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Help for Burning Feet

April 8, 2014 — 6:14pm

I am currently using Stelara for my psoriatic arthritis, and after the two start-up doses, I am quite happy with the results. The skin on my feet is about 80 percent clear, which is wonderful. The joints of my fingers and toes don’t hurt nearly as much as the did prior to starting Stelara.

The one thing I was left with, though, was the burning sensation. I couldn’t stand it, especially at night. My primary care physician started me on Lyrica, and it is amazing. In less than a week, it started to work, and there is virtually no burning sensation at all.

Editor’s Note: Lyrica is prescribed for nerve pain.


  • I agree the lyrica works as does gabapentin for the nerve pain. My problem is that both cause my feet to swell after being on it for a period of time. Has anyone else had this problem and come up with a sloution??

  • Thank you for posting. I have had my first dose of Stelara and will have my second dose in one week. I have not had much clearing yet, but the burning is very difficult to deal with. Your post gives me something to think about-potential success to come and a way to deal with the Lyrica.
    Thank you.

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