Apologies in advance, I’m sure this topic has been covered many times over. I’m just trying to get some perspective on my situation which is currently absorbing my every waking moment.
Feeling a lot of pain from psoriatic arthritis symptoms
After waiting what felt like a lifetime for an appointment to at my local Rheumatlogy Hospital i was diagnosed with Psa
6 months ago, I’ve had psoriasis for over 20 years with no real issues. The main problems at the point of the diagnosis were fatigue, minor pain and issues with nails on hands and feet. I’ve never had and still don’t have any visable swelling anywhere on my body. My major issue is pain, lots of it, all down my spine
, in my kidney area and my chest
mainly around the thyroid area. I would say that i have a very good pain threshold but things are reaching a point of being unbearable. The pain is constant 24 hrs a day, everyday of the week and it’s keeping me awake most nights
, movement is getting more and more difficult and brain fog is now starting to kick in.
My current treatment plan
Medication wise I’ve been on Methotrexate injections and Etorocoxib tablets. My appointments at the hospital are very spread out so there is no ongoing guidance/support network. Is this level of pain what i need to expect ongoing??? Its having a huge impact on my mental health
and i get days that I genuinely feel that my body is going to shut down. Another thing that I’ve noticed recently is that i have become increasingly sensitive to food
, mainly carbs and chocolate/sweets which i try to keep to a minimum. Any thoughts/advice would be hugely appreciated