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  1. Dear Vickie W, Your honesty has brought me to tears. Talking about my pain seems old because its my family who hears it daily. I keep quiet but I need to say it when I hurt. I pray for you and your future. Please know we are here for you! Just ask!

    1. Hi thank you so much for your response. I appreciate all the prayers I can get. I love this community. Everyone is so supportive and believe me when I say I appreciate your support as well. Vickie W., Team Member

      1. Can you acheive long term remission of PsA and fibromyalgia, so you can live without rheumatoid meds?

        1. that is a great question. I wish I had a great answer for you. Once damage from PsA has started it cannot be reversed so the chances are you might need the meds. However, I am not a doctor and you should discuss this with your doctor. Vickie W., Team Member

      2. Can you have PsA without having the blood work markers but have many symptoms?

        1. , that's a really great question! The short answer is yes - you can absolutely have PsA with "normal" blood work - around 50% of people with PsA will not have elevated inflammatory markers in their blood. Is this something you're going through at the moment? I thought you might be interested to read the following forum discussion on the topic: Warmly, -Catherine, Community Moderator

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