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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Also known as Arthritis - Psoriatic

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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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  • Working whilst on esa support group

    Hi can anyone help i have chronic psoriatic arthritis and hsve had it for 25 years i have long on and off flare ups and am on biological! My question is i might have the opportunity to sleep over at my mums friend who has the onset o dementia and gets anxious in her own it only one night and i will...

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  • Psoriasis is ruining my life.

    Hi guys, I've had Psoriasis ever since I was 3. I have tried numerous treatments, mostly creams, most of them being steroids and some herbal. I had been able to control it using those for quite a while, up until now that is. I was encouraged to be in the sunlight by my GP but being in the UK that...

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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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  • Mr Mike Hall

    I have suffered from Psoriasis for 43 years after serving in Northern Ireland on a 23 month tour of duty, nothing has worked until the practice nurse gave me a prescription for DiproSalic ointment about 8 weeks ago for a rash on my right heel, what a transformation in such a short time, the skin on my...

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  • Pain

    About two years ago my palms started itching, then scaling and full blown fissures. Over the past two years my joints are now aching, the bottoms of my feet are starting to itch and crust. I've used all sorts of emollients, creams, potions, steroid ointments, and injections. The only thing that seems...

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  • Why is psoriatic arthritis not taken seriously???

    I have found over the years that psoriatic arthritis & attributed medical conditions are not recognised as serious long term debilitating disease by the government, we are not entitled to free prescriptions we struggle to get disability benefit & disabled badges & I would like to know if...

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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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  • Intense Physio and Hydro therapy

    I have just had appointment for a weeks intense therapy in hospital as a residential. Has anyone had this and did you benefit from it?  This has been arranged by my specialist Nurse to try and ease the stiffness and to aid my mobility 

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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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  • 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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