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I have had costochondroitis 27 times in the past 4 years. It is excruciating. It comes on out of nowhere most times. Non of my drs have even addressed it! My sister, a very good nurse, is the one who diagnosed it. I never knew that it was associated with Psoriatic Arthritis. I know I have regular RA.
Hello and welcome, @neva1975! You have a lot on your plate with both PsA and AS. Have the surgeries been helpful? I hope you’ll find this community a support – we’re here for you. You may find some comfort in the community over at https://ankylosingspondylitis.net/community/ too. Thanks for being here and sharing with us all! -Catherine, Community…
Any chance I can talk To you ? About tinnitus and psa. Im going crazy !! Im sure there is a link.
I have one of those adjustable tempurpedic matresses. It is great to control hip pain, elevate my legs but less so for my back when I have the occasional spine flare. So I need something more rigid under my spine. Best thing I found was to use a thin soft (is it the right word? I am French speaking…) cover book. Rigid enough to keep the spine…
It’s definitely more impressive than making soup!! I am glad it made you laugh 🙂 so silly! I am heading off to sleep now (my brain obviously went a few hours ago 😉). Hope you have a wonderful day with your granddaughter tomorrow, @grammi28!
I just laughed about it too. I think it’s cool that I can make soap too. I just learned last christmas. It makes wonderful gifts. My 13 year old granddaughter is coming over tommorrow and we will make a couple more small batches.
Oh my gosh, @grammi28, I’m going to blame that one on the brain fog 😂 So impressed that you can make soap – how cool!
Thank you Catherine. But what I made was soap, not soup, so I don’t think I’ll be eating any of it. 😉
Oh wow, it must have felt great (and maybe a bit strange?) to be driving again, @grammi28! I hope your knee isn’t feeling too bad today. That does sound like a lovely day – I bet the Christmas parade was sweet. I wish you weren’t suffering because of the busy day though 🙁 Definitely take it easy today. Have some of that lovely soup you made! I…
Thank you Cathy. I did get some fun stuff done. I drove for the first time since my knee replacement 6 weeks ago, did some christmas shopping, which involved walking around Walmart, made a batch of home made soap, and went to the little christmas parade my grandkids were in. So I’m laying low today to get my body to forgive me.
Oh no, @grammi28 🙁 It’s so unfair that we have to “pay” for doing things. Did you get up to anything nice yesterday? I hope you were able to get some sleep last night. Hang in there! -Catherine, Community Moderator
New to this site. Feeling sluggish and painful. Been diagnosed since 2013 with PsA and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Already fused lumbar region and all other major joints are effected and some have had surgery.
Ugh, yes it really does affect absolutely everything. You’re definitely not alone in getting grumpy and irritable because of the pain! And then there’s processing how much life changes when you get PsA… As you say, I think anyone would react in that way. But I know it’s not nice to feel like that. We’re always here if you need to vent!
I overdid it today, and paying for it tonight.
I can relate to all the flare-up signs for sure
Catherinecat60 commented on the post, To My Dear Friend, Newly Diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis 3 days, 4 hours ago
I did not know what Chronic pain was until the last 5 or 6 years. But Society was dealing with withdrawing Americans off pain pills. Herion suddenly took over and the government buried a lot of people. It was
so sad and unfair to non-addicts.
Catherinecat60 commented on the post, Feeling Down vs. Depression: Is There a Difference? 3 days, 5 hours ago
I lost 5 jobs in 5 months. It was very depressing. My knees kept going out. I was called slow and it hurt. I still didn’t know I had this PSA. My Dad passed away and My children turned on me. I had a total breakdown at home for over 6 months. With medication increased I am no longer suicidal. Depression is horrible.