Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis

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Good advisor

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in the body. The most common symptoms are:

- swollen fingers and toes

- tender, painful or swollen joints

- plaques

- reduced range of motion of the joints

- morning stiffness

- lower back, upper back and neck pain

- general fatigue

- changes to nails, such as pitting or separation from tha nail bed

Which of these symptoms are you experiencing? What were the symtoms that appeared first? How did they develop?

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Beginning of the discussion - 19/02/2017

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My moanfest :) fatigue constant, hands, wrists, feet and arms in pain, sleepless in Seattle is my nickname , nail pitting  on toes, and just lost nail on my big toe ? No more nail polish on it just a fecking plaster , not happy , it's the small things that put me over the edge , Liver function not good due to Methrotrexate but still on it until I see consultant next month. Almost at the point of giving up on meds, latest biological Simponi not doing anything and seem to be getting every infection known to humanity . 

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my mom suffers with psoriatic arthritis, not me (yet) and she's also going through a lot of pain and shes exhausted all the time

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Hi I suffer from it myself but I was reading to symptoms to psoriatic arthritis and my bones in my hip and knees hurt a lot and I get lower back pain, I have not been to the drs as I have never heard of it before what would be recommended I would appreciate to hear from anyone thanks

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I have all of the symptoms but the plaques I have psoriatic arthritis in all joints the psoriasis is on my head and inner thighs

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I have all those symptoms but never heard of plaques?? All joints affected especially toes, fingers and jaw.psoriasis under control at mo 

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I have all of these symptoms in all of my joints have the plaques too was under a dermatologist until the last course of methotrexate nearly killed me I was on it and began having severe headaches it was then they gave me a brain Ct scan and found I had dense calcification of the pituitary stem and hypothalamus they then stopped all treatment and dumped me since then I've found ways to manage my psoriasis myself .so many outside things affect it like washing detergent soaps skin creams certain foods stress .and it has such a profound effect on your relationships because of most peoples lack of understanding of it they see it as a skin disease not that it is just a part of the person that makes them unique .

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Hi magicmick

Amy suggestions on alternative treatments for psoriatic arthritis? I'm on humira and methotrexate. The latter is not really agreeing with me and have been off off for a few weeks. I'm.going back on it next week .

I have read about diet e.g. no red meat or processed food. 

Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

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hi Catherine I do have a couple of tips that I have found that's worked one was to replace my morning toast with porridge oats with lacto free milk I replaced butter and cheese for none dairy and cut out tomatoes. You mentioned about the cutting out of red meats but I have found that having a diet that is high in animal fats helps like bacon and steak but fresh not processed .eggs are a good source of proteins.but like psoriasis no two peoples is the same so you have to adapt the diet to what works well for you

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I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthiritis almost a year ago, it's rapidly taking over my joints. I have a question that I hope somebody can help me with.

My good knee became extremely painful to bend overnight, i was very lucky I got a cancellation and saw the specialist nurse 2 days later. She sent me to the hospital the day after, 15mls of joint fluid was removed from the knee and a steroid injection put in. It was great for 3 weeks , I'm at the end of week 4 and it's becoming very painful.

My question,  is this what I should expect and would it be worthwhile trying to get another appointment?