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  • 6 days ago

    Differential between Psoriasis and Dermatomyositis

    So a few months ago I started getting these red inflamed patches on my knuckles. I initially suspected psoriasis and possibly psoriatic arthritis because I have also been experiencing joint pain in my hip, back, and plantar fascia region. Due to the limited impact on my skin though I began to wonder if the skin condition might be Dermatomyositis, as I also have had a small scaley patch on my eyelid. Does anyone know an effective way to differentiate between the two ? As far as muscle weakness, I....
  • 2 months ago

    Advise about pain

    I am 43. For around seven years I have had on and off, more often in the last 6 months, burst of pains in muscles and joints. I have had two positive ANA results. It's been hard bc I have no health insurance. I have ended up in the ER several times I do know my feet have so some type of arthritis in them. At the time my right knee is hurting. I'm about to lose my job I am not able to work many days. Has anybody got a clue what I might have?
  • 2 months ago

    Enbrel sureclick pen issue

    Hi everyone the little bit about myself I've been on biologics now for about 2 to 3 years first was Humira now that's Enbrel I never had an issue but I've recently noticed that my pens for the biologic is moving very very slow on sometimes it stops moving and I don't get the full dose because I take it out cuz I hurts from being in there so long I'm not sure what to do is theirs normal for the Enbrel pens to sometimes you get like I guess you could say stuck I haven't changed....
  • 6 months ago

    Best treatment for Psoriatic arthritis?

    I'm a 21-year-old female, I was diagnosed with arthritis when I was 5, but never was officially diagnosed until I was 20. I have been taking Nabumetone for the past 3 years and I also have a prescription for Plaquenil, but I stopped taking it because I also have chronic Double vision. Are there any other meds, preferably oral, that are great for treating Psoriatic arthritis, but also don't have A LOT of side effects? I also take other meds for ADD and depression/anxiety.
  • 7 months ago

    Can you have Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms but NOT have AS?

    Hello! And thank you for checking out my post. Two months ago, I awoke with severe lower back pain. Enough to wake me up. Since then I’ve had some degree of back pain which either A) wakes me up around 5am or 6am or B) gives me pain when I get up. Stiffness in the morning. Since this began I’ve noticed these little bubbles on the side of my finger tips. I’ve had this before but they seem a bit more pronounced the last 2 months. Today they’re gone. But my skin looks older where they were. I’m only....
  • 8 months ago

    Lab tests results

    Hello, my WBC is running around 12. something and leukocytes are running around 8.4 for the past year. I get tested every 3 months by my doctor. Even though my WBC's are a little high does this mean I should be okay with where my leukocytes are running?
  • 8 months ago


    I played basketball and jammed my thumb. The bottom of my thumb (knuckle) gets painful if significant pressure is added. It has not been cured for over two months. I tried an ice pack and aspirin to see if that works. It hasn't worked. There is no pain at all if I don't apply any pressure to the thumb. Any suggestions would be great. Thank you.
  • 9 months ago

    Chronic fatigue, treatments

    I have had psoriatic arthritis since the age of 21. Its in both knees, i have a bakers cyst, pain in my hands, both elbows, neck and chronic back pain. When i get an upper respitory infection it often lasts 3 to 10 months. I have always worked hard, often harder than those around me. I still work full time. But i am now limited to what I can do. Now i am chronically fatigued. If i can get through work, i will come home and lay down. That is all I can do. Forget about making myself get up and do or....
  • 9 months ago

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    I would like to get some feedback from anyone who suffers with pain. Who may have heard about this CBD OIL/HEMP OIL breakthrough for pain control. Thoughts, opinions, anything. I've suffered with Fibromyalgia for 12 years. Now was diagnosed with Rheumatoid and Psoriatic arthritis almost 3yrs ago. I'm on opiate pain meds and really don't want to be for the rest of my life and am looking for anything more natural. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.
  • over 1 year ago

    wrist pain

    i wear a lot of tight rubberbands on my arms. now everytime i touch or get my wrist grabbed it hurts