Psoriatic arthritis

This topic is for discussions on psoriatic arthritis, including the use of conventional treatments as prescribed by a medical doctor, available over the counter at a pharmacy or drug store or involving certain forms of exercise.

The complementary and alternative topic is the place to discuss complementary and/or alternative treatments.

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Complimentary and alternative modalities

  • By GIEA · New reply yesterday at 11:23 pm
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  • wondering if anyone has received any lasting pain relief from massage (what kind?) or any other "non-medicinal"....i'm getting discouraged here! the meds don't seem to be doing much....i've tried acupuncture ...

arthritis or not

  • By hilary303 · New reply yesterday at 11:22 pm
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  • does anyone doubt the actual daignosis when syptoms are so vague and sometimes doctors dont listen ...

Starting Humira very soon - need advice

  • By FlSam · New reply yesterday at 10:57 pm
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  • Hi all, After nearly a year of having to wait to do this because of post-ACA crummy insurance, I am finally able to start Humira. I've been up to the maximum dose of Methotrexate (8 pills) for several ...

donating plasma/blood cure for psoriais

  • By susan55555 · New reply yesterday at 10:02 pm
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  • asis/discussion/donating-plasma-works-fo r-me-excited/ I read this old link and was wondering if any other people have tried this or if it just died a quiet death ...

Vectra DA blood test

  • By Lovetafish · New reply yesterday at 10:02 pm
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  • anyone had the Vectra DA test? Results? Ramifications of results good, bad, indifferent ...

Otezla - new drug

  • By Jgoose05 · New reply yesterday at 8:02 pm
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  • Has anyone tried the new drug Otezla? It does not have the risks like all the other drugs and can be taken orally ...

PSA and Pain Killers

  • By carlstorm · New reply yesterday at 3:39 pm
  • 22 replies
  • Hey everyone, I am new to this site. I just turned 30 and have been dealing with psa for about 3 years now. At first I assumed it was gout, because I love beer and red meat, and I assumed it was only ...

Enbrel stopped working?

  • By drinkglory · New reply yesterday at 2:45 pm
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  • The last two weeks after enbrel injections I have more joint pain in all my joints. Is two weeks long enough to make a statement to my doctor that enbrel is making me worse off than before. I have been ...

Low Force Chiropractic For PSA

  • By jk2013 · New reply yesterday at 2:31 pm
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  • Anyone have any success with ow force chiropractic for PSA instead of the regular chiropractors that crack and twist your neck and back ...

Chinese Thunder God Vine ?

  • By john1982 · New reply yesterday at 3:55 am
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  • Strange, how still there's new herbs emerging out there...making big news of helping arthritis, inflammation, and immune system disorders significantly. yet were just now hearing of them.. anybody try ...

Otezla Pricing How much co payment?

  • By weedkill3 · New reply April 18, 2014
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  • Anyone here lucky enough to have been prescribed Otelza.... for Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net, Kaiser insurance holders,, What co payment are you paying? What tier drug is this>,,,blue cross has tier ...

Stelara for psoriatic arthritis?

  • By kittycat964 · New reply April 18, 2014
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  • I have very mild psoriasis but pretty severe psoriatic arthritis. I've been on a number of Anti-TNFs and methotrexate and Arava all of which helped a little but not a lot. I want to try Stelara but I've ...

Antidrug antibodies and TNF-inhibitors

  • By ElizabethRose · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 39 replies
  • It's not uncommon to hear people say that a medication that had worked well in controlling an inflammatory disease "pooped out" for them, meaning that it had stopped working as effectively. I've heard ...

Otezla and organ inflammation

  • By KathyOG · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • Does anyone know if Otezla decreases the organ inflammation that increases our risk for stroke and heart attack like the biologics do? I did a little research today and couldnt really find the answer ...

Considering Stelara, Currently on Enbrel

  • By Tbone56 · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • Hey all, first post. A little background: 58 year old male. I`m a traveling pro entertainer. I`ve had P since 2000. PsA since around 2003. I`ve been on Enbrel since around 2005. Works great for my PsA ...

C Reactive Protein ---going UP!

  • By BinkyJ · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • Goodmorning! I probably have the wrong title/topic going on here, but this is where I usually hang out, and I know most of you. From my first CRP test this past February, my levels have gone UP. It started ...

Humira and xtreme fatigue

  • By cocoloco · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • Hi guys, Been on humira for 3 months now... I've also been in Mtx for 3 years so I know what fatigue is like ;) usually extreme fatigue comes with a flare- but I'm not in one?!?! Ie I had to go to bed ...

Any Success/Side Effects using Chiopractic for PsA?

  • By RufusBrown · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Just wondering if anyone suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis has had any benefits or successes from seeing a Chiro? Also, has anyone had any Strange Side Effects after seeing a Chiropractor? It all sounds ...

How to Find Best RA Doctor in NYC?

  • By stevenyc · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • Hi, I've recently signed up for insurance and am looking for a top RA doctor in NYC. Any suggestions on how I go about finding one that is excellent in overall experience, knowledge of latest treatments ...

Psoriatic Arthritis PSUCKS!!!!

  • By Lovetafish · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 163 replies
  • Going to let loose here, please indulge me: "I Hate This Disease and Everything That Goes With It." I can't STAND this PAIN! I hate it! I don't remember what it is like to be "normal" anymore. I don't ...

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