My DO believes I have psoriatic arthritis

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my DO believes i have psoriatic arthritis. which i have believed i have for 4 months now. he is sending me to a rhemotolgist. which was what i have been hoping for for what seems like forever. but now i am nervous, overwhelmed and just a sense of lowness. iv never felt so alone since all this started. i am married and my husband does not show any concern or emotional support for what im going through. at this point i just keep to myself and suffer in silence. it is hard. does anyone else out there feel this way?. does it get easier?.

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    Hi Chelsea,

    My doctor has referred me to a rheumatologist as she believes i have psoriatic arthritis too. I understand the feeling of being alone, my boyfriend tries to make me feel better but lacks in actually saying the right things. Its hard to accept that this is going to be something that we have to deal with for a lifetime but people do it and we can too. PA can be worsened by stress and feeling like you're suffering alone will only be more stress to your body. Have you thought about speaking to a therapist or doctor? If you're on track to see a rheumatologist then you're heading in the right direction for managing your symptoms, so try not to worry. and getting it diagnosed in the first few months is promising to being able to manage it well. try not to worry too much, you're not alone x

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      Hi Chelsea

      I have psoriasis of nail and it effects joints that get painful. The doctors treated me while I was young for fungal infection - tried alternative remedies that did not work. But a young doctor looked my nail and joints and referred me to a specialist who removed my nail and confirmed treatment of methotrexate. I am 65 and it has been helpful as -I have learnt to live with this problem. My maternal cousin has finger bones bent that she cannot lift a glass of water. Two in the family suffer this problem.


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