The link between arthritis and psoriasis was never made clear to me

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My problems with psoriasis arthritis started some 20+ years after a road accident in which I suffered severe head injuries (Glasgow trauma score of 5). I have always suffered from eczema and generally itchy skin including dandruff, from the age of about 14.

The link between arthritis and psoriasis was never made clear to me until I learned of it from the owner of my company. We had been talking about the pain and other problems I had whilst carrying furniture, which my job at the time involved.

After visiting a rheumatologist at hospital, I was put on a course of anti-TNF. Which I found to be what I thought at the time was a miracle cure. This treatment had to stop unfortunately, as I had recurring infections following three knee replacements.

Submitted by a 55 old male living in England

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Submitted on 26 January 2016