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What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis which affects people who suffer from the chronic skin condition, psoriasis.

Common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include pain, swelling, or stiffness in one or more joints that are red or warm to the touch. Person with psoriatic arthritis also experiences pain in and around the feet and ankles, especially tendinitis in the Achilles tendon or Plantar fasciitis in the sole of the foot and in the area of the Sacrum (the lower back, above the tailbone). Changes to the nails, such as pitting or separation from the nail bed also occurs.

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Little things

Started by sybil in General Discussion. Last reply by Faye 21 minutes ago. 26 Replies

PsA has challenged me in a number of ways, none of you will be surprised to hear that!  One of the least significant things is the struggle I have with monitoring my disease.  I lived for 50+ years (depending on when I date the onset from, another…Continue

Dematologist #4, the Saga Continues !

Started by mimiB in General Discussion. Last reply by Jen 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Howdy, everyone. I saw my 4th dermatologist yesterday. This one was specifically chosen by my rheumatologist. It has been difficult to nail down ( pardon the pun ) whether or not my nail dystrophy is, in fact, due to psoriasis. I am currently on…Continue

To tired to keep going

Started by Moxie in Emotional Support. Last reply by Grandma J 1 hour ago. 88 Replies

Does anyone's doctor give them prescriptions for sleeping pills?  I think if I could sleep I could deal with this better.  But, I don't want to keep living like this.  It is horrible and no life only pain.Continue


Started by Kul in General Discussion. Last reply by Tarawoman 3 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi,I have been recently diagnosed and have been offered methotrexate, or as an alternative the option to join in a clinical trial for a possible new treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis 'Secukinumab.' Any advice/experience to help me make my decision…Continue

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Faye replied to sybil's discussion Little things
"Well if I can fly over the pond one day and try Arcoxia I will!   I have good luck with…"
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Faye replied to sybil's discussion Little things
"Bless you Grandma J  & I'm so happy for your improvements with Enbrel especially your…"
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Jen replied to mimiB's discussion Dematologist #4, the Saga Continues !
"They did a punch biopsy on a spot of skin that I was sure previously had psoriasis, nut appeared…"
1 hour ago
Grandma J replied to Moxie's discussion To tired to keep going
"Oh my gosh! That's a horrible feeling-rings too tight! Don't you get claustrophobia? I…"
1 hour ago
Grandma J replied to mimiB's discussion Dematologist #4, the Saga Continues !
"My nail involvement probably helped with diagnosis. My nails have a lot of signs--they have the…"
1 hour ago
Grandma J replied to sybil's discussion Little things
"<3   Music to everyone's ears!  Humira is working well for you! It is almost…"
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Dematologist #4, the Saga Continues !

Howdy, everyone. I saw my 4th dermatologist yesterday. This one was specifically chosen by my…See More
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Unreliably reliable

Posted by Tarawoman on October 23, 2014 at 5:52am 0 Comments

some days are great I make a plan and pull it off, then there are those days when the fog sets in and its all maybes maybe nots. My self worth is very tied up with organizing and seeing projects conclude, so you can see my dilemma, when nothing… Continue

Can I get some cheese with that whine?

Posted by Janissa11 on October 21, 2014 at 7:53pm 7 Comments

Bit of babbling for the evening. Gearing up to see the rheumatologist dark-and-early at 0730 tomorrow morning. And honestly? Feeling fairly miserable. Right foot is as bad as it's been since whenever. Swollen and sort of hot-feeling. I've been on…




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