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I feel defeated

I am 49 and was diagnosed with PsA this year. I have had psoriasis since I was around 12, my elbows and scalp, I was diagnosed in my mid 20’s. I have started methotrexate and Enbrel for PsA, Enbrel not working, so starting Taltz this month. Symptoms, hurts when I stand or bend ,I’m starting to lose my grip with my hands, stiff walking, and every single day my face gets so hot, like a bad sunburn, a lot of perspiring, my entire head gets drenched with sweat everyday.I’ve taken cold showers tried ice packs, I have to wait until it passes. If anyone has this symptom please tell me what you use for relief. I would greatly appreciate it. Take care everyone.

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  • Diane T
    6 months ago

    Hello Rebekaus,

    I can certainly say I know how you feel. I have had severe psoriasis since the age of 5; I am 61 now and PsA for 35 years. I have had the symptoms that you are talking about and still do at times. I have so much pain in my body that I see a team of doctors. I have a rheumatologist for PsA and fibromyalgia a dermatologist for psoriasis a PCP to keep me sane and a pain management doctor. They all work together to make sure I’m getting the proper treatment. I hope the Taltz works for you. It’s sometimes trial and error. I have been on 7 biologics. I would like for you to know that I feel great right now. Keep us posted on your progress.

    Thank you,


  • VickiN moderator
    12 months ago

    @rebekaus, having difficulty gripping objects, stiffness, and having trouble with regulating body temperatures, are definitely challenges I’ve heard community members describe. Does your Rheumatologist have any ideas? Do keep us posted on how you get on with Taltz. I hope it works well for you.
    Warm wishes,
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

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