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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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Newbie on site

Started by BabyBratMary in New member Check In. Last reply by nym 5 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Hi All, I was just diagnosed 2-26-15, I start Methotrexate tomorrow. I am not at all that familiar with PsA except what I have researched on-line. Any stories about beginning experiences would be appreciated. Continue

Good News!

Started by nym in General Discussion. Last reply by nym 14 minutes ago. 5 Replies

We all love to hear GOOD NEWS! Do you have good news to share? Good news about your PsA? Good news about your life? Something you're looking forward to? My good news is that I'm (finally!) going back on Remicade in a week. I'm SO excited to be able…Continue

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So, interesting (?) news after rheumy appointment: AS + fibro

Started by ladylazarus in General Discussion. Last reply by Rachael 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,So, I had an overwhelming week. My main area of problem is my SI joint and my lower back and lately I was having those excruciating pains under my feet and around my ankles, also I was getting this weird pains around my wrists - no…Continue

Methotrexate query

Started by Golfnut in Medications. Last reply by Seenie 2 hours ago. 73 Replies

I have taken 2 doses so far but am due to take my 3rd tomorrow. Today I have developed a really sore throat and sore mouth. Don't think I have a fever or anything. Should I take my dose tomorrow or go to a walk in clinic on Monday to check??Any…Continue

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nym replied to BabyBratMary's discussion Newbie on site
"Welcome! What Seenie and Racheal said! LOL Those really are some great resources!"
5 minutes ago

nym replied to nym's discussion Good News!
"Yay for good news! More good news: my 14 year old son got his tonsils out on Tuesday. This was…"
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Seenie replied to nym's discussion Good News!
"You call that good news, sixcat? LOL I live on the frozen tundra (aka Canada) and I can't…"
2 hours ago
Rachael replied to ladylazarus's discussion So, interesting (?) news after rheumy appointment: AS + fibro
"I have seen you on this site since I joined and if its not definitely not PSA and treatment is the…"
2 hours ago

Seenie replied to Golfnut's discussion Methotrexate query
"Golfnut's right about another month of winter. The amount of snow and texture of it is just…"
2 hours ago

Seenie replied to ladylazarus's discussion So, interesting (?) news after rheumy appointment: AS + fibro
"Oh boy, LadyLazarus. That is one load of "stuff" to take on board. I'm glad that you…"
2 hours ago
mataribot replied to ladylazarus's discussion So, interesting (?) news after rheumy appointment: AS + fibro
"Don't worry about it. I most likely have both. There are differences between the two, but that…"
4 hours ago
sixcatlawyer replied to nym's discussion Good News!
"We got about 20 inches last night. The attached movie is what my husband did this morning: "
4 hours ago

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