Sarah: Experiences After Finding the Right Treatment

I have recently had psoriatic arthritis diagnosed (in the last six months) and have been taking methotrexate since then. Apart from slight nausea on the day after I take it, I am responding well to the treatment. I have had so many different things wrong with me. I have ankylosing spondylitis, nail psoriasis, tendonitis, sore joints, and stiffness everywhere. A year ago, I could hardly walk and was reliant on two walking sticks. I was under a lot of pressure to get a wheelchair.

After starting psoriatic arthritis treatment

16 weeks on methotrexate and I can really feel a huge improvement. Gone is a lot of the pain I used to suffer with. I can't believe it. I find I have to sleep a lot, but I think that's the methotrexate. Today, I walked without a stick for the first time in two years. My skeleton feels very different now. Instead of feeling like my bones were so stiff they could snap, I now move more easily. I am 64 years old and was beginning to wonder whether I would need residential care. I now feel I am able to cope and that I have a future. Take care everyone. X

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