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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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Still Waiting On Stelara to Work

Started by mimiB in Medications. Last reply by Cheryl (CLR) 27 minutes ago. 21 Replies

Howdy folks. I just took my third injection of Stelara last Tuesday. I was so hopeful it was going to work, but so far it has been a dud. I am so ready for some relief ! Does it need more time? Would I notice a difference by now if it was going to…Continue

Winter or the Jolly Season ?

Started by Dini in Emotional Support. Last reply by Grandma J 3 hours ago. 10 Replies

It's my turn.Feeling pretty crappy today. I think it got worse when I realized how close Christmas is. Yes i know, it can be great! It used to be for me but now a days, being on my own, it's the worst Holiday and most lonely.Already having…Continue

Shooting pain around the ankle and very, very dry skin

Started by ladylazarus in General Discussion. Last reply by Grandma J 4 hours ago. 62 Replies

Hello again, I know I'm full of questions but I am trying to understand the nature of this condition and what to expect, so I'm sorry if I am too much.I was wondering if it is normal to have shooting pains around any of the joints without any…Continue

A thought about fever

Started by ladylazarus in General Discussion. Last reply by ladylazarus 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello everybody,Last night I was feeling really bad, I felt like I was flaring. I don't know if each of them is a new, "little" flare or if I haven't really shaken off last month's big flare. My SI, my back and my ankle were hurting, my eyes were…Continue

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Cheryl (CLR) replied to mimiB's discussion Still Waiting On Stelara to Work
"Yes, my nails are much much better on Stelara and I thought I was feeling better from it this…"
27 minutes ago
pinkgrl1968 posted a status
"thank you all for your kind thoughts."
2 hours ago
Grandma J replied to Dini's discussion Winter or the Jolly Season ?
"I do love Christmas, but it is more for the kids. Our grandkids have an "elf on the shelf, and…"
3 hours ago
Grandma J replied to ladylazarus's discussion Shooting pain around the ankle and very, very dry skin
"Thanks, and no problem!"
4 hours ago
Dini replied to Dini's discussion Winter or the Jolly Season ?
"Thanks everyone. I'm slowing trying to get out of this funk. :) I actually put up my little…"
6 hours ago
ladylazarus replied to ladylazarus's discussion A thought about fever
"Thanks Stoney. I never get high fevers, the doctors ask "did you have a fever?" and I…"
10 hours ago
Stoney replied to ladylazarus's discussion A thought about fever
"I get high fevers if I'm really sick, though that happens infrequently as an adult. I do get…"
11 hours ago
ladylazarus replied to ladylazarus's discussion Shooting pain around the ankle and very, very dry skin
"Grandma J, I am really sorry about your daughter feeling bad. College is hard, I know, even harder…"
11 hours ago

Top Discussions 

1 I want to feel like Phil Mickelson

I want to feel like Phil Mickelson

Posted by mimiB on December 14, 2014

2 Winter or the Jolly Season ?

Winter or the Jolly Season ?

Posted by Dini on December 15, 2014

3 Feeling defeated

Feeling defeated

Posted by Stoney on December 17, 2014

4 humaria and food poisioning

humaria and food poisioning

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Enbrel and Humira ads, but no Remicade?

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Stress and PsA

Posted by pinkgrl1968 on December 16, 2014 at 8:08pm 6 Comments

I have been feeling pretty good for a while now, but the day after thanksgiving I came home from work, my fiancée went to work and I went to bed only to be woken up an hour later by a knock at the door. my fiancée's co-worker telling me I needed…

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Feeling Great, There is Hope

Posted by Andy on December 16, 2014 at 3:42pm 2 Comments

I'm always somewhat reluctant to say I feel great, but I have for a few weeks so I think I'm safe. I had RFA treatments on my lower back and a great physical therapist. I still have some SI joint pain, but it's tolerable. I am no longer taking…

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