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  • 16 days 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....
  • 16 days 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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
  • 7 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?
  • 7 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....
  • 7 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....
  • 8 months ago

    Parents with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis

    Hi, I'm a 32 year old woman. I'm usually healthy, but I suffer from migraines (had them since I was 15, they run on my mother's side of the family) and a tennis elbow (on and off for about 7 years now). My dad (64) was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis about four years ago, and my mom (57) was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis about 2 years ago. Needless to say, I'm worried I have a pretty good chance of getting of these two illnesses... And I have a few questions: 1. Are there....
  • 9 months ago

    Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment.

    Been on methotrexate several years. Just recently I had a flare-up in my fingers; as well as gout in big toe and index finger. Doctor wanted to put me on Otexla but my co-pay is 100.00. I am retired and don't want to have to pay that amount. Now she wants me to start on Remicade. My wife who is a nurse says doing meds by iv is going to the extreme. She says I should discuss with doctor about something different. Any suggestions or maybe what has worked for others.
  • 10 months ago

    Free Otezla is a Scam!

    My rheumatologist did not advise me that there is a monetary cap on the Free Otezla - now I have a $4,000+ bill that my doctor says is my fault. Has this happened to anyone else?