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  • tony35673 3

    Psoriatic arthritis not RA

    By way of an introduction, I was diagnosed with RA around 18 months to 2 years ago and have tried the various DMARDS and biologics without any luck.   My Rheumatologist has just advised me he now believes I have psoriatic arthritis mutilans.   Mutilans is the most agggressive and serious and often results...

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  • gabriellaroma 2

    MTX, Humira, and Alcohol

    Hi everyone, What are your doctors' opinions/ your experiences with drinking alcohol while taking these drugs? My Rhuemy suggestions minimal drinking obviously but I'm really worried about doing damage to my liver etc. I'm not a heavy drinker by any means (less than 4 drinks a week) but find its difficult...

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  • gabriellaroma 2

    Bruising after MTX injection

    Dear all, Are there any injection experts out that who can give me some advise to avoid bruising? I inject my MTX in the upper thigh and it often bruises and lasts weeks. Now that summer is rolling around, I'd really like to avoid running around with big ugly bruises on my legs! I've never had bruising...

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  • guygreen 1

    Nail psoriasis - what have you tried that worked?

    Hi all, I have psoriatic arthritis (I guess that's what we call PA?) in my hands (diagnosed a few months ago) a small patch of psoriasis on my scalp, plus nail psoriasis. PA is limited to my hands so doctor says it's not recommended to take DMARDs as side effects / effects on liver may be bad. Scalp...

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  • tammy83521 2

    Palmar Pustular Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

    I have been on ACITRIEN for 6+ months now. I have psoriasis on my hands and feet. The medication clear up the pustular sores and the pain. I have flare up every couple of months. My feet are still peeling (never stopped) and my hands peel when the flare up hits. I now have Psoriatic Arthritis. Now for...

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  • tony35673 3

    Short period of pain relief - not recommended.

    I had a lobectomy a couple of weeks ago, surgeon removed the right superior and middle lobes.   Very painful operation and I have boxes and boxes of pain meds to cope.   It does have a bright side though, the high doses of pain killers virtually killed off the pain from my psoriatic arthritis, for the...

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  • sophie020891 2

    Feeling depressed with no1 to talk to who understands :(

    Hi everyone, Im new to this and am so glad I found it as I have Felt the only one in the world with Psoriatic Arthritis! I have no one to speak to who understands & im beginning to feel very depressed. I'm only 25 but feel I just can't do a lot without being in pain! I'm always making up excuses to not...

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  • donna1952 2

    Rectal bleeding on methotrexate for 1 month

    So I've been on 15mg a week with 10mg prednisone tapering 1 mg per week now... so just started getting bright red bleeding with BM and today there are clots....oh goody.... so I called Dr Friday and they never called back, not too happy about that....anyone else have this experience? I'm 65 and just...

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  • donna1961 2

    NEWBIE - Ps Entheritis not PMR -is my treatment making me hurt?

    ive been treated for the last six+ years for polymyalgia rheumatica, diagnosed at age 50.  I've been on steroids throughout.  My mum had the same diagnosis.  I also have fibromyalgia which is treated with NSAIDs.  Many other ailments too. i saw my GP a few weeks ago because I've been worried about being...

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  • Lisa Batts 4


    Hi all I know I've not been on here for ages but I've been having so many health problems myself I don't know where to start End March severe abdominal pain and feeling like I have a urine infection... 6 samples now have proved negative Beginning of April stomach distending so much it stretches the...

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  • kwtawalker 1

    New to group with psoriatic arthritis

    What an amazing group here. I live in USA, and I broke out with psoriasis in my late 20s after coming off yearly steroid shot for allergies. When I was pregnant with my first child at 23, my OB told me I was experiencing RA, but symptoms went away after awhile, and I felt better....1993, so internet...

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  • kimmyr 1

    skin peeling on MTX and Humira?

    I just started MTX a month ago (6 pills weekly then upped to 8 pills this past week). I also have been on humira since December. Over the past 2 weeks, my arms are peeling (and only my arms)...kind of like what happens after a sunburn. I did have a slight sunburn on one arm, but that was a month

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  • wendy46874 1

    Hi from across the great pond. Questions

    I was diagnosed 1st with RA and then undifferentiated spondyloarthropy. But to me I've always thought I had something more than USpA. Of course I've been asked about rashes but no one ever asked do your toenails sometimes separate from the nail bed? I think I may have psoriatic arthritis. I have back...

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  • frannie137 2

    New to the medication methotrexate

    Hello my name is Frannie. I just was diagnosed with PSA about a mo ago. I have has Psoriasis most of my life.. ugh.. Im hoping this med will help.  I dont want any weight gain.. Any tips other than not eating. (: I find if I walk daily and watch my sugars im ok.. I am hoping to keep on these meds and...

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  • kim03900 2

    Psoriatic newcomer

    I have had three flare ups, the worst this week just a week before my daughters wedding in Italy. I checked everything symptom and had it. I am doing my due diligence and definately decided to opt out of normal treatment like humira and Embren.Any drug that depresses your immune system further could...

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  • angela22608 2

    Newly diagnosed and feeling overwhelmed

    Hi, I'm waiting for my first rheumatology appointment in a couple of days and feeling really apprehensive and a little scared. Been very recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis by my doc after severe pain came on suddenly in multiple joints. Could barely walk or use my hands for a couple of days....

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  • jlogan4401 1

    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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  • tony35673 3

    Lung biopsy

    I had a lung biopsy last week, apparently Doctors don't do this procedure, the local butcher does them.   The Butcher gave me some anesthetic, then jabbed my lung - I screamed, he jabbed my lung again - I screamed again, he made another jab and I screamed again, so he said 'hmmm, I'd better give you...

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  • jake02168 1

    This Treatment Worked for Me

    Hey Guys, I wanted to post because I've actually felt guilty about not sharing what worked for me with others. I stumbled upon this treatment on a forum and it actually worked wonders. Quick background -- my psoriasis really showed up in earnest when I was about 27 (I'm 30.5 now).  It was worst on...

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  • Patrichigan 1

    nail disease improved, joint flares increased

    Do others with enthesitis/nail disease experience improvement of, say, nail disease, at the same time as joint flares increase? I am wondering if the joint issues are something new and unrelated. Though my symptoms of hard, red, initially painful bumps near some joints (mostly thumb ip) seem to be typical...

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  • deb76704 1

    Severe psoriasis of the fingernails

    Hi I'm new to this forum. Around 12 months ago I noticed a change in my usually very healthy strong fingernails. I've now lost all my fingernails. I've seen three dermatologists and been diagnosed with nail psoriasis. I've neen given diprosalic scalp gel to apply every day.  I put stick on nails during...

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  • madkitten23 1

    is anyone on humira?

    ok so im 27 ive been on meds for years ive tried everything... unfortunitly Im open to all side affect and seem to get affects off every med ive tried, and never the common ones always the rare ones.... I have just finished on methotrexate because I was so sick I was unable to even get up, I caught...

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  • Goergie 1

    Itchy hand rash

    I was diagnosed with psoriasis many years ago that only affects my palms and only one at a time. Usually it clears with 4-5 days steroid cream under duoderm. This hasn't helped recently. I have a circumferential flaky itch area approx 3cm diameter. Also tried 6 week of terbinafibe which seemed to help...

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  • wroad 2

    Second opinion - PsA

    Hi. Just at a loss and need some advice.  I have been diagnosed with some kind of "inflammatory arthritis", confirmed by scans, but negative antibody tests. I have mostly pain and mild swelling in the small joints of my hands and feet, wrists; plus back, hip and SI joint pain. I have some minor nail...

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  • Carolineq8 5

    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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  • JanineF 1

    Help/Advice Needed

    Hello, my brother (aged 26) was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis approximately 2 years ago. He has been prescribed and taking a huge amount/dosage of methaltrexate as well as suplhazine with no improvement. His feet and hands are severely affected and it has now reached the stage where he is struggling...

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  • robert271163 3

    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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  • Guest M

    I was diagnosed with guttate psoriasis in april this yea...

    I was diagnosed with guttate psoriasis in april this year just after my 21st birthday after having my third bout of tonsilitis in as many months, was put on Alphosyl which didn't really do anything and then Dovobet. I was lucky then in the fact that it was coming up to Summer and so it seemed like it...

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  • toby93 1

    Dark spots,uneven skin tone

    Hello, I am 19 years who had psoriasis since 12. Back then, nobody knew it was psoriasis so doctors would gave me different types of medicine and one even gave me creams with cortisone and sort of screwed up my skin. Years down the road now i am doing very good, i have managed to control my conditon,...

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  • emagers 1

    Something that's helped my psoriasis quite a bit

    Hi everybody, Thought I'd share just in case this might help any of my fellow sufferers out there. I've battled psoriasis for about 15 years now; my diagnosis is typically moderate plaque psoriasis, and over the years it's migrated all over my body, most prevalently on my shins, knees, elbows, forearms,...

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