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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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Questions about MTX

Started by Marlene57 in Medications. Last reply by Seenie 3 minutes ago. 5 Replies

I have finally been dx'd and will be starting injectable MTX next week. This site has already provided some great advice for me concerning drinking lots of water and taking a higher dose of Folic Acid, but I have a few other questions. Maybe some of…Continue

Tags: Methotrexate, injectable

The pain

Started by the pain in General Discussion. Last reply by Sybil 10 minutes ago. 1 Reply

new to this so please be gentle, i have had psa for around 2 years with spondyloarthritis. over the last 6 moths i have been in so much pain,always light headed and dizzy with horrid sick feeling. been told its all to do with meds but no one seems…Continue

Otezla and Remicade combination

Started by Needs answers in General Discussion. Last reply by Needs answers 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Anyone on this combination of meds?    Saw my rheumy for an unscheduled visit yesterday due to pain and swelling in most of my joints.  I have had 5 Remicade infusions so far.  I was feeling better and we decided to lower my steroids.  As soon as I…Continue

Tags: Remicade, Otezla

Remicade

Started by Robyn in General Discussion 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

It seems my Rheumy doesn't think that the Humira is working as well as it was.  I am having some issues again.  She wants to start me on Remicade.  Has anyone had the IV Infusions and can you share any information with me?Continue

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Seenie replied to Marlene57's discussion Questions about MTX
"I took oral mtx at the highest dose (25 mg) without any side effects. Nothing. It didn't seem…"
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Sybil replied to the pain's discussion The pain
"I don't have spondyloarthritis.  But I know that the spine is complex, that the nerve…"
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Sybil replied to Marlene57's discussion Questions about MTX
"I had an easy ride with Mtx and it was a game changer for me.  I took it orally for about 2…"
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Needs answers replied to Needs answers's discussion Otezla and Remicade combination
"Thanks Jules.  I guess I would try it solo if I can't do both.  I have too much…"
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Remicade

It seems my Rheumy doesn't think that the Humira is working as well as it was.  I am having some…See More
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the pain posted a discussion

The pain

new to this so please be gentle, i have had psa for around 2 years with spondyloarthritis. over the…See More
2 hours ago

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Jules G replied to Needs answers's discussion Otezla and Remicade combination
"I hope you get the insurance approval.  If the insurance people came back saying either/or, do…"
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Needs answers replied to Needs answers's discussion Otezla and Remicade combination
"Jules - She did say she is getting good outcomes, and knows of other rheumy drs who are getting…"
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"I've only recently returned here but I did lurk and I read all your posts.  I've…"
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Jules G commented on the pain's blog post so much pain
"the pain, could I suggest you re-post this as a Discussion so it gets more views and you receive…"
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Jules G replied to Needs answers's discussion Otezla and Remicade combination
"That's interesting Needs answers.  I had a consult with a PsA specialist and we talked…"
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the pain posted a blog post

so much pain

hi all.new to this so please be gentle, i have had psa for around 2 years with spondyloarthritis.…See More
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Hello from a new member...

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2 Hey there!

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3 What might I expect other than the unexpected?

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4 Update - Otezla

Update - Otezla

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Questions about MTX

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so much pain

Posted by the pain on July 2, 2015 at 10:53am 1 Comment

hi all.

new to this so please be gentle, i have had psa for around 2 years with spondyloarthritis. over the last 6 moths i have been in so much pain,always light headed and dizzy with horrid sick feeling. been told its all to do with meds…

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