I was just diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and I am in fear. I am a 52, soon 53, year old man who has been healthy. It started in my toes on one foot, then the other, then my wrists, then achey in the joints.I am waiting for my rheumotologist appointment in two weeks, but in the mean time my internist prescribed an anti inflammatory drug called nabumetone 500 mg 2x/day.
I also have seen an acupuncurist and am tkaing the enzym wobenzym N.
Can anyone share their story of having PA.
Post Edited (Kangaroo) : 2/24/2009 5:07:48 AM (GMT-7)
I'm glad that your problem has been pin pointed.
Looking back at my list -ouch - I did get kind of carried away.
Phlebitis as you say isn't the best of news and the treatment is simple- you've gotta rest when you've gotta rest. Sometimes our health gets in the way and ignoring what needs to be done can compound the problem. Resting for a few days may prevent the problem lasting for weeks and leading to something more serious. Sorry to hound on this point of resting, but you don't want to develop deep vein thromboses(DVT):)
Hope is goes away real quick
You said that you are worried that Embrel might stop working
Hey your rheumy still has lots of magic potions for you to try.
And they may even be better than you can imagine
So enjoy the ride on the enbrel, and if you come to a hill where it just hasn't got what it takes any more,get a new model