I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthiritis Dec of 08 have been on methoraxate my crp levels started to go down but all of a sudden went back up. My doctor has started me on Humira. My concern is that I had cancer 12 years ago will the Humira cause a reoccurance. My doctor says we will monitor it very closly.
Psoriatic Arthritis Q & A
I am 30 and was diagnosed last year with psoriatic arthritis. The arthitis is in my big toes bilat and hands. I have tried methotrexate – it did nothing, Humira – I developed an injection site reaction after 5 mo on it, it was working great but I began having 8 in wide and 1/4 in high welts at the site that itched and burned. I have been off any medication for 3 mo. I am unsure how I should continue, I have very minimal flairs currently compaired to when I was first diagnosed. Do I start another TNF, or do I wait and see? I am an RN and work in ICU. I am concerned of the risks of lowering my immune system VS long term damage? I am worried about the long term effects of the TNF’s?
I am 20 years old and have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis for the last two years. I developed psoriasis when I was about 11. My main problems are in my knees and pelvis but recently I have started to feel more and more pain in my wrists and ankles. I am currently injecting 15mg of methotrexate a week, taking tramadol at night and 150mg of diclofenac a day. I feel like things are getting worse. My doctor suggested switching the diclofenac to celebrex but I’m not sure that’s the best solution. I’ve been on methotrexate for six months – at first it was working really well but now my periods of stiffness in the morning are much worse and I’m constantly in some kind of discomfort. Can anyone suggest anything? I feel unable to tackle my rheumatologist who seems to think I should just plod along as I am.
HI, I HAVE HAD SEVERE PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS. IT HAS CAUSED ME TO LOSE MY TOE AND FINGER NAILS AND SEVERE JOINT DETERIORATION. I WAS ON METHOTREXATE FOR A LONG PERIOD WITH NO SUCCESS AND THEN ON TO ARAVA COMBINED WITH STERIODS AND ANTI INFLAMATORIES. 12 MONTHS AGO I WENT OFF ALL DRUGS AS THEY WERE NOT PUTTING MY ARTHRITIS INTO REMISSION. MY PAIN LEVELS ARE CHRONIC AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND NATURAL THERAPIES TO TRY AND PUT MY ARTHRITIS INTO REMISSION. I AM DESPERATE.
I have severe psoriatic arthritis, I have tried remicade, humira, and enbrel with no avail. I broke out like chicken pox/measles when I took humuria and let it work out of my system. My face is now breaking out, especially around my eyes, massive scalp yeck, and losing tons of hair. I am over 50, and never had this problem in my younger years. It is getting worse year after year. Is there no help?