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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. Persons with psoriatic arthritis also experience pain in and around the feet and ankles, especially tendonitis 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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Afraid of Commitment

Started by mimiB in General Discussion. Last reply by mimiB 23 hours ago. 6 Replies

So, I have a new dermatologist. She looked at my nails and hiney and was like "Yeah, this is psoriasis and you have psoriatic arthritis. Why is your rheumatologist so afraid of commitment?" LOLDang, I am so glad to finally be out of DX purgatory. Continue

Survey: How many hours do you work?

Started by Paul in General Discussion. Last reply by PolarBearKing yesterday. 80 Replies

2 questions:1. How many hours do you work weekly for an employer?2. How has PsA changed your overall ability to work?I have been able to keep up with working about 55-60 hours a week for my various employers over the years. I've had PsA for about 25…Continue

Medical Marijuana Journey

Started by Nic.Pat in Medications. Last reply by Seenie yesterday. 50 Replies

Hello Everyone.I am here to share my journey with medical marijuana in Canada.  I have just been issued a prescription for this treatment and would like to share the experience with all of you.  This way you can be informed on the option, and the…Continue

Tags: medication, chronic, relief, pain, marijuana

Sick and tired of being sick and tired... no definitive diagnosis

Started by Claire in New member Check In. Last reply by Mel B yesterday. 11 Replies

Hi all,        I'm a 48 yr old English teacher on 2nd day of summer break.  I wasn't sure this year I'd make it without having to take leave because of EXTREME and intense fatigue that hit me about 3 months ago. I've been dealing w/ issues in…Continue

Tags: psoriasis

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Pookie posted a status
"Hello, just a quick update. Saw Rheumatologist on Monday and I'm still in remission Yay! I was hoping to reduce MTX, but that's a big no!"
21 hours ago
mimiB replied to mimiB's discussion Afraid of Commitment
"Triamcinolone cream is what she prescribed. I have also used Balmex with good success. As a mother…"
23 hours ago
PolarBearKing replied to Paul's discussion Survey: How many hours do you work?
"I am in my 50's, a retired fireman who now works 40 hours a week, spending a lot of time…"
PolarBearKing replied to mimiB's discussion Afraid of Commitment
"That's great... please tell us what they prescribed for your "hiney".  I have…"

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1 Newly Diagnosed

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Posted by JC on June 22, 2016

2 Afraid of Commitment

Afraid of Commitment

Posted by mimiB on June 27, 2016

3 Nodules


Posted by Never give up hope on June 24, 2016

4 Extreme weight loss and high metabolic rate during flare

Extreme weight loss and high metabolic rate during flare

Posted by Mel B on June 23, 2016

5 Free humira

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