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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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  • Could it be prosiasis ?

    Hello, I've been living with this for 4 years I don't know what's that ( I am 24 now). I used many treatment without any results. It does'nt hurt doesn't itch. it is just aesthetically unsightly. I don't know what to do to deal with it since doctors I've been to so far …

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  • PSORIASIS CURE!!!!

    I'm new to this forum so hello to all. I've been trying to tell as many people as I can about this cure. It's called "Psoriasin" and it comes a small square box (white and blue) it's actually in a small plastic tub on inside of the box. It has completely cured me finally …

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  • Psoriasis OR NOT ???

    You know, the funny thing is when i had the first symptoms of Psoriasis, i was in Africa. I visited my GP and gave me antibiotics and some creams, and he said nothing to worry about. It relieved me for some time, but it flared up after 2 months. I went home (UK) and i visited my local GP and was …

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  • Flying Longhaul?

    Wondering if anybody has had any experience of flying long haul ( over 7 hrs) and a PsA sufferer. Last year my holiday to Thailand was tainted by swollen painful joints. Leading up to the holiday my knee ( post traumatic arthritis) was slightly swollen but doubled its size whilst away! This year we …

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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 …

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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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  • Swollen lymph nodes and rashes

    To start, I am a relatively healthy 20 year old female living in Canada. For the past 7 months I have had multiple health complications. I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of caring and general knowledge within the Canadian health care system. Starting in January (7 months ago) I …

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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 …

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  • Psoriatic arthritis without the Psoriasis

    Hi there. New here. I was previously diagnosed with RA, then I relocated and was rediagnosed with Sjögren’s as my main rheumatic disease. I’m also hypothyroid.  I used to have terrible eczema and pomphplyx but these seemed to disappear with menopause. Then the inflammatory arthritis ( …

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  • Psoriasis

    I have black patches on my body, knees, arms and back.  I've just had my first treatment with Psoriasis, how long did it take to work?  What black patches stage means? No itching.

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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 …

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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 …

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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% …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • Remicade

    I've just had my first treatment with Remicade, how long did it take to work?

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  • Benefits of DMARDS vs. Biologic for PA?

    Hi, I've had PA for almost two years and have been treating it with a low dosage (15mg per week)  of Methotrexate. Although it has prevented further joint damage in my left foot, I continue to have seen some deterioration in the right foot with the metatarsal arch collapsing as well as …

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  • Does skin heal differently on your body?

    Over the past 6 months I have been able to heal the psoriasis  scales on my knees, elbows and waist 100% with no signs of the scales starting in these places again and I have almost been able to completely heal the psoriasis scales on my scalp and ears but I am not having much success healing …

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  • Skin Pricking

    Have this problem for long. Not getting any help from doctor. I do have psoriasis but this particular condition showed up much before psoriasis showed up first time.  Happens few times a year and not always. My initial thought was this happen only at end of winter but its worse this time …

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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 …

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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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  • 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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