Psoriasis diagnosed in 1973 when I was 13, psoriatic arthritis diagnosed in 1993. Informed that PsA was mild and medication too harsh, given advice, and would keep an eye on it. Fast forward to 2017 after complaining for a number of years and doctors putting everything down to anxiety, I went armed with the NICE guidelines. Referred to rheumatology. After trying sulfasalazine and getting bad side effects, I then had to try to convince the rheumy nurse that I needed help. Eventually saw a locum and I have recently been given methotrexate and so far, so good! Why do we have to fight to get listened to?

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