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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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Elementary teacher and PsA --need advice on managing demanding job

Started by Zinnia in General Discussion. Last reply by dragnflygirl 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

I am newly diagnosed. I started Methotrexate in January and it was just increased last week from 15 to 20 mg per week and Meloxicam was added as well. It took a few weeks for my body to adjust to Methotrexate initially, but now weekends are starting…Continue


Started by NEL in General Discussion. Last reply by lrcjvl 4 hours ago. 7 Replies

I'm new to this site, and to this horrific diagnosis that has attached itself to my life.Enbrel did not work . I was a jogger, swimmer all my life and now I can't walk a block. I'm going on Stelara and was wondering if anyone was diagnosed with…Continue

Parenting and PsA

Started by amielynn38 in Emotional Support. Last reply by amielynn38 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

For those out there that are currently parenting or have previous, but continue, to parent with PsA....How do you do it?I am a stay at home mom to wonderful and gifted 4 year old boy. He is our only child. There are some days I feel like I am…Continue

Tags: Psa, parenting

New Member

Started by Amy in New member Check In. Last reply by ballyturk 6 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hello, my name is Amy. I'm 39 years old, a wife, and mother of three children.I feel like my entire life, world and health has completely fallen apart. I began having health problems one year ago, just not feeling well, a lot of swelling and water…Continue

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dragnflygirl replied to Zinnia's discussion Elementary teacher and PsA --need advice on managing demanding job
"Zinnia, I am also an elementary teacher and was diagnosed just over a year ago. I usually…"
2 hours ago
sixcatlawyer replied to Zinnia's discussion Elementary teacher and PsA --need advice on managing demanding job
"I had a high stress, demanding job the first three years after I was diagnosed. I quit managing six…"
3 hours ago
Grandma J commented on ladylazarus's blog post How do you fight something that was supposed to fight FOR you?
"You just hang in there, LL! Somebody needs to figure it out and get you on the right meds. When I…"
3 hours ago
Zinnia liked Seenie's discussion Symptom Control vs Disease Control
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Browneyes posted a status
"So glad the weather was warmer today! My joints love it and need it."
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Zinnia liked Seenie's discussion Please Mind the Gap
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lrcjvl replied to NEL's discussion Enthesitis
"Hi NEL, Enthesitis has been bad for me. My inflammation is now pretty well controlled. There is…"
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Seenie replied to Zinnia's discussion Elementary teacher and PsA --need advice on managing demanding job
"Zinnia, congratulations on the exercise and weight loss! All of that is important and helps you…"
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Top Discussions 

1 Opinions about anything that isn't "natural"

Opinions about anything that isn't "natural"

Posted by Grandma J on March 27, 2015

2 Done with rheumatologist!

Done with rheumatologist!

Posted by Golfnut on March 25, 2015

3 Elementary teacher and PsA --need advice on managing demanding job

Elementary teacher and PsA --need advice on managing demanding job

Posted by Zinnia on March 30, 2015

4 New Member

New Member

Posted by Amy on March 29, 2015

5 Losing teeth and PsA

Losing teeth and PsA

Posted by Tired of pain on March 27, 2015


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How do you fight something that was supposed to fight FOR you?

Posted by ladylazarus on March 31, 2015 at 12:23pm 6 Comments

Ok, I know that first I was diagnosed with PsA and then that was out the window though I'm still suspicious and I was diagnosed with AS and hell, at this point I wouldn't be surprised if I was diagnosed with Lupus or RA or something else the next…


accupuncture for fibromyalgia

Posted by Daluvsew on March 30, 2015 at 9:56pm 1 Comment

Does anyone have fibromyalgia as well as a variety of types of arthritis? I am doing acupuncture for it as well as starting Savella. I should not have tried both at the same time, but I have been in so much pain. How have either one of those worked… Continue



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