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I Have Psoriatic Arthritis

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    I Just Got The News... - i've been feeling on top of the world lately. i took 2min off my 5km run and broke the 10.00 min mile mark, hiking more often, and enjoying some winter...
    browneyeblues browneyeblues 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Never Defeated - I am 41 years old now. I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 12 years old. The doc looked at my rashes then looked at my fingenails for tiny pits and...
    injuntarian injuntarian 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Frustrated With Unknown Health Problem. Suggestions? - About 3 1/2 years ago I got my first hive and rashes on my wrist. Then as the days went on I went into a full breakout of...
    shebode shebode 26-30 1 Response Sep 15, 2012

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    54 And Dealing - hello I have psoriatic arthritis my whole body is involved I was diagnosed when I was in my early 40s I am 54 now about 6 years ago it went into remission up until...
    howdydoodee howdydoodee 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Is Anybody Taking Enbrel Injections For There Psa. - Hi my name is samantha and i was first diognoised with Psoriasis and PSA at the ealy age of 15. when i was first diognoised...
    sjp28 sjp28 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Newly Diagnosed - Was only told yesterday at hospital. Although I have 2 have my 12 x-ray results back 2 confirm it.  I had 3 blood tests and have a ultrasound scan on my...
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Besides Psa, Does Anyone Else Also Have Raynaud's? - Raynaud's is an Autoimmune Disease that mostly targets the hands and wrists, with immediate and extreme pain when exposed to...
    zachbri5 zachbri5 56-60 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    This Sure Is No Picnic........................ - Hello all....I was diagnosed about 2 years ago but suspect I have had it for several years before. I have never been one to go to...
    onnmyown onnmyown 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Understanding Psoriasis And Psoriasic Artiritis - FRIENDS I am suffering from worstly effected Psoriasis, and since few months Arthritis has developed,I am undergoing Ayurvedic...
    DEMBLANI DEMBLANI 36-40 May 1, 2012

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    Life'S Getting Worse Every Year - I got diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis this spring, after a lot of blood tests and examination. It affects the joints of my fingers, making many...
    Hidenow Hidenow 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    The Less Understood Type Of Arthritis - When I mention I have psoriatic arthritis, most people don't know what it is. They expect to hear rheumatoid or some other form, which in...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F Sep 20, 2013

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    This Is My Story Of How I Was Found To Have Pa. - i WAS GETTING READY FOR WORK SOME YRS AGO 30 yrs ago my right arm started paining me,it then started to swell,so i went...
    DOZYIDO DOZYIDO 61-65 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    Kim - I have psoriatic arthritis and on humira for 3 years I called them my miracle injections my joint pains disappeared and so did my skin condition. After 3 years humira is no...
    Gibraltar1 Gibraltar1 41-45 4 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    My hands are hacked... Can hardly bend & pain is ridiculous. Tramadol doesn't touch it. Feeling pained!!!!
    lolmcg1 lolmcg1 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Young O.o - I suppose i had psoriasis since i was young, i just never had it too bad so i only thought it was dry skin.  I didnt know anything was wrong.  I was in the...
    Zener Zener 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    Gotta Tell Someone - i have had psoriasis nearly all my life, dr. after dr. just said its nothing to worry about, till last year when my latest dr. discovered that my entire spine...
    mikethestereoguy mikethestereoguy 46-50 Jul 11, 2011

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    Tattoos - I was about 60% finished having my left arm sleeved out when the latest tattoo in my collection just would not heal.  It would scab and flake, scab and flake. ...
    MadRavrrrr MadRavrrrr 31-35, M 7 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    21 And Counting - I'm pretty sure my symptoms began while I was still in high school. I thought I just had a severe dandruff problem. For a few years after I graduated, I just...
    GuitarGirl19 GuitarGirl19 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    What A Long, Strange Journey It's Been. - I am a 59 yr old woman, diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (PSA) when I was 25, 34 years ago. The disease has progressed over the years...
    1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    Psoriatic Arthritis Vs ??? - Hi everyone, thanks for having such a great group available. I am a 59 year old female diagnosed with a plethora of syndromes/diseases,etc. In my daily...
    jeffersonpark jeffersonpark 56-60, F 2 Responses May 21, 2013

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    I Am A Writer...Concerned About My Future. - It started during a time of high stress in my life, this psoriais, a disease I have learned to live with but secretly I have lived in...
    lmcalli1 lmcalli1 51-55, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    Besides Psa, Does Anyone Else Also Have Raynaud's? - Raynaud's is an Autoimmune Disease that mostly targets the hands and wrists, with immediate and extreme pain when exposed to...
    zachbri5 zachbri5 56-60 3 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Untitled - I was diagnosed with PSA (Psoriatic Arthritis) about 6 or 7 years ago so i would have been only about 14 or 15 this was only after i have manny tests and x-rays on my...
    lillbomber lillbomber 22-25 1 Response Jun 20, 2010

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    Psoriatic Arthritis and Romance - Do the Two Go Together? - I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in my feet and ankles when I was 15 years old (I'll be 24 in a few weeks...
    Lolly1610 Lolly1610 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    "quack" Cures For Psa That Actually Worked For Me... - i came down with psa in 2007. even though my psoriasis is quite mild (just a few areas in the scalp) my psa...
    asianeric asianeric 46-50 Oct 11, 2011

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    Diagnosed With Psoriatic Arthritis 2 Months Ago - Hi I have been recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritus. I've had mild symptoms for a while but it totally flared up this past...
    movmctov movmctov 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    Smoking Helps My Psoriatic Arthritis - Hi everyone! I am 28 and was diagnosed with Psoriasis 2 years ago. Since I also had the nail changes I knew psoriatic arthritis was probably...
    Carlipsa Carlipsa 26-30 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    Recently Diagnosed With Psa - I have had very mild scalp psoriasis since I was around 8 years old. It hasn't changed much and I haven't noticed more than a few tiny spots on the...
    wbong13 wbong13 26-30 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Recently diagnosed- had knees swelling, hands sweeling/hacks & psoriasis on feet/elbows/hands for over a year & last Monday finally diagnosed, I am taking diclofenac have been for...
    lolmcg1 lolmcg1 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I Could Just Scream!!!..................... - This is awful! The itching, burning, ugly red patches. I can't sleep!!!!!! I've been living and dealing with rheumatoid arthritis...
    veiledsadness veiledsadness 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    My Healing Process And Quiting The Drug That's Toxic. - 10 yrs. ago, I received my Herbal studies certificate & started my herbalism career. Then 4 yrs. after that, I was stricken...
    sisterella sisterella 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    Hate This Awefull Pain - This pain is awefull, i have been on loads of different treatments, and not one has helped it or worked. The pain that im suffering is awefull, am now on...
    JJsPain JJsPain 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    What To Expect - I have been diagnosed with arthritis and have severe psoriasis on my head. It is in my knees, elbows, shoulders, hip lower back pain constantly. Now three days Ago...
    Lattelily69 Lattelily69 41-45 5 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Frustrated!! - I am 35 yrs old. While i was diagnosed only 8 months ago I have been suffering painful symtoms for 18 months now. My family Dr. couldn't figure out what was wrong...
    lenae35 lenae35 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    I May Have It... - Since I was a kid.. I Believe back in pre-school? I have dealt with psoriasis.. it started out when I fell down on the play ground and scuffed up my knees and...
    Crimsonstorm Crimsonstorm 22-25, F May 16, 2013

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    Unsure Of My Future. - I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was roughly 24 years old. My psoriasis was and is moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, some inverse psoriasis, and I...
    marruk marruk 31-35 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    My doctor was finally able to pin down the problems making my arthritis worse. We both thought it was my anemia doing something with the arthritis but turns out we were wrong...
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am 29 and got diagnosed with burritos in my left shoulder along with arthritis. I get injections but I am so tired of doing it but nothing else works. I wish I could get surgery...
    amandaboothe24 amandaboothe24 26-30, F Mar 20

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    I was diagnosed two years ago and in the past two years I have been seen by over 25 doctors. From hematology to neurology to my good old GI I go to almost every specialty you can...
    madisonreis madisonreis 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have Lyme disease (not LYMES as some people tend to call it). I was diagnosed in November 2011. My first symptom was severe vertigo. Also, I experienced painful arthritis, brain...
    merelymandolin merelymandolin 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Pepsi is my Father's favorite beverage. I live with my father. That means that there is always a large quantity of Pepsi Cola in the refrigerator. There's usually so much Pepsi...
    BohemianHippy BohemianHippy 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I was a wild dancer that loved to do powermoves. I am a member of a Breakers Crew. However I consider myself an ex dancer. Years ago I wanted to continue practicing powermoves, and...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I have spinal stenosis, degenerative disc and arthritis at L 4 and L5. Am allowed to have 3 shots for pain, then may be told that I need surgery. Am very leary of surgery, but...
    gibsoel gibsoel 66-70, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I've been like this since a was little. But it seems the older I have gotten so has the problem. Not many people know this about me but I have senses that are very high strung. My...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Hi! I am a registered nurse with cerebral palsy and I was reading through many of these stories and I just wanted to 1. Share my own story 2. offer some advice for seeking pain...
    bandgeektc bandgeektc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I started having severe migraines at the end of 2008, but I was dealing with it. In June of 2009 I ended up at the hospital I couldn't take it anymore. They did blood work and an...
    rascal1974 rascal1974 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The truth is: I dont like my boyfriend. We have known each other for 5 years and yet I havent caught one inch of feelings for him. I was forced into this relationship because he...
    AnimeFan90210 AnimeFan90210 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was at my aunt house and they had cook fried chicken macaroni ribs and other stuff like that and my belly was hanging out they whole time when we finished we were about to leave...
    Fatjigglybelly00 Fatjigglybelly00 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have a difficult time working because of my social phobia and anxiety. I have a great personality friendly kind and funny but my anxiety holds me back from so much. I figured i...
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I feel like whoever I talk to, whether it be teachers or acquaintances or people on EP or even best friends, that i'm just being a burden on them. In my head, I believe that they...
    urbanparadigm urbanparadigm 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Rocko989 Rocko989 18-21, M 2 hrs ago