Hi everyone. I am a 71 year old man living in Hampton, VA. Been dealing with PsA for somewhere around 24 years. First few years were handled pretty efficiently using nsaids, methotrexate, and prednisone. Last 7 or 8 years have been more of a challenge. Ulcer, surgeries, new meds, changing meds all have been a part of it.
At one time of another have been on Humira (twice), Remicade (twice),Cimzia, and am now awaiting my 3rd infusion of Simponi aria in early Jan. Some meds worked, but insurance issues required changes; others worked, then quit working, then were tried again at later dates, with mixed reviews. Keeping my fingers crossed that the Simponi will do the trick.
In spite of this nasty disease, I manage to get along. I can still play golf, except on the worst of days. I had to give up sailing. I lost too much flexibility and strength to continue with sailing. Really hated that. Lived with my wife aboard our sailboat for 5 years. It just gets in your blood.
Well, didn’t mean to get too long winded, but I am looking forward to hearing of your experiences, sharing a few of mine, and learning as we go along. Glad to be here.