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  • 21 days 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....
  • 1 month 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.
  • 1 month 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?
  • 1 month 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.
  • 2 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....
  • 2 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.
  • 5 months ago

    wrist pain

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

    What People With Psoriatic Arthritis Wish You Knew

    Most people hear arthritis and think of senior citizens. But as I’m sure many here can attest, that isn’t always the case. And it’s certainly true for those with psoriatic arthritis -- a type that anyone can get at any age. Here are some things that people with psoriatic arthritis wish you knew: Do you have psoriatic arthritis (or any type of arthritis)? What do YOU wish people knew about living with arthritis?
  • 9 months ago

    How to Stay Active When You Have Arthritis

    May Is Arthritis Awareness Month. As you probably know, arthritis is a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases -- and about 1 out of 5 adults has some form of the condition. ‘ The symptoms of arthritis, like swollen and stiff joints, tenderness, and trouble moving, can come and go, or they can be constant. And they can certainly make everyday tasks harder to do. But you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite activities when you have arthritis. From yoga to swimming, here are some great....
  • 10 months ago

    Random joint pains at 23

    I am 23 years old and i have been suffering with random joint pains for about 1.5 years. The pain is random, usually getting worse later in the day or overnight. In the morning, the pain is still there and it gets better throughout the day. Sometimes the pain comes if I've been still for a long period of time. The pain is RANDOM. Nothing triggers it and there are times I go months without it, and times where I have a pain on my wrist one day and the next day its my elbow. I get very stiff and....