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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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  • Otezla

    Good afternoon everyone.   I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis about 3 years ago.  I had suffered symptoms for 2 years before my diagnosis.   We have had a difficult time finding a medication that 1) will not cause my liver enzymes to explode on low loses and 2) work well for me....

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  • lumps in thigh for two weeks.

    Hi, has anyone else ever had lumps come up in the front top of the thigh ?  There are two of them and they feel small, deep and hard.  They don't hurt normally, but are uncomfortable if pressed.  Not damaged that area, and they don't even show above the skin.  Only noticed...

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  • prednisone for psoriatic arthritis

    i was reading some of the feeds on prednidsone.They have been saying polyarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis (no active psoriasis for 50 years) and I also have fibromyalgia. My RA doctor said my sed rates are just a little elevated but my physical symptons and my xrays indicate it is...

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  • Reducing the sickness and side effects of Methotrexate

    Hi there I am due to start methotrexate by injection in 2 weeks time and was hoping to get some tips from other users on how to minimise sickness, fatigue and side effects. I have two very energetic toddlers and can't afford not to be able to keep up with them! I want to be as prepared as can...

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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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  • 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....

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  • Appointment tips?

    Hello! I am finally seeing a rheumatologist in mid December (1 year after symptom onset) and am wondering if anyone would like to give me some advice or tips on what I should expect? I get fairly flustered with doctors so I'm thinking of writing down a chronological list of my symptoms..would that...

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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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  • To those that have had hospital UVB therapy..

    I've just started UVB therapy at the hospital. Wednesday will be my 7th treatment and I'm up to 90 seconds in the unit. Obviously there is no real difference yet but I've been told it could be up to 20 sessions before I start to see an improvement. Just wondering to those that have had...

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  • PSA pain in foot/ankle/lower leg.... could use advice and tips

    Hey, everyone! I'm new to the forum so be easy on me, please   I was recently diagnosed with PSA and I was super surprised! I knew I was in pain but had previously been told that it was Fibromyalgia. I have daily aches and pains of course but the worse pain is in my right food. The pain is...

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  • Pain Relief and Recovery

    Hi all, I'm wondering if all you arthritis experts out there have any secrets for post-work, end of the day pain relief. I have psoriatic arthritis and have constant pain in my feet and ankles. It is pretty tolerable when I'm not working but after a days work (usually 7-8 hours)  it feels...

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  • Work in the support group

    Has anyone done work whilst on esa in the support group! im in this group but i would like to do some part time work when my arthritis allows! when i have all my joints injected i have a relatively pain free few weeks till it wears off !!!

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  • what is the success rate of Sporium solution against PSA

    after taking tofacitinib and tofacitinib xr for 9 months,my mom*s condition didn't change too much.. she got severely fever and shivering. so we stopped the dose of tofacitinib XR.  Than our doctor prescribed us to take daily 2 times 0*5cc of CICLOSPORIN solution(brand name-sporium solution...

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  • Tolerating Methotrexate

    I was diagnosed with PsA about a year ago.  I was quickly put on 20 mg pills of Methotrexate and only stayed on it for about two weeks and stopped taking it due to side effects.  My side effects were that I had almost uncontrollable urination.  When the urge to pee came, I had about 30...

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  • Morphine

    Just wondering if anyone has any advice on morphine for pain relief? I'm currently going round the twist in agony as nothing seems to kill the constant pain I'm in. Ive tried all sorts of prescribed medication and currently on 6 sulphasalazine a day as well as amitryptaline, gabapentin, Co codamol,...

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  • This will help your scalp! It cleared up mine in days! "CLOBETASOL"

    I have struggled with psoriasis since i have been 23. I am now 32 and nothing really has worked for me all this time. I have had 3 outbreaks and this one is worst. My doc gave me cream which dont help anything. I have it on my 4 arms, legs, hands, scalp and feet. Worst is my legs. The only thing that...

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  • How do you describe your PA pain?

    All over the net I find descriptions of PA relating to "tender and stiff" joints. Certainly when my PA started my fingers were a little tender and a little stiff, but mostly just sore. Since then (10 months, only NSAID treatment) i've had: - burning pain joint and skin pain with some...

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  • Rashes, joint pain, and frustration

    Hello everyone.  I'm hoping to get a bit of advice/input on whether or not what I'm experiencing might by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, because overall doctors have not exactly been helpful.  Since 2011 I've had rashes on and off (I'd say present 85% of that time).  The...

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  • Methatrexate and psoriasis

    Since coming off of Methatrexate my psoriasis has come back worse than i have ever had it before. I now have it all over my body including on my face. Has anyone else experienced this before?

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  • Feeling so confused

    Hi everyone I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I was diagnosed 7years ago with psa my feet are deformed , I have pitted nails,backpain,sausage finger, eye problems and positive hla27. I had to change doctors because of a change in insurance. The new dr never requested past medical...

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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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  • Any of these symptoms sound familiar ? :(

    So the last 3 years have been frustrating for me.. I've got symptoms and no medical professional believes me or is willing to help so I'm coming on here to see if anyone is familiar with any of this.. I've posted this in a few different sections after doing a symptom check Symptoms from...

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  • Liver biopsy

    Hi, it's been awhile since I've been on here, I forgot my password....lololo. So I had a liver biopsy on Thursday, since all of a sudden four weeks ago my liver decided to become enlarged. I called my Thru my, and explained my liver was enlarged ( I had a Ultrasound done to prove this). I was...

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  • 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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  • 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 began...

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  • Methotrexate & Intersatitial Pulmonary Fibrosis

    I am 39 and have had Psoriatic Arthritis for 13 years. I have been on every drug but they only last for a certain length of time. The arthritis started in my right hip 4 weeks after I gave birth to my first daughter, when I fell pregnant 3 years later and was crippled with both hips and my hands, since...

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  • Acitretin Capsules

    Hi all, I am wondering is anybody else on Acitretin capsules and if you are, how do you get this drug? Does your GP prescribe it after the dermotologist has written to them to tell them that they want to start you on this medication or does it always have to be prescibed by the dermotologist to...

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  • Otezla

    Started Otezla in December. Side effects were horrible but have subsided (Nausea, Diarreha, headaches, slight depresssion). Have to take the meds with a meal and at least four hours before bedtime or the acid reflux, which is still ongoing, keeps me up. At the start, Otezla was working wonders. Skin...

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  • 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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