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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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Husband might have PsA, too!

Started by Grandma J in General Discussion. Last reply by tntlamb 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

Well, our rheumy said he's never seen it before, but he now told my husband there's a chance all of his joint problems are PsA! How unlucky could he be? The guy has about a billion health problems-and now PsA??? If it's not PsA, it could be RA--his…Continue

Itchy skin without psoriasis

Started by Erikazb in General Discussion. Last reply by Erikazb 6 hours ago. 7 Replies

Question for people.. I do not have psoriasis, yet, but I have all of the joint problems and other things associated with PsA. Is Anyone else out there with a similar situation to mine experiencing itchy skin?? Lately my joints have been awful,…Continue

A quick rant...

Started by mataribot in General Discussion. Last reply by Jules 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

Quick summary first - Stelara stopped working after two years and Rheum gave Cimzia to try in it's replacement. It works wonderful for my arthritis (the best treatment so far). However it does not work for my psoriasis. Rheum wanted me to get it…Continue

Yeast infections of the skin...

Started by tmbrwolf329 in PsA Symptoms - List your Symptoms. Last reply by Adnuces yesterday. 16 Replies

I have always been rather well-endowed in the chest region.  With this newest Psoriasis flare, my skin has gotten so sensitive that I often end up not wearing a bra because they bind and rub in all the wrong places and end up causing horrific rashes…Continue

Latest Activity

tntlamb replied to Grandma J's discussion Husband might have PsA, too!
"The joint issues and the high but low ana numbers are indicitive of SS which is a co-occurence with…"
1 hour ago
Erikazb replied to Erikazb's discussion Itchy skin without psoriasis
"Thank u for all the info. I'm still waiting on insurance to tell me yay or nay on enbrel so…"
6 hours ago

Seenie replied to Erikazb's discussion Itchy skin without psoriasis
"Me! Me! My skin was unbearably itchy for years. It would wake me up at night and I complained to…"
6 hours ago

Jules replied to Grandma J's discussion Husband might have PsA, too!
"I truly hope that PsA is just one of several things his doc is considering, Grandma J, and that it…"
9 hours ago

Jules replied to Erikazb's discussion Itchy skin without psoriasis
"I've always had problems feeling itchy, I can even remember episodes decades before my…"
9 hours ago

Jules replied to mataribot's discussion A quick rant...
"I hear you!!!  I'm in the same boat, Simponi ok'ish for my joints but doing nothing…"
9 hours ago
mataribot posted a discussion

A quick rant...

Quick summary first - Stelara stopped working after two years and Rheum gave Cimzia to try in it's…See More
10 hours ago
mataribot replied to Erikazb's discussion Itchy skin without psoriasis
"Do you take NSAIDS for pain? How about antihistamines?"
12 hours ago

Blog Posts

The Ups and Downs

Posted by amielynn38 on May 2, 2015 at 11:13am 1 Comment

Hello Blog.

Today is a rougher day then usual. Though, I think it's my fault. I did way too much this past week. It's been lovely outside and I took DS to may parks and play dates. It's hard to balance his social life with mine! I know…


Cyclosporine 25 mg

Posted by Danette on May 1, 2015 at 6:09am 1 Comment

I started Cyclosporine 2 weeks ago and noticed some improvement in my psoraic arthritis but skin is still broken out with psorasis. Have any of you tried it and how long does it take for it to work??

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Posted by Adnuces on April 29, 2015

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Itchy skin without psoriasis

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3 Husband might have PsA, too!

Husband might have PsA, too!

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