I am new to this site. My father had psoriasis...mainly on his scalp and elbows. I'm getting ready to turn 61. I'm the only sibling in my family that has this affliction. Started years ago but just isolated patches on knees, elbows and scalp. 5 or 6 years ago I had a flare up that was pretty bad but NOTHING like I'm having now. It started after I moved to a new house. I think it was triggered by the stress of the move, issues with contractors, etc. I now have a pool but the drs. don't think it was related to chlorine. I got patches on the outside of my calves where I crossed my legs. I also had patches on my rear end and later the folds of my groin area. Went to derm and was given betametasone creme. Didn't work and condition worsened. He automatically suggested the shots which I felt was jumping the gun at that time. Went back and was worse so he put me on pred. 20 mg. It wasn't doing anything either so went to Mayo clinic. On Gen. Dovanex but ran out waitng for ins approv. Still waiting..out for 3 days now. Skin on back of calves , behind knees taught from dryness and very painful to stand and walk after lying down. Vani creme works for 5 min. but burns. Better after I walk around for a few minutes. It is scaring me and I cry alot the last few days. Swollen ankles and covered from neck to toe with scales and what looks and feels like severe sunburn. Don't think its PA just P. Anyone else having trouble with mobility like I describe? What can I do? Getting very depressed. Please reply. Thank you!