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Overwhelmed by New Diagnosis

I had my first knee replacement 1 week ago, then yesterday I went to see my rheumatologist and he confirmed PsA using bone samples from surgery. Now I am so overwhelmed with pain and unbelievable information about PsA. I just don’t know where to start.

4 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with psoriasis, and yesterday diagnosed with PsA. The beginning of my autoimmune circus? Where on earth do I turn to learn, but not drive myself crazy?

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  • Eileen B moderator
    1 month ago

    Welcome, @grammi28. Lots of people here get what you’re going through — PsA can be an incredibly overwhelming diagnosis. We recently asked our whole community for advice for those newly diagnosed and got some wonderful responses.

    Advice for those Newly Diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis

    I hope you find it comforting and helpful. Never hesitate to ask us questions or just stop by to vent, it’s why we’re here. -Eileen, Team

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