
I will log on to your
site every now and then just to know how not alone I am.
My doctor put me on
Vioxx for the pain. I would
much rather find something natural to help.
I live in a very backwards town in PA and I read all I can, but I
know there is no cure as of yet. Keep
up the wonderful work. I
really have enjoyed finding your site. Sincerely,
And I’m glad you found us, Sue.
Your reference to Dr. Connolly’s Psoriasis
Can Be Cured begs more questions.
Did you try his diet and acupuncture regimen?
How did it work for you? (Reading
between the lines, I’m assuming you still have active P.)
The first thing I took
for PA pain was, like you, Vioxx. About
the most it did for me was help me to sleep (that and a pillow between my
legs and a cooperative wife). The
only real relief I have obtained from my PA was, initially, a year on
methotrexate. Then they
switched me to cyclosporine and, though I feared the worst, my PA did not
return during the year I was on that systemic drug.
When my blood pressure started to rise they switched me back to
methotrexate — which I’m on now — and while I’m experiencing some
seasonal PA discomfort, I’d still say it’s largely at bay.
My paths have been far
from natural. Methotrexate
and cyclosporine are both severe medications that monkey around with a
person’s natural immune processes. The
side effects can be quite nasty. I’d
like to find a natural way to obtain the same results — but I’m not
sure I’d survive the discovery.
Good luck to you!