PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS?????

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stutterbug
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have Psoriasis. It runs in my family. I have so much pain in my tendons and have been in air casts for my feet for 6 weeks now. I have a really high SED rate also. I havent been diagnosed with it, but it is llloking like I have it.  --- Does anyone have this?? How do you treat it??? anything will help. thanks, amey

nasalady
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Both my husband and I have psoriasis....I have a mild case of psoriasis, but he has severe outbreaks on his fingers, elbows, knees and feet, and lately he's having joint pain. I've been afraid that he's developing psoriatic arthritis.

Of course you will have to see your doctor and ask what medications will be appropriate for you and your situation. I'm not a doctor and cannot recommend any particular treatment. I can only tell you what my husband does...and as you would expect for any autoimmune disease, prednisone can be helpful. When my husband is on prednisone it seems to make a positive difference in his skin condition and his joint pain. He also takes soriatane and uses clobetasol on his hands when they start to crack and bleed.

Prednisone seems to keep my psoriasis under control as well....mine isn't bad, but it does disappear when I'm on prednisone. Of course, I take the pred for other conditions like autoimmune hepatitis, RA and lupus.

I'm so very sorry that you're going through this....there is a psoriasis forum here at Healing Well, but they don't seem to be quite as active as this forum. Still, if you ask a question, someone usually answers it. You could also try the online forum at talkpsoriasis.org/, which is part of the National Psoriasis Foundation website. At either forum you might try searching on the phrase "psoriatic arthritis" for helpful posts.

Good luck with everything!
JoAnn
Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Bartonella, EBV, CMV, AIH, Hashimoto's, lupus, fibro, RA, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Raynaud's, hypertension, osteopenia, sleep apnea, RLS, GERD, DDD, L3-4 and L4-5 radiculopathy -> severe lower back pain, cubital tunnel, tarsal tunnel, IV Rocephin, Alinia, Zithromax, Prednisone, Imuran, Plaquenil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Levothyroxine, Atenolol, Cozaar, Zyrtec, Fosamax, Albuterol, Prilosec, CPAP

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nasalady
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
BTW, yes, prednisone is not recommended when you have Lyme. But for those of us with autoimmune diseases as well as Lyme, prednisone can be a necessary evil. My doctors have been trying to reduce my prednisone ever since I was dx with Lyme, but when the dose gets under 7 mg/day my lupus usually flares.
Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Bartonella, EBV, CMV, AIH, Hashimoto's, lupus, fibro, RA, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Raynaud's, hypertension, osteopenia, sleep apnea, RLS, GERD, DDD, L3-4 and L4-5 radiculopathy -> severe lower back pain, cubital tunnel, tarsal tunnel, IV Rocephin, Alinia, Zithromax, Prednisone, Imuran, Plaquenil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Levothyroxine, Atenolol, Cozaar, Zyrtec, Fosamax, Albuterol, Prilosec, CPAP

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georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/15/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Amey,
I'm sorry that your having so much pain. I hope your doctors can figure this out and get you some relief soon.
I'll be praying for you.

stutterbug
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   Posted 8/15/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone!
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