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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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  • Achilles tendinopathy - exercises

    Hi. I suddenly developed quite severe unilateral achilles pain when walking three months ago, having had moderate transient pain in both achilles previously. I thought it would go away as it had done before, so I left it as there's no swelling or sign of tear. But it didn't and walking was still...

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  • Methotrexate failing, is biological drug easy to get?

    I have psoriatic Arthritis and have been taking methotrexate for 4 years, I inject instead of tablets because of bad nausea. I think methotrexate has lost its effect and I am hoping to be offererd a biological drug, my DAS score is 2.5 but all joints painful & life if rubbish very debilitated. ...

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  • Infliximab (Remicade)

    I'm going to be trying Infliximab next month, first dose at the hospital. Has anyone tried this and had any success? My pain is mainly in the neck/head/face. Tried all the other meds but I'm really hoping this will give me pain relief. Thanks.

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  • Can anyone help please

    My partner has been going backwards and forwards to the GP with Psoriasis, he has had so many creams and tried herbal remedies but nothing seems to work , he has been offered some tablets but is really not keen on these due to the seriousness of the side effects . Please can anyone recommend anything...

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  • Toe Fusion for Psoriasis arthritis

    Let me tell you if you have arthritis in your toes and thinking about getting surgery I will tell you to ask your Surgeon- DR about Toe fusion. Best surgery I ever had. MY Toes were all deformed. Let me go back sorry I had one surgery many yrs ago where this ass cut the bunion off and claimed he fixed...

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  • Cosentyx questions

    Im sure this has already been discussed but please bear with me. Im a 38yr old male psa diagnosis for aprox 3yrs. Im in decent shape and exercise 3 or 4 times a week. I was on enbrel since i was diagnosed and had kind of hit a wall with it. My doc switched me to cosentyx. Im in week 4 of loading and...

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  • Cosentyx

    Hi everyone , as many previous posts I’ve made before have highlighted, I was taking methotrexate for about a year for my psoriatic arthritis but couldn’t stomach it anymore due to some quite nasty side effects .  I’ve now been told I’m gonna be permitted to move onto my first biological treatment...

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  • Secukinumab opinions please!

    Please could people who have tried this drug give me a honest opinion on it, I would like to hear the side effects and Benifits if there are any? I’m bored of asking the hospital what the side effects are and them just replying with..”well you might not have any” I would like to be prepared before I...

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  • Psoriasis arthritis treatment help

    Basically I started with psoriasis when I was 16 then my ankle swelled up and I tried methotrexate, embrel and Humira along with steroid injections and nothing helped, only made me poorly. I have since scratched all of the drugs and been without for 3 years, I’ve been back to the rhumy and they are saying...

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  • Having trouble getting surgery approved because I'm young

    Has anyone else run into this issue? I'm 22 and my wrist has been in a brace since September. The MRI shows my wrist is fractured and I have torn ligaments along with a tendon that's moved from it's normal position. I've tried everything, meds, biologics, cortisone injections, etc. I...

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  • Weakness after surgery

    I had surgery a little over two weeks ago.  Ever since I know I have been in a flare everything hurts, no energy, short of breath, psoriasis of the chain.  How long did it take for anyone after surgery to get back to a semi normal?  I am having such a hard time with weakness in my shoulders...

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  • Need help identifying psoriasis??

    I have had these small white scaly marks come and go I am 39 HLA-B27 positive. My uncle has PsA. I have horrible joint pains but scans as of yet do not show actual inflammation. Has anyone had really mild psoriasis that started out looking like this with small roundish less than dime sized on legs slightly...

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  • Psoriasis it scalp ....is it nits or psoriasis?

    A question what does the scalp psoriasis feel like....I read it is like a burning....My worst psoriasis does not have any itch...but over the top of my head I get these singular on a point itch feelings often like a light touch....recently a lovely little creature gave me nits...I believe I am rid of...

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  • Starting methotrexate injections

    I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and prescribed methotrexate injections however I’m very unsure about using them due to the side effects. I have a massive phobia about feeling or being sick and know that this is one of the most common side effects. I have the injections as they...

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  • my treatment for psoriosis

    i thought i would share my treatment as i know many of u suffer. iv have had p for 9 years and have tried all the creams and moisturisers.herbal. and everything else under the sun.i had 85% coverage on my hands and very big patches all over my legs.and arms my treatment is simple. no creams at all....

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  • Diagnosis Issues

    Hi, Apologies in advance if this is a bit rambling. I was diagnosed with psoriasis about three years ago, have tried lots of medication, seeing a dermatologist and currently on ciclosporin. The psoriasis is quite stubborn and unwilling to leave me. My main query is relating to joint issues and the...

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  • Ankylosis spondylitis and muscle spasms

    Does anyone suffering with AS also suffer with muscle spasms, I have not yet had a diagnosis but waiting for tests and MRI results but iv suffered with muscle spasms in my shoulders and neck for years now but this past year there almost constant, at one time id get a spasm in my shoulder blade or neck...

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  • Anybody experience pins and needles with PA

    Hi everyone I was just curious as to whether anyone with PA experiences pins and needles or slight numb feeling in hands and feet? I also sometimes get it in my face. I'm currently on Sulfasalazine and have been on it for several months. My joint pain has been getting increasingly worse!! My rheumatologist...

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  • Humira (Adalimumab) treatment for psoriasis

    Hello,  I suffer from psoriasis, I have has PUVA & UVB light therapy none of which worked, I have also tried acitretin which also didn't work, at my last appointment with my dermatologist they suggest giving Humira (Adalimumab) a go to see if that would help, I told them I wasn't...

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  • Starting Methotrexate, need opinions please

    I'm about to start my 1st methotrexate dose, I have palmar psoriasis, also on my elbows and groin  but that's it, since the topical aren't working, I'm starting mtx on a dose of 15 mg per week!..I've read of people on 15 mg or higher for e severe psoriasis, my hands are 25% on...

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  • Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis

    Hi. I’m new to this.. have just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and have a couple questions. I’m 38 years old... early December I woke up out of nowhere with my 4th toe on right foot extremely painful and swollen. Within a couple weeks I ended up in urgent care because I couldn’t take it anymore......

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  • Starting Methotrexate this weekend

    Hi from Alberta Canada !! I was just diagnosed with inflammatory and ortheoarthritis and some fybromyelgia  (sp) anyhow I started taking folic acid and Plaquenil today and start Methotrexate this weekend and to say I am so scared is an understatement. I am doing 20mg orally , I am preparing for...

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  • PIP Assessments For Psoriatic Arthritis

    Has anyone been for PIP assessment? I went yesterday not sure how it went i will have to wait to find out. But the Questions i was asked was pointless they only asked what i had written on the application to confirm what i had written, They have been in contact with my specialist who has confirmed my...

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  • Travelling with enbrel syringes through Dubai

    Hi, just wondered if anyone has any experience of travelling with Enbrel syringes.  I will have a letter confirming the prescription but it's been a few years since I've done this and I know regulations are changing all the time.  I am travelling to Australia transiting through Dubai...

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  • Hives with Humira?

    I have been on HUmira for a little over a year.  My last dose was 2 weeks ago.  Saturday, I developed a bad case of hives all over my torso and legs.  Fast forward to today and I still have hives, but mostly on my back, arms and neck.  I talked to my rheum who said to hold this weeks...

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  • Cimzia side effects

    Anyone on Cimzia getting the Numb thigh side effect. I have been on Cimzia just over a year now in the last few weeks I have been getting a numb feeling in my left thigh only anyone else get this?

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  • Guttate - am I using creams correctly? Your experience?

    I'm 29, 100% healthy until October '16, and been diagnosed with guttate on October '16 and have been battling it ever since. GP was likely triggered by strep, so I got my tonsils taken out in Jan '17. Without sun, and I live in New England area, new red spots just keep popping up...so...

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  • clobex

    Hello I am new to the group and have a question. ​I have had psoriasis for about 20-30 years. I found that clobex spray and the genetic version worked well for me that being said my insurance does not cover my prescription anymore and a small bottle cost around $450 YIKES!!! are there any alternatives??...

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  • I’ve been diagnosed with psoriasis after suffering for over a year.

    My triggers were a combination of a campaign of work related stress and bullying and harassment whilst I was going through an employment tribunal fighting for my rights as a disabled employee. I settled my case out of court for my employer not providing reasonable adjustments. This itself was hell. Now,...

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  • Curcumin healed my psoriasis

    I’ve been taking Curcumin tablets (which is found in turmeric) for over a week now and it has completely healed my inverse psoriasis which I’ve suffered from for 5 years. I started noticing a dramatic reduction in my inflammation only a few hours after taking my first tablet. I’ve been using steroids...

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  • Psoriasis is a pain in my butt.. Literally.

    Ive been dealing with itchy red skin in small area on my rear.  Ive always tried to keep quiet and just deal with it but now its spread so much.. Its been over 10 years when I first noticed it.. But now it has passed my boxer area and on the back of my thighs and upper portion of my hip..  ...

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