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Hello everyone!

 this is my first post on this site, but I have been stalking it for a while now.

I have a question that maybe someone can address.

I'll try and make it short and sweet....

I received my SC disability for psoriasis 30% in 2009.  At the time I was only on topicals that did nothing for me... For the last 2 years I have been on Humira which has been a blessing!   I just received a phone call from a rep stating that I was coming up for an exam on my psoriasis... I told them I was on auto-immune suppressants, so of course my skin is clearer.. She stated that would drop my rating.....??  My issue is this... if they take away my 30% for my psoriasis... who would pay for my Humira?? And isn't the fact that I am on auto-immune suppressants enough to keep my rating as is??

 

any advice would be greatly appreciated:)

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 I'm sorry to hear the Humira did that to you... I will def be more aware of my body.. as I've been on it 2 years now.. and didn't realize it could cause such complications.

And you know the VA......hurry up and wait..... (Just hoping that doesn't mean 5 years;)

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