My body is covered head to toe in severe Psoriasis--AMA
I have very severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, which is out of control and debilitating. I leave a visible trail of flakes everywhere that I go, and no longer feel comfortable going out in public unless I am covered up extremely well.
I have gotten Taltz (ixekizumab) injections before, however my insurance decided that my skin is a nonessential item, so each syringe would cost me "$6,272.80 per individual pen", however it completely fixes the psoriasis in around a week.
Words cannot describe how frustrating this disease is, and how much it has affected my self-confidence. But, since psoriasis this severe is pretty rare, I figured I'd do an AMA if people had any questions about it since it probably looks like I look like I have leprosy. There are miracle drugs out there which fix the issue, but it doesn't help anything if insurance plans aren't willing to cover the cost 😣