I usually post on the Fibromyalgia Forum but I wanted to pop over here to ask the following questions about psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis..
I've had psoriasis most of my life. When I was about 3 or 4 years old I had it all over my body. As I've gotten older its gotten better and moved to different places. Now I have it on my scalp at the nape of my neck and (of all the weird places..) in my ear. Its no where near as bad as it used to be and I'm not on any meds for it. (I don't like what I've read about Embrel and its not bad enough to need it.. I understand its very $$$$)
I was reading an article about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and I'm starting to wonder if I might have that along with fibro. I plan to discuss it with my doctor at my next visit, as it dawned on me that I've never even told him that I have psoriasis. I've learned to live with it and its not that bad.
I read that people with psoriasis have a high sed-rate. Mine was high when I had my blood work done a couple of months ago.
I'm doing another one of my personal research projects and I need some input. Do you have psoriasis?? Have you been dx'd w/psoriatic arthritis? What are some of your symptoms if you have psoriatic arthritis? I can't help but wonder if there might be some connection with fibro and psoriasis?
Thanks for your input and have a pain free day!
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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