“What works for one doesn’t work for all.”
“What works for one doesn’t work for all,
but if it works for ONE
then there is hope for YOU.”
When a PRP patient or the parent of a PRP child has a question about the efficacy of specific medication, they have had ONE option: to post their question to the 2,200-plus members of the PRP Facebook Support Group and hope for lots of comments. Comments from the Land of Chat are generally forthcoming. Moreover, the odds are pretty good that a comparable question has been asked many times before by others.
UNFORTUNATELY the responses to those earlier, medication-specific posts have never been retained by Facebook in a manner that supports retrieval at a later date. In other words, the many insights and shared experiences regarding a specific medication shared by other PRP Facebookers over an extended period of time are not easily retrieved.
It’s time to build a better mousetrap. WHAT WORKS is that new mousetrap.
There is a way to collect and retain your insights and observations about the efficacy of specific medications and treatment options. Together we can make it easier for other PRP patients and caregivers to learn what we have already learned.
While the focus is on WHAT WORKS, experiences that are less positive should also be shared.
The mechanism with which your experiences are collected is a WHAT WORKS webpage for each medication in the PRP arsenal — a medication that works for someone. Simply “Leave a Reply” to share your insights.
Questions related to the treatment of PRP with RETINOIDS
Questions related to the treatment of PRP with IMMUNOSUPPRESANTS
What do I need to know about… MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Learn about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies.
AHFS® Consumer Medication Information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) provides extensive information about almost 1,500 name and generic prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including side effects, usual dosage, precautions, and storage for each drug.
What do I need to know about prescribed topicals?
✻ Urea lotion
WHAT WORKS FEEDBACK—Re: over-the-counter topicals
What do I need to know about UV light therapy?
Questions related to ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, e.g acupuncture, holistic medicine, nutrition, etc.
✻ What are the most effective alternative treatments? Murray R
✻ Do probiotics help in the treatment of PRP? Murray R
Questions related to the use of PREDNISONE
✻ On what basis would a dermatologist prescribe prednisone as a treatment option for PRP? Bill M
Patient feedback on prednisone NEW (December 7, 2018)
FUTURE Questions related to COMORBIDITIES, e.g., diabetes, Crohns Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.
✻ Can arthritis come into play and if so when would it be the time to seek an RA doctor? Karen A
✻ How does diabetes impact PRP treatment?
✻ How does Crohns Disease impact PRP treatment?
What do I need to know about gabapentin for pain relief?
FUTURE What do I need to know about sleep deprivation?
What do I need to know about skin hydration treatment
FUTURE What do I need to know about furosemide?
FUTURE What do I need to know about skin hydration treatment
FUTURE What do I need to know about COVID-19 as it relates specifically to PRP