Has anybody noticed they have a short temper?

I was just diagnosed with psoriasis arthritis recently. I have noticed I lose my temper and get very angry at things which I never would have done before. I’m currently on plaqunil which I have been on for 3 years and just started methotrexate 7 weeks ago. My family doesn’t understand this disease they hear arthritis and they just say everybody has it but I have noticed this with my friends also they don’t understand when I say I’m tired and just want to stay home. Has anybody else noticed they lose their temper I don’t like this feeling at all.


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  • DILLON
    3 months ago

    Yes I do. I am the grumpy guy.

  • ddavey author
    4 months ago

    Thanks so much for letting me know that I’m not the only one having this problem.

  • VickiN moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi @ddavey, your question reminds me of a story that one of our contributors wrote, about anger at her condition (and how it can be misdirected):
    https://psoriatic-arthritis.com/living/misguided-anger-fatigue/
    Chronic pain is a lot to deal with, and it’s completely normal for that to shorten your fuse or your ability to cope. If this is a new, sudden feeling though, and you’ve recently started a new medication, best to check in with your doctor (as this can be a side effect of some medications).
    Thank you for being here,
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

  • mumma.T
    4 months ago

    Hi ddavey. Yes. When there’s pain or discomfort I’m fiery. When a good day. I’m sweet and cheerful. Steroid injections can make me even hotter tempered.

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