Psoriatic arthritis can affect many aspects of life – work, relationships, sleep, and more. In your experiences, what does PsA most get in the way of? Has this answer changed over time? Please share your perspective!
I find that the one thing most effected by PsA is planning. I cannot make summer vacation plans until I get a better idea of how I might be feeling as the time approaches. Plans for family events sometimes need to be pared back because I cannot carry out the necessary preparations for a large gathering. And this, the inability to plan, is the most aggravating thing for me about PsA.
I hope you have some understanding family and friends, @Eric_the_Eric. It is hard when you can't fully commit, but it can work when people are willing to work with you. Best of all wishes! - Lori (Team Member)
I find sleeping and exercising is the hardest for me. I’ve had lower back pain for over three decades so I’m not sure if it’s arthritis but in my hands I definitely know it is and that prevents me from putting in a decent amount of time exercising. Sleeping is a hit or miss because of the lower back pain. Making it 3 or 4 hours a night uninterrupted is a joyous occasion for me.