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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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Back To The Basics....

Started by amielynn38 in General Discussion. Last reply by sybil 21 minutes ago. 6 Replies

My Stelara is wearing off and some of the pain is returning, knees, toes, and my back! Goodness. My back is killing me. It's been a week of intense back pain. Even pain pills aren't helping. I have an appointment tomorrow. How many of you have back…Continue

Diagnosis

Started by Wondering123 in General Discussion. Last reply by Grandma J 15 hours ago. 22 Replies

Okay now I am really frustrated.  I have been dealing with "this" since February 2014.  And I am still not sure what "this" is.  Im 37 years old.  I awas diagnosed with PSA in February 2014 based on my symptoms, elevated CRP, and family/individual…Continue

Happy Fall--are you getting out to enjoy the weather?

Started by janeatiu in General Discussion. Last reply by janeatiu 15 hours ago. 4 Replies

After camping all weekend without the dog (she barks at things that she doesn't understand, including things that go bump in the night) I felt bad and took her for a hike on Monday after work.Hope you're able to get out and make the most of the…Continue

Tags: activities, fall, exercise

How to deal with ER visits?

Started by West_CoastMeg in General Discussion. Last reply by GrumpyCat 19 hours ago. 22 Replies

Any ideas?I went yesterday because I was feeling having trouble staying awake the last two days (yes more than usual). I was worried I had caught something or something was wrong again with my thyroid so my husband took me to the emergency.The…Continue

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sybil replied to amielynn38's discussion Back To The Basics....
"Haha!  You're probably being a very good mother not going to 3 birthday parties in one…"
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"So great that you checked in! I was wondering how you've been. Two forward, one back is still…"
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amielynn38 replied to amielynn38's discussion Back To The Basics....
"Thanks sybil. I guess it's not lacking as much as knowing my limits. Not going to 3 birthday…"
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Two steps forward, one step back

Two months in on Humira and I had to take a week off due to a stomach virus that hit me and my…See More
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Art, Inflammation and Me

Apparently there was an exhibition in Paris in February with the above name.  It was the result of…See More
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"Can't believe you're lacking as a mother.  Quite the opposite I reckon, though of…"
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Top Discussions 

1 Mattress topper - worth it?

Mattress topper - worth it?

Posted by Nicolene on September 27, 2014

2 Well, 6 Weeks Was A Good Run....

Well, 6 Weeks Was A Good Run....

Posted by amielynn38 on September 26, 2014

3 Does this sound like PsA?

Does this sound like PsA?

Posted by fearlessly on September 28, 2014

4 Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Posted by tntlamb on September 18, 2014

5 Drowning a bit

Drowning a bit

Posted by KBG on September 30, 2014

 
 
 

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Two steps forward, one step back

Posted by Spinning Diva~ on October 2, 2014 at 6:50am 1 Comment

Two months in on Humira and I had to take a week off due to a stomach virus that hit me and my school.  Every pain came back with in three days.  It literally felt like I had been hit by a bus.  My sinuses filled almost immediately, and I could…

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Art, Inflammation and Me

Posted by sybil on October 2, 2014 at 12:29am 0 Comments

Apparently there was an exhibition in Paris in February with the above name.  It was the result of collaboration between artists and patients.  Here's a linked video:…

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