My name is Katie – I’m a 32 year old working mother of 2 young kids. I’ve had psoriasis since I was about 12 and psoriatic arthritis symptoms worsening probably over the last 5 years but only diagnosed 2 months ago.
I recently tried methotrexate as per the rheumatologist (10mg per week then up to 20mg) and I found the side effects dreadful (nausea, increase abdo pain and bloating, fatigue)and leaving me unable to do what I needed for my family. I stopped it and was told to wait until my next appointment 2 months away.
I’ve tried removing all refined carbs from my diet which moderately helped with inflammation.
Does anyone here have experience with a paleo or keto diet and it helping?
Also I’m quiet nervous about being offered a new medication next visit as I really hated methotrexate that much.. I can’t decide if the affected joint pain is swelling is better to live with or trying a biologic or something else.. I’m on my 3rd new joint flare up of the last year. How do you all decide what to try and what to suggest to your doctors??