HiKKat and welcome to Healing Well's chronic pain forum. I do hate seeing a new person come along that is suffering, but very glad that you found us. At least by coming here you know that you are not alone in your suffering. Everyone here sfers with pain due to various ailments.
I was dx'd with psoratic arthritis a little over a year ago, along with plaque psoriasis. I have had the skin problem for a very long time but it was not severe at all then wham it hit me full force. I am on Humira for crohns disease and it works for both conditions from what my dermatologists tells me. I have psoriasis on my feet really bad and both hands, one elbow, face and in my hairline. The right side of my body is much worse than the left and no dr can explain why. I deal with infections with my feet resulting in cellulitis in both legs. It has been a horrible battle. All of the expensive creams the dermatologists has rx'd to me did nothing. Instead one of the members on this forum has a friend with it bad like me and she had switched drs and he told her of a product to try and its available over the counter and she has been controlling hers with this medicine. I bought it and it has really helped me too. It is not gone but at least it is much better than it was.
Does your dr have you on any of the TNF blockers like Humira for your arthritis? That is something that you have had to have a hip replaced. I have a pain pump but it was not implanted because of PA. My break thru meds do help with the joint pain on really bad days and of course the Humira. What meds are you on? We do have a forum here for Psoriasis but it is not very active at all and I gave up on it.
Anyway, I wanted to pop on and tell you hello and welcome aboard. I do hope that you will continue to post and let us know how you are doing.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.