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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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Mattress topper - worth it?

Started by Nicolene in General Discussion. Last reply by Mel B 2 minutes ago. 39 Replies

Hi all do you guys have mattress toppers and do they help? I feel that my mattress is too hard sometimes. Especially when my PsA is really bad. If I lie on my side my hips will start to hurt really bad as well as my shoulders and and my back that…Continue

Weird blistering rash on face

Started by Mel B in General Discussion. Last reply by Mel B 9 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Hi all,I have PsA and am currently on Cimzia, meloxicam and 25 mg/week of MTX. I have never actually had a formal diagnosis of psoriasis, but have had plenty of skin and eye issues (extreme dry scalp, huge temporary hives, eczema, plain…Continue

To tired to keep going

Started by Moxie in Emotional Support. Last reply by Yvonne 1 hour ago. 86 Replies

Does anyone's doctor give them prescriptions for sleeping pills?  I think if I could sleep I could deal with this better.  But, I don't want to keep living like this.  It is horrible and no life only pain.Continue

Massage & TENS

Started by Butler in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by siskiya 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Has anyone used a TENS unit to sooth aches & pains? I used one for some back issues years ago but I'm thinking it could help with some of the pain I have in my lower back, hips, & knees. Also, does massage help? I'm not sure I can afford a…Continue

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Mel B replied to Nicolene's discussion Mattress topper - worth it?
"I bit the bullet and bought the Tempurpedic cloud supreme breeze, LOVE it. Pricey, but worth it…"
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Mel B replied to Mel B's discussion Weird blistering rash on face
"The weird thing is that my facial "eczema" doesn't really itch, its just blisters.…"
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petta14 replied to Nicolene's discussion Mattress topper - worth it?
"I bought a tempura-pedic mattress and it saved me!  It was worth every penny!!"
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Yvonne replied to Moxie's discussion To tired to keep going
"I want to caution you about prescription sleeping pills. I too needed help sleeping and my doctor…"
1 hour ago
siskiya replied to Butler's discussion Massage & TENS
"I just read the reply from person with ankylosing spondylitis which i also have and i never…"
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Stoney replied to Butler's discussion Massage & TENS
"My mom had looked into the implantable tens but there were two many "rules" regarding…"
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Can I get some cheese with that whine?

Posted by Janissa11 on October 21, 2014 at 7:53pm 6 Comments

Bit of babbling for the evening. Gearing up to see the rheumatologist dark-and-early at 0730 tomorrow morning. And honestly? Feeling fairly miserable. Right foot is as bad as it's been since whenever. Swollen and sort of hot-feeling. I've been on…


Feeling better

Posted by IL-Gal on October 19, 2014 at 12:56pm 4 Comments

Well I had my first dose of methotrexate on friday and started on diclofenac. I have to say Iam feeling so much better.I had no problem with my meds at all so no horror story to…




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