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Oh To Be Able To Take A Long Walk Again

I have had Psoriasis since age 7. I am now 55. Have never completely cleared. Went for light treatment when I was young, methotrexate, etc. About 5 years ago rather suddenly I was unable to climb the stairs without sitting down half way up. Fatigue was dreadful, felt like I was encased in cement. Then the joint pain came. It took 3 rheumatologists to finally be diagnosed after three years with PsA. I think I probably had it even in my mid 20’s when I was having difficulty with heel spurs and also had one bout with uveitis. No doctor put it together with the Psoriasis. I’ve been on sulfasalazine for 2 years, methotrexate injections for 6 months and off that, and just started Humira 4 weeks ago. My skin is clearing, not much relief yet with joints and tendons. I also have Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens and Hashimotos, all diagnosed within last 3 years. Interesting how the autoimmune diseases seem to travel in packs. I certainly am not looking to run a marathon but would love to be able to just take a long brisk walk again and do some gardening.

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Comments

  • CathyD moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Sara1227,

    Goodness me it sounds like you have been through such a lot with your psoriasis and your psoriatic arthritis. Best of luck with the Humira – I hope it brings you some relief. Please keep us updated with how you are doing and feel free to reach out to us anytime. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us!

    – CathyD

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