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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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New Challenges..

Started by mimiB in General Discussion. Last reply by Grandma J 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

How's 2015 going folks ? I have some good news and not so good, but I am remaining positive. The good news is, my second affair with Humira is proving more positive than the first. It is really quite amazing, really. After just two injections, I…Continue

Tags: carcinoma, cell, squamous, spouse

The Waiting Game

Started by nym in Emotional Support. Last reply by Rachael 6 hours ago. 19 Replies

Anyone else playing the waiting game? Waiting for meds to work?Waiting for more tests?Waiting for an official diagnosis?Waiting for warm weather? LOLI'm waiting for MRI #3  (thoracic - already had brain and c-spine) a week from Monday, and a…Continue

Tags: waiting

Hello, does this sounds familiar?

Started by abcefg in New member Check In. Last reply by abcefg 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I am new to this group and the diagnosis of PSA. I have had mild psoriasis for probably 5-6 years, mostly on my scalp. I've has severe back, neck and occipital pain on and off for years, as well as chronic migraines. I always…Continue

been awhile

Started by Ben in General Discussion. Last reply by Ben 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

Well it's been awhile since I posted. I have Bern off my methotrexate for a month and a half. I went off because off all my intestine infections and terrible stomach problems I was having. My stomach is finally starting to feel better ever day. I…Continue

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Profile IconStlRon, patacake, notsurewhoiam and 1 more joined Living with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) - Online Support Group
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Grandma J replied to mimiB's discussion New Challenges..
"What a good deal, having a spouse with a similar disease so you can hold each other up! It's…"
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Rachael replied to nym's discussion The Waiting Game
"Thanks Nym! Me too! I'll take your snow for you. It's been an seasonally warm winter here…"
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abcefg replied to abcefg's discussion Hello, does this sounds familiar?
"Thanks to you both for your thoughtful responses and links. So very helpful. (I actually do not…"
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Seenie replied to mimiB's discussion New Challenges..
"Mimi, I'm thankful that you have a great rheumatologist too. I've often wondered how…"
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mimiB replied to mimiB's discussion New Challenges..
"Thanks so much, Rosen ! I see the dermatologist next Tuesday, so I will find out what kind of…"
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rosen replied to mimiB's discussion New Challenges..
"Mimi, I'm so sorry you have all this to deal with! I hope that you can have a relatively small…"
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Top Discussions 

1 Keep on Trucking

Keep on Trucking

Posted by sybil on January 26, 2015

2 what helps you with a walking regimen

what helps you with a walking regimen

Posted by Piganli on January 25, 2015

3 New pain - related to psa or not.

New pain - related to psa or not.

Posted by Golfnut on January 26, 2015

4 Frustrated!


Posted by sunshine on January 27, 2015

5 New Challenges..

New Challenges..

Posted by mimiB on January 23, 2015


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Neoral Medication for Psoriasis to replace mtx

Posted by Kiwi Writer on January 28, 2015 at 2:05pm 4 Comments

Well, I am on a new journey now with Neoral capsules 100mg taking two HUGE horse pills twice a day.  My Dermatologist is now referring me to a Reumy for my PsA and advised that the Reumy will most likely prescribe a more suitable medication for…


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Posted by Seenie on January 20, 2015 at 11:44pm 7 Comments

Today, I came upon an article in the New York Times which presented some interesting research about the far-reaching positive effects of expressive writing. Here it is:…




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