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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biologics

grrr
  • By grrr · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Every so often someone posts asking for information regarding biologics. Usually people are concerned about the action and side effects of such treatment. Some of the posts cause me to wince when people ...

Recent pA diagnosis: should I take biologics?

ggboy
  • By ggboy · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi, I have had psoriasis in my nails for 15 years or so. In 2011, after dealing with my swollen fingers for a few months, went to a rheumatologist who immediately concluded it was PA. No tests needed ...

cortisone injections

thomasm4
  • By thomasm4 · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Any thoughts? I've had them twice with some relief. Does anyone get these along with biologics or DMARDs? They give pain relief but do they slow or prevent joint deterioration ...

Need some help figuring things out please~

Joeyphoenix
  • By Joeyphoenix · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • Hi everyone :) This is my first post after reading countless posts over the past few months. Long story short: I believe I might have psoriatic arthritis and am patiently waiting to see a rhuematologist ...

gut flora and auto immune disease

grrr
  • By grrr · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/ feb/11/gut-biology-health-bacteria-futur e-medicine This is just an interesting little article from the Observer on Sunday newspaper, looking at gut flora and ...

PsA w/ vertigo and allergic reactions; related?

thomasm4
  • By thomasm4 · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Anyone else experience these?? One and a half hours after lunch had itchy throat, mouth and eyes swelling. Zyrtec took care of it fortunately. Didn't eat anything unusual. Seems like I can't drink enough ...

Azasan

GERALDINEF
  • By GERALDINEF · New reply February 16, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hi All, Just started a new drug to suppress my immune system called Azathioprine (South Africa) is produced by a number of manufacturers under different brand names (Azasan by Salix in the U.S., Imuran ...

Iliotibial band syndrome

DragonBean
  • By DragonBean · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Just wondering if IT Band syndrome is common with PsA? I developed ITBS last October training for a half marathon. I've been going to physical therapy twice a week and have seen little change even with ...

Newly diagnosed with PsA and in 3rd week of taking Arava

jacali
  • By jacali · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi, I'm new to this forum. I am 52, British, living in Norway. 4 weeks ago I was diagnosed with PsA after suffering from Ps for 40 years. I don't have too many problems with my skin, managing with mild ...

Water physical therapy

klucilleb
  • By klucilleb · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Has anyone tried working with a physical therapist and doing water therapymformthe inflamed tendons and pain from PsA ...

Wrist Replacement

trkeener2
  • By trkeener2 · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hello everyone. I have has PA for 33 years. It flared it's UGLY head about six weeks after the birth of my first child. I have really done well the past several years due to much improvement in medications ...

Tendons in arms

klucilleb
  • By klucilleb · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • I was recently diagnosed with P A and it has severely affected the tendons in my arms from my shoulders to my thumbs. How are people treating this and dealing with it. It definitely has affected some ...

BOTCHED Injection

n2beingme
  • By n2beingme · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Today I had an experience that really has shaken me and surprised me. I have been on several different biologics, Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, Simponi, Methotrexate injections, and currently Stelara. This ...

Psa fibro stem cell therapy Mexico

superd
  • By superd · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I'm so tired of being in so much pain, and my back surgery only made things worse. Enbrel , Humira etc aren't working anymore and life is miserable. I'm 36 tired of not working, driving and riding motorcycles ...

RufusBrown

RufusBrown
  • By RufusBrown · Posted February 12, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hi Everyone, Just had a recent positive experience with an expert in Thai Massage & Thai Yoga and just wondered if anyone whom suffers from PsA and Enthesitis has practiced or even experimented with this ...

Humira and MTX

nsimpson1979
  • By nsimpson1979 · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I have recently been diagnosed with PSA and was immediately started on MTX. My doctor basically said she needed to start me on MTX in order to start me on Humira. I just went back to my Dr and had my ...

Sulfasalazine

sperrin92
  • By sperrin92 · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Have been taken off methotrexate as I want to get pregnant later this year. Started sulfasalazine...as its safe during pregancy, but now starting to get really bad headaches? Will these pass in time ...

stress on joints from work--damaging?

callmesusan2
  • By callmesusan2 · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi All, I have PsA. I am doing very well on Humira (weaning off MTX). However, my job causes great stress on my hands and wrists/shoulder (I do ultrasound). My question: Is the joint stress caused by ...

Arthritis flare and Generic Rogaine

weedkill3
  • By weedkill3 · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hello. new member, My psoriasis is essentially clear for about 2 years. But I still get arthritis flare ups. Currently its attacking me left knee real bad and right palm after a year in remission? do ...

Psoriatic arthritis not qualified for disability.....

cooljjay
  • By cooljjay · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • Interesting article I found, it says that psoriatic arthritis is not listed as a qualifying disease for social security....you have to fit into one of the other category's....this must explain why so ...

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