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PsA and Blood Clots

Hey all! I recently ran across a research release about the prevalence of blood clots in people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I've experienced very "deep" and often painful (and unexplainable) knots and bruises in my legs. Other than being another painful annoyance I hadn't given them much more thought than that.
Now that I know about the prevalence of blood clots and DVT it makes me wonder... Does anyone have any experience with this or knowledge to share? I'll certainly ask my doctor at my next visit, but I figure if it seems to be a prevalent connection, I'm probably not the only one.
Here is the link if anyone is interested. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28444172/
Take care of yourself! -Leanne 😀 (Team Member)

  1. Wow @Leanne Donaldson now I have to say I too will be having an immediate talk with my doctor. I have been having problems with my legs for a while now. The doctor chalked it up to Restless Leg Syndrome. He actually put me on medication that is also to treat Parkinson's Disease. Like the Parkinson's commercial shows it made me hallucinate. It was horrible. I stopped taking the medicine and have not taken anything else. Now with your article I am wondering if the doctor had the diagnosis wrong . Is the leg pain contributed to the psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? I have both. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Vickie W., Team Member

    1. Hey ! Thanks for chiming in 😀 I was wondering along the restless leg path as well. Seems the days when I am in the most pain I find myself struggling with restless legs right at bedtime. I've never brought it up with my doctor, but if the frequency does pickup- perhaps it is worth it. Maybe there is a connection between the two.....? Do you sometimes feel like you are wondering around in the fog, without a map, or even a flashlight? Feeling a little lost these days... -Leanne (Team Member)

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