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Psoriatic Arthritis Is A Lonely Condition. The Results Don’t Lie.

From the minute a person with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) opens their eyes in the morning, they are in pain. Pain that has been described as an intense and shattering earthquake felt throughout the body. An intense rush of swollen fingers, painful skin, pitting nails, and debilitating stiffness throughout the back, knees, hips, and neck. Ouch is an understatement.

Unpacking the emotional baggage of psoriatic arthritis

While the physical symptoms are almost always obvious, it’s the invisible symptoms we want unknowing people to be aware of. So many people simply do not understand. Our 2022 Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis In America Survey sought to uncover the isolating reality of this crippling condition.

We invite you to answer the questions below to validate your emotional experience managing life with PsA.

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Feelings of guilt should just be listed as a symptom of psoriatic arthritis at this point. Of those who live with this debilitating condition, how many would you say report feeling guilty when having to cancel plans?

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As if feeling guilty wasn’t enough, we also feel alone. How many of those with psoriatic arthritis reported feeling like no one understands the true impact of this chronic condition?

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A whopping 68% of those with PsA report that the condition itself adds an extra layer of anxiety to daily life. How does PsA impact your daily life?

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From stiff mornings to sleepless nights, what do you think psoriatic arthritis impacts the most?

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Flares are the onset of an increase in painful symptoms and a part of managing life with PsA. How many flares do you think those with PsA experience within 1 year?

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The idea that psoriatic arthritis symptoms can get worse is really scary. How many of those with PsA would you say worry about disease progression?

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There’s nothing quite like finding someone who gets it. Survey results show 38% of those with psoriatic arthritis have felt less alone in their journey when they connect with others who also live with the condition. Do you find comfort in community?

We promise. You’re not alone in your PsA journey.

While it may not always seem the outside world understands, our community here at does. Our weekly newsletter is curated with practical tips, patient stories, treatment experiences, and more – all exclusively and uniquely for those managing life with psoriatic arthritis.

We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter that highlights and honors the distinctness of this chronic condition.

Thank you for showing up and being here exactly as you are.

The 2022 Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis In America Survey was conducted online from January 2022 through April 2022. The survey was completed by 1,075 people.

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

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