My Story: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment
Last updated: March 2021
I started showing symptoms at age 39, and was finally diagnosed at 42. I am now 63 years old.
I have the kind that attacks the digits, the fingers, toes, ankles, and wrists. I also have neuropathy, which started at the same time. It is only on the bottom of my feet. It has never moved anywhere else.
I started out taking Enbrel, It started failing about a year and 1⁄2 ago. I noticed that because my nails were pitting and crumbling.
Then I moved on to Cosentyx but it didn't stop my nails from being destroyed within 48 hours. It has done little or nothing for my joint pain and inflammation, so I also take methotrexate, and that combination is working.
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