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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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Hi! I'm new here

Started by kmofa in New member Check In. Last reply by Seenie 58 minutes ago. 4 Replies

My name is Karen and I live in Richmond, BCCanada. I was diagnosed last year in October.Always being an active , busy and healthy person,waking up one morning and not being able move was really scary. I had no swelling but everything hurt, like…Continue

Stopping Otezla - Don't know where to go now

Started by Heidi_11 in General Discussion. Last reply by Heidi_11 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Hi,I have been taking Otezla for about 6 months.  I stopped taking it today although I've been thinking about it for a while.  I'm having so much trouble with frequent, severe headaches and nausea/stomach pain that I just can't take it anymore.  I…Continue

Another newbie

Started by Golfnut in New member Check In. Last reply by Golfnut 8 hours ago. 13 Replies

Just diagnosed with psa a couple of weeks ago! Had painful foot for 4 months then pain in one wrist. Wrist now swollen, painful (like really painful) and have spent last few days crying - don't ask me why. Have been exhausted for a while, so guess…Continue

New to this PsA

Started by Vicki in General Discussion. Last reply by Dini 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

Just recently diagnosed with PsA... still going threw the depression part of it. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck getting their PsA into remission with diet change? And if so how long did the remission last? I'm really not wanting to try…Continue

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Seenie replied to kmofa's discussion Hi! I'm new here
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Stopping Otezla - Don't know where to go now

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Top Discussions 

1 First post - strange (but good) experience this morning with Accredo

First post - strange (but good) experience this morning with Accredo

Posted by MPish44 on November 14, 2014

2 New to this PsA

New to this PsA

Posted by Vicki on November 18, 2014

3 Pain Free:)

Pain Free:)

Posted by Ygarcia209 on November 16, 2014

4 Just a thought

Just a thought

Posted by Sherm on November 18, 2014

5 Another newbie

Another newbie

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It is so great to read about others dealing with the day to day effects of psoriatic arthritis

Posted by Kiwi Writer on November 19, 2014 at 10:30pm 4 Comments

Hello,

It is nice to be here.  

I have had moderate to severe psoriasis for twenty four years.    A skin disease that is difficult to live with socially, emotionally and physically.    

I made a trip to yet another…

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Started Humira!

Posted by Catherine Grace on November 18, 2014 at 12:32pm 4 Comments

Hi everyone,

I started Humira two weeks ago and I think I got incredibly lucky because four days ago I stopped taking pain medication.  Obviously the Humira is the right drug for me.  I'm not able to take Methotrexate because of…

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